13. Entry and re-entry to examinations
13.1 No student will be admitted to an examination as an internal student unless the certificate (on his/her examination entry form) of having attended the appropriate course of study therefore in accordance with the regulations shall have been completed by the authorities of the College.
13.2 A candidate shall enter the examination(s) in accordance with the provisions of the individual course regulations and the approved timetables of examinations. 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.
Application for permission to defer examination(s) shall be made in the case of summer examinations at least 14 days in advance of the first examination or by 1 May whichever is the earlier, or in the case of September examinations by 1 August. Application must be made in writing to the Programme Director of the programme for the degree or diploma for which the student is registered. The Programme Director shall exercise on behalf of the College the discretion to grant or refuse such applications and may consult as necessary before doing so and may require the submission of documentary evidence in support of the application.
In cases where permission is granted to defer the examination until the following year the relevant examination entries shall be designated as ‘withdrawn’ and the candidate will be required to submit entries for the examination(s) on an examination entry form in the following year. All other candidates will be regarded as having made an entry or re-entry, except that in the case of illness or other adequate cause for which certification must be provided a candidate may be permitted at the discretion of the College to withdraw his/her entry to the examination in the week before the commencement of the examination and up to and including the date of his/her first paper provided that (s)he has not entered the examination hall. Candidates who do not attend an examination or who do not submit written work without being granted permission to defer or withdraw their examination entry shall be deemed to have failed the examination on that occasion.
13.3 An internal student who enters or re-enters for any part of an examination for a First degree or diploma shall be examined in accordance with such regulations as may be current when (s)he enters for examination.
13.4 At the discretion of the Academic Board special arrangements may be made for a candidate who is ill or otherwise disabled to take his/her examination. Applications under this Regulation should be made to the College as early as possible after registration and must reach the Examinations Officer no later than six weeks before the date of the candidate’s first examinations test. Applications received after this date will only be considered in the case of sudden illness or accidental injury. University of London procedures for the consideration of special examination arrangements for reasons of disability shall apply until determined otherwise by the College.
13.5 A certificate of attendance at an approved course of study for an Intermediate or Final Pass examination shall certify, subject to any exemptions granted under these Regulations, that the student has attended an approved instruction-course in each subject in which (s)he presents him/herself for examination, to the satisfaction of the teachers concerned, such attendance being attested by the authorities approved for the purpose at the College.
13.6 A certificate of attendance for an Honours examination shall certify that the course of study has been pursued to the satisfaction of the teachers, in so far as they are severally concerned. The certificate shall be attested by the Registrar of the College.
13.7 If dissatisfied with the conduct or diligence of any student the certifying authority may withhold a certificate of attendance either temporarily or permanently.
13.8 If the attendance of a student, through illness or other exceptional circumstances, shall fall short of the requirements set forth in the foregoing regulations, (s)he shall only be admitted to examination after special application made on his/her behalf by the authorities of the School or Institution to which (s)he is attached.
13.9 To be eligible for the award of a diploma a candidate must satisfy the examiners in the examination prescribed for the course within a period of two years from the satisfactory completion of the prescribed period of study. This period of two years may be extended at the discretion of the College.
13.10.1 Foundation Degrees and First Degrees
For Aegrotat provisions for candidates for Foundation degrees and First degrees (where applicable), see the individual degree regulations.
13.10.2 Master’s degrees
For the special provisions for candidates for Master’s degrees, see the General Regulations for Master’s degrees.
13.11.1 With the exception of candidates for Foundation degrees and candidates for course-unit degrees a candidate who at his/her first entry does not complete successfully an examination for a First degree, or, where appropriate, any part of an examination for a First degree, may re-enter for the relevant examination, on such conditions as may be prescribed in the regulations for the particular degree, on not more than three occasions. When such re-entry would involve further attendance at the College, a candidate may re-enter the relevant examination only with the agreement of the College. Reentry on a fourth occasion will only be permitted by the Academic Board in individual cases after special application made on the candidate’s behalf by the Head of the candidate’s School.
13.11.2 A candidate for a Foundation degree or for a course-unit degree who at his/her first entry does not successfully complete an examination may, subject to the original or a strictly comparable course still being examined at the College re-enter for the relevant examination on such conditions as may be prescribed in the regulations for the degree, on not more than two occasions. When such re-entry would involve further attendance at the College, a candidate may re-enter the relevant examination only with the agreement of the College. Re-entry on a third occasion will only be permitted by the Academic Board in individual cases after special application made on the candidate’s behalf by the Head of the candidate’s School.
13.11.3 Except where provision for re-entry is specified in the individual course regulations, a candidate who does not at his/her first entry successfully complete the examination for a diploma or part of the examination for a Diploma for which (s)he has entered may, subject to the agreement of the College when such re-entry would involve further attendance at the College, re-enter that examination on one occasion.
13.11.4 Re-entry to an examination for a First degree or diploma or any part of an examination for a First degree or diploma must be made at the next following examination for which the candidate is eligible unless the College determines that a candidate may defer re-entry until a subsequent examination as prescribed in the relevant course regulations.
13.11.5 A student who re-enters for an examination will pay to the College the re-entry fee prescribed.