If you think something might have affected your performance during your test, such as temporary illness/injury or problems with the administration of the test, you can apply for special consideration.
If you are a candidate who has taken a test at an exam centre, contact your centre right away, as special consideration requests should be made in the first instance by the centre. If the special consideration is due to a fault at your school or college, for example, if access arrangements were not provided, you can submit the form below.
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing will consider the circumstances and where appropriate we will advise the universities of the special consideration. The decision to take the special consideration into account or not is at the discretion of the universities.
No adjustment will be made to the results.
*Please note, we are only able to pass on special consideration notifications to the universities that officially accept results from the exams.
Submitting a request for special consideration
The form for STEP 2021 will be available in this article from 14 June. The deadline for submitting requests for special considerations is 17:00 UK time on 24 June 2021.
If you have not submitted the request before the deadline, but need to report an incident that occurred on the test day, please get in touch with the university/universities you have applied to and inform them directly.
Looking for further information?
You can find further information about special consideration here.