Defer your exam or assessment

If you are experiencing difficult or extenuating circumstances you may be able to postpone taking your exams or assessments.

Apply for a deferral 

To  apply for a deferral of your assessment you should read Chapter 4 Section 6 of the Academic Manual which will explain the application process. This is called applying for extenuating circumstances by UCL. 

The chapter includes: 

Satisfactory grounds include:

  • medical 
  • bereavement of a close relative
  • academic, for example problems gaining data for a project beyond your control
  • financial hardship

Any other grounds will require the approval of UCL authorities.