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  Fit to Sit - Extenuating Circumstances

These regulations apply to all matriculated students of Edinburgh Napier University who believe that their ability to complete an assessment of any type has been adversely affected by extenuating circumstances that have had a detrimental effect on their academic studies or progression.

Please note that this information supersedes the extenuating circumstances information in section five of your programme handbook.

Changes to Extenuating Circumstances Procedures for 2017/18

We have introduced changes to these procedures. Details of the changes, what you have to do and the support available to you can be found in the Fit to Sit Student Fact Sheet​​ and below throughout this page. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions section which can be accessed by clicking on 'FAQ' in the column to the left. 

Please click on the statements below to expand the boxes to access the correct form (RE1/DA1/EC1) and 
more information​​​​​​​.

Fit to Sit
If you think you can still complete your assignments with a little more time
If you can’t do your assessments at all or become ill during an exam
If you realise later that you should have applied for deferral but didn’t
Students studying on Edinburgh Napier University programmes delivered with our international partner institutions

​Contact details for form submission


The Business School:
Room 2/61, Craiglockhart


School of Arts and Creative Industries:
Room C81a, Merchiston
School of Computing:
Room C34, Merchiston
School of Engineering and the Built Environment:
Room C81b, Merchiston


School of Health & Social Care:          
Room 3.B.06, Sighthill
School of Applied Sciences:
Room 2.B.27, Sighthill | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App