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Referred/Deferred Assessment

The referred/deferred exam period will commence Friday 11th August 2023 - Saturday 19th August 2023. Students will be contacted late July 2023 via their email addresses giving further details of their referred/deferred assessments. The submission deadline for referred/deferred courework assessments will be the 31st July 2023.

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 can contact the Streatham Examinations office via the SID Online portal.

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

A referred examined element (written or online) will cost £100 per exam and a coursework element will cost £50 each. The maximum charge for any individual module, irrespective of the number of re-assessed component elements taken, will be £200.

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.