What is mitigation?

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Mitigation acknowledges certain circumstances that may impact on your performance at the first attempt of an exam or assessment.

There are two types of Mitigation, Module/Examination Deferral or Waiver of Capping of Marks for a Repeat exam.

Module/Examination Deferral application form: Use this if you want to defer all your exams and/or assessments, because of documented circumstances that impact substantially on your ability to prepare for or perform at your best in an exam.

Waiver of Capping of Marks application form: You can apply for a Waiver of capping of marks for Supplemental (repeat) examinations or assessments if you can prove you had mitigating circumstances/grounds which affected your performance for a first attempt examination. 

However, where you have been found to have breached examination regulations for a module, you cannot apply for a Waiver of capping of marks for that module.

You cannot apply for a Waiver of capping of marks until your results have been finalised for the academic year i.e. after Spring or Summer Examination Boards, depending on your programme.

For more information see Examinations - Mitigation

If you need to apply for a retrospective waiver of capping relating to a previous year, please contact sreo@ucc.ie. 


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Last Updated: Nov 9th 2021 - Keywords: mitigation   deferral   waiver of capping     - Views: 1400

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