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Referred/Deferred Assessment

The referred/deferred exam period will commence on Saturday 10th August 2024 and will run until Monday 19th August 2024. Students will be contacted late June 2024 via their email addresses giving further details of their referred/deferred assessments. The submission deadline for referred/deferred coursework assessments will be published here in due course..

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. This will be released mid to late July.

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

Fees for any Referred/Deferred assessments have yet to be decided upon and this page will be updated with this information closer to the August Exam period.

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 or those affected by the current circumstances related to the University's exceptional year policy may be 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.