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Exam Information

Many units of study include an exam at the end of semester. The examination period usually starts one week after the end of lectures. You should factor this in when arranging work or other commitments.

An exam schedule will be published after the mid-semester break of each semester. This schedule will outline the time, place and length of each exam.

Distance students should consult the Distance Theology Handbook for examination arrangements.

General guidelines for on-campus exams:

  • Exams are scheduled in 3 main sessions; morning, afternoon and evening. The scheduled time may not be the same time as your normal weekly lectures for that Unit.
  • You should arrive at least 20 minutes before the exam’s scheduled start time.
  • All exams should be handwritten in English.

Resources Provided

  • Unmarked Bible (Students whose main language is not English are permitted the use of a bi-lingual dictionary and may bring a Bible in a different and preferred language. These texts need to be unmarked and should be approved by the Exam Supervisor prior to being seated for the exam.) Please note that Bibles are not provided and not permitted in Language (LA) exams.
  • A4 writing pad

Before the Exam

  • Fill out the appropriate exam cover sheet with your ACT number (or Morling number for Counselling/Internal students), Unit code, Unit name and Unit Coordinator’s name.
  • Place your Morling Student Card face up on your desk so that the Exam Supervisor may clearly identify you.
  • Note carefully the instructions of the cover sheet.

During the Exam

  • When allowed, you should carefully check that you have the right exam for the appropriate Unit and Course (Award).
  • You are allowed 10 minutes reading time at the start of the exam. During this time you are allowed to make written comments but only on the exam question paper.
  • You cannot leave the room in the first 30 minutes or the last 15 minutes of the exam time.

After the Exam

  • At the end of the examination time, you may finish your last sentence before collating your answers and stapling them to your cover sheet.
  • Be considerate of others as you leave the room.
  • You should not discuss the contents of the exam with other students or on social media as some students may be completing the exam at alternative times.

Special Consideration in Exams

Students with recognised needs can apply for special considerations in exams. Any special consideration must be applied for in writing to the Academic Registrar at the time of enrolment. Supporting documentation may be requested.

Special consideration may include :

  • Extra time in an exam
  • Special printing of exam papers (colour paper, font size)
  • The use of a viva, scribe or a college-provided computer during the exam
  • An alternative location due to physical requirements
  • An alternative assessment (subject to approval by the relevant Moderator)

Who Can Apply?

  • NESB students may apply for extra time (Certificate and Diploma ONLY)
  • Students with special needs (e.g. blindness, dyslexia)
  • Students with physical injuries or impediments (medical certificate required if application is needed after enrolment)

Rescheduling Exams

Exams may be rescheduled only under special circumstances. These include :

  • Where you have more than one exam scheduled for the same exam session
  • Sudden onset of illness to you or a close family member (medical certificate required)
  • Other unforeseen emergencies determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Choosing to complete a Distance Theology exam on-campus
  • Inability to complete a started exam due to sudden onset of illness.

Other circumstances will not normally be considered.

The Academic Registrar will consider your request and coordinate an alternative time that is suitable for both the College and you. Alternative times will normally be scheduled during the regular examination period. Where a rescheduled exam cannot be organised within this period you should apply for a Deferred Assessment.

Where appropriate, a rescheduled exam may necessitate an alternative exam paper.

Rescheduling BEFORE Exam:

Please contact the Registrar’s Office by the Friday of the last week of lectures (6 June) if you know in advance that you need to reschedule an exam.

Rescheduling AFTER Exam:

If you miss an exam due to unforeseen circumstances you should contact the Registrar’s Office no later than the day of your exam to request a rescheduled exam.

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