To support an application based on medical or mental health grounds, we recommend that you include an impact assessment statement (PDF 41kb 1p) completed by your treating professional.

Applying for special consideration

In most cases you can apply for special consideration online.

Don't apply online if you're:

  • a higher degree by research student – you need to contact your supervisor
  • an RMIT English Worldwide student – contact Student Services on level 10 in Building 108
  • a student in the RMIT Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) programs VC2084 or C2085 – contact the School of Education.


Before you apply, check whether special consideration is the right type of assessment adjustment for you.

If you're applying on behalf of a student who is incapacitated or you're experiencing ongoing difficulties applying online, please email

Special consideration is made available by the University on the understanding that students will use it sparingly and only in cases of proven genuine need.

Falsifying documents is considered fraud and treated very seriously.  If you are proven to have falsified supporting documents for ANY REASON you are likely to have your course results converted to fail results or have other penalties applied. As a student, you must be aware of your obligations and responsibilities under the RMIT Student Conduct Policy.

Frequently asked questions


You can enquire about your special consideration application or provide additional documents by emailing

Please quote your application number when emailing your query.