How do I submit a special approval (waiver) form?


How do I submit a special approval (waiver) form?


A Special Approval (Waiver) form should be submitted when you need a waiver to enrol in a unit with pre-requisites that you do not meet, or if you require special approval from the faculty.

Please note: waivers are primarily approved in special circumstances, they are not a right. You will need to demonstrate your special circumstances as part of the application.

To submit a Special Approval (Waiver) request, you will need to:

  • Check the Special Approval (Waiver) website for information about eligibility and how to apply
  • Log into eStudent and add the desired unit onto your study plan
  • Select Request a Waiver from the left-hand menu. This will redirect to the AskMQ form for Special Approval (Waiver) requests.
  • Fill in the required fields as prompted. Once you have completed filling out the information, please click on 'Submit'.

To attach a supporting document, click "Browse" to add the document. You will receive an automated receipt email after submission to your Macquarie University student email account. 

Please note, if you require a waiver for different units separate online applications will be required. 

You can submit an online enquiry if you require further assistance.

If you have an outstanding internal course transfer application and would like to apply for a Special Approval (Waiver) you will need to apply via AskMQ directly.