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Extensions & missed assessment

It is a requirement of King's College London that all students take or submit their assessments at times prescribed by the College.

However, it is acknowledged that exceptionally, through illness or other good cause a student may be unable to meet these requirements. In such instances academic regulations allow students to submit details of their mitigating circumstances for consideration by Assessment Sub Boards. 

The College Regulations define mitigating circumstances as “recognisably disruptive or unexpected events, beyond the student’s control, that might have a significant and adverse impact on their academic performance.”

Assessment Sub Boards will use the information submitted to determine whether the mitigating circumstances provided by the student are an acceptable reason for extending a deadline or deferring an assessment (e.g. sitting an exam at the next available opportunity).

There is more information and guidance on the College Mitigating Circumstances website

Where to submit your Mitigating Circumstances Form (MCF):

In the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, decisions concerning mitigating circumstances will be made by the Assessment Sub-Board Chair in the department that owns the relevant module. Therefore, completed forms must be submitted to the relevant department office.

What do I do if my mitigating circumstances are affecting assessments for modules in different departments?

You should list all affected assessments for all modules on one MCF. This MCF should then be submitted separately to each relevant department (so you will send multiple copies of the same form).

Contact details for department offices in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities can be found here. 

If you are unsure about which department owns a module then please contact your home department for further guidance.




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