Exemption From the Laboratory Program
There are no automatic exemptions from the practical course for any students. This page contains information on laboratory exemption in Summer School. For information on laboratory exemption for the normal semester units, see the 'Laboratory Information' page.
There are no automatic exemptions from the practical course for any students. If you have previously taken and passed a relevant laboratory course at The University of Sydney, you may be able to claim exemption from the laboratory course. You may apply for exemption from the practical course by completing the relevant form. Applications for exemption should be submitted in the first week of semester Each case will be treated on its own merits, based on attendance records and marks obtained in the laboratory course previously. Students granted a practical exemption will receive a pro-rata mark calculated from their previous practical marks. If you apply for exemption, you will be notified of our decision by email. We will access all applications close to the start of semester. You should not assume that you have been granted exemption until you receive notification and should therefore attend your practical sessions until you receive this. We do not grant exemption from exams or quizzes (or assignments if applicable to your unit). These form an important part of the learning structure of the program. The Summer School lecturer will prepare this form for you and bring them to class on the first day of the course. There is no need to come to the Enquiry Office before Summer School begins.
Course fees are set by the Federal Government and exemption from the laboratory does not effect course fees, in Summer School or in normal semester.