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5 things you need to know about Mary I Exams

  • Exam Timetable: When it’s released, check it and make sure that all your modules are on it and that none of your modules clash. If you spot a problem, tell the SU or Student Academic Administration ASAP.
    Click here to find your exam timetable:http://www.mic.ul.ie/adminservices/studentservices/Pages/examtimetables.aspx
  • Timetable updates: Please keep an eye on exam timetable updates. If there are any changes, MISU will let students know via this website, Facebook and Twitter. You don’t want to miss an exam because you never checked the updated timetable – we have seen it happen!
  • ID card: If you lose it, you’ll have to get a new one from Student Academic Administration, which will set you back €15. There is a new sign-in system where students must swipe their ID cards through a machine before entering the exam hall. If you don’t have your ID card you won’t be allowed sit the exam.
  • SIT DOWN: You can’t leave for the first 30 mins or the last 10 mins of the exam.
  • Missed exams: If you miss an exam, contact Student Academic Administration ASAP.

    For more information, #AskMISU and contact Laura (MISU Vice-President / Academic Officer) or Student Academic Administration.



Viewing Scripts

Click here to download reviewing form


  • Viewing scripts gives students a chance to look over their examined work and see how they were marked in different areas. Some students may decide that, having reviewed their script, they would like to recheck their result.
  • You can apply to review your scripts within a few days of exam results being published. Reviewing takes place the week after results are released.





Click here to download recheck form:


  • If you are unhappy with your grade and want to get it re-graded, you must complete the Grade Recheck form. This has to be completed and returned to Student Academic Administration within two weeks of the official release of exam results.
  • Your module lecturer will recheck the grade and return the form to Student Academic Administration who will let you know the result.
  • It costs €25 to recheck your exam results, €80 for School Placement and €50 for Dissertation results. You get this back if your grade goes up (your grade can go down as well as up).



Click here to download an appeal form:


If you’re still not happy you can appeal the recheck. This involves another form including a more detailed rationale for why your assigned grade is unfair and it is also more expensive. This time, the Head of Department will carry out the appeal. They will then let Student Academic Administration know who in turn will tell you the outcome.


Do I have to repeat something?

F, NG and I grades MUST be repeated.

D1 and D2 can be repeated but it’s optional if your QCA for the semester is over 2.00.

­You will be capped at a C3 in your repeats

I Grades are not capped



I failed. Now what?

REPEATS! Repeat exams usually take place during the last week of August.

You can only repeat a maximum of 4 modules out of the two semesters.

  • If a student has only completed one semester in the academic year then they can only repeat a max of 2 modules.
  • Only grades lower than a C3 may be repeated i.e. D1, D2, F, NG, ’I’.
  • All modules other than ‘I Grades’ are capped at a C3 which means you can’t get higher than C3. ‘I’ Grades are uncapped.
  • If you do have to repeat an exam, you’ll have to pay a fee of €172 per exam. This will all be outlined in a letter you’ll receive from Student Academic Administration telling you about the repeats.


For more information, contact Laura, MISU Vice-President / Academic Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Carrie Ryan in Students Academic Administration (061) 204921.