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Non-submission or late coursework, and absence from exams

We understand that Covid-19 and the associated challenges are creating a difficult environment for study and everyday life. In response to this, the mitigating circumstances process has been simplified. Please refer to the dedicated Mitigating Circumstances: Covid-19 MySOAS for Students page for detailed guidance and information.

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Submitting coursework late

If you are unable to submit a piece of coursework by the published deadline for medical or other mitigating reasons, you should submit the work as soon as you are able. Please remember that there are 'School Deadlines' at the end of each assessment period. This is the final date you can submit coursework and it will be marked in time for the next formal publication date.    

Two marks will be deducted per day that the work is submitted after the published deadline unless you also submit an application for 'mitigating circumstances' as soon as possible after your missed deadline along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. If this application is approved by the Mitigating Circumstances Panel the deducted marks will be partially or fully refunded, depending on the supporting evidence you provide.

Disclaimer: Deadlines for the submission of coursework in term 2 have been extended due to the on-going situation of Covid-19. For up-to-date information, please visit MySOAS for Students.

Deadlines for submission of evidence of Mitigating Circumstances

Please review the information available on the Mitigating Circumstances pages on MySOAS for Students.

You should submit any claim for mitigating circumstances for late coursework via SID

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Unable to submit coursework

If you are unable to submit a piece of coursework you should submit any claim for mitigating circumstances along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate for non-submission of coursework via SID

If your evidence is accepted and your non-submission deemed to be with good cause, you will be automatically re-entered to submit at the next opportunity, provided you remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. Your new overall result for the module(s) will not be capped, as long as any previous attempts were failed due to accepted mitigating circumstances. 
You can read more about undergraduate and postgraduate re-entry.

  • If you were unable to submit coursework during the late summer 2019 assessment period and your mitigating circumstances were accepted, you will be re-entered to submit the work during the 2019-20 academic year. 
  • If you are unable to submit coursework due during the 2019-20 academic year and your mitigating circumstances are accepted, you will be re-entered to submit as follows: 

Undergraduate non-finalists: The first day of the Late Summer 2020 assessment period (19 - 26 August 2020).

Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students: if your coursework non-submission was deemed to be with good cause and the resulting failed module means that you are not eligible for award, you  will be re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework in late March 2021 (exact date to be confirmed).  

If your evidence is rejected or you do not submit any evidence of mitigating circumstances and your overall result for that module is a fail, you will be automatically re-entered to submit the outstanding coursework at the next available opportunity, provided you have not used up all resit attempts and remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. 
Your overall result for the module will be capped following re-entry. 

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Absence from exams

If you are absent from one or more of your examinations for medical or other mitigating reasons, you must submit a claim for mitigating circumstances via SID.  

Deadlines for submission of evidence of Mitigating Circumstances

The relevant Mitigating Circumstances Panel (MCP) will review this evidence. If your evidence is accepted, and your absence deemed to be with good cause, you will automatically be re-entered to sit the missed exam(s) at the next available occasion, provided you remain within the time limit for completion of your degree.

This re-entry will not use up one of your rights of re-entry. Your new overall result for the module(s) will not be capped, as long as any previous attempts were failed due to accepted mitigating circumstances.

Disclaimer: The examination period dates have changed, due to the on-going situation of Covid-19. For up-to-date information, please visit MySOAS for Students.

Absence from late summer exams:

All those who are eligible will be automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the summer exam period of the following academic year. Details of the examinations you have been re-entered for will be communicated via email.

Absence from Term three summer exams:

Eligible Undergraduate non-finalists are automatically re-entered for exam(s) in the late summer exams of the same academic year .

Undergraduate finalists and all postgraduate students will be automatically re-entered for exams(s) in the Term three summer exam period of the following academic year.     

If the MCP rejects your evidence and your overall result for that module is a fail, you will use up one right of re-entry. You will be automatically re-entered to sit the exam(s) at the next available opportunity provided you have not used up all resit attempts and remain within the time limit for completion of your degree. Your overall result for that module will be capped following re-entry. 

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For more information on Mitigating Circumstances, please refer to the mitigating circumstances webpage.

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