Effective date of registration
See glossary for the definition of 'effective date of registration'.
A student registered for the Access route after 1 March 2011 and prior to 30 December 2011 will be given an effective date of registration of 30 November 2011.
Students should note that prior to the 2011-12 Programme Specifications and Regulations coming into effect, a student who registered for the Access route was automatically given an effective date of registration as follows:
1 September, if registering between 1 September and 31 December
1 January, if registering between 1 January and 30 April
1 May, if registering between 1 May and 31 August
As from when the 2011-12 Programme Specifications and Regulations come in to effect, all students' effective date of registration will be 30 November
A student whose effective date of registration is 30 November in any year will be eligible to enter for examinations in the following calendar year for the first time.
Period of registration
As indicated in the Programme Summary, the maximum and minimum periods of registration from the student's effective date of registration will be:
|Access route||One year||Three years|
No reduction in the prescribed minimum period of registration will be permitted.
A student who progresses from the Access route to a degree will be given a new eight year period of registration beginning with effect from 30 November in the year of progression to the degree.
A student who has not completed all the requirements of the programme within the maximum period of registration may apply to renew their registration for a further full maximum period.
Renewal of registration is at the discretion of the University which will take into account the progress made by the student during registration. If the student's application is approved, the registration will be subject to the Regulations that apply at the time of renewal and they will be required to pay the registration fee and any other fees applicable at that time.
Procedures for renewal of registration are in the student handbook.
Confirmation of continuing study
To maintain their registration with the University, a student must confirm their continuing study annually, and pay the appropriate fees by the given deadlines.
The continuing registration procedure is sent out annually to students.
A student's registration will lapse if the continuing registration fee is not paid. A student whose registration has lapsed will not receive new study materials, nor be allowed to participate in the VLE, nor be allowed to attempt an examination.
A student who wishes to reinstate a lapsed registration may, at the discretion of the University, either:
- pay all outstanding continuing registration fees and complete the continuing registration form and receive the remaining period of registration, or
- cancel their registration, pay a new registration fee and receive a new maximum period of registration.
At its discretion, the University may decide on which of these options a student must take if they wish to continue their studies. In either case, the results of all previous examinations will remain valid.
Cancellation of registration
A student may cancel their registration at any time. Fees will not be refunded except in exceptional circumstances.
Section 9 gives refund information.
A student who has been registered with the University may apply to cancel their registration and register again for a programme in the same subject or field of study, without carrying forward their previous record, including attempts at examinations, if:
- They have never attempted an examination
- They have not attempted an examination in the two years prior to the request.
All applications for cancelling a registration and registering again for a programme will be considered on an individual basis. Permission to re-register in these circumstances will be given at the discretion of the University and will be subject to any further conditions specified either in these Regulations, or by the University.
A student who is permitted to cancel their registration and re-register for a programme in the same subject or field of study under the above paragraph will be required to pay a new registration fee and will receive a new registration period. The previous period of registration will be considered to have lapsed. A student will only be able to re-register for a programme without carrying forward their previous record on one occasion.
Section 9 gives refund information.
Registration of former students of the University
In addition to satisfying the entrance requirements given in the Programme Summary, an applicant who was previously either registered as an International Programmes Student or enrolled at a College of the University of London must have paid the University or College all due fees and accounts. An applicant who fails to satisfy this condition will not be permitted to register, or to register again, as an International Programmes Student.
An applicant who has previously received a University of London award, or whose registration with the University was terminated because they had exhausted the permitted number of attempts at an examination, may apply to register again as an International Programmes Student for a programme of study in a different subject or field of study.
It is at the University's discretion to determine whether a student who registers again for an award can receive credit for any subjects previously passed.
A student who receives credit for subjects previously passed will not be permitted to re-enter the examination for those subjects.
A student who is permitted to register again will be required to pay a new registration fee. The student will receive a new maximum period of registration relevant to that programme.
A student whose registration as an International Programmes Studentfor the Diploma in Economics or for the Diploma in Social Sciences or for a Diploma for Graduates or degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences has been terminated, because the student has exhausted the number of permitted attempts at an examination and cannot proceed, will not be permitted to register for the Access route.
A student who has been awarded the Diploma in Economics or the Diploma in Social Sciences or a Diploma for Graduates or degree in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences will not be permitted to register for the Access route.
A student who has successfully completed the Access route is not permitted to register again for the Access route. The route is a means by which students can gain access to the degrees in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences through the Standard Route; it is not a means by which students can accumulate passes in individual courses.
A student who has successfully completed the Access route is not permitted, as an International Programmes Student, under these or any other Regulations, to enter examinations again for the same or equivalent courses as those passed.