What happens after I've submitted an application for PAA?
- Upon submission of your application for PAA, you will receive a confirmation email; this will be sent to your King’s email account.
- The Examinations Office will review your application and any supporting evidence you submitted.
- Your application will then be reviewed by the Personalised Assessment Arrangement Panel to approve the appropriate provision.
- Once the Panel have approved your PAA provisions, you will be informed of the outcome via email.
Important to know:
- If any supporting evidence provided is not suitable or doesn’t meet the criteria, the Examinations Office will inform you of this by email and advise you on what to do next.
- Disability Support & Inclusion can review your supporting evidence before you re-submit your application for PAA. For more information, take a look at our article An overview of the provisions and support you can access for your disability at King’s
Where can I view my PAA?
To view the Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA) you have in place:
- Log in to Student Records.
- Once you've logged in, from the homepage navigate to the heading 'PAA'.
- You will then see an option 'Apply for or Review Personalised Assessment Arrangements (PAA)'. Selecting this will bring up a screen showing your current PAA.
How long will my arrangements last?
If you have a long-term health condition or learning difficulty (a condition that has affected you for over a year), and the supporting evidence you have submitted fulfils PAA Panel requirements, your PAA will be approved for the duration of your programme. You will not have to re-apply for PAA for the duration of your course unless your circumstances change. The date your PAA ends will be stated on the outcome email you will receive once your PAA has been approved.
If you start a new programme or transfer to a different course at King's, we will need to update your PAA. Please email the Examinations Office with details of your new course.
Examples of long-term disabilities include:
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If your condition is long-term but could change, you will be told how long your Personalised Assessment Arrangement will last for, and when you must re-apply. A re-assessment will allow the Personalised Assessment Arrangement Panel to make any suitable adjustments to your arrangement. The date your PAA ends will be stated on the outcome email you will receive once your PAA has been approved.
Examples of this include:
• A prolonged condition that can be alleviated with surgery and has a pending surgery date, such as a brain tumour.
• (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) PTSD that has no relapse.
How do I extend an interim PAA arrangement?
Within your outcome email which will details your approved PAA, you will be given the date which your provision ends as well as further guidance on how to extend your arrangements, should you still need this provision.
Important to know: Your Personalised Assessment Arrangement has been granted for the programme you are studying at the time of your application. If you start a new programme or transfer to a different course, you will need to submit a new application for PAA. In this instance please email the Examinations Office for further guidance.
What if I'm not granted all the arrangements I asked for in my application?
If you were not granted all the arrangements that you requested in your application and would like to discuss this, please contact the Examinations Office within 7 days of receiving the outcome of your application by email. The Examinations Office will discuss your application with you in more detail.
Important to know: The email containing details of the outcome of your application for PAA, will also include steps on how to make an appeal.
I've now got a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) coversheet. What will happen to the grades I obtained for coursework I submitted without my neurodiversity assessment coversheet?
We advise that you get in touch with your faculty or department for further advice, as King’s unfortunately cannot consider any adjustments retrospectively.
I've been granted PAA, does this allow me extra time for my online exams?
The format of the online exam you are taking will determine if an additional period of time will be included for your assessment. Please read our How can I prepare for assessments at King’s? for further guidance.
I have approved PAA, where will my in-person exams be held?
PAA exams may take place in various locations both at external venues, including the main exam venue, and on a King's campus. The exact exam location will depend on the specific provision you have been approved for. PAA students will be informed of the room location and seat number via their personalised timetable on KCL My Timetable.
My application for PAA was unsuccessful
Why was my application for PAA rejected?
- You have not provided enough evidence to support all your requests.
- You are not eligible for an arrangement.
- Your arrangement cannot be accommodated by King’s
If you are intercalating, this will be considered a new course. To ensure your PAA is in place for your intercalating course, please contact the Examinations Office.