The general Appeals Policy and appeal forms may be downloaded from this website - see below. Appeal forms are also available from the CIT Registrar’s Office (1st floor, Administration Centre).
Appeals should be lodged with the Registrar’s Office (1st floor, Administration Centre) within 5 working days of the day on which the examination results are issued.
- Assessment Appeals must be submitted as outlined below, during the specified period following the release of exam results.
- Semester 1 Assessment Appeals may be submitted from 9.00am on Thursday 2nd February 2017 up to 4.30pm on Wednesday 8th 2017.
- Late applications will not be accepted.
Appeals on the appropriate form must be signed by the student making the appeal and will be accepted directly from the student, by post, or by fax (to 021 4335016). A scanned electronic file of the signed form may be submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The student has a responsibility to verify the receipt of fax or email submissions by contacting the Registrar's Office (phone 021- 4335389). Appeals made on behalf of a student by a third party will not be accepted.
Grounds for Examination Appeals
Results may be appealed on the following grounds:
- Extenuating circumstances which were not known at the time of the assessment, or which were submitted sub rosa (Download extenuating circumstances appeal form).
- Procedural or administrative errors on the part of CIT in the conduct of assessment, or in the application of regulations governing assessment (Download procedural or administrative appeal form).
Note: Students may not appeal based on a perceived error in the evaluation of assessment material/performance but may request a Review of Module Mark.
Details of each of these categories are in the Assessment Appeals Policy which may be downloaded here.
Assessment Appeals Fee
Completed Assessment Appeals forms should be accompanied by the appropriate fee as follows:
- For appeals on the grounds of Extenuating Circumstances or Procedural or Administrative Error the fee is €80.
In the event of the appeal by the student leading to an increase in a module mark, the fee charged shall be refunded in full.
Review of Module Mark
If you believe that there was an error or omission which resulted in an incorrect mark for your module(s) you may request a Review of Module Mark. This is not an appeal.
- Before requesting such a review it is mandatory that you view your assessment script(s)/material(s)
- Having reviewed the material you may request a review of module mark to address an error you believes occurred
- Must be submitted within 5 working days of viewing assessment material
- Request for review submitted to Registrar’s office
You should only submit a request for Review of Module Mark if you believe there was an error.
You must give details of the perceived error (i.e. no longer enough to say I am not happy with my result).
There are two types of error that can occur:
- Error in calculation or recording of mark
- Review checks that mark has been calculated and recorded correctly
- Assessment meterial is not remarked
- There is no fee for this type of review
- Error in the evaluation of assessment performance or material
- Review involves recheck of assessment material by review examiner to see if the error (as claimed by the student) actually ocurred
- There is a fee of €80 for this type of review
- In the event of the review leading to an increase in a module mark, the fee charged shall be refunded in full.
General Notes on Assessment Appeals and Review of Module Mark
Early Disclosure of Extenuating Circumstances
Where an assessment appeal is based on extenuating circumstances (e.g. illness), the appellant should note that, in general, extenuating circumstances must be submitted in a timely manner such that they can form part of the deliberations of the appropriate Module Examination Board meeting or Progression and Awards Board meeting. Accordingly, evidence relating to extenuating circumstances will not normally be admitted as grounds for appeal, except where it was not possible to submit this evidence for consideration at the relevant Board meeting. [See Section 4 of the Appeals Policy]. The Institute reserves the right to seek independent medical opinion.
Result of Appeal or Review
An appeal or review may result in marks being increased, marks being decreased or marks remaining unchanged. In the event of marks being changed, there may be a consequential change in the overall result.