The deadline for spring semester I grade applications has now passed and applications are closed.
The process and deadline for summer semester and repeats applications will be confirmed in August.
An I grade may be awarded to students who find themselves in an immediate crisis situation, coming up to or during an exam or final assessment period, which prevents them from being able to sit or complete their exams, assignments or placements. An immediate crisis can relate to ill-health (including illness due to Covid-19), mental health issues, family bereavement/other family crisis situation or exceptional Covid-19 circumstances.
I grades can only be awarded for full modules, not component parts of modules and therefore do not apply in the case of mid-term assessments. Your lecturer will be able to advise what alternative arrangements can be made.
Being awarded an I grade means that you will have the opportunity to undertake the assessment(s) over the summer, or to sit exams during the repeat exam period in August, with no academic penalty. Your grade will not be capped at C3 and you will not be required to pay an additional registration fee.
Being awarded an I grade during annual repeats means that you cannot progress to the next year of your programme.
In the case of final year students the situation is as follows:-
The specific requirements to clear an I grade are set at module level and as such will be available from your module leader. The module leaders have a variety of methods to utilise and these are outlined in section 4.2.3 of the Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures.
ALL Students on Taught Programmes
ALL Prospective Graduating Students (i.e. your programme of study ends in Semester 2 of AY 21/22)
ALL Other Students
If your I grade is approved an "I" will appear as your result for that module when the results are published on the SI Student Portal.
Applications can be made via the Counselling Service in relation to mental health issues.
You must engage with, and have the support from the Counselling Service in advance of completing an online application. Students must provide supporting evidence to the Counselling Service pertaining to their mental health. This evidence may be a cert or letter from a GP, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health service and must detail that the student's mental health status impacts capacity to sit the relevant exams. This cert / letter must include dates pertaining to the period of time that the student's capacity is affected. You must bring this evidence with you to drop-in before making the application, for administrative purposes.
Please note! if you complete an online application without first engaging directly with the Counselling Service your application will be rejected.
Please email Counselling@ul.ie for assistance with applications.
Applications can be made via the Chaplaincy Service in relation to close family bereavements and immediate family crisis situations.
You must engage with, and have the support from the Chaplaincy Service in advance of completing an online application. This may include the requirement to submit adequate third-party evidence for consideration.
Please note! if you complete an online application without first engaging directly with the Chaplaincy Service your application will be rejected.
The University will support our students who find themselves in crisis during exam periods. It is important that you engage with the process as outlined above in a timely manner.
The regulations pertaining to the I-Grade process are covered within section 4.2.3 of the University of Limerick's Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures.
Is it possible to apply for more than one I grade?
Yes, it is possible to apply for more than one I grade. There is no limit on the number of I grades you can apply for.
Can you apply for an I grade for part of a module?
No, I grades can only be awarded for full modules, not component parts of modules. If you are unable to complete a mid-term assessment your module leader will make alternative arrangements for you. You will need to check with your lecturer for confirmation as to whether or not any completed assignment/mid-term grades will still contribute towards your final grade or if the module(s) will revert to 100%.
Can I apply for an I grade in case I cannot complete my module requirements?
It is important to note that you should not apply for an I grade unless you find yourself in an immediate crisis situation coming up to or during the exam period. In the first instance you should contact your module leader to ascertain if there is a possibility to extend the submission date for an assignment or to submit an assignment as an alternative to an exam. When an I grade application is made, and subsequently approved, it is not possible to remove this from your student record regardless if you subsequently complete all the assessment requirements.