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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.

Extenuating Circumstances Procedures for 2019/20

Please click on the statements below to expand the boxes to access more information. Applications for Extenuating Circumstances should be submitted on the EC1 form​ online​ and must be supported by appropriate evidence as to why deferral was not possible for you.​​​​​​​ Click the RE1 form​ to request an extension.​ 

Please click on the sentences (drop down boxes) below to access more information.

Deadlines for submitting extenuating circumstances (after the exam diets):

17/01/2020 – TR1

17/05/2020 – TR2

14/08/2020 – Re-assessment diet

06/09/2020  - TR3

What is Fit to Sit?
What are Extenuating Circumstances?
What do I do if i’m struggling to complete my assessments/sit my exams?
I have missed the deadline to apply for deferral – what do I do now?
How do I apply if I study an Edinburgh Napier University programme that is delivered abroad?

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