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How to Repeat

Supplemental Form

If you've been unsuccessful in your Semester 1 or Semester 2 examinations, you will have the opportunity to repeat these examinations in the Supplemental Examinations scheduled to take place in August see the (Academic Calendar) for details.

Students will receive a Supplemental Examination Form in the post in June with their Academic Transcript, you should complete this form and submit it to your local exams office on or before the 15th of July 2016.

The fee for Supplemental Examinations is EUR100, this payment can be taken by Debit or Credit Card or Bank Draft, Postal Order or Cash Payment. 

If following the supplemental examinations you have not completed the modules required to progress to the next year of your programme (and you have not been given permission to carry the module on your official transcripts of results), you will need to decide whether to repeat the outstanding modules Internally or Externally.

Internal Repeat

Internal Repeat students are those who have failed certain components of their previous year’s study and are required to return to DIT to attend classes and repeat those components. Components can include examinations, continuous assessments, assignments or laboratory work. In some instances, students do not have the option to repeat externally as attendance in class is mandatory.  As an internal repeat student, you need to register and pay fees following which you can avail of DIT services, retain your student ID card and attend classes.

DIT’s procedure for applying to register as an Internal Repeat:

  • Click here to get an indication of the internal repeat fee you will have to pay
  • Students must contact their Head of School/ Assistant Head of School/ Programme Tutor to confirm they are permitted to repeat internally and get the application form signed by either of them
  • Complete theInternal Repeat Form in full, and attach a copy of your examination results 
  • Submit the completed form to any DIT Student Service Centre or scan and email directly to
  • Register and pay online 
    (For second and subsequent year students, an Invitation to Register will be sent to your DIT email account. Students repeating first year will receive their Invitation to Register by post. This document will contain the information you will need to register and pay fees online).

To complete the online registration process you will need:

  • Your Invitation to Register email (Contains your Student ID and your PIN)
  • Personal Public Service Number-PPSN (Required by DIT’s funding authority i.e. HEA)
  • Credit/Debit card (some debit/laser cards may have a limit of €1,500 per transaction – if your fees exceed this amount check the limit with your bank before you register)
  • DIT Online Web Registration User Guide is available for students to view should you need any guidance through the process

As part of this online process you will be asked to:

  • Review/Update your personal information  
  • Register on your chosen programme
  • Pay your fees online

External Repeat

External repeat students have been granted permission to repeat failed components from their previous year’s study without attending classes. External repeats are not required to attend classes/laboratories but are eligible to sit examinations/submit assessments in the module they are repeating at the next available sitting. As an external repeat student you are not entitled to a student ID card and may not avail of DIT services.

DIT's procedure for applying to register as an external repeat:

  • Please refer to the 'Fees' section of this website to confirm the current fee to repeat externally
  • Students who have failed modules during the previous academic year must complete an External Repeat Authorisation Form External Repeat Authorisation Form in full.
  • Students are required to complete this form and submit it to any Student Service Centre or scan and email directly to
  • External repeat forms should be submitted no later than 31st October annually (with a copy of examination results), to enable examinations assign spaces in exam halls for repeat candidates. This deadline applies to all components whether it is a year long, Semester I or Semester II module.  After this date , a late registration fee is applicable. 

Replacement Student ID Card

DIT issues a ‘lifelong’ student identity card to its registered students on request. As repeat students take longer to complete their programme their card will expire at least one year before a repeat student has completed their programme. Therefore, repeat students must request a new identity card from Student Services after they complete their repeat year i.e. when they successfully pass their repeat module(s) and continue to the next year of their programme.

External repeat students are not entitled to a DIT student card or access to other DIT services while they are an External Repeat.