If you have failed or deferred one full unit or less: you will automatically progress into the next year of study. You will be entered to attempt your resit or deferred assessment during the Undergraduate Resit and Deferred Assessment Period (UG RDAP).
If you have failed or deferred more than one full unit: you cannot normally automatically progress into your next year of study. You will be entered to attempt your resit or deferred assessment during the UG RDAP. The UG RDAP allows you to attempt to meet the progression requirements in time for the start of the next academic year.
You will be re-entered provided that you have attempts remaining. All undergraduate students have a maximum of three attempts to pass a first year course unit and two attempts to pass second and third year course units.
Students on the LLB programme will be re-entered into UG RDAP if they are required to resit their courses. Please see the LLB classification scheme for more information on resits.
Coursework deadlines are set by departments. You should contact your department directly with any questions and to find out what you are required to re-submit.
Will my marks from the UG RDAP be capped?
If you have deferred your assessment and are sitting/submitting it for the first time your mark will not be capped.
If you have failed and are re-sitting/re-submitting an assessment: the overall grade for that course will be capped at a Pass for classification purposes.
How does capping work?
If you fail a course overall (by failing or being absent from one or more components) you must resit any failed components of that course during the UG RDAP.
The only difference between your first attempt (or absence) and the resit is that your overall mark for the course that the failed assessment belongs to will be capped at a Pass grade.
- Student A gets 30% in her/his January exam (a fail mark) but gets 80% in her/his summer exam (a Pass); they achieve an overall mark of 55% (a 2B) in this course which is an overall pass mark and do not need to resit the January exam component.
- Student B gets 36% in her/his January exam (a fail mark) and gets 40% in her/his summer exam (a pass mark); they achieve an overall mark of 38% in the course which is an overall fail mark. Therefore, Student B needs to resit her/his January exam. S/he cannot resit the Summer exam as s/he passed this component. S/he sits the January exam in the UG RDAP and gets 80%. Her/his grade for the overall course will be capped at a Pass.
Award and Graduation
Following the Undergraduate Resit and Deferral Assessment Period (UG RDAP), if you are eligible for the award of a degree you will be issued with your certificate and official transcripts within approximately 3 weeks following the publication of ratified results.