Referred/Deferred Assessment

The referred/deferred exam period will commence Monday 12th August and end on Saturday 17th August 2019.

All students will be required to sit their exam(s) at their normal campus either Exeter or Cornwall during this time and must ensure that these periods remain free from all other commitments.

Students will be contacted around the 15th July 2019 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 via email

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

Referred examination and coursework assessment charges are as follows: 

£100 per written paper exam / online exam element

£50 per coursework element.

The maximum charge for any individual module, irrespective of the number of re-assessed component elements taken, will be £200.

There is no charge for deferred assessment.

If you are permitted to sit referred/deferred assessments overseas you will be required to pay a non-refundable administration fee of £130, this is in addition to any referral fee(s).


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.