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What happens if my claim for extenuating circumstances is accepted?

What happens if my claim for extenuating circumstances is accepted?


You will be given a mark for the coursework / assessment you submitted late, without any penalty. Or, if you have not yet submitted your coursework / assessment, you will be given a new submission date.


You will be granted a certified absence and will be allowed to take your exam at the next available opportunity. This is called a ‘first sit’. This means that your maximum mark will not be capped at 40.0 or 50.0 (unless the exam you missed was already a re-sit). Check with your academic school when the next available examination opportunity will be. Late summer exams are not available for all academic schools or in every year of a programme, so if you can’t take the exam in the late summer you will normally have to wait until the exam period in the following academic year. Late summer re-sits are not available for final year exams. This is due to change in 2015/16, when all students should be offered a late summer re-sit opportunity, including final year students.

Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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