Semester One assessment and exam procedures FAQs
Semester One final exams will take the form of eExams with online supervision.
Here are some frequently asked questions.
A range of measures are in place to support students who may not have the devices necessary to complete eExams.
Students who are concerned that their device does not meet requirements can request a device at no cost - this includes second devices when this is necessary for studies and assessments such as eExams.
To request a device: contact Monash Connect at monash.edu/connect/contact-us or (03) 9902 6011.
Students who do not have suitable spaces or technological requirements at home to sit their exams can request a place on campus to sit their exams.
To request an on-campus exam: contact Monash Connect at monash.edu/connect/contact-us or (03) 9902 6011.
Students with disabilities may apply for alternative assessment arrangements, as is usual practice.
This process is overseen by Disability Support Services and implemented by Monash University Assessment Operations, the part of the University responsible for administering end of semester exams.
To learn more: make contact with Disability Support Services.
If you experience any difficulties (technical or otherwise) on the day, contact the eSolutions Service Desk on +61 3 9903 2777.
If your internet connection drops out during your eExam – your eExam responses are automatically saved every 30 seconds.
Students who experience serious disruption during their exams (for example, a technological issue) may apply for special consideration in the usual way.
Monash University understands the challenges of 2020 and have altered a number of exam/assessment processes, including:
- Law exams have flexible start times. Students may commence their exams anytime within a designated window.
- Appropriate spaces available on campuses for students who do not have suitable spaces at home to sit their exams.
- Law exams have an extended duration.
Additionally, students who fail a unit with a mark between 40 and 49 will be given the option to sit supplementary assessment. Previous restrictions on the availability of supplementary assessment have been relaxed.
For students who have passed their units but are unhappy with their results for the teaching period can choose to have the teaching period’s results excluded from contributing to weighted average marks and grade point averages. Students who make this choice will have each unit they pass for the teaching recorded as SFR (Satisfied Faculty Requirements) on their transcripts.
Students will now be able to withdraw from the unit without academic penalty after they receive their results. In semester one 2020, students who fail can choose to withdraw and their fail grades will not be recorded on academic transcripts nor count towards the Grade Point Average (GPA) or Weighted Average Mark (WAM).
Learn more about the University's Academic Safety Net established in response to COVID-19 (from Student Global Email 8 May 2020).
A supervised exam ensures all students have a consistent opportunity to succeed and that our exams are conducted in a fair and ethical manner. Online supervision is being used to protect students by removing the possibility of some students gaining an unfair advantage over others and undermining everyone else's hard work.
The ability to respond to complex legal issues in a time-sensitive environment is an essential skill for graduates to ensure they are prepared for a career beyond their graduation.
Although our supervised exams are open book, it is still expected that most students will require a significant amount of exam preparation in order to achieve satisfactory results or above.