Deferring your examination or written work
Permission to defer the examination or any part of the examination, including submission of an essay, project, dissertation or other written work, may only be granted for reasons judged adequate in the particular case at the discretion of the College.
How to apply for deferral
In order to get permission for a deferral, you must make an application to the programme director for the degree or diploma for which you are registered. If possible, you should supply documentary evidence supporting your application for deferral.
The programme director will grant or refuse your application, based on the documentary evidence provided and further investigation if required.
- In the case of summer examinations, you will need to apply for permission to defer by 1 May.
- In the case of September examinations, you need to apply for permission to defer by 1 August.
In cases where permission is granted to defer the examination until the following year, your examination entry will be designated as 'withdrawn'. You will be required to submit entries for the examination(s) (including pieces of coursework) on an examination entry form in the following year.
If you do not attend an examination or you do not submit written work and you haven't been granted permission to defer or withdraw your examination entry, you shall be deemed to have failed the examination.