Marine Institute Supplementary Examination Regulations apply to students in Advanced Diploma, Diploma of Technology, Technician Diploma, and Technical Certificate programs.


  • The privilege of writing supplementary examinations is limited to students who:


(a) have failed no more than two subjects;
(b) have obtained at least 90 % of the specified passing grade in each subject failed;
(c) have obtained a term or session average of at least 55%;
(d) were registered on a full-time basis for the period of study in question.


  • Only one attempt to write a supplementary examination will be permitted in each subject allowed under these regulations.
  • Students are permitted to write the maximum number of supplementary exams as per program classification.
    • Technical Certificates (1 supplementary exam)
    • Technician Diploma (2 supplementary exams)
    • Advanced Diplomas (1 supplementary exam)
    • Technology Diplomas (3 supplementary exams)
  • Once a student has written the maximum supplementary examinations allowed in their program, he/she must repeat any failed courses in order to earn credit for these courses.
  • Any student who has failed to complete laboratory work, workshop or drawing work to the satisfaction of the School, is ineligible for supplementary examinations.
  • Applications to write supplementary examinations are to be filed at the Registrar’s Office no later than five (5) business days after the release of grades by the Registrar’s Office, with the exception of the Fire Rescue Program. The date of the official release of grades for this purpose is the day that grades are released via student self-service (Web).
  • Applications to write supplementary examinations for students in the Fire Rescue program must be received within two (2) days of notification of examination results, and supplementary exams must be written within seven (7) days of the original exam.
  • The prescribed fee must accompany the application, which is not refundable.
  • Supplementary examinations will be written before or at the beginning of the next academic semester or session.
    • - For examinations written in April, supplementary exams will be scheduled in April or May.
    • - For examinations written in May, supplementary exams will be scheduled in June or September.
    • - For examinations written in December, supplementary examinations will be scheduled in January.
  • Supplementary exams must be written during the exam period scheduled for the course in question. The application for a supplementary exam must be filed within the normal application period as specified above.
  • For students permitted and scheduled to write a supplementary examination, failure to write a scheduled supplementary examination without prior written notice satisfactory to the Registrar, will result in a grade of 0% for the exam portion of the course.
  • A Supplementary exam cannot be written for a course in which a student has received a reduction of any portion of the course grade as a result of Academic Misconduct.
  • For the purposes of calculating a student’s revised final grade, the grade obtained in a supplementary examination replaces the grade earned for the original examination for the calculation of the final course mark.
  • The maximum grade for a course in which a supplementary examination has been written is the passing grade for the course.