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    Right,

    So last term was okay, I started uni, went to fresher, made friends, had fun, passed my exams and went home for xmas.

    Long story short, January came around and a number of my old relatives decided they didn't like the look of 2011 and began dropping like flies.

    Overall this term has been hellish for me and uni has dropped further and further down my priorities list as I became more and more depressed. I'm in counselling and told the uni I was struggling back after my aunt died but things have been getting worse since then and I'm pretty certain there is no way I can pass this term. I don't want to have to resit it though, given the family issues I've been having, what are the chances of the uni letting me write this term off or take a few extra courses next year to make up credits?

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    Right,

    So last term was okay, I started uni, went to fresher, made friends, had fun, passed my exams and went home for xmas.

    Long story short, January came around and a number of my old relatives decided they didn't like the look of 2011 and began dropping like flies.

    Overall this term has been hellish for me and uni has dropped further and further down my priorities list as I became more and more depressed. I'm in counselling and told the uni I was struggling back after my aunt died but things have been getting worse since then and I'm pretty certain there is no way I can pass this term. I don't want to have to resit it though, given the family issues I've been having, what are the chances of the uni letting me write this term off or take a few extra courses next year to make up credits?

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    I doubt your university would allow you to write off the term completely, and apart from resitting in the summer, I don't know how else you could do it.
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    Make sure you get extenuating circumstances for the duration of this term. You'll need a doctors/family letter etc.

    I very much doubt you'll be able to 'add a few modules on next year'. Your choices, I expect will be either redoing the year or resiting in the summer. If you make a few requests now, you should be able to get 'first time resits' in the summer...so don't take the exams after Easter, and sit them for the first time in summer. This means you wont get capped at 40%. that way you might have some extra time to get to know the material. Alternatively, take a year out to deal with your issues and come back to uni in a year's time? Might do you good as uni has become such a low priority.
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    Sorry to hear about the tough time you're having.

    Apply for extenuating circumstances for all of your exams, if the worst comes to the worst then resit, if you still don't pass then perhaps re-do the first year or take some time off until you're in a better position mentally to continue with uni. Good luck!
 
 
 
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