There are special circumstances that may cause you to delay your studies. These include chronic or other illnesses, a handicap, psychological complaints, family circumstances, informal care or pregnancy.
- If you want to talk about the problem itself, see who you want to do that with: student psychologist, social worker or student pastor (see student counselors).
- The circumstances may affect your study planning, your financial situation, and binding study advice, among other things. Therefore, in many cases you are required to report these circumstances. Who you must do that with and who can inform you of the consequences depends on your stage of study and nationality: