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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, i.e. 29 April 2016).

You’ll need a Late Submission form, available 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 a late or non-submission of coursework form. You can get this form from your Faculty Office.

Complete it and hand it in to your Faculty Office with supporting evidence by the School deadline (i.e. 29 April 2016).

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 (24-31 August 2016)
  • 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 2016-2017 (i.e. 24 March 2017).

If your evidence is rejected and your overall result for that course is a fail. You will be automatically re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework at the next available opportunity.
Your overall result for that course unit will be capped following re-entry. 

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Absence from exams

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

Complete it and hand it in to your Faculty Office – with supporting evidence – by 8 June 2016 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 (24 - 31 August 2016).
  • 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 2017.

If the MCP rejects your evidence and your overall result for that course is a fail, you will be automatically re-entered to sit the exam(s) in the next available opportunity. 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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