Examination Procedures + Regulations
Assessments / examinations are conducted in accordance with the IADT Marks and Standards document. Examination Procedures and Regulations are available here.
Modes of Assessment
These vary from programme to programme. Your Lecturer, Year Tutor or Programme Chair will give you details about what is required of you during the year, and how each element contributes to your final grade for the year.
Continuous assessment is important, not only because it contributes to your grades for the year, but also because it provides an opportunity for feedback and discussion. This will help you to identify strengths and weaknesses and to adjust your studies accordingly. Work and projects prepared as part of your continuous assessment help you to develop your confidence and self-reliance skills, as well as your ability to manage your time, work with others, and to meet deadlines. You are required to meet deadlines – prompt feedback can only be provided when work is
prepared and submitted on time.
Only in exceptional circumstances may an extension of a deadline be permitted. Extensions must have the approval of the appropriate Lecturer. You will be informed regularly of your standing in relation to continuous assessment work. If your Lecturer has reasons to be concerned about your
academic standing in this regard, they will advise you of this.
You must retain your portfolios of continuous assessment work for presentation to Internal and/or External Examiners.
Many of our programmes require written examinations. Your Lecturers or Programme Chair will provide details. The detailed timetable for formal written examinations will be posted on iadt.ie/study/current-student-info/exams assessments/examination-timetables-and-regulations at
minimum four weeks of the start of the examinations. The general start and finish dates are set in advance – see the Student Calendar on iadt.ie/study/calendar.
Conduct of Candidates during Written Examinations
The regulations for the conduct of candidates during written examinations and the examinations timetable will be posted here. It is important that you read and understand these before sitting an examination.
Results posted online and transcripts are the only official communication of results between IADT and students. At the end of each year of study, results are presented to a formal Examination + Assessment Board, and ratified by the Academic Council. Provisional Examination results will be published online after the Examination Board Meeting (see here for dates).
Transcripts of results will be made available to students via Digitary Core via your student email address – it is important that you access this email address to receive your official transcript. More information is available here.
General queries relating to results after they have been posted can only be dealt with through the Examination Office. Examination results cannot be issued over the phone or to anyone other than you, the student. All communications regarding Examinations/Assessments (along with other official information) will be issued via your student email address so it is vital that you can access this and check your account regularly.