Capping of Examination Marks in Repeat Exams

With effect from the academic year 2015/16 the maximum mark which may be awarded at a repeat examination of an IT Online module will be the pass mark for that module, i.e. NUIG 40%.

Academic year 2015-2016:

  • Capping applies to all postgraduate programmes commencing in September 2015.
  • Capping does not apply to students who are taking Year 2 of a two year programme commencing in September 2015.

Academic year 2016-17:

  • Capping applies to all years of taught postgraduate programmes commencing in September 2016.
  • Capping applies to students who are returning to complete a taught postgraduate programme after having availed of a period of leave-of-absence, or other such gap in their studies, whether or not such leave was approved by the University.


Capping will apply in all cases, as outlined above, unless a deferral has been granted, see Section 9 of this document regarding the University's Deferral Application Procedures.

Important Note:

If you are not participating in a module, then you should drop-out from the module. If you do not do so, you will be seen as a repeat-student if you re-take the module. Then your grade will be capped.

If you decide to drop a module, then mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request that you are dropped. State the module and your facilitator clearly in that mail.


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