Everything you need to know to sit a Late Summer Assessment

Students sitting on the Portico Steps

Students sitting on the Portico Steps

The Late Summer Assessment (LSA) period, for students who are sitting deferred or failed assessments, takes place from 22 August to 9 September 2022 this year. All centrally managed assessments will take place on AssessmentUCL, our digital assessment platform.

Important: This guidance is for centrally-managed assessments only (all those that will be listed on your Assessment Timetable). You may also have other assessments that are being run by your department; they will advise you about these. 

We have summarised the key webpages below to help with your assessment prep: 

Exams and assessments hub , for guidance on sitting Late Summer Assessments including key dates, links to the student regulations, when and how you will be able to view your timetable, and how to access AssessmentUCL.  

When you log in to AssessmentUCL, you will see three links called ’Practice Assessment.’ Each one allows you to practice a different assessment format:

Practice Online Assessment: Where the answers to the questions are entered directly into AssessmentUCL. You may also be asked to upload handwritten or other file types.

Practice Written Assessment: Where you are required to write your assessment in a document offline, convert it to PDF and upload into AssessmentUCL. This is the most common assessment format.

You may be required to use a combination of these different formats for your assessments, so we strongly advise you to practice ALL three using the devices and browser intend to use on your actual assessment day. This is your chance to get familiar with the platform and the steps needed to successfully submit an assessment.  

Apply for reasonable adjustments if you need them 

If you are disabled or have a health condition that you feel might impact on your ability to perform in assessments, you can apply for reasonable adjustments to your Late Summer Assessment(s) by 1 August 2022, 4.00pm UK time (BST (UTC+1 hour)) 

Assessment Success Guide 

The UCL Assessment Success Guide will help you perform at the best of your ability on the day of your exam and get the best possible results. It contains strategies and tips for revising effectively and staying healthy ahead of and during the LSA period. You can also read more about how to revise for an open book exam and get some top tips for how to set yourself up for success on the day of the assessment. 

Review this checklist of steps you should take before and during any assessments on AssessmentUCL to ensure you are set up for success. 

Check out the  Exams and Assessment Hub  to see if your query is covered there. If you have any other questions, please contact the Exams Team via askUCL. 

Do not forget, if you are struggling with your preparation, you are not alone - if you would like to discuss your situation, please contact UCL Student Support and Wellbeing via askUCL. 


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