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Assignment and examination administration

Marking and remarking


All examination scripts are marked by at least two independent examiners and in some instances an external examiner is also required to mark scripts.

Remarking of examination answer books

Procedures for the remarking of examination scripts are sent to students together with the  examination results.

Only those students who obtain 35% - 49% or 68% - 74% in a study unit may apply for the remark of such study unit.

Applications for remarking must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

See amount payable under "Miscellaneous fees" under Study fees on the myUnisa website.

No late applications will be considered.

Closing Dates for Applications
October / November 2013 examinations
31 January 2014
January 2014 Supplementary examinations
31 March 2014
January / February 2014 Post-graduate examinations
31 March 2014
May / June 2014 examinations
31 July 2014
October / November 2014 examinations
31 January 2015

Answer scripts that consist only of a mark reading sheet, will not be remarked as these are marked electronically. A student may not apply for a remark in respect of the practical component of an examination.

Students may apply at any of the Unisa offices or via email: The student number must be indicated in the subject heading.

Applications must NOT be directed to academic staff.

An external examiner or moderator who was not involved with the original marking will undertake or verify the remarking.

Remarking results will be made known approximately 2 months after the closing date. The mark awarded after remarking will be the final result, even if it is lower than the original mark.

Remarking fees will be refunded if a student:

  • who originally failed, now PASSES as a result of remarking;
  • who originally failed, now PASSES with a SUBMINIMUM (if applicable) as a result of remarking;
  • is awarded a DISTINCTION as a result of remarking;
  • gains admission to study for a following, higher qualification on the grounds that his / her marks have sufficiently improved as a result of remarking.