Documents and Policies
MARKS AND STANDARDS
All students are required to familiarise themselves with the Examination Regulations: All students will be furnished with their own copy of the Examination Regulations, via email, prior to their first sitting of Semester/Year End examinations.
ACADEMIC DOCUMENTS PROCEDURE
Various academic documents are available to current students and graduates of IT Sligo and formerly Sligo Regional Technical College. The purpose of this document is to outline different academic documents issued by the Institute and the procedures for issuing original and duplicate versions of same.
DEFERRAL OF EXAMINATIONS
**2021/2022 EXAMINATION DEFERRAL – COVID 19**
A student may request a deferral of an examination sitting in the academic year 2021/2022 for Covid-19 reasons.
The submission of third party documentation to support the application (i.e. evidence of a positive Covid-19 test result or close contact) or self-certification (i.e. an outline of how Covid-19 has impacted on the student’s ability to complete their Semester 1 exam/assessment) must be uploaded as part of the application.
Aside from Covid-19 reasons, a student may request a deferral of an examination sitting or submission of a final assessment due to a sudden unavoidable event that prevents them from being present at an exam centre or submitting a final assessment when it falls due.
It applies for the following reasons:
d) Other personal disruption
The deferral fee of €150 (€100 deferral fee plus €50 Autumn registration fee) is being reduced to €50 for the 2021/2022 academic year for all applications.
Deferrals must be submitted within four days of the last timetabled exam. Deferrals may be accepted online but will NOT be considered after the forth day.
- The submission of third party substantiating evidence is mandatory and must be in date. ( E.g. Medical certs must be current and date stamped by G.P.)
- You must list every individual module you are requesting an exam deferral for and ensure that you have the correct module code and module title listed.
- You will automatically be registered to complete a deferred exam or submit a final assessment at the next available sitting by the Examinations Office.
- If you are unable to take a deferred exam or submit a final piece of work, for a valid reason, at the next available sitting you must apply again though this deferral system.
- A deferral for a booked holiday will not be considered as the dates of the exam periods are published at the beginning of the academic year and are available on our academic calendar.
- Please note that only those exam deferral applications which are complete will be considered by the Deferral Committee and it is important to note that not all deferral applications are approved so consideration needs to be given to the consequences of an application not being approved.
Please note that the online deferral form will be disabled (password controlled) and no longer accept submissions at the close of business on fourth day after the last timetabled exam. In exceptional circumstances you may contact your Head of Dept for deferral consideration.
REQUEST FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
Special Consideration request must be submitted within four days of the last timetabled exam. Special Consideration forms may be accepted online but will NOT be considered after the forth day.
Request for Consideration by the Examination Board(s) of circumstances that may have adversely affected examination performance. You may apply online using the link below, within four days of the sitting of your last examination, if your examination performance was adversely affected by bereavement, accident, illness or other personal disruption.
The application fee of €30 is being waived for the 2021/2022 academic year for all applications.
EXTENSION TO DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
It is understood that a student may, on occasion, be unable to submit assigned work by the due date, due to illness, bereavement or other unplanned event. A student may then apply for an extension of time to submit his/her work, normally for one week only, or by a date specified by the relevant lecturer. If an approved extension is not obtained, late work will be subject to a penalty (5% per working day).
REVIEW OF EXAMINATION RESULTS
A student may request a review of their examination results after the results have been issued. The request must be made to the Examination Secretary on the appropriate Examination feedback, review & appeal form within 3 working days of the official notification of examination results by web. Please email form to email@example.com.
STATEMENT OF EXAMINATION RESULTS
Statement of Examination Results (transcripts) are issued, via our Digitary system, to all students who have completed a full stage or a full award after the end of year/autumn examinations. If a student wishes to apply for a further copy of these results, they need to apply using the form EXAM015 below.
Parchments are issued to all students at the annual Conferring Ceremony. If a student wishes to apply for a replacement parchment, they need to apply using the form below if the award was issued by IT Sligo as part of delegated authority. If your parchment was issued by HETAC, please contact HETAC see FAQ for further information.
APPLICATION FOR A QUALIFER EXAMINATION
Qualifier examinations are only available to students who have received a Pass at an Award Stage examination. This procedure applies to students in the Institute of Technology Sligo, who did not achieve the qualifying standard of 50% (C+) in their Level 7 Award Examinations and who subsequently apply to take qualifier examinations. The student’s overall award classification of Pass remains unchanged. The student must achieve an overall average of 50% in the subjects taken as qualifiers at the one sitting.
ONLINE INVIGILATION OF EXAMINATIONS
Students who currently study online have the option to sit their exams online remotely with an online invigilator/proctor which are available through Examity in the USA. Please see the procedure below.
REGISTRATION FOR REPEAT EXAMINATIONS
The procedure applies to students with failed elements who are required to register to repeat an examination, project or other repeat requirements
APPLICATION TO EXIT WITH AN EMBEDDED AWARD OR A COMBINED AWARD
A student wishing to exit their studies prior to the completion of their programme, where an embedded award exists, and having successfully completed all requirements, may apply for the embedded award. An embedded award is a programme pathway designed for, and incorporated within, a major award. The decision to award an exit award is made by the Examination Board.
A student wishing to receive a major award by combining minor awards (including special purpose awards and single subject certificates), provide those minor awards are linked to a major award, may apply for the major award. The decision to award a major award using this procedure is made by the Examination Board.
Please note that completed application forms are returned to the relevant Head of Department
PROCEDURES PERTAINING TO SOLAS CRAFT APPRENTICES ATTENDING IT SLIGO
Please click on the link below to access 4 x procedures pertaining to SOLAS craft apprentices attending the Institute of Technology, Sligo
SOLAS001 – Register to Repeat an Exam or Practical
SOLAS002 – Apply for a Deferral of an Exam
SOLAS003 – Apply for Special Consideration for an Exam
SOLAS004 – Apply for a Recheck of a Mark, Feedback, and Appeal