Current Students Exams & Results Deferred and supplementary exams for SP1 & SP2

Deferred and supplementary exams for SP1 & SP2

Deferred exam (ED)

You will receive an ED grade when you have been approved to sit a deferred exam. This is only granted if you were unable to sit your scheduled exam during the normal exam period (can only apply up to three days after the initial exam). Contact your College if you have received an ED result but did not apply. If you did apply to defer an exam but it was not awarded, you need to contact the College to find out why.

Supplementary exam (NS)

You will receive an NS grade if you were close to passing a subject. This means you have been granted a supplementary exam, which provides you with another chance to pass the subject. However, you must pass the supplementary exam to achieve an overall pass for the subject.

Results from a supplementary exam are:

  • SP (supplementary pass)
  • SS (supplementary pass in an ungraded subject)
  • SU (supplementary fail in an ungraded subject)

Timetable for deferred and supplementary exams

You can view the dates for supplementary and deferred exams on the Academic Calendar.

Your personal exam timetable for supplementary/deferred exams will be available via StudentsOnline about 10 days after the results are released for Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

Sitting your supplementary or deferred exams away from your home campus

Study Period 1

You are expected to sit your deferred or supplementary exams on your home campus for Study Period 1 subjects. Permission to sit these exams at another campus is given in exceptional circumstances only and you should discuss this immediately with your College or the Student Centre. An application form to sit your exam at another campus is available at the Student Centre, or by emailing

Study Period 2

We understand you may have returned home after your exams in Study Period 2, be commencing work at another location or be on placement.  You are therefore allowed to sit your exam away from your home campus. There is no approval required.

To do this, complete an application form on the forms website (available after the release of results for Study Period 2).

Please note there is a charge to sit your exam at a venue away from your home campus.

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