Please note that a student is required to complete a form at the Examinations and Graduation Office (EGO) once his/her application for Extra Time has been assessed and approved at Campus Health. The student will be notified by letter which the student must present to EGO when filling in the Extra Time Form. Click here to download the form.
3.6.1 Extra time may be extended to students whose proven disability prevents them from completing an assessment in the allotted time.
3.6.2 Applications must be made within the first three weeks of the commencement of a course in each academic year. Late applications will not be considered, other than in exceptional circumstances e.g. acute injury. Application forms are available in the Faculty Offices and Examinations and Graduation Office.
3.6.3 Students applying for extra time must sign a declaration indicating that:
(a) they agree that the information relating to their disabilities be divulged to the relevant Dean or committee;
(b) they agree to further examination relating to their disabilities should it be considered necessary;
3.6.4 The only unit that can recommend extra time is the Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) for both physical disabilities and for learning or other disabilities. Extra time will not be granted solely on the basis of a medical certificate from a private practitioner. All applications are considered by a committee drawn from the staff of CHWC and the School of Therapeutic Sciences in the Health Sciences Faculty.
3.6.5 If the Dean is not satisfied with a recommendation he/she can request a review of the decision. The relevant committee, together with a representative from the School concerned, will review the application. The decision of the review committee will be final.
3.6.6 For assessments that require interaction with others whose language is such that translation and communication requires additional time, this may be granted at the discretion of the Head of School.
3.6.7 The maximum amount of extra time to be allowed will be 15 minutes per hour (except in the case of blindness or other severe disabilities).
3.6.8 Permission for extra time can be withdrawn.
3.6.9 Extra time granted for matriculation examinations does not apply to the University. Application to the University in terms of the above procedure must be made.
3.6.10 Copies of the letter giving the Dean's decision to the student must be sent to the appropriate school, the Examinations and Graduation Office, Student Registry and CHWC or the Disabled Students Programme (DSP).
3.6.11 Students with chronic disabilities, including dyslexia, once they have been fully assessed by the appropriate specialist(s), may be advised to register with the DSP in order for them to make use of the facilities provided by the programme. This will also apply to students with disabilities or injuries that may affect assessments such as performance, production of art works, etc.
3.6.12 Extra time will not be considered for the following:
3.7 Disability categories and codes
Note: These are subject to any requirements of the Oracle system