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
Exam/Assessment Deferral Information due to Covid-19 Restrictions
Where a student cannot complete the proposed alternative assessment/exam in the Autumn 2020/2021 examination sitting, due to Covid-19 restrictions, they can apply for a deferral.
Applications can be made using the online application system below and the deferral fee €100 for Autumn 2020/2021 and subsequent registration fee of €50 for the next available sitting in 2021/2022 is being waived – this will apply to all types of deferral application, including those citing Covid-19 reasons.
Examples of valid Covid-19 reasons:
- Covid-19 medical certification
- Covid-19 self-certification
- Changes in home care arrangements
- Inability to engage in remote assessments due to device/broadband availability
- Inability to assess learning supports remotely
- Other valid reasons on a case-by-case basis
You will need to upload a note explaining your reasons in lieu of the normal certification.
If you defer you cannot then go ahead and submit an assessment or undertake an exam and visa versa.
If you defer any of your Autumn 2020/2021 exams/assessments now and are still not in a position to take the exam/assessment at the next available sitting you will able to apply to defer again in September 2021.
To assist in planning we would ask that you go ahead as soon as possible and apply for a deferral.
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.
- You must submit current substantiating evidence. ( E.g. Medical certs must be current and date stamped by G.P.)
- You must ensure that you have the module name and titles correct for the module exam you are seeking a deferral for.
- You must list every individual module you are requesting a deferral for.
- You will be automatically be registered for sitting the deferred exam at the next available sitting.
- If you are unable to take the exam for a valid reason at the next available sitting you must apply again though the deferral system.
- A deferral for a booked holiday will not be entertained as the dates of the exam periods are known to you from the beginning of the academic year.
- Please note that all deferral requests are not granted so you need to consider the consequences of not being granted a deferral.
Please note that the online Deferral Form will be disabled (password controlled) and no longer accept submissions after the 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.
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DOCUMENT WILL ISSUE TO ALL 2020/2021 STUDENTS VIA DIGITARY CORE BY THE 30th JUNE 2021 – THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO APPLY FOR SAME
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