Referred/Deferred Assessment

The referred/deferred exam period will commence Monday 9th August 2021- Friday 27th August 2021.

All exams will be open-note, remote exam, rather than an invigilated on campus exam. 

Students will be contacted late July 2021 via their email addresses giving further details of their referred/deferred assessments. PLEASE ENSURE YOU CHECK YOUR MAILBOX FREQUENTLY!

Student personal timetables will be made available via MyTimetable, as well as through the iExeter app, as soon as the timetable has been finalised.

Please ensure that your devices time zone settings are set to BST - British Summer Time.

Exeter students may contact the Streatham Examinations Office by logging an enquiry on the SID Online Portal (here is the link):

Cornwall students may contact the Cornwall Campus Exams Office via Room A065, Peter Lanyon Building, Cornwall Campus, Penryn Cornwall, TR10 9FE or via email


There is no charge for referred or deferred assessments this academic year.



Definitions of referred / deferred assessment:

Referred Assessments

Referral is a further attempt (‘re-assessment’, ‘resit’, ‘repeat’) at a module assessment without the requirement to repeat any attendance. Students who do not pass a module may granted a referred assessment.  Please contact your Info Point if you require any further advice.

Deferred Assessments

Deferred assessment allows a student to postpone an exam or extend the submission date of coursework if a student believes that his/her performance in an assessment has been affected by personal circumstances (e.g. medical condition, family crisis, bereavement). To apply for deferral, a student is entitled to submit an application for mitigation. If mitigation is approved, a student may be granted a deferral.  Please contact your Info Point if you require any further advice.