How do I apply for Disruption to Studies? (previously Special Consideration)


How do I apply for Disruption to Studies? (previously Special Consideration)


If you feel may have been disadvantaged due to an event or illness, or not able to reach your usual demonstrated performance level, you can notify Macquarie of a Disruption to Studies (previously known as Special Consideration). 


Your notification will be assessed for further support if it is of a “Serious and Unavoidable” nature and it disrupted your ability to perform an assessment activity. Students need to attach evidence or supporting documentation as clarified in the Disruption to Studies Supporting Evidence Schedule. The intent of this updated policy and process is to provide an easy way for students to notify Macquarie of all potential disruptions and gain consistent support for their case.

To submit a Disruption to Studies notification, you will need to:

1.  Log in as a Current Student at
2.  Click 'Disruption to Studies' from the 'Submit' menu on the left
3.  Fill in the required fields as prompted. Once you have completed filling out the information, please click on 'Submit'

You will be required to upload supporting documentation electronically after you have submitted the form. All supporting documentation must be submitted electronically within 5 working days.  You will receive an automated receipt email after submission to your Macquarie University student email account.


Please note, the relevant Faculty Student Centre process Disruption to Studies notification and can provide advice on the progress of your notification and/or the outcome.