Autumn Semester Examinations 2023
Student Academic Administration publish all examination schedules and make all the necessary provisions for Autumn, Spring and Annual Repeat examinations, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Student Guidelines for Examinations
- Arrive on time for your examination, ideally 15 minutes before the examination commences
- Be familiar with the correct location of your examination
- You must bring your valid student ID card with you to all examinations
- You are not permitted to bring personal belongings e.g. mobile phones, smart watches or any electronic communication device into an examination room/venue (if in doubt leave it at home)
- The end of semester examinations will be run in compliance with the Assessment Regulations, which can be found in the Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures
See below and Student Handbook for further details.
- In the event of a module missing from the timetable or you are scheduled to do three examinations in the same day, you should contact Student Academic Administration (SAA@mic.ul.ie) immediately. Appropriate changes may then be made or other action taken.
- For any queries regarding examination timetables, please contact Paula Hourigan, Senior Academic Administrator, on +353 504 20535 or Paula.Hourigan@mic.ul.ie.
Seating Arrangements for Examinations
Seating arrangements for each module during the examinations period will be available on the Student Portal in advance of examination sessions. Week one seating is uploaded, week two will be uploaded in the coming days. Please note that seating arrangements change for each examination slot.
Seating arrangements for examinations on the Thurles campus will be posted on the noticeboard outside the exam hall in advance of the examinations. For any queries regarding these arrangements, please contact Paula Hourigan, Senior Academic Administrator, on +353 504 20535 or Paula.Hourigan@mic.ul.ie.
Results, Rechecks & Appeals
Annual Repeat examination results will be released online on Friday 8 September at 12pm.
Students on the Student Administration Portal UNIT-e
First, second and third year undergraduate full-time students, PME students, LINC and taught postgraduate students registered on the UNIT-e system, can access their results by logging into Register.mic.ul.ie, using their Username (MIC Email address) and Network Logon Password, and clicking on the 'Results' tab on the Homepage screen.
Students on the Student Administration Portal SI
Students registered on the SI system can access their results via the MIC Results server examresults.mic.ul.ie.
In order to access your results online, it is essential that you know your Network Logon Password (i.e. the password you use to access Student email, Moodle etc.). If you have forgotten your Network Logon Password, you can reset it via passwordreset.microsoftonline.com.
If your password has expired, you can reset it via adconnect.mic.ul.ie.
For any other issues please email ICTHelpDesk@mic.ul.ie.
- We strongly urge you to check that your network logon password is working correctly in advance of release of results to avoid undue delay in accessing your results.
- If you do not see your current results when you log in, it may be because you have an outstanding fees balance. Please log into www.si.ul.ie or Register.mic.ul.ie (whichever is applicable to you) to view your balance and make any outstanding payments. Once your account is at a 0 (zero) balance, your results will be released for the next business day on the Student Administration Portal (www.si.ul.ie) or UNIT-e system (register.mic.ul.ie), whichever is applicable to you, as the results will not be updated on the MIC Results Server.
Please note: Under no circumstances can results be given over the phone or email as the College is obliged to protect the confidentiality of results under the Data Protection Acts.
Feedback on Assessments:
Students can access their assignments and view feedback, where it exists, from when results become available.
Students are asked to follow the steps below to view their script(s):
1. Log into Moodle.
2. Click on the module you wish to view the script for.
3. Click on the link to which you uploaded your assignment.
4. Click on your assignment to view comments/feedback.
Alternative Viewing of Assignments/Exams requesting Further Feedback
Online application period for viewing (additional feedback): Monday 11th September at 9am and closing at 12pm sharp on Tuesday 12th September.
If feedback has already been provided to you on Moodle or directly by your lecturer(s), there is no need to submit an application.
Students of the Faculty of Arts
If feedback has not been provided, students should complete and submit the relevant survey for Alternative Viewing of Assignments requesting Further Feedback available here.
Students of the Faculty of Education
In the first instance, students should consult the individual Module Assessment Feedback Document for feedback arrangements (if any) for the module. Please follow the instructions provided by the lecturer(s).
Please note for B.Ed students, the majority of core modules are not providing individualised feedback. Instead, students are advised to self-assess using the detailed grading rubric they were provided with.
Education students who wish to seek feedback from modules that are providing individual feedback should complete and SUBMIT the relevant survey for Alternative Viewing of Assignments requesting Further Feedback available here.
Requested feedback/script viewing will be available to students online on Thursday 14 September 2023, and Thursday 14 September 2023.
Arts Faculty viewings will take place from 10am-12:30pm and from 2pm-4pm, venue TBC
Education Faculty viewings will take place from 10am-12:30pm and from 2pm-4pm, venue TBC
Thurles students may view their scripts in Thurles from 10am-12:30pm, venue TBC
The recheck application window for the annual repeat exams is now closed.
Recheck fee: €25 per module, which is refundable only if the grade is changed as a result of the recheck. Remember grades can be lowered by a recheck, so be sure you really believe the grade awarded is incorrect before applying. Note: Dissertation modules spanning the academic year, e.g. Undergraduate Dissertation 1 in Autumn and Undergraduate Dissertation 2 in Spring equates to two modules and a recheck fee of €50.
You will be notified via your College student email once the grade recheck decision has been finalised.
Should the student not be satisfied with the outcome of the grade recheck, he/she may appeal the matter to the Head of Department (HoD) responsible for the module. The appeal must be made within two weeks of the publication of the grade recheck result.
The Head of Department decision is final.
The appeals application window for the annual repeat exams is now open.
You must have submitted a Grade Recheck application to be eligible to submit a Grade Appeal application. Grade Appeal applications must be submitted within two weeks of the publication of the grade recheck result.
Should the student not be satisfied with the outcome of the grade recheck, they may appeal the matter. The Appeal application must be completed and submitted within two weeks of the publication of the grade recheck result together with the appropriate fee of €50 per module (FYP = 2 modules). The application will be forwarded to the department head responsible for the module.
The appeal must be on stated grounds and should include a full and complete statement on why you believe the grade awarded is incorrect i.e. stating that you deserve a better grade is not sufficient grounds. Please refer to the Student Handbook for further information.
Closing date for Appeal Applications for the spring semester is two weeks after receipt of recheck result.
The Head of Department decision is final.
A cumulative QCA of 2.00 with no deficient grades (i.e. 'F', 'NG', 'I') is the minimum standard for progression to the next year of your course.
All grades taken in the annual repeats will be capped at C3. The higher of the original or the repeat grade will be awarded in all cases. In cases where students received an I-Grade during semester examinations, these I-Grade modules are not capped at the annual repeats.
Students who do not attain the minimum QCA at the end of the year will on the recommendation of the relevant examination board:
- Repeat the year, or
- Repeat a full semester, or
- Repeat a maximum of two modules in any one semester on a link-in basis. In such an instance, grades are uncapped, or
- Enrolment is terminated.
Annual Repeats Registration is now closed.
Please read the information below carefully in relation to Annual Repeats 2023.
Students who have deficient grades in the Autumn or Spring Semester will have received an Action Report which will provide them with the options available to them to enable them to clear their deficient grades.
If you have failed an examination/assessment in the Spring Semester and wish to seek further advice specific to your particular situation, please contact the offices below:
- Arts Faculty Students - email the SAA Office (SAA@mic.ul.ie)
- Education Faculty Students - email the Education Office (EducationOffice@mic.ul.ie)
- MIC Thurles Students - email Paula Hourigan, Senior Academic Administrator, Paula.Hourigan@mic.ul.ie.
Information for Students regarding Annual Resit Assessments 2023 can be found below.
Annual Repeat Registration
The final date for registration for Summer Resits has passed.
Please note that the repeat fee is €172 per standard module for EU students. Repeat fees for placement modules can vary.
- Undergraduate Dissertation -
In the event that you are resitting your Undergraduate Dissertation, please note that this equates to two modules. Please ensure that you register for both modules.
Registration instructions for students on the UNIT-e Portal:
If you are a first, second or third year undergraduate full-time student, a PME student, a LINC student or a taught postgraduate student please follow the following steps to register and pay for your annual repeat(s):
- To register and pay for your summer resits, open your internet browser and go to Register.mic.ul.ie and log in with your student email and network logon password.
- On the homepage select the button labelled 'Resits'.
- From the resits page, your mandatory resits will be preselected. You can choose any voluntary resits you wish to take by selecting the check box next to each module.
Please note that you can only repeat a maximum of four modules per year or two modules if you have completed only one semester. This limit excludes I-Grades. There is no maximum limit for repeating I-Grades.
- Once you have completed your choice press the 'Process' button to complete your registration.
- You can view your registration by selecting the 'Resits' button from the home page.
Registration instructions for students SI Portal:
If you are a fourth year undergraduate student or postgraduate student, please follow the following steps to register and pay for your summer resit(s):
- To access the Summer Resits Registration form, open your internet browser and go to mic.ul.ie/repeat-fees.
- Please read the Important Information section before completing the registration form.
- Please ensure you complete all required fields, otherwise you will receive an error indicating ‘Please fill out this field’.
- When entering your module details, please note that in the ‘Initial Grade’ drop-down menu you must select the result you have obtained in the module, e.g. D1, D2, F, N, NG, I. If you are an Education student who has to repeat a component of a module, select ‘QPV’ as the initial grade.
- Once you have completed the registration form and payment process, you will receive an e-mail to your MIC Student E-mail address confirming payment for the modules you registered for.
- If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail please notify Student Academic Administration via e-mail to AnnualRepeats@mic.ul.ie
- If you receive any error messages during the registration process please e-mail AnnualRepeats@mic.ul.ie.
- It is essential that you complete your repeat registration before the deadline of Friday 14 July 2023 or you may be liable for a late registration fee of €30.
- If you apply for a Grade Recheck and the outcome is successful, and as a result you are not required to repeat a module(s), the Recheck Fee will be refunded to you.
- Should you apply to repeat a module(s) and later decide to withdraw, please ensure that you email AnnualRepeats@mic.ul.ie in order to be deregistered from this module.
- If you received an 'I' grade in any module the Autumn or Spring semester it is essential that you register for these modules now, even though you may have cleared the module at this point, otherwise it will not be possible to grade your module(s).
- Should you apply to repeat a module(s) and later decide to withdraw, please ensure that you email AnnualRepeats@mic.ul.ie in order to be de-registered from this module. Please bear in mind that the repeat fee is non-refundable.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have checked your Residual QCA and that you have made the correct choices to enable you to progress or graduate.
Should you need any further clarification please direct queries to AnnualRepeats@mic.ul.ie. Please use your MIC student e-mail account in all correspondence with the college.
Students should note that resits can be either formal sit-down exams, an oral examination or an assessment. Students are advised to check the relevant module page on Moodle for details of resit requirements and associated deadlines.
NB. Please see Summer Resit Timeline below
- Timed examinations and language orals will take place during the examination period of 21 August – 25 August 2023
- Gaeilge Students: If you have a deficient grade in a Gaeilge module, you will receive an email from Roinn na Gaeilge outlining how each component of the module will be assessed. The date for repeat oral examinations is:
- Thurles students - Tuesday 22 August
- Limerick students - Wednesday 23 August
- Thurles Campus students - M-Grades GAP4732 and GAP4726 - Cúrsa Gaeltachta 1&2, In relation to students of the following programmes: BA in Education, Gaeilge and Religious Studies, BA in Education, Gaeilge and Business Studies and BA in Education, Mathematics and Gaeilge, M-grades have been recorded for the above Cúrsa Gaeltachta modules. ‘M grades’ are holding grades. The results for this module will be presented to the Annual Repeat Examination Board meeting. It is not necessary to register for a repeat examination in these modules.
- Thurles Students - School Placement - Thurles students who failed School Placement are advised to contact Dr. Finn Ó Murchú, via email, with regard to next steps.
- To maximise the opportunity for students to complete Resit Assessments, the assessments will be made available on Moodle and/or distributed to students via e-mail from Module Leaders, by Monday 3 July 2023
- Please note: The Moodle 2022-23 site will be unavailable for the week of July 24. This is to allow for preparation of our new Moodle site for the new academic year.
- Students will still be able to access 2022/23 course pages on the same instance of Moodle - https://moodle.mic.ul.ie throughout the Summer except for week commencing 24th July.
- 2022/23 pages will stay visible as “in progress” pages until the end of August. Once August has passed, 2022/23 pages will relocate to “past” pages
- In August the usual MIC Moodle link - https://moodle.mic.ul.ie - will bring students to the new Moodle site for 2023-24. This site should not be used by students until the start of the 2023-23 academic year.
- Module Leaders will set deadlines for submission for individual assessments, and you are required to meet these given deadlines.
- I-Grades: The I-Grade process will continue to operate as outlined in section 4.2.3 of the University of Limerick Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures. If you seek and are granted an I-Grade at annual resit time, please note that you will not proceed to the next year of your programme or graduate. Please contact SAA@mic.ul.ie for any further information.
- After the end of the summer period, normal progression criteria will apply: students will be required to have a QCA of 2.00 or greater with no deficient grades (e.g. I, F, NG, N) after the annual resits to progress to the next year of their programme or to graduate as appropriate. Students who cannot progress will be required to link in the following year and will be liable for the associated fees.
NB. Please use your MIC student e-mail account in all correspondence with the college. You should direct your queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you fail modules in the Summer Resits, you will be required to take these deficient modules on a Link-in repeat basis the following academic year. Modules repeated in this way are uncapped. You may link-in to a maximum of 2 modules per semester and will be liable for all associated fees. Please note that you will not progress to the next year of study of your programme while linking in to modules. You are required to attend lectures/tutorials etc. for these deficient modules with the next cohort of students and examinations are taken for these modules only, at the end of that semester. If you wish to avail of this option, complete the relevant Link-in form and return to Student Status (email@example.com).
Link-in forms are available on the MIC Website on the Student Portal at the following link: https://maryimmaculatecollege.sharepoint.com/sites/studentportal/saa/student%20forms/forms/allitems.aspx
Alternatively, in an effort to improve your QCA, you may prefer to Link-in to the next Academic Year, rather than take the Annual Resit Assessments. Please note that modules repeated in this way are uncapped. You may Link-in to 2 modules per semester at a cost of €570 per module. Should you fail your Link-in module(s) at the end of the semester and are required to take Summer Resit Examinations, you will then be capped at a grade of C3 at this point.
If you are required to repeat an entire semester or opt to avail of this opportunity in an effort to improve your QCA, you must register in week one of the Semester in which you are required to repeat. You will be subject to payment of full fees in respect of the semester. Please inform Student Status (firstname.lastname@example.org) in writing if you intend availing of this option.
If you are required to repeat the year, please note that you must register in Week 1 of the Autumn Semester of the next academic year. You will be subject to payment of full fees. Please inform Student Status (email@example.com) in writing if you intend availing of this option.
In order to be eligible to undertake a Summer Resit Assessment, your Residual QCA must be at least 2.00. This means that it must be possible for you to improve you QCA to at least 2.00 by taking a maximum of 4 modules and replacing them with the highest grade attainable in the Annual Resits, namely C3. If your Residual QCA does not reach 2.00, you are then not eligible to take Summer Resit Examinations and it is necessary for you to consider other options, i.e. Link-in, Repeat Semester or Repeat Year. You can check you Residual QCA on the attached Action Report. Please also note the following:
- A maximum of 4 modules can be repeated provided you have completed two academic semesters in the year.
- Students who complete only one academic semester in a year may only resit 2 modules from that semester.
- I-Grades will not be counted in the maximum permissible number of modules which a student is allowed to resit.
- If you register for summer resit assessments and subsequently decide to link-in to the following academic year instead of undertaking the resit assessments, you must notify Student Academic Administration and Student Status of your decision, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Resit examinations (excluding I-Grade exams) will be capped at C3 grade. The higher of the original or the repeat grade will be awarded in all cases.
If your QCA is already over 2.00 with no deficient grades but you have some D1 and/or D2 grades, you are entitled to progress to the next year without repeating modules unless otherwise specified in the Programme Specific Regulations for your programme. However, you may opt to clear the D1 or D2 grades (i.e. to upgrade them to a Pass grade–capped at C3) by voluntarily sitting summer restis subject to the above criteria. If you receive a worse grade in the repeats, the original grade will remain.
See Student Handbook for further details.
As per section 1.4.16 of Academic Regulations (see below):
Summer resits will be available in all modules in all years of all academic programmes except where Heads of Departments make a written submission to the Vice President - Academic Affairs not to offer a repeat in a module or part thereof in cases where:
- It would not be feasible to offer a repeat assessment;
- Specific required skills have not been demonstrated by the student;
- The module has been defined as having professional accreditation-related elements and, in accordance with section 3.5.1, repeat opportunities are restricted.
As approved by the Academic Regulations Committee:
- Modules where the assessment relies substantially on completion of practical work
- Specialist placement, e.g. Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Teaching Practice; clinical placements
- Cases where a conventional written examination is not considered a suitable assessment instrument
- Projects undertaken by means of team-based work/project, where skills development is being assessed either progressively or continually over a semester
- Where there is a safety implication in a laboratory or workshop
- Calendar implications
What is an I Grade?
An I-Grade is of benefit when you are not able to complete all the requirements for a module during the normal semester timelines and have submitted certifiable evidence of medical and/or psychological illness or immediate family crisis where the presence of the student is indispensable. ‘I’ grades shall not be assigned in response to a plea made in respect of pressure of work.
Students must submit satisfactory evidence to support the request for an I-Grade and such certification is valid only when it comes via our professional services (Student Medical Centre, Counselling or Chaplaincy services) or adequate third-party evidence is submitted to those professional services for consideration.
An I-Grade provides you with the opportunity to undertake the assessment(s)/ examination(s) again over the summer with no academic penalty. The requirements to clear an I-Grade are set at module level and as such will be available from your module coordinator.
Applications for Autumn Semester I-Grades
I-Grade application forms are available from the Student Academic Administration Office or can be downloaded here or from the Student Portal/LAN.
MIC Limerick students seeking I-Grades in respect of Autumn semester modules should submit their fully completed I-Grade application, along with original supporting documentation, to the Student Academic Administration Office, room 112.
MIC Thurles students seeking I-Grades in respect of Autumn semester modules should submit their I-Grade application directly to Paula Hourigan.
All applicants must complete all sections of the application process regardless of which category of I-Grade you are selecting.
The three categories available are:
(1) Student Health Centre/External Health Centre
(2) Counselling Department
(3) Chaplaincy Department
The regulations pertaining to the I-Grade process are covered within section 4.2.3 of the Handbook of Academic Regulations and Procedures.
Applications for requests for Leave of Absence, Return from Leave of Absence, Internal Transfer, External Transfer, Readmission, Exemptions, etc. should be emailed to the following:
MIC Limerick students
All applications to be considered by the Student Status Committee should be emailed to AskRegistry@mic.ul.ie
MIC Thurles students
All applications to be considered by the Student Status Committee should be emailed to Paula.Hourigan@mic.ul.ie.
Classification of Awards
Bachelor's Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates
The award of a bachelor's degree, diploma (either undergraduate or postgraduate) or certificate (either undergraduate or postgraduate) is made at honours levels. To qualify for the award of a bachelor's degree or diploma or certificate, an applicant must:
- Satisfy all the assessment and other requirements set for the programme of study;
- Achieve a minimum final cumulative QCA of 2.00, with full credits in all prescribed modules of the programme of study, and;
- Satisfy any programme specific regulations as specified for particular programmes.
Awards will be at one of the following classifications:
Award Classification/Cumulative QCA
- First Class Honours: 3.40
- Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2.1): 3.00
- Second Class Honours Grade 2 (2.2): 2.60
- Third Class Honours: 2.00
The Academic Council Examination Board may consider an applicant whose final cumulative QCA is not more than 0.10 less than the QCA required for a First Class, 2.1 or 2.2 classification and who satisfies the other requirements for the proposed award.
A student who fails two PARE modules in Years 2, 3 or 4 may be eligible for an Exit Award or for transfer to an appropriate exit programme.
President’s Scholarships to undertake postgraduate study in the College are awarded to students who graduate with First Class Honours from the nine undergraduate programmes. Students who achieve first place on each of the undergraduate programmes are awarded College Gold Medals. The award is made to the student with the highest QCA as calculated on the student's performance over the final six semesters of the programme. Students who have not completed six semesters within these programmmes at MIC are not eligible for consideration for this particular award. A range of other awards and scholarships are presented to students at the Annual Graduation Ceremonies. For further details, please contact the MIC Research & Graduate School.
An aegrotat award may be awarded to a student who has died or is unable to complete their programme of study due to very serious illness or other grave circumstances. An award made on an aegrotat basis is unclassified and does not entitle the student to the benefits of an award of the university, including meeting the entry requirements of a programme of further study, exemptions or recognition by professional bodies or the right to practise in a profession. In the event that a student who has received an aegrotat award makes a significant recovery from an illness, the student may be permitted to re-enter the programme of study. See Student Handbook for further details.
A Posthumous Award may be awarded to a student who has died without having met the eligibility criteria for an aegrotat award. To be eligible for a posthumous award, the deceased student must have completed at least 30 ECTS credits on a taught programme or successfully passed at least one annual progression review on a research programme
- Autumn Semester Examinations 2023
- Results, Rechecks & Appeals
- Annual Repeats
- Student Status
- Classification of Awards