If you fail the assessment in any course during the academic year you will have a reassessment opportunity. Reassessments include resit exams and the resubmission of coursework. Details of the University's reassessment procedures can be found here.

How do I find out when reassessments take place?

Re-assessment examinations may take place in December, Spring or August. The dates of all assessment periods are available in the University's academic calendar and examination timetable publication dates are available here. If you are being re-assessed in course, project or remedial work, please contact your School office for further information. Make sure you know what the re-assessment arrangements are.

I can’t find my resit details on the timetable, what do I do?

If you have any enquiries about the exam timetable please contact registry@hw.ac.uk.

Do I have to do exactly the same assessment for a resit?

You will not sit exactly the same exam, but a paper prepared specially for the reassessment. It will, however, test your knowledge of the course.

What should I expect and what should I bring with me?

All exams, whether they are first sittings or resits, are conducted in the same way and details can be found here.

Do I have to pay for resits?

There is a reassessment fee of £35 per course. You will receive an email informing you of the amount due, which you must pay before you will be able to enrol or graduate. You can pay via Student Self Service. Please note you should allow at least one working day for payment to clear. If you have a query with your invoice, please contact the Student Service Centre StudentCentre@hw.ac.uk or +44 (0)131 451 3000.

Can I sit my resit exams at another Heriot-Watt campus or off-campus?

No, you must take all your examinations at the campus where you are studying.

If I pass my resits in August when can I enrol?

If you are allowed to progress then you can enrol, the progression requirements for your programme are detailed in your Programme Handbook. After the August reassessments the Resit Exam Board will approve all results and make progression decisions, students who have undertaken reassessments will then be given a date from when they can enrol. Information on enrolment can be found here. Your results and progression decision will be available online via Student Self Service

Are there any implications if I have a Tier 4 Student visa?

If you are in the UK on a Tier 4 student visa you should check what the visa implications will be if you are required to take resits. To speak to an International Student Advisor about this please contact ISAO@hw.ac.uk