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Coursework late, non-submission, and absence from exams

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Submitting coursework late

If you can’t hand in a piece of coursework by its deadline, you have to hand it in as soon as you can after that. And no later than the School deadline (which is normally the last Friday before summer exams start).

You’ll need a Late Submission form (you can also get a copy from your Faculty Office) and supporting evidence, like a medical certificate.

If you submit work after the School deadline, it won’t get marked.

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review your evidence. If it’s accepted, you’ll get back some or all of the marks that were deducted for late submission.  

If it’s rejected, 2 points per day will automatically be deducted for late submission.

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Unable to submit coursework

If you’re unable to submit coursework for medical or other mitigating reasons, you must fill out this form for late or non-submission of coursework. You can also get this form from your Faculty Office.

Complete it and hand it in to your Faculty Office with supporting evidence by the School deadline.

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review your evidence.

If they accept your evidence and deem your non-submission to be with good cause, you’ll be automatically re-entered. So you’ll be able to submit the assignment at the next available occasion. To know more, email exams@soas.ac.uk.

This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. And your new overall result for the course(s) will not be capped. You can read more about undergraduate and postgraduate re-entry.

  • Undergraduate non-finalists: If the MCP deem your non-submission to be with good cause, you’ll be re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework by the first day of the Late Summer examination period (26 August - 2 September 2015)
  • Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: if your coursework non-submission was deemed to be with good cause and the resulting failed course means that you are not eligible for award, you will be re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework by the last day of Term 2 in 2015-2016 (i.e. 18  March 2016).

If your evidence is rejected, your overall result for that course will be NC - Not Completed, which is a fail. Your only option to redeem that fail will be to apply to repeat the course.

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Absence from exams

If you’re absent from one or more of your examinations for medical or other mitigating reasons,  Extenuating Evidence form. You can also get it from your Faculty Office.

Complete it and hand it in to your Faculty Office – with supporting evidence – by 10 June 2015 for the end-of-year examinations.

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review this evidence.

If they accept your evidence, and they deem your absence to be with good cause, you’ll automatically be re-entered to sit the missed exam(s) at the next available occasion.

This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. And your new overall results for the course(s) will not be capped.

  • Undergraduate non-finalists: if your absence from an examination was deemed to be with good cause, you will be re-entered to sit the missed examination in the Late Summer examination period (26 August - 2 September 2015).
  • Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: if your absence from a May/June examination was deemed to be with good cause and the resulting failed course means that you are not eligible for award, you will be re-entered to sit the missed examination in May/ June 2016.

If the MCP rejects your evidence, your overall result for that course will be NC - Not Completed, which is a fail.

You’ll be eligible to re-sit the exam(s) in the next May/ June exam period. It will mean using one right of re-entry.

Your overall result for that course unit will be capped following re-entry. 

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