Exams & Results

Exams and Results

When you need information about examinations, please read through this section or talk to our team on campus in the Examinations Office.

Examination Results

The Exam Results will be available to view on the Student Hub homepage under Online Services from Thursday, 18 June,  at 9.30 am (they are currently offline).

What do the following abbreviations mean on my exam results?

PS = Pass
EX = Exemption(s) granted - you are exempt from the subjects which you have passed, ie, above 40% and repeat any subjects under 40%
AB = Absent from examination
FL = Fail – no Exemptions gained at current sitting
EB = Exam Board Decision - please see your Head of Department for further information
DE = Deferral of Result(s) 
I = Deferral of subject - a deferral is granted if you have extenuating circumstances – it means that you will need to sit the exam in the next available exam session.  Please check the website for your examination timetable when available.

If I have a query about my exam result, who should I contact?

If your exam results are not available online it may be due to the fact that you are not fully registered and need to pay your outstanding fees.  If you need to pay fees, please contact our Fees Office on +353 (0)74 918 6125.

If you have any queries on your exam results please contact your relevant school / department:

School of Business +353 (0)74 918 6210 / 918 6206 / 918 6209
School of Engineering +353 (0)74 918 6410 
School of Science +353 (0)74 918 6310
School of Tourism +353 (0)74 918 6612. 

What are overall percentages for awards?
Honours Degree:

First Class Honours:  70% - 100%
Second Class Honours Grade 1:  60% - 69%
Second Class Honours Grade 11: 50% - 59%
Pass: 40% - 49%

Ordinary Degree/Higher Certificate:

Distinction:  70% - 100%
Merit 1:  60% - 69%
Merit 2:  50% - 59%
Pass:  40% - 49%.

Compensation and Progression Compensation

A candidate who fails to attain the required pass standard in one or two of the modules in an Examination may, nevertheless, pass the overall examination by compensation, within the limits set out below.

  • Candidates may only compensate where the total credit value for which compensation is sought does not exceed 10 credits in any one semester.  (In practice, therefore, a candidate may compensate in one 10 credit module or two 5 credit modules.  The maximum number of modules passed by compensation between Semester 1 and 2 examinations is four – that is, no more than two 5 credit modules in Semester 1 and no more than two 5 credit modules in Semester 2.)
  • The marks obtained in the examination module(s) being considered for compensation must not be lower than 35%, where the pass standard is 40%.
  • Aggregate excess gross marks above the pass standard obtained in examination modules which have been passed must be at least double the weighted deficiency in the examination module(s) being considered for compensation.  Where 10 credit modules are involved the marks must be weighted to reflect the number of credits.
  • Compensation can only apply where all the examination marks appropriate to a particular semester are achieved at the same sitting, eg, a candidate who has been granted exemptions at a previous examination session, and is presenting in the remaining examination modules in a semester, may not pass the semester by compensation.
  • Compensation may be applied only to enable a candidate to pass in the examination as a whole.  It may not be applied to grant exemptions or additional exemptions.

Consultation Days

It's important to get feedback on your exam performance from your lecturers when you can. To ensure you get this quality time, Consultation Day has been set up for students to meet with lecturers individually. This is your chance to get advice on how you personally can perform better in exams.

The Consultation Days are for the 2019/2020 academic year are:

  • Spring Exams:  Thursday, 18 June, 1.30 - 5.30 pm and Friday, 19 June, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm.    Consultation with your lecturer will be via email only.  Lecturer emails are in the format firstname.surname@lyit.ie.
  • Autumn Repeats Examinations are in the format of Remote/Online Examinations and are scheduled from Tuesday, 1 September - Wednesday, 9 September (more information to follow).

Review/Recheck of Examination Results

If, as a student, you think that your exam results seem incorrect you can ask for a review or a recheck of your papers after the results have been issued.

Your request must be made to the Examinations Officer on the official application form within five working days of the examination results being posted on this website. Click here for the procedures and application form for review or recheck.

The review/recheck application deadlines for 2019/2020 academic year are

  • Spring Exams:  Thursday, 25 June 2020  (more information to follow).

Autumn Exams/Repeats - Remote/Online Assessment

The Autumn repeat examinations will take place from Tuesday, 1 September, to Wednesday, 9 September.  These will be remote/online examinations.  A timetable will be made available for all online/open book examinations and will be published on this website in July.

The information regarding your repeat alternative assessment will come from your School Office.  If you have not received details of your alternative assessment, please check your emails and contact your School.

It is very important to continue to engage with your lecturers and check your college email and Blackboard for further messages.

How to Register for the Autumn Examinations/Assessment

Go to the Student Results page and enter your Student Number and PIN.  Select the Re-Apply link at end of your results and register for the repeat assessments.  Select all modules listed and click on Register.

If your result reads as follows, the exams office will automatically register you for the Autumn assessment:   "I" = Deferred,  "WH" = Withheld or "FC" = Failed Component.  Any module with this result will not appear on the Re-apply link.

Registration Fee: A fee of €50 will be charged for all Term 1 repeat modules only (January exams).  There is no fee for Term 2 repeat modules (May exams).

Closing Date: The closing date for to register for the Autumn Examinations/assessment is 10 August 2020.

Statement of Examination Results/Diploma Supplement

Digital Grademailers (Statements of Examination Results)

Digital Grademailers are available to all students at the following link: https://core.digitary.net.
Digital Grademailers are an official statement of a student’s grades for a specific term or exam session. They are issued to all students after Winter, Summer and Autumn exam sessions.  Students may download or share these digital documents with other educational institutions or employers.

Current Students:  (To log into Digitary CORE for the first time ONLY)

  1. Go to https://core.digitary.net
  2. Click on the icon highlighted below and select Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyDigital Core
  3. Log in using your student number (Lxxxxx) and your student password.
  4. When you have logged in, you will be prompted to enter a personal email address and password for use with Digitary CORE. You will be sent an email to validate this address.
  5. After validating your personal email, the next time you log into Digitary CORE, use your personal email and password. This login method can be used both while you are a registered student and after you have completed your studies.


What is the European Diploma Supplement? 

New qualifications proliferate worldwide and countries are constantly changing their qualification systems and educational structures.  With an increasing number of mobile citizens seeking fair recognition of their qualifications outside their home countries, the non-recognition and poor evaluation of qualifications is now a global problem.  Since original credentials alone do not always provide sufficient information, it may be difficult to gauge the level and function of a qualification without detailed explanations. The European Diploma Supplement is a response to these challenges. 

It promotes transparency in higher education and fair and informed judgements about qualifications.  It aids graduate mobility and facilitates access to lifelong learning opportunities. It also accommodates rapid changes in qualifications.  LYIT produces the European Diploma Supplement according to a template jointly developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.

How do I get my Diploma Supplement? 

Students can access their academic documents online through a secure electronic document system.  Students log into the system with their student ID and their password/pin number. The online system can be accessed via the following link: Digitary Student/Graduate Electronic System.  Once logged into the system, you can view documents that are available to you. 

Sample of the LYIT Diploma Supplement Document 
Sample of a Transcript of Results

More Information

LYIT’s Examinations Office is open Monday to Friday from 2.30 - 5 pm.

Contact the team:
Claire: +353 (0)74 918 6124 or claire.mcloone@lyit.ie 
Aisling: +353 (0)74 918 6128 or aisling.mcdaid@lyit.ie