Required to resit exams or repeat modules
If you fail part of your course and are required to resit exams or repeat modules this could have a serious impact on your immigration status.
This is because you may be required to resit exams or repeat modules as an external student. You will not be complying with the conditions of your Tier 4 (General) visa as you will not be attending your course.
If there are more than 60 days between the start of the next academic period and the date you are next required to attend, then the university is required by law to report this to the Home Office. If this happens your leave will be curtailed and you must leave the UK.
Example: You fail part of your course in June 2015 and are required to resit exams as an external student in May 2016. There would be more than 60 days between the start of the next academic period (September 2015) and the date of your resit exams in May 2016. In this situation the university would report to the Home Office. Your leave would be curtailed and you would be advised to leave the UK.
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The government makes changes to the immigration rules and procedures on a regular basis; it is important that you check the current guidance and rules. For further information visit UKCISA and the Home Office websites.