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NUI Galway - COVID 19 Special Arrangements - Progressing with 10 ects


In line with Emergency Marks and Standards for the Academic Year 2019/2020 only, approved students will be allowed to progress to their next year of course and carry with them 10ects (failed Semester 2 modules from previous year) for the academic year 2020/2021 only – these arrangements have been put in place in light of the impact of COVID 19 during Semester 2, 2020 as an exceptional measure.

Do I sit Autumn Exams?

Yes, all students must sit Autumn Exams as scheduled

What do I need to do?

You don’t need to do anything. Your College will be in contact with eligible students following Autumn Exam results release

What is involved?

In September, if you receive written permission from the Dean of College or nominee following the release of your Autumn exams, you can choose to continue into  the next year of your course carrying up to 10 ects of failed Semester 2 modules only from this (19/20) year, as advised and agreed by your College.
Scenario:
You can progress to 3BC1, on passing 50 ects of 2BC1.
You will be carrying up to 10ects of failed Sem 2 modules, as advised and agreed by your College. 
Note: you cannot carry/repeat semester 1 modules.
           

I have been granted permission to continue into the next year of course to carry 10ects:  I would like to choose this option – what do I do next?

It is important that you discuss the following with your College:
1. the modules you need to repeat (Where a module is no longer available, you can discuss this with your Discipline/College Office)
AND
2.      You need to fully understand the workload for you in Semester 2 in Academic year 20/21 i.e. combining the next year of your programme demands and the modules that you carried, potentially studying 70ects worth of modules.
 

Can I change the modules I have to repeat?

No.  You can only repeat the modules that you failed from Semester 2.
Where a module is no longer available, you can discuss this with your Discipline/College Office

 
 
I have been granted permission to continue into the next year of course and carry 10ects: I would NOT like to choose this option – what do I do next?

Contact your Dean of College or nominee – advising them that you wish to repeat your failed year only.
You will register online for your repeat year and pay repeat fees for that course only. You will be expected to repeat only the failed modules up to 10 ects from previous year.
 

Will I have to pay fees if I carry credits?

Check the following Fees Office link - https://www.nuigalway.ie/student-fees/carrying5or10ects/   regarding fees you may need to pay.


What is the deadline to register if I carry credits?

Firstly,
You must be registered for your REPEAT YEAR by 16th September 2020, at the latest
Next, 
You will need to confirm acceptance of the option to PROGRESS TO NEXT YEAR OF COURSE (you will receive an email with full details on this in September, if eligible),
Once this is confirmed by you, then you will be systematically registered as a student for your progressing year by the 18th September 2020.
 
To facilitate this progression of carrying 10 ects, you will be asked to agree to the following: 
1. Repeat up to 10 ects semester 2 modules
2. Accept the terms and conditions of the repeat stream
3. Accept the terms and conditions of your progressing year
4. Pay any monies owed

Other queries:
Check the deadline for withdrawing and taking a Leave of Absence
If you need to withdraw, you should discuss with your College, more information is available here
If you need to take a Leave of Absence, we advise you to talk to your College before you make any decision, more information is available here

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