Resits and Reassessment Periods
If you fail a module, you may be able to retake it during the 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).
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.
Lifelong Learning Centre foundation students may be able to take resits in a July Re-assessment Period.
The August re-assessment period will take place 13th August – 23rd August 2024. Information on eligibility as well as how and when to apply is on this webpage.
July (LLLC foundation students)
For Lifelong Learning Centre foundation students who are permitted to resit in July, provisional results are expected to be released on 10th June 2024. The deadline to apply is 5th July 2024. The timetable is due to be published 10th July 2024. The reassessment period will take place 15th July - 19th July 2024. More information will be provided by the Lifelong Learning Centre.
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. Students with incomplete module marks would not normally be permitted to resit. Please check with your school if you are not sure whether you are eligible to resit.
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.
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 2023/24 the award date is Friday 5 July 2024 and results are published from 12:00 noon on Monday 8 July 2024.
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 Monday 8 July 2024. The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Friday 12 July 2024. 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 Monday 8 July 2024. The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 17 July 2024.
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 Monday 8 July 2024. The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 17 July 2024.
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.
From the current 2023/2024 session resit fees will no longer be charged. More information on this recent change can be found on the Resit FAQs webpage.
Please contact the Student Information Service if you have any queries regarding resit fees. The Helpline is available Monday to Friday 9-5 pm on +44 (0)113 343 7000 (from outside of the UK) and 0800 915 0402 (from inside the UK). You won't be charged for your call. You can also email using the address firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to someone face to face at one of the five Student Information points on campus. Information on how to find the drop in points can be found on the Student Information Service webpage.
Fees prior to 2023/2024
Students are required to pay any resit fees charged prior to the 2023/2024 session. So any fees for resits that took place in 2023 are valid, as these resits will have taken place in the 2022/2023 session.
If you have an outstanding resit fees to pay you should do so as soon as possible. Please see the How to Pay webpage. If you have any queries about payment methods or late fees see the Finance Contact Details webpage for who to contact.
Resit assessment dates and timetable
The 2024 August Re-assessment Period will take place between 13 and 23 August 2024 (including Saturday 17 August).
The August Re-assessment Timetable is due to be published from 29 July 2024.
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. You will lose an attempt if you do not take the resit.