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How To Apply

Please note the application process has changed, and there is no longer an online application form to complete.

A UCL disability adviser will consider your request for special exam arrangements.  The first step is to attend a drop-in session, book an individual appointment, or by email. You must provide medical/ diagnostic evidence to support your request.

17/18 Deadlines

Requests for special exam arrangements must be agreed by a UCL disability adviser at least 5 weeks before the main examination period.  Requests received after 21 March 2018 will not be considered.

Requests for examinations outside the main period or departmental tests must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance. 

For the late Summer Assessment period, requests received after 30 July 2018 will not be considered.

If your special exam arrangements have already been approved by UCL for the full duration of your course, then there is no need to re-apply each year. 

Sudden illness or accidental injury

In the event of sudden illness or accidental injury we can consider requests which are received at least 7 calendar days prior to the date of the examination. Where requests cannot be submitted in time, students should apply for a deferral to the next normal occasion under the Extenuating Circumstances Regulations

Please contact us if you need to discuss your individual circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

What evidence do I need to provide to support my application?
I had special exam arrangements last year, do I need to reapply?
I do not feel that I can sit my upcoming exams, should I complete this form?
I have injured my hand and cannot write, what should I do?
How will I know if my application has been approved?
I have had a change in circumstances and think my arrangements need review, should I reapply?