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Re-entry Regulations

If you are ineligible for award because you have failed one or more of your courses, please find below the options that may be open to you. Undergraduate students who have failed a course overall, may enter to be re-assessed for that course on no more than two occasions.
If one of your courses is reported as NC- Not Completed, it is considered a Fail and the re-entry options below apply.

  1. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed examination(s).
  2. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of course work non-submission.
  3. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed course work.
  4. If you have an approved deferral for some or all of your assessments.

Please note that the overall mark for any course you have re-entered for will be capped at 40%, unless your absence from an examination and/ or non-submission of course work was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners.

1. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed examination(s)

  • If you were absent from an examination and your absence was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners, you will be automatically re-entered to re-take your failed examination(s) at the next available occasion which is in May/June 2015. The exam period has been provisionally scheduled to run between 7 May and 3 June 2015.
    If your mitigating circumstances were accepted, this will show as 'NRGC' next to the relevant examination on Online Student Services.  No re-entry fee is due and your overall result following re-entry will not be capped.
  • If you have failed an examination or were absent without good cause from an examination, you may apply to re-take your failed examination in May/June 2015. The exam period has been provisionally scheduled to run between 7 May and 3 June 2015. To apply to re-enter, please e-mail exams@soas.ac.uk by 31 August 2014.
    A re-entry fee of £40 per course unit (£20 for a half-unit) is payable to SOAS. You can pay online at store.soas.ac.uk. Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.
  • You may apply to re-attend failed course(s) up to the value of 2.5 course units on a part-time basis in 2014/15. If you wish to do so, you will need to complete a Repeat Course of Study (part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). If you do repeat a course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped. Tuition fees will be due.
  • If you have failed 2 or more of your courses, you may want to consider applying to repeat the year of study in 2014/15. Please note that applications to repeat a year of study are not automatically granted.  If you wish to do so, you will need to complete a Repeat Year of Study (Full Time) application form (see right-hand menu). Full year tuition fees will be due.

2. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of course work non-submission

Please note that if a course is assessed by one piece of course work worth 100%, non-submission is treated as 0% Fail and re-submission is permitted. Please see paragraph 3 below for courses failed because of failed course work.

For other courses:

  • If your non-submission was deemed to be with good cause by the relevant Sub-Board of Examiners, and the element of assessment is deemed repeatable, you will be automatically re-entered to submit  by the last day of Term 2 in 2014/15 (i.e. 20  March 2015).
    Please contact your Faculty Office for more information about submission procedures. The overall mark you achieve further to your re-entry will not be capped. You will receive an email confirming your re-entry by end of September 2014.
  • If your non-submission was not deemed to be with good cause, you may not submit at a later date. You may apply to repeat failed course(s) up to the value of 2.5 course units on a part-time basis in 2014/15. If you wish to do so, you will need to complete a Repeat Course of Study (part-time) application form (see right-hand menu). If you do repeat the course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped. Tuition fees will be due.
  • If you have failed 2 or more of your courses, you may want to consider applying to repeat the year of study in 2014/15. Please note that applications to repeat a year of study are not automatically granted.  If you wish to do so, you will need to complete a Repeat Year of Study (Full Time) application form (see right-hand menu). Full year tuition fees will be due.

3. If you have failed one or more of your courses because of failed course work

Please note that if you have failed a course assessed by one exam worth 80% and course work worth 20%, because of failed course work, you will be allowed to re-enter to re-sit the examination only or to repeat the course. For those courses, please see paragraph 1.

For other courses:

  • You may re-enter to submit failed course work, provided it is repeatable. The deadline for submission is the last day of term 2 in 2014/15 (i.e. 20 March 2015). To apply to re-enter, please e-mail exams@soas.ac.uk no later than 31 August 2014.
    Please contact your Faculty Office for more information about submission procedures. You may use the same essay title, provided your fail was not because of late submission deductions. If it was, you will need to obtain a new essay title from your Faculty Office.
    A re-entry fee of £40 per course unit (£20 for a half-unit) is payable to SOAS. You can pay online at https://store.soas.ac.uk. Please follow the Product Catalogue to University Services and select Re-entry Fees.
  • You may apply to re-attend failed course(s) up to the value of 2.5 course units on a part-time basis in 2014/15. If you wish to do so, you will need to complete an application form repeat-course. If you do repeat a course, the overall mark for that course will not be capped. Tuition fees will be due.
  • If you have failed 2 or more of your courses, you may want to consider applying to repeat the year of study in 2014/15. Please note that applications to repeat a year of study are not automatically granted.  If you wish to do so, you will need to complete a Repeat Year of Study (Full Time) application form (see right-hand menu). Full year tuition fees will be due.

4. If you have an approved deferral for some or all of your assessments

You will be automatically re-entered to sit any deferred examination during the May/June 2015 School examination period and/or to submit any deferred coursework by the deadline given to you in the email confirmation sent to your SOAS account. If you have not received confirmation of your approved deferral by email, please contact exams@soas.ac.uk.