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Exam Adjustment Deadlines

Please note that deadlines will apply to discuss exam adjustments through Wellbeing Services. 

For more information on exams, please see the Exams and Assessments webpages.

Exam adjustments and Individual Learning Plans

Exam adjustments and Individual Learning Plans

Reasonable adjustments for examinations (such as extra time, laptop usage, specific rooming provision) can be put in place with the support of Wellbeing Services, and appropriate supporting evidence.

It's important to note that previous exam adjustments you may have had before registering at the University will not automatically transfer to your study at Exeter.

Additionally, there are exam adjustment deadlines throughout the year prior to each exam period, after which we cannot guarantee that new adjustments will be in place. Please ensure you get in touch with us as soon as possible prior to relevant deadlines in order to discuss your support.

Cornwall students can request exam adjustments by contacting the Accessibility team based on our Penryn campus.

The latest dates you can attend an appointment with Wellbeing Services to discuss exam adjustments are publicised ahead of each of the three main exam periods (January, May and deferred/referred exams in August) 

However, we encourage you to make an appointment as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee reasonable adjustments for your exam periods if you attend an appointment or provide medical evidence after the respective dates.

You will need to provide appropriate supporting medical evidence which has a statement of your needs.

Make an appointment

If you require exam adjustments due to a mental health condition, a specific learning difficulty, disability, or physical health condition, you can request an appointment with our team.

Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) informs your college of recommended reasonable adjustments that may be put in place once you have declared a disability.

ILPs support students with a health condition or disability which is classi´Čüed as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, (i.e. has lasted or is likely to last over 12 months). 

Reasonable adjustments are put in place using an ILP in order to remove barriers that may prevent a student from participating at university, and to minimise the impact that your health condition or disability may have on your ability to study.

This can include regular support meetings with your college, specific equipment requirements, or exam arrangements.

For postgraduate students an ILP covers their research and their viva. 

If you require an ILP, we ask that you book an appointment with us. Following an assessment, an ILP will be set up and stored on the Student Record System.

Ahead of the meeting, if possible, it is important that you obtain medical evidence from a GP or a diagnostic assessment report written by an educational psychologist or specialist teacher for Specific Learning Difficulties.

If helpful, you can ask a doctor or medical health professional to fill out our Medical Evidence form for this purpose.

ILPs can be set up before you start your studies at the University or at any point during your time with us.

You can update or review your ILP at any stage by contacting Wellbeing Services ( to arrange a discussion.

Wellbeing and your Info Point/Hub Teams will send out periodical reminders to students to think about whether they want to update their ILPs, especially in the run-up to exams. 

You can view your ILP in your iExeter portal under the Student Record & Registration tab.

Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Apart from you, your ILP is viewable by Wellbeing Services, so that our advisors can suggest reasonable adustments for you, the Exams team and your College support staff, so that they can put those agreed adjustments in place. For PGR students, your superviosry team and your Director of Postgraduate Research (at college and dicsipline level) will be able to view your ILP.