How do I apply for extenuating circumstances?

Step-by-step: How to apply for extenuating circumstances

  1. Step 1: consider whether you are eligible to apply.
  2. Step 2: gather the relevant evidence for your application.
  3. Step 3: submit your application.
  4. Step 4: wait for approval.

What counts as exceptional circumstances?

Exceptional circumstances are unforeseen circumstances outside of your control which you feel may have had a significant impact on your academic performance, e.g. an exam or other form of summative assessment.

What do extenuating circumstances do?

Extenuating Circumstances (ECs) is a phrase which is used to describe serious and exceptional factors outside your control which adversely affected your performance during your study. Examples of extenuating circumstances are illness, accidents or serious family problems.

What classes are extenuating circumstances?

5.1 Extenuating Circumstances are circumstances that are exceptional or unforeseen and are over and above the course of everyday experience. They may include: significant illness, accident or injury. the death or serious illness of a close family member or dependent.

Do universities check extenuating circumstances?

Universities treat students kindly and take extenuating circumstances into account, however they do tend to view some circumstances more seriously than others. In the first instance, universities prefer any extenuating circumstance to be submitted to the relevant exam board (i.e. for the exams affected).

Can you get extenuating circumstances twice?

If your mitigating circumstances claim has been rejected twice for the same assessment, you won’t be able to submit any further claims for these pieces of assessment.

What is exceptional circumstances for school absence?

Exceptional leave MAY be: Grandparent or other close relative is seriously ill – and you must leave in an emergency. Significant trauma in the family recently and a holiday will benefit the child – this must be backed up by a doctor’s letter.

Do you have to prove extenuating circumstances?

Extenuating circumstances may also relate to a non-medical event or incident. You must provide formal documentation to confirm this. The type of documentation you provide will depend on the type of incident or event.

What is EC university?

Extenuating Circumstances are defined as circumstances which are sudden, unexpected, significantly disruptive and beyond the student’s control and which may affect their performance at assessment, such as a serious illness or the death of a close relative.

How long is a UCAS reference?

4,000 characters
You can use up to 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text (including spaces and blank lines) – whichever comes first. If you’re writing a reference for an international applicant, please write in English.

What is the extenuating circumstances policy at UCD?

UCD is committed to the principle of equity in the treatment of all our students and applications for extenuating circumstances are considered on an individual basis and with great care. The policy is designed to help students who face a significant challenge or difficulty during their studies.

When will the UCD Phase 1 critical edits be implemented?

Implementation of the Uniform Closing Dataset (UCD) Phase 1 critical edits has been postponed from May 31, 2021 to July 31, 2021. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

What is the academic year at UCD?

The UCD academic year is divided into trimesters. Autumn Trimester is September to December, Spring Trimester is January to May and Summer Trimester is May to August. September Start Students begin in the Autumn Trimester. There are many forms of assessment in UCD, not just exams.

What is an invigilator for UCD?

In UCD, the invigilators are usually postgraduate students. The Assessment Unit organises invigilators for UCD exams. This is a grade that can be given if you are unable to complete part of your module assessment due to extenuating circumstances such as a short illness.