Students who do not perform to the minimum standards during end-of-semester examinations are permitted to attend annual repeat examinations.
Annual repeats are usually held in August.
For the Academic Year 2021/22, annual repeats are scheduled for Mon, 22 Aug 2022 to Sat, 27 Aug 2022
There is an annual repeat fee of €171 per module.
D1 and D2 grades are known as Compensating Fail grades.
If your QCA is greater or equal to 2.00 and includes D1 and/or D2 grades (compensating fail grades), you do not have to repeat the modules for which you got the D1 or D2 grades, i.e. you can proceed to the next stage of your course. The reason for this is that to have achieved a QCA score of 2.00 or greater with D1 and/or D2 grades included, you must have done well enough in other modules to compensate for the D1/D2 grades.
Some taught postgraduate courses do not award compensating fail grades; please refer to course booklets for details.
If you have been awarded one or more Compensating Fail grades but maintain a QCA of at least 2.00, you may proceed to the next stage of your course and do not have to repeat these modules.
If you have been awarded a Compensating Fail grade in one or more modules and your QCA is below 2.00, you may be required to repeat those modules.
The minimum standard for progression to the next year of your course after a repeat exam is a QCA greater than or equal to 2.00 with no deficient grades.
For further support & guidance on the above please contact your Student Support Officer.