An appeal of an examination/Assessment result will be considered on the following grounds only.
- A) If there is evidence of substantive irregularity in the conduct of an examination.
- B) If the student, on stated grounds, considers that the mark assigned in an examination is erroneous (Students’ contention that they ought to have done better cannot ground a claim under this head).
- C) If there were circumstances of which the Examination Board was not aware when its decision was taken.
- Students submit their appeal application online with fee.
- A transcript of the student's marks for the time they have been in UCC is automatically generated and added to the appeal application.
- Following a review by the Exam Appeals Officer, the appeal is sent to the relevant School/Department for their response (i.e. their opinion). Schools/Departments are given one working week to reply.
- The response is sent by the School/Department to the Exam Appeals Officer, who then reviews it, before sending it to the student.
- The student has 48 hrs to either submit a further response to the department or confirm that the appeal is ready for the Exam Appeals Committee.
- Any further responses between the student and School/Department are sent through the Exam Appeals Officer.
- Once the student confirms they are happy for their appeal to be heard by the Exam Appeals Committee, the appeal documents are collated and prepared to be discussed at the next scheduled Committee meeting.
The Exam Appeals Application form is now submitted online.
Checklist before submission of the form
- Have you the means to pay the fee online?
- Have you prepared your personal statement?
- Is your personal statement clearly written? Please carefully review your statement to ensure the details you provide are outlined in a clear manner.
- Have you gathered your supporting documents?
- Medical certs
- Death certs
- Letter from hospital
- Letter from GP