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Alternative Exam Arrangements

Alternative Exam Arrangements are any reasonable adjustments made to an examination where the standard exam arrangements put you at a substantial disadvantage because of a physical or mental impairment, specific learning difficulty or health condition.

For more information on Alternative Exam Arrangements, please visit Wellbeing Support Services

Deadlines for Alternative Exam Arrangements

There are deadlines for requesting Alternative Exam Arrangements that are specific to both the examination period and, in some cases, your academic department. The deadlines for the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

Alternative Exam Arrangements for 2019-20
Examination Period Deadline
December 2019 to March 2020 Thursday 21st November 2019
April 2020, May 2020 and Summer 2020 Thursday 5th March 2020

Deadlines for Alternative Exam Arrangements - Warwick Medical School Students

If you are a student in Warwick Medical School, the deadlines for submitting Alternative Exam Arrangement requests for the 2019-20 academic year are as follows:

Alternative Exam Arrangements for 2019-20 for Warwick Medical School students
Examination Period Deadline
February 2020 (Year 4 WMS students only) Monday 6th January 2020
June 2020 (Year 1 WMS students only) Friday 1st May 2020
September 2020 (Year 2 WMS students only) Monday 3rd August 2020

If the above deadlines are not met, the University will not normally grant Alternative Exam Arrangements for any requests which are related to circumstances which are not unexpected and could reasonably have been anticipated. In these instances, students will be advised to notify their departments of such circumstances and may be required to declare mitigating circumstances in accordance with the University's policy on mitigating circumstances.

In-department Examinations

Students with approved Alternative Exam Arrangements who are required to sit their examination(s) in their home department are required to contact the Examinations Secretary in their home department to confirm the precise location for their examination(s). The time and date will be provided following the publication of the examination timetable.