Repeat/Resit/Withdrawn Modules

Updated 19 August 2021

Online registration will open for Resit/Repeat/Withdrawn modules on Monday. 6 September 2021
 

Repeat and Resit Modules

  • If you are a student on a Graduate Taught Programme and you fail a module in the Spring Trimester 2020/21, you may resit or repeat the module the next time either remediation option is available.
  • If you are an Undergraduate student and you failed a module in the Spring Trimester 2020/21, you may resit or repeat the module in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22. 
    • If your module is being taught in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22, then you can repeat it (normally attending all lectures, tutorials etc. and doing all assessments)
    • If your module is not being taught in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22, then you may be offered a resit opportunity e.g. an in-trimester assessment
    • Not all modules offer a resit. Where resits are not offered, your Programme will require you to repeat the module instead or perhaps take another module that meets the programme outcomes.
  • To see if the module offers a repeat or a resit use the Course Search Archive to find it and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module description
    • Repeat modules will cost €230 each
    • Resit modules will cost €180 each
  • Undergraduates and Graduate Taught students can register to any repeat/resit modules in online registration. Log into SISWeb (via the SSO button), click on My Registration, and under Module Registration click on Repeats.
  • Make sure that you register to whatever repeat/resit modules you need. Inaccurate registration has assessment and other implications. You will be charged for any resit/repeat attempt to which you register.
  • For more information on assessment in UCD visit the website.

Withdrawn Modules

  • You can normally re-register for any modules with a WN (or WX) grade online. Log into SISWeb, click on My Registration, and under Module Registration click on Repeats.
  • The modules are included in the credits for free fees. However, when you take the same module again, there is no charge for that second attempt i.e. the module will only be counted once, or you will only have to pay for it once, depending on the circumstances.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to a repeat/resit in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22 if it is being offered?

  • Log into SISWeb, click on My Registration and under Module Registration, click on Repeats
  • Look for the module(s) you want to repeat/resit and click on Select as Repeat/Select as Resit
  • You will not be able to register to a resit if you did not attempt the module in the previous trimester

How much will repeat/resit modules cost?

  • Repeat modules will cost €230 each
    Resit modules will cost €180 each

How do I drop a repeat/resit module?

  • Log into SISWeb, click on My Registration and under Module Registration, click on Repeats
  • Look for the module you want to drop and click Drop Module beside it

What happens if a resit is not available to me?

If a resit is not offered, your options are to re-attend (repeat) the module or take another module if permitted by your programme. If you require advice, you may contact your College/School Office. Bachelor of Arts students should go directly to the School Office for advice.

How can I check if a module I failed in the Spring Trimester 2020/21 has a resit or not?

Use the Course Search Archive to find your module and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module description.

What will my resit involve in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22?

Use the Course Search to find your module and look at the 'What happens if I fail?' section of the module description. If you need further information, go directly to your School Office for advice.

Can I repeat a module in the Spring Trimester 2021/22 instead of doing the resit in the Autumn Trimester 2021/22?

Yes, if that module is being taught in the Spring Trimester 2021/22.

Remember that if you decide not to take a resit this is your decision and you are responsible for ensuring that your registration meets your programme requirements.

If I don't take repeats or resits, what are the academic consequences?

If you don't take a resit/repeat you must have an academic plan to make sure your outstanding module credits in your programme of study are in place. It is the responsibility of a student to make sure that they comply with their programme requirements and that their registration is complete and accurate.

Can I take another module instead of an Elective module that I failed in the Spring Trimester 2020/21?

Yes, you can take another module instead of an Elective module that you failed in Spring Trimester 2020/21 if it meets the requirements of your programme.

  • Log into Online Registration click on My Registration and under Module Registration, click on Repeats
  • If you have already registered to the repeat or resit then go to the module on the page and click Drop Module beside it
  • Go to the Electives tab to pick another module
  • If you are a Graduate Taught student contact your College/School Office

Please note that all first attempts at a module incur fees or count towards your HEA Free Tuition entitlement.


Can I take another module instead of an Option module that I failed in the Spring Trimester 2020/21?

Yes, you can. If you are already registered to the resit/repeat for the failed Option module, drop this on the Repeats page. The new module will need to meet the requirements of your programme.

If you are an Undergraduate student, you should visit your College/School Office to have the substitute option manually added to your record.

Please note that all first attempts at a module incur fees or count towards your HEA Free Tuition entitlement.

If you are a Graduate Taught student contact your College/School Office.

I require academic advice in relation to a specific module, who do I contact?
 
Contact the relevant Module Coordinator.
Go to Course Search and use the search function to find your module and look up the contact details for your Module Coordinator.

I need other assistance regarding my repeat registration, who do I contact?

Undergraduate & Graduate students should contact their College/School Office.

My repeat module clashes with something on my Autumn Trimester 2021/22 timetable, what do I do?

Find your Programme below and follow the instructions.

 

How much will it cost to take another module instead of one I have failed?

You can check how much a module costs on the UCD website.

What is the current UCD Policy on resits and repeats?

Section 6.7 of the UCD Academic Regulations provides information about repeats and resits.

How do I register to a 'next attempt' for modules with a withdrawn grade?

  • Log into SISWeb, click on My Registration and under Module Registration, click on Repeats
  • Look at the list in Other Failed and Withdrawn Modules to see any modules from which you have previously withdrawn
  • If you want to register to one, just select it from the list
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Desk. We are happy to help.