Resits in August
If you fail a module, you may be able to retake it during the August Re-assessment Period.
Unless granted first attempt resits (through mitigation), resit marks are capped at the pass mark (a mark of 40 for Undergraduates and a mark of 50 for Postgraduates), and students are expected to pay a resit fee.
If you are resitting an assessment externally/as a carried module in the following academic year, see the External/Carried Module Resits page for more information.
Any resit has to be taken at the next opportunity, and failure to do so will result in the loss of an attempt. Marks for modules which are not taken will be classified as Absent.
If you started your programme of study before the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted three attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus up to two resits. If you started your programme of study during or after the academic year 2016/2017 you are permitted two attempts to pass a module; the first attempt and one resit.
An exception to this rule is International Foundation year students who studied their foundation year in academic year 2015/2016. These students will continue under the old regulations and will be permitted three attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus up to two resits.
If you need further guidance please contact your parent school. Information on who to contact can be found on the School Contacts webpage.
If you've failed a module you may retake it in August, provided your teaching school has not excluded you from doing so or the format of the original assessment is unsuitable to be re-assessed in August (indicated by an “S” next to the grade).
Postgraduate students are permitted two attempts to pass a module; the first attempt and one resit.
If you have failed a module you may retake it in August depending on if the resit is offered by the teaching school. If find out if the resit is available in August you should contact the teaching school. Information on who to contact can be found on the School Contacts webpage.
First attempt resits
A first attempt resit is a further opportunity to achieve a true mark (not capped at a pass mark as a resit is). If you accept the opportunity to re-sit as a first attempt, your original mark will be expunged and your result for the re-sit will apply, even if it is lower than your original mark. No fee is charged for first attempt resits.
First attempt resits are usually granted due to mitigating circumstances. For help and support with the mitigating circumstances process please contact your school. More information on mitigating circumstances as well as contact details for schools can be found on the Mitigating Circumstances Guidance webpage.
How to apply
First attempt resits:
If you have been granted a first attempt resit, you will need to confirm with your parent school if you wish to take it. You do not need to apply online. If unsure who to contact you can find details on the School Contacts webpage.
Further attempt resits (published marks):
If you have a second attempt resit available (or a third attempt if you started prior to the session 2016/2017) submit your resit application online via the Results and Resit Application page (available through Minerva) by choosing the modules you wish to resit and clicking submit.
You must apply for any module which has an assessment component you want to resit.
Further attempt resits (provisional marks):
If you are a Postgraduate student and your results are provisional you can apply via the Provisional Marks page:
- Select the “Postgraduate Resit Application Form” link on the Provisional Marks page (via Minerva).
- Complete all sections of the form, including all the modules you want to resit. (You should also include any modules which are re-assessed by coursework only).
- Select submit at the end of the form.
- You should print off the PDF copy of your submission for your records.
- Your application will be automatically submitted.
Exceptional attempt resits:
If you have been granted an exceptional resit attempt due to mitigation, such as a third attempt (or a fourth attempt if you started prior to the session 2016/2017), you will not be able to apply online. You should contact your school to confirm you wish to resit. If unsure who to contact you can find details on the School Contacts webpage.
When to apply
You will be able to apply online for a resit in the August Re-assessment Period when the Results and Resit Application page is made available from the publication of results in July.
For the session 2022/2023 the award date is Wednesday 12 July and results are published from 12:00 noon on Thursday 13 July.
Undergraduate Finalists (and any Postgraduate students awarded on the July award date)
Undergraduate finalists will be able to apply online through the Results and Resit Applications page in Minerva from 12:00 noon Thursday 13 2023. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Wednesday 19 July 2023. After this date, if you are eligible for an award you will be deemed to have accepted it.
Undergraduate non-finalists will be able to apply online through the Results and Resit Applications page in Minerva from 12:00 noon Thursday 13 2023. The deadline for applications is. 12:00 noon Wednesday 19 July 2023.
Postgraduates (due to be awarded in November) can apply online (either through the Results and Resit Applications page or the form available through the Provisional Marks page in Minerva) from 12:00 noon Thursday 13 2023. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Wednesday 19 July 2023.
Late resit applications
After the deadline to apply has passed, if you still wish to resit, you must contact your parent school. Information on who to contact can be found on the School Contacts webpage. Please note the acceptance of a late resit application depends on whether the module resit is available in August and is subject to a an increased administration fee of £100.
The resit fees are:
- £2.00 per credit (ie £20.00 for a 10 credit module), plus
- £50.00 administration fee. This is a one-off fee, which is the same regardless of how many modules you take.
This table shows the calculation for the different credit amounts:
|Module Credits||Calculation: £2 per credit plus £50 administration fee|
The fee is charged for the whole amount of module credits regardless of which, how many, or what format of component(s) you resit. For 120-credit Year Abroad or Study in Industry modules, the fee will be charged as a 20-credit module.
Resit fees will be charged to your University account after 31 July. You will receive a statement of fees by email to your University email address and must pay immediately. Failure to pay will result in late payment administration charges of £20 until the debt is repaid in full. For further information, visit the webpage How to Pay (a link to the How to Pay webpage will also be available in the statement of fees document).
If you have any queries about why you have been charged a fee you can contact the Assessment & Progress Team using the email address: Examinations@Leeds.ac.uk. If you have any queries about payment methods or late fees see the Finance Contact Details webpage for who to contact.
Funding for August resits
As a student resitting in August, you do not qualify for any extra funding from the Student Loans Company. This is because for funding purposes you are not deemed to be in full-time attendance during this period. As you will not receive any extra student loan for the August resit period, you will need to cover any additional costs by alternative means, such as paid work. Eligible students can apply to the Financial Assistance Fund (FAF) to help with course-related costs associated with the resit period. Course-related costs include books, printer credits, study-related childcare costs and study-related travel; but does not include the resit fee. The FAF assessment is unable to include non-study-related costs, such as additional or extended rent commitments, food, utilities and other general living costs. You must make sure that your resit has been formally recorded on your Banner student record before applying to the FAF otherwise your application will not be accepted. More information can be found on the University Financial Assistance Fund webpage.
Resit assessment dates and timetable
The 2023 August Re-assessment Period will take place between 15 and 25 August (including Saturday 19 August).
The August Re-assessment Timetable is due to be published from 31 July.
Unfortunately, it isn't possible to find out the exact date of an assessment before you apply to resit. You should make sure you are available for all dates during the assessment period.
After the timetable is published, if you applied prior to the deadline, you will be able to view your personal timetable through Minerva (please note, students’ personal timetables are not available via the UniLeeds app at this time). You can also view the timetable online through the Timetable by Module webpage.
When you view your timetable check that you have been entered for the appropriate assessments, and tell your school and the Assessment & Progress Team (using the email address Examinations@leeds.ac.uk) immediately about any discrepancies. Please remember to include your full name and student ID number in your email.
Contact your school directly to find out the deadlines for submitting assessed work. Information on who to contact can be found on the School Contacts webpage.
Cancelling a resit application
Email your school and the Assessment & Progress Team (using the email address Examinations@leeds.ac.uk) to cancel a resit application. Remember to include your full name, student ID number and the module codes of the resits you wish to cancel. Information on who to contact in the school can be found on the School Contacts webpage.
You may only cancel up until the start of the resit assessment period. After this, your application will stand and any resit fees will still be charged. You will lose an attempt if you do not take the resit.