Missed your exam or assignment? You may be eligible for Special Consideration

Sometimes, life gets in the way of study due to reasons beyond our control. If you missed an assessment due to serious illness, an accident or other unexpected circumstances you may be able to apply for Special Consideration.


Before applying for Special Consideration, you should first check your eligibility. If eligible, you will be directed to the application form. Some circumstances are not handled via Special Consideration. To find out about other support services for assessments and exams please visit the Problems with assessments and exams website.


  • You must provide documentation to substantiate the circumstance
  • Documentation must also indicate the date of the circumstance and/or date(s) of impact
  • Use the La Trobe Medical Impact Statement for applications made on medical grounds. A medical certificate will not suffice, and your application will be delayed if additional documentation needs to be provided
  • Documents in languages other than English must be translated by NAATI-accredited translator OR a La Trobe University staff member


The assessment task is worth 15% or more

  • Check your eligibility
  • Submit an online application within three working days of the assessment task date. For example, if your assessment task is due on Monday, your request must be submitted by Thursday at the latest
  • Attach the required supporting documentation

The assessment task is worth less than 15%

Find out more information on latrobe.edu.au/special-consideration

Further support from International Student Services

If you need further support in academic, social, financial, cultural, and pretty much any issue you encounter, you’re welcome to contact the International Student Services (ISS) team for one-on-one help either face to face or online. It’s essential to seek advice early if you experience any difficulties.