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Coursework late, non-submission, and absence from exams

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Submitting coursework late

If you are unable to submit a piece of coursework by the published deadline, you have to hand it in as soon as you can after that and no later than the School deadline (which is the last Friday before summer exams start, i.e. 4 May 2018).

You’ll need to submit a Late Submission form, available via SID, along with supporting evidence such as a medical certificate. The deadline for submission of evidence is Wednesday 9 May 2018.

If you submit work after the School deadline, it will not be 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 your claim is rejected or you do not submit any evidence of mitigating circumstances , 2 marks per day will be automatically 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 available via SID, attaching appropriate evidence such as a medical certificate.

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 to submit at the next opportunity. If you have any questions about this please contact your home department or 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 module(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 (22-29 August 2018).
  • 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 by the last day of Term 2 in 2018-2019 (i.e. 22 March 2019).

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.
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 fill in an Exam Mitigating Circumstances Form available via SID and submit this along with supporting evidence from 30 April 2018. The deadline for submission of evidence is 13 June 2018 for the May/June 2018 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 module(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 (22-29 August 2018).
  • 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 2019.

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 assuming you have not used up all resit attempts. Your overall result for that module will be capped following re-entry. 

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