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    does anyone know the procedure about applying for mitigating circumstances???
    what kind of things do universities consider?
    and if you pass the exam and have also made a mitigating claim then does that affect the fact that you have passed???
    please help
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    I suggest you check out your Universities website, no doubt it'll say on there. Maybe e-mail your tutor?

    They normally consider things like illness and bereavement etc.

    Good luck sorting it :yy:
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    (Original post by z12345)
    does anyone know the procedure about applying for mitigating circumstances???
    what kind of things do universities consider?
    and if you pass the exam and have also made a mitigating claim then does that affect the fact that you have passed???
    please help
    you have to check your university guidelines for that, it varies from university to university. At my undergrad uni, during my time there, they introduced the guideline that if you apply for mitigation circumstances and it gets accepted, then your result will be ignored completely and you have to sit the exam again. You also had to make the claim within three working days.
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    Usually (at least at my university) they won't consider mitigating circumstances if you get a pass because well, you've passed.
    I think it is slightly unfair as I have (in the past) got results much lower to those I would have if there had not been mitigating circumstances but still passed.
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    (Original post by discombobulation)
    Usually (at least at my university) they won't consider mitigating circumstances if you get a pass because well, you've passed.
    I think it is slightly unfair as I have (in the past) got results much lower to those I would have if there had not been mitigating circumstances but still passed.
    That's how it used to be at my undergraduate uni, they changed it because they got far too many mitigation claims, many of which were just bogus in case the student failed, i.e. just insurance.

    Naturally, mitigation claims dropped drastically once the new guidelines were in place.
 
 
 
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