Main Hall (College Sports Hall)
Beside The Dome Bar
F06, F08, F09
E07, E19A, E19B
Exam What If’s
What if I am late for an exam?
You can be allowed into the exam hall in WIT for up to an hour after the exam has commenced. If you have gone beyond this time contact your department, the exams office and/or your Students’ Union if you run into difficulty.
What if I miss an exam or I’m too sick to sit the exam?
WIT has a procedure for instances where a student misses an exam. In this case please contact your Students’ Union and your department. Make sure to keep all your doctors notes as you may need to submit a copy.
What if I sat the exam but I’m not happy with it?
If there was an issue with the paper, contact the lecturer responsible as soon as the exam is over. If you are unhappy with how the exam went for you, wait for the results before taking action. You can then talk to your Students’ Union about appeals and/or viewing the script. Remember, the Students’ Union and the exams office are there to talk and support you with exam results.
The Exam Boards may take into account mitigating circumstances brought to its attention by a student.
Mitigating Circumstances might include:
- Certified unexpected illness of the candidate.
- Death or serious illness of a close relative or a close friend
- Such other matters which may to a significant extent have adversely affected the examination performance.
The Exam Boards may take into account the mitigating circumstance and will normally give the students an opportunity to re-sit the examination at the next exam session as if it were their first attempt i.e. a deferral.
The student MUST do the following:
(a) The Form: Get a form available from your school office or Students’ Union Office and fill it out.
(b) The Documentation: • In the case of certified illness or other similar event affecting performance in an exam, the student must submit some form of evidence (e.g. medical certificate).
This must be provided within 5 working days of the relevant exam!!
- In the case of the death or serious illness of close relative or close friends, appropriate confirmation should be provided. • For other circumstances, evidence from a reliable and objective verifiable source.
The form, with attached evidence, must be submitted to your School Office within 5 days of the exam in question. Make sure you get a receipt!
What grounds can I appeal on?
There are two possible grounds on which a student may appeal an exam result (i) Perceived substantive irregularity in the examination process e.g.where something has gone wrong during the exam e.g. an error on the exam paper or a problem with the exam hall etc. (ii) Any verifiable defect or inequity in the delivery of the prescribed curriculum e.g. where a topic has appeared on the exam paper that has not been covered during the semester etc. Appeals based on the belief that you think you did better in the exam will not be considered.
I think I have valid grounds for an appeal, what do I do now?
- Get an Appeal Form from the WIT website or call into the Students’ Union.
- Set out the reasons why you believe you have grounds to appeal.
- The form must be submitted to the Main Reception in your campus by Friday 16th June 2107 at 11:00am
There is a €60 fee for an examination appeal. The fee will be refunded if the appeal is upheld. Appeals handed in after this deadline will only be considered at the Appeals Board for the next exam session. (i.e. the following Summer or Autumn as appropriate).
What should I know in the mean time?
Students should remember:
- Appeals may not necessarily be successful.
- Students may repeat the examination, on the understanding that to repeat an examination would not prejudice their appeal in any way.
- Students should be aware that your SU President has a seat on the appeals board as your representative.
What are the possible outcomes if my appeal is successful?
Options are available to the exam board such as allowing the student to re-sit the exam at the next opportunity as a first attempt. For more information Call into your Students’ Union Office and talk to your Education Officer for advice & guidance on writing an appeal.
Viewing of Exam Scripts
- The viewing of exam scripts is a free/no cost opportunity for you to view your exam scripts from the exam session you have just sat. During this allocated time you have one hour to check for mis-calculations in the addition of your marks and also to ensure all questions were marked.
- You can view your Summer Exams for free to check over them by filling out the online application form. www.wit.ie/current_students/student_affairs/viewing_of_scripts
For any enquires: Academic Affairs 051 302042 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Exam Repeat Costs
The cost to repeat any number of modules in the Autumn examinations period is €150, subject to this being your first repeat of that module.
If you fail a module and have to repeat for a second or further time, it costs €200 per 5 credit module.
You can only carry a total of 10 credits into the next academic year, provided that carrying of modules is permitted in your course.
You are a Repeat Learner if you have modules outstanding from previous years and are repeating them for the second time, or more.
Click here for more information on Repeat Learner or email email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) Exams
What is my exam password?
New Students: Your Online Student Services password (OSSP) was supplied to you on Registration Day and is the same as your Computer Account password.
Existing Students: Your Online Student Services password (OSSP) is the password that you have used previously for Online Registration, Exam Timetables and Results etc.
If you experience problems using this facility, please call the Examinations Office at (051) 302883 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where will my exam timetable be available?
Exam timetables for each semester and repeat Autumn examinations are posted on the following website. Timetables for Semester 1 examinations are usually available in early December, Semester 2 timetables in early April and Autumn timetables in early August.
What is my examination seat number or where do I get it?
Each fully registered candidate is issued with an examination seat number. This seat number may be found on the examinations website (see number 2 above).
If I am unable to access my examination timetable what should I do?
If you are unable to access your timetable on line, you should contact the examinations office immediately.
What do the following abbreviations mean on my exam results?
|AB||Absent from examination|
|FL||Fail – no Exemptions gained at current sitting|
|FC||“Failed Component”. It indicates that you have failed a significant element of the assessments within an individual module.|
|DE||Deferral of Result(s)|
|I||Deferral of subject – a deferral is granted if you have mitigating circumstances or extenuating circumstances – it means that you will need to sit the exam in the next available exam session. You do not need to enter for this exam or pay for it; it is automatically downloaded for you. Please check the website for your examination timetable when available|
|IP||Deferral of result, Industrial Placement incomplete|
|Stage Incomplete||Means that you have not yet completed the full year of study. This is a default result for all semester 1 results for full-time programmes.|
If I have a query about my exam result, who should I contact?
If your exam results are not available on-line it may be due to the fact that you are not fully registered and need to pay your outstanding fees. If you need to pay fees please contact our Fees Office on 051-302088. If you have any queries on your exam results please contact your relevant school:
|School of Business||051-302036|
|School of Education||051-302040|
|School of Engineering||051-306160|
|School of Health Sciences||051-302774|
|School of Humanities||051-845553|
|School of Science||051-302482|
What are overall percentages for awards?
In WIT your exams are graded on a scale as below, with a descriptor of the grade you have been awarded. These descriptions are to give you an insight into the standard you achieved during your examinations. Note: Some departments may vary on their awarding of a pass grade.
|First Class Honours||70% – 100%|
|Second Class Honours Grade 1||60% – 69%|
|Second Class Honours Grade 11||50% – 59%|
|Pass||40% – 49%|
Ordinary Degree/Higher Certificate
|Distinction||70% – 100%|
|Merit 1||60% – 69%|
|Merit 2||50% – 59%|
|Pass||40% – 49%|
General Exam Information
Please contact the examinations office at the following telephone extensions:
Liz White: 051-302043
Avril Kelly: 051-302883
Liz Curran: 051-302882
Or e-mail: email@example.com
The Examinations Office is located at Reception in the Main College Campus, Cork Road, Waterford.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm & 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
or contact WIT counselling service for a free session
051 302878 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org