What happens after the assessment period?

Now assessments are finished, we’ve put together a list of questions to help you understand what happens next. 

I want to speak to someone about assessments

If you have a question or need information you can contact our friendly colleagues in the Student Information Service. They can help you if you’ve got questions about any part of the assessment process, from revision to lost property, finding a study space to appeals. They’ll help you find out what you need to know, and put you in touch with the right people if you need more specialist support or advice.

Call us

Our Helpline Team are on hand Monday to Friday 9-5 pm.

  • Call +44 (0)113 343 7000 (from outside of the UK)
  • Call 0800 915 0402 (from inside the UK. This is a free phone number, and you won’t be charged for calling this from your mobile or landline).

Email us

You can email us at studentinfo@leeds.ac.uk

Speak to us, face to face

Our Information Points are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. 

 If you have a question that is not answered here please email the Assessment & Progress Team via the email address Examinations@leeds.ac.uk including your name, student identification number, programme of study and (if applicable to your query) module codes and modules titles.  

Viewing Results:

I cannot see the results page online​​​​​

The results pages are switched off at certain times of year while new results are uploaded. These dates are usually confirmed in the Student Calendar. In the interim, you may be able to obtain a current student transcript from the Student Services Counter – details and contact information are available on the Transcripts and Statements webpage.

When will my provisional results be available? 

You will be informed by your teaching school(s) when your provisional marks have been made available online.

The Results webpage has relevant information about the publication of provisional and final results.

When will my final results be available?  

You can find more details on dates for results and resits in the Student Calendar and on the Results webpage.

How do I access my results?

The Results webpage has information on how to access the results and resit application page, where you will view your results.

Having seen my results, there is no mark against one of my modules, who should I contact to find out my mark?

Where no result has been given for a module, you should firstly contact your teaching school. For provisional marks, the teaching school is responsible for releasing them online so they can be viewed on the Provisional Marks page.  For final marks, once the teaching school have processed the marks and released them to the Assessment & Progress Team, the marks are recorded in the Student Information System and made available on the Results and Resit Application page.   If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

Having seen my results, I cannot see my overall classification, what should I do?

If you are expecting to see your overall final classification but this is not showing on the Results and Resit Application page, you should liaise with your parent school.  Once the Progression and Awards Boards have met, the schools process the classifications and inform the Assessment & Progress Team who record the information in the Student Information System, and this releases the information to the Results and Resit Application page.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

I don’t understand my award status on the results page.

There is more information on the different award statuses on the Explanation of Award Status webpage.

I have passed my module but failed an assessment component, but I have mitigating circumstances. What can I do?

if you applied for mitigating circumstances - Additional Consideration before the deadline, then your School will be in touch about an outcome. This may mean, for example, that you are able to resit the work as a first attempt, if you application is approved (link to guidance page for more info)

If you have not applied for mitigating circumstances, you have the right to appeal a mark on the grounds of your undisclosed mitigating circumstances.

Queries on Results and Graduation:

I don’t think my overall classification is correct.

If you want to estimate your final classification or check your actual classification you can use the calculator on the Classification Calculator webpage.  If you still have questions relating to your overall classification, you should liaise with your Parent School.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

I don’t think one of my marks is correct.

If you believe one of your marks is incorrect you should liaise with your Parent School.   If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

I wish to appeal against my classification and/or finalised module mark(s).

If you have any questions about your degree classification or any other mark which has been finalised, you should firstly liaise with your Parent School.  If you wish to submit an official appeal or would like some guidance on appealing please see the Appeals (Taught Students) webpage.   If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

How do I calculate my GPA?

Unfortunately the University of Leeds does not operate a GPA ranking and does not have an agreed GPA scale. Students applying to a university which does not operate a classification system may wish to contact a provider such as NARIC or the Fulbright Commission to see if they can offer a conversion service, but we are unable to provide this.

How do I find out information about the Graduation Ceremonies?  Can I have my certificate posted to me?

Please visit the Graduation webpage for more information on ceremonies and graduating ‘in absentia’.

Queries on Transcripts:

I have recently been awarded but have not yet received my transcript – where is it?

If you have any queries relating to receiving your transcript, please visit the Graduation webpage for information on registering to receive your certificate and transcript, and how to contact the Graduation Team.

I changed programme after my (for example) first year, so why do the marks for my old programme appear on my final transcript?

If you change programme during your candidature at the University, the marks achieved on the previous programme will also appear on your transcript.  The transcript is a record of what you achieved while at the University. 

However, if you had completed a programme (for example an undergraduate BA), left the University, and then started a new programme (such as a taught postgraduate MA), you would receive separate transcripts for each programme, because you had left the University after the first programme, and started a new candidature on the second programme.

I started my programme with advanced standing (marks/credits achieved from a previous programme of study) – why do the marks of my previous programme not appear on my transcript?

Marks obtained through a previous programme (that ended before you started your current programme) will not appear on your transcript.  Even if the marks were achieved at the University of Leeds on a prior candidature, they will not appear on your current transcript – only marks achieved on your current candidature appear on your final transcript. Your Parent School may have agreed to include marks achieved on a previous programme into your classification calculation, but the marks will not appear on the transcript.

Where you have advanced standing, a sentence should appear at the top of your final transcript noting the amount of credits achieved, the institute where they were achieved, and to refer to that transcript for further details. If this sentence does not appear on your transcript, please contact your Parent School.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

I had a first attempt resit and was told my mark for the original attempt would be expunged – why does it appear on my final transcript?

Marks are not removed from your record.  Even if you do have first attempt resits, marks remain on your record as a reflection of what you achieved at the University. 

However, where you resit within the same academic session, then the first attempt resit mark would ‘replace’ your previous mark on your final transcript.  But if you resit (with a first attempt) in the following academic session, then the mark you achieved in the previous session would show on your final transcript.

I have an AB mark next to a resit attempt that I did not apply to take.

If you fail a module and choose not to resit it, then a mark of AB for absent is usually recorded against the resit attempt.  This is to show that the attempt was available but was not taken.

How can I obtain a replacement transcript?

Details about applying for transcripts are available on the Transcripts and Statements webpage.

I am a current student, can I have a transcript of the marks I have achieved so far?

Details about applying for transcripts are available on the Transcripts and Statements webpage.

I am applying to another University and need a statement/academic verification to show I studied at the University – how do I obtain this?

Details about applying for statements and academic verification are available on the Transcripts and Statements webpage.

Applying to Resit:

When can I apply to resit?

For information on when results will be published please refer to the Results webpage.  For information on how to apply and the deadline to apply by see the Resits webpage.

If the deadline to apply has passed, you should contact your Parent School.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

How do I apply to resit?

For information on how to apply and the deadline to apply by see the Resits webpage.

When can I take my resits?

Resits and first attempts should be taken at the next available time.  When marks are published in July, this will be during the August Resit Assessment Period (unless the assessment for the module is not available as an August resit).  When marks are published in September or November, the next available time will be as a carried module in the following session, where the assessments take place in January and May/June.  For more information on resits in August and Carried resits see the Marking, Results and Resits webpages.

Am I eligible to take my resits?

Information on eligibility to resit is available on the Resits webpage or the Carried/External Module Resits webpage. If you are unclear you should liaise with your Parent School. If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

How many attempts does a student have to pass a module?

All students are permitted at least one resit attempt, unless the school has specifically precluded this due to failure to make a serious attempt at the original opportunity.

Undergraduate students who have a start date prior to academic term 2016/2017 are permitted three attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus up to two resits.

  • Original attempt – at the end of Semester One or Semester Two depending on the teaching of the module.
  • 2nd attempt - in the resit assessment period, (unless the resit is not available – such as for some lab based modules or projects, in which case it may be taken in the following year, usually as an external candidate unless exceptional circumstances permit an internal re-sit).
  • 3rd and final attempt – may be taken the following session when the module is offered as an external or carried module unless exceptional circumstances permit an internal re-sit.

Undergraduate students who have a start date in or after academic term 2016/2017 are permitted two attempts to pass a module; the first attempt plus one resit.

  • Original attempt – at the end of Semester One or Semester Two depending on the teaching of the module.
  • 2nd and final attempt - in the resit assessment period (unless the resit is not available – such as for some lab based modules or projects, in which case it may be taken in the following year, usually as an external candidate unless exceptional circumstances permit an internal re-sit).
  • 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.
All taught postgraduate students are permitted two attempts to pass a module.
  • Original attempt – at the end of Semester One or Semester Two depending on the teaching of the module.
  • 2nd attempt - in the resit assessment period or the following session depending on the timing of the original attempt (for example, dissertation or project modules are often re-sat over the following session while the student is registered as an external candidate).  Guidance must be sought from the parent school.  If the student does not attend the re-sit at the next opportunity, as stated by the school, the student will lose that final attempt and be marked Absent.

I have achieved 100 credits, does this mean I do not have to resit the 20 credits I have not passed? (undergraduate students)

The University requirement is that an undergraduate student must pass a minimum of 100 credits each year to be eligible to progress on an Honours programme of study.  However, you must check with your Parent School, as there may be programme specific rules that may prevent you from progressing or any failed module maybe a must-pass to progress module (PFP), as failing a PFP module will prevent you from progressing. If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

Do I have to resit my failed module?  (taught postgraduate students)

If the module is pass for progression (PFP), then yes you are required to resit in order to be awarded the degree.  For more information see the Programme Catalogue webpage.  You are also required to achieve a minimum amount of credits for the programme, so if you have not met the minimum then you may also need to resit for this reason.  Usually for taught postgraduate programmes, the minimum is 150 credits, but for some programmes this may be 180.  For more information on this see the Rules for Award webpage.  For advice please contact your Parent School.  See the School Contacts webpage for information.

I can’t apply online to resit.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Assessment & Progress Team via the email address Examinations@leeds.ac.uk with the subject line clearly stating ‘Application to resit’ and include your full name, Student Identification Number, the Module code(s) and title of all modules you wish to resit and your Parent School. Please note that if you have been granted a first attempt or an exceptional attempt in your resit(s) you should contact your parent school to accept the attempt instead of applying the Assessment & Progress Team. 

Can I cancel my resit application?

To cancel a resit, please please contact the Assessment & Progress Team via the email address Examinations@leeds.ac.uk including your full name, student identification number, the module code(s) and title(s) for the module(s) you no longer wish to resit.  Please note you may only cancel your application up until the start of the reassessment period.  After this, your application will stand.

Resit Fees:

How much do I have to pay to take resits?

From the 2023/2024 session resit fees will no longer be charged.  More information on this change can be found on the Resit FAQs webpage.  Please contact the Student Information Service if you have any queries regarding resit fees.

Do I still have to pay my resit fees for a previous session?

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.

I have already paid my resit fee but am being charged late fees.

If you have already paid the fee but are still receiving invoices regarding the fee you should contact the Fees department.  If you are an undergraduate student you can use the email address UGfees@leeds.ac.uk.  If you are a postgraduate student you can use the email address PGFees@leeds.ac.uk.   You should always include your full name, student identification number and your programme of study in any correspondence.

Taking Resits:

Will my examinations/assessments take place in an exam hall?

Some assessments will take place online and some will take place on campus.  Please liaise with your Teaching School for guidance on how you will be assessed.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

Can I take my resits in my home country?

For information see the Taking Assessments Abroad webpage. Please liaise with your teaching school for guidance on how you will be assessed in each module.  If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

What will the format of my resit assessment be?

You should liaise with the Teaching School regarding the format of the assessment.   If unsure who to contact in the school, see the School Contacts webpage for information.

Coursework/In-class Assessment:

I can’t submit work to Turnitin.

You are advised to liaise directly with your Teaching School.  See the School Contacts webpage for information.  The Systems for Online Assessment webpage may also be a useful resource.

What is the hand-in date for my dissertation/coursework?

You are advised to liaise directly with your Teaching School.   See the School Contacts webpage for information.

When will my class test take place?

You should liaise with the Teaching School regarding in-class assessments. See the School Contacts webpage for information.

Queries on Programmes and Modules:

How does a student enrol for their original attempt?

When registering with the University, the student will automatically be registered for all of their compulsory examinations/assessments for the programme of study they have chosen.  Refer to the When to enrol on your modules webpage for further information on modules and how and when to enrol on to modules.

When can a student change a module?

If, after the start of any semester's teaching, a student is considering a change in the modules that make up their programme of study, they should discuss the matter with an appropriate member of academic staff in their Parent School. A Change of Module form will need to be approved by their Parent School. Once approved, their Parent School will arrange for the change to be considered by any other teaching school affected. The change will only be authorised when all the schools agree.  Whether or not the student is permitted to change a module is likely to depend on a number of factors, including whether or not:

  • Their attendance record is satisfactory
  • Spare capacity is available in the receiving module
  • There is sufficient time for the student to catch up on any teaching or coursework assignments which have been missed.

Modules may not be changed after the fourth week of teaching unless there are exceptional circumstances and Head of School approval is required; if agreed, any changes after week 4 are subject to a £50 administration charge. Refer to the Change of module webpage for more information. Note some schools apply an earlier deadline for making changes to modules, depending on the requirements of the module and the learning outcomes.  After the eighth week of teaching has passed, no changes may be made.  Students may only, with school permission, replace modules.  However, the module they are replacing and any mark achieved will remain on the record, and will be considered the original attempt at the credits.  The replacement module will be considered as a second attempt at the credits.

Please liaise with the teaching schools for further guidance.  See the School Contacts webpage for information.

What is the difference between an original attempt, a first attempt, a second attempt and an exceptional attempt?

Original attempt 

The original attempt is when a student first takes/submits all of their assessments/examinations.  So it is the ‘original’ time that the students takes the necessary assessments for their modules.

First attempt

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 attempt 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. 

Resit attempt (second attempt)

A second attempt is a resit attempt that can be taken if you fail at the original attempt (or if you had failed a first attempt resit).  Second attempt resit marks are capped at the pass mark (40 for undergraduates and 50 for postgraduates), and the mark is recorded alongside the original attempt mark.

All students are permitted second attempt resit attempts unless the school has specifically precluded this due to failure to make a serious attempt at the original opportunity.

Exceptional attempts (third or fourth attempts)

Occasionally exceptional resit attempts may be granted due to mitigating circumstances.  A third or fourth attempt resit will be capped at the pass mark and the mark will be recorded alongside any previous marks achieved.

What does the term “level” mean?

Level refers to the level of a module. For example:
  • CHEM1002 - a level 1 module
  • BIOC2667 - a level 2 module 
  • CIVE3772 - a level 3 module 
  • LUBS5778M - a level M module 
  • FLTU1559 - a level 1 module which can be taken in any year of study that the programme specification allows.

This is also explained in the Rules for Award webpage.

How many credits can a student study?

Undergraduate full-time students must study 120 credits per year on a full-time programme.

Taught Postgraduate full-time students must study a minimum of 180 credits, of which at least 135 must be ‘M' level credits.

Refer to the Modules and programmes explained webpage for more information.