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Options for Students Ineligible for Award

If you have received an email from the Exams Office informing you that:

  • you are ineligible for the award of an Honours Degree: you will be re-entered for option 2, unless we receive a Repeat of Study application form from you (Option 3)
  • you are eligible for the award of a Pass Degree but may refuse it as you have rights of re-entry left: options 1, 2 and 3, below,  may be available to you.

Option 1 -  Accept the Award of a Pass Degree

You may choose to accept the award of a Pass Degree. If you wish to accept the award, please confirm this via email to exams@soas.ac.uk no later than 8 July 2016. Should you accept the award, you will not be eligible to re-enter for examination for an Honours degree. Your certificate and academic transcript will be forwarded to you in due course. Please see Transcript and certificates for further information. 

Option 2 - Re-enter to take failed assessments in 2016/17, without re-attending the course(s) concerned

You will be automatically re-entered to take failed assessments or examinations for any course you have failed overall, provided you have remaining rights of re-entry and are still within the time limit for completion of your degree. Exceptions will only be considered if there are accepted mitigating circumstances.
You will receive an email confirming any re-entry in October 2016.
You will be required to pay an examination re-entry fee of £40 per course unit. Re-entry fees can be paid through Online Store Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.

  • If you are unsure what re-entry options are open to you, please consult Re-entry Regulations.
  • If you have an approved deferral for some of your courses, you will be automatically re-entered for any deferred element of assessment, as per the email confirmation sent to your SOAS account. 

You will not be permitted to attend lectures or other classes during 2016/17.

The marks for your re-entered assessments will count towards your overall profile and your results will be considered for classification by the School Board at its meeting in June 2017.  

Option 3 - Apply to re-attend failed courses during 2016/17

You may not repeat any course that you have already passed and you must follow any courses that are core and/ or compulsory for your programme.

"If the application to repeat the year is accepted due to mitigating circumstances then the marks for modules taken in the repeat year will not be capped at the minimum pass mark"
(Reg. 4.10.4, http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/degreeregulations/file105434.pdf)

  • If repeating on a full-time basis, you may repeat the courses you took in 2015/16 (subject to availability), take new courses or a mixture of the two. Normal tuition fees will apply if you choose to apply to re-take courses.
    Please note that you may choose this option only if you have a right of assessment re-entry left. Re-attending a course does not give you rights of re-entry over and above those which you are entitled to by virtue of your degree registration.
  • If repeating on a part-time basis, you must repeat courses you failed in 2015/16, (subject to availability).
    Please note that you may choose this option only if you have a right of assessment re-entry left. Re-attending a course does not give you rights of re-entry over and above those which you are entitled to by virtue of your degree registration.

If you wish to apply to repeat courses(s) in 2016/17, please complete the appropriate form on the right hand side and attach it to an enquiry through SID by 31 August 2016. Please read carefully the explanatory notes before submitting the form for consideration.