Reassessment

Reassessment Information

If you have failed or missed an assessment due to medical reasons or extenuating circumstancesyou must apply to resit. No students are automatically registered for resit assessments.

Resit Application Deadlines

The deadlines for applications in the 2016-2017 year are: 

Exam Diet   Application Deadline Date   Exams Available To Sit
December 2016      Friday 23 September 2016      1st half session courses
May 2017             Friday 27 January 2017   2nd half session courses
Summer 2017   Wednesday 15 March 2017   1st half session courses
Summer 2017   Wednesday 6 June 2017   2nd half session courses

 

 

 

 

 

December 2016 Exam Dates

The December 2016 examination timetable will be available at least four weeks before the start of the exams. Why?

The Resit Application Deadline is Friday 23 September 2016.

After this date a late fee of £30.00 will be applied - See Late Applications section below.

May 2017 Exam Dates

The May 2017 examination timetable will be available at least four weeks before the start of the exams. Why?

The Resit Application Deadline is Friday 27 January 2017.

After this date a late fee of £30.00 will be applied - See Late Applications section below.

Summer 2017 Resit Exam Dates

The Summer 2017 resit examination timetable will be available at least four weeks before the start of the exams via the Infohub website. Why?

The First Half Session Course Resit Application Deadline is Wednesday 15 March 2017.

After this date a late fee of £30.00 will be applied to all applications/orders - See Late Applications section below.

The Online Store will open for Second Half Session Course Reassessments on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

The Second Half Session Course Reassessment Application Deadline is Wednesday 6 June 2017.

After this date a late fee of £30.00 will be applied to all applications/orders - See Late Applications section below.

If you have any queries please email exams@abdn.ac.uk.

Please note: no-one is automatically entered for reassessment. You must apply.

What can I apply for?

You can apply to:

  • resit an exam
  • re-submit coursework for assessment
  • undertake a repeat placement for a course

How to apply

  • You can apply via the Online Store
  • Students with medical or extenuating circumstances can apply before the Reassessment Application Deadline by downloading the Reassessment Application form and emailing it to exams@abdn.ac.uk. In order to apply after the deadline date has passed, please pay via the Online Store using the product for students with MC/GC results which charges a late fee of £30. Please also refer to the Late Applications section below.
  • Download the May 2017 Reassessment Application Form
  • Download the Summer 2017 Reassessment Application Form
    • The Summer 2017 First Half Session Online Store Products will be available from Thursday 5 January 2017
    • The Summer 2017 Second Half Session Online Store Products will be available from Wednesday 17 May 2017

Current Fees

  • £30 per course reassessment (capped at £180 for 6 or more reassessments)
  • £30 late fee for any applications received after the application deadline (see Late Applications section below)

All fees are non-refundable.

Eligibility to resit

Undergraduate students (with the exception of Level 4) may have up to three attempts to pass a course. Due to requirements set by the Home Office, results recorded as NP, SC, MC and GC reasons are counted as attempts. This applies to both Home and Overseas students.

A student requiring a fourth attempt must contact Registry and seek academic approval. The student should email undergraduate@abdn.ac.uk to present a case for permission to resit a fourth time. This will be passed to the Convener of Students' Progress Committee (CSPC) for a decision.

Self Certificate,  Medical Certificate or Good Cause

Students who missed their exam(s), submission deadline(s) or placement(s) for a medical or other reason which has been accepted by their School, must still apply to resit the exam(s), resubmit the assignment(s) or repeat the placement(s) by submitting an Application Form. No Resit Fee will be charged but a Late Fee (see Late Applications section below) will be charged for any application received after the appropriate deadline.

Resit arrangements

December and May diets:

  • Once you have applied and been registered, your resit exam scheduling will appear on MyTimetable after the exam timetable has been published
  • For resubmission of coursework, assignments and repeat placements: you should contact the School Office for reassessment details

Summer diet:

  • Initially this timetable will be available for view through the Infohub website after the exam timetable has been published

When can I resit an exam?

If you did not attend or pass a first semester exam in the December exam diet, you can resit this exam in the Summer resit diet of the same session or in the December exam diet or Summer Resit diet of the next academic session. You cannot resit the exam in the May diet.

 If you did not attend or pass a second semester exam in the May exam diet, you can resit this exam in the Summer resit diet of the same session or the May exam diet or Summer Resit diet of the next academic session.  You cannot resit the exam in the December diet.

Late applications

Applications received after the deadline may not be accepted. These are subject to School approval which you must seek and obtain.

If there are no students registered for a resit exam by the application deadline Schools are not required to provide an exam. Students who apply late, therefore, are not guaranteed an exam will be scheduled and may find they will have to resit their exam(s) at a future exam diet. 

If you have applied late and a clash occurs in your timetable, please speak to your School. If they cannot make alternative arrangements you will need to wait until the next available exam diet. In some cases this may affect your progression to the next academic session.

Be sure to apply before the resit application deadline!

Off-campus exams

Permission is rarely given for examinations to be taken off campus, and only exceptional circumstances are considered. This does not include personal inconvenience or expense. For further information regarding this, please contact us. All requests must be submitted to exams@abdn.ac.uk by the end of the relevant teaching term or in the case of the Summer reassessment diet by the appropriate Resit Application Deadline. The fee for an off-campus exam is £50. Full details will be given as your request is processed.

Producing the Exam Timetables

The Central Timetabling Team produces the exam timetable based on individual students’ registration on courses. The Team wait until student course selection has finished and run the student registration numbers at the end of the second week of teaching to ensure all selections are captured.

Using specialist software, the exam timetable is calculated to ensure students don’t experience exam clashes based on their individual course choices.  The timetable needs to take account of approximately 13,000 students and takes approximately six weeks to produce.

The Central Timetabling Team is required to produce the exam timetable four weeks before an exam diet commences, however the Team aims to produce the timetable to provide five weeks notice. The Team continues to explore ways to increase the notice period further.

 

Who can I contact if I have a query?

If you have any questions about your reassessments please contact the Central Timetabling Team for advice.  You can contact us by email at exams@abdn.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1224 273588.