Alternative exam arrangements

Student Services offer a range of resources to help with exams. This might involve extra time on exams and the use of a note taker, personal helper or student accommodation adaptations to meet your needs.

Current students

Students who have a disability and/or medical condition and require special examination arrangements must ensure that they have registered with the Student Services Disability Team by 31 October for the Semester 1 exam diet and by 31 March for the Semester 2 exam diet.

To arrange an appointment with a disability adviser please email the Advice and Support Centre at

Failure to register with the Disability Team prior to these deadlines may result in the Examinations Office being unable to provide the candidate with special examination arrangements.

Prospective students should contact Student Services if they are considering applying to St Andrews and as soon as possible once they have been offered a place.

Illness and absences

Students must report any absence from an exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances by submitting a Self-Certificate of Absence in MySaint. Self-certification should happen as soon as the student is able to do so, preferably before the exam is due to take place, but no later than three days after the exam was scheduled to take place.

Students must contact the School responsible for the module being examined to request alternative arrangements, which are at the discretion of the School. Students are only required to notify the Examinations Office if there is a problem submitting a Self-Certificate.

Medical or other relevant supporting evidence may be required by the School in support of the candidate's request for alternative arrangements. In the case of any long-term illness or impairment, the candidate is recommended to contact Student Services for advice and support.

If a student has missed an examination for whatever reason, the above reporting procedure also applies.