Your application for re-credit will be considered on its merits in conjunction with the supporting documentation you provide. Your supporting documentation should provide enough detail for Student Services to make an informed decision regarding your case.
It is very important that you provide independent supporting documentation to support your claims. It is not sufficient to provide only a personal statement outlining your special circumstances. Depending on your reasons for applying for re-credit you may also need to provide a statement from a doctor, counsellor, or your employer to verify your claims.
The person making the declaration must be aware first hand of the situation and the evidence must be contemporaneous. For example it is not considered acceptable evidence for a Doctor to write a letter stating that "6 months ago" you were suffering a certain condition, unless that Doctor actually examined you 6 months ago.
Statements made by parents, husbands/wives/partners, close relatives or friends are not considered to be “independent documentation” for these purposes.
To support your case, you will need to provide the following documentary evidence:
Documentation from a doctor, counsellor, employer or independent member of the community which states;
1 - the date your circumstance/s began;
2 - if your circumstances changed after the Census Date, the date they changed and to what extent;
3 - how your circumstances made it impracticable* to study; and
4 - when it became apparent that you could not continue your studies
* Impracticable is defined as "impossible in practice" as opposed to merely difficult