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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 2020-21 academic year are as follows:

Alternative Exam Arrangements for 2020-21
Examination Period Deadline
December 2020 to March 2021 Thursday 12th November 2020
April 2021, May 2021 and Summer 2021 Wednesday 3rd March 2021
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 2020-21 academic year are as follows:

Alternative Exam Arrangements for 2020-21 for Warwick Medical School students
Examination Period Deadline
October 2020 Exams (Year 1 2019 Cohort , WMS students only) Friday 28th August 2020 - 09:00 (BST)
January/February 2021 (Year 2, WMS students only) Monday 7th December 2020 - 09:00 (GMT)
April/May 2021 (Year 4, WMS students only)

Monday 8th March 2021- 09:00 (GMT)

June/July 2021 (Year 1 2020 Cohort, WMS students only)

Friday 7th May 2021 - 12:00 (BST)

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.