So you want to defer an exam?

Harvey thought he could apply for a deferred exam because he missed the alarm and slept in. Find out what happened next…


It was the best night’s sleep Harvey had in a long time and he even dreamed about a world without exams!

Once awake, poor Harvey got the shock of his life.  He quickly applied for special consideration asking for a deferred exam (for new students, this refers to an exam you can arrange to sit at a later date).

Harvey presented a compelling case saying that he was being honest because he did not wish to pretend he was sick and apply on that basis.

Unfortunately and regardless of his honesty, his application was refused because sleeping in was not a ground for special consideration.  

The take away message here is: please know the grounds for special consideration applications, which can be found here. 

If you are feeling unsure, get in touch with an MGA Advocate. It is our job to explain just how all these policies work and how best to present your case to the University.


MGA Advocacy and Academic Support

The MGA is independent from the University and all matters discussed with our advocates are confidential. The MGA Advocacy service is free for Monash graduate students.

To book an appointment, email us or call the Clayton office on 9905 3197 or the Caulfield office on 9903 1880.