• Registration: For the first (regular) examination on a course, the student does not need to register. For a re-examination the student must always register at least one week in advance: Registration is made prior to being re-examined, via a form on the website. Before a home assessment, registration is made directly to the respective teacher or according to the teacher’s instructions.
  • Grading scale: A = Outstanding, B = Very good, C = Good, D = Satisfactory, E = Adequate, Fx = Inadequate, completion possible, F = Inadequate, TG = Adequate. The teacher will inform students about the form and time of the exam as well as what is required for each grade. Exam results are announced by the teacher, usually within two to three weeks. Results of any re-examination however may take longer.
  • Students who have failed or been prevented from attending the regular examination are offered a first re-examination opportunity a few weeks later. Students must register their intention to participate in the re-examination no later than one week in advance on a form on the website Registration retake. Prior to a home exam, registration is made directly to the respective teacher or according to the teacher’s instructions. It is not possible for a re-examination to raise an approved grade.
  • Students who are not approved after the second opportunity should contact the teacher as soon as possible for consultation regarding the timing of the new examination.
  • The student is then referred to opportunities for examination in the following academic year’s course. Times for the examination will appear in the schedule. Not later than one week before the exam, you must report your wish to participate to the teacher responsible for the course at the time. Further opportunities to be examined are granted only in exceptional circumstances. For information about deadlines for homework, the presentation of PMs (essays) etc, contact the course teacher at the beginning of the course. For teacher assignments see the current schedule, for email addresses, search in “Contact”.
  • Corrected classroom assessments are returned during lessons or through student mailboxes. If you want them to be sent to your home, a stamped-addressed envelope (at least double the standard postage) must be given to the teacher. Corrected online course exams returned by the responsible teacher. They are saved for one year after the assessment date.
  • Online Courses: For written exams other than those done in the classroom, the material must be submitted electronically in Canvas or according to the teacher’s instructions.
  • The mailboxes are emptied every summer. Collected exams are saved one year after the examination date and can be collected from the respective study guide. Then the exams are thrown away.

The following rules apply for the examination:

  • The student must present an approved ID. A driver’s license, passport and ID card are counted as approved credentials. Students with special pedagogical support should be prepared to demonstrate their NAIS certificate regarding adaptations during written examinations.
  • In relation to the beginning of the examination period, students are allowed to come up to half an hour late. Students will not be allowed to take part in the examination after this.
  • Students may leave the room after 45 minutes at the earliest
  • Bags and coats should be placed at the back of the office.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off and stored in a bag or coat/jacket.
  • Wallets should be stored in a bag or coat/jacket.
  • Students may only leave the room for toilet visits.
  • Toilet visits. Only one student at a time may leave the hall and each student who leaves the room must sign a list held by the examination invigilator. They should delete their names when they return.
  • Students may bring their own coffee and snacks into the examination room if they wish.
  • Corrected examinations are returned at a later lesson or in sealed envelopes via the students’ mailboxes. If you would like the corrected examination to be sent to your home address you must provide the examination invigilator with a stamped addressed envelope.

Oral exam

Oral examinations can be done individually or in groups, according to the teacher’s instructions and according to a schedule that is set at the beginning of the course. In special cases, a teacher may, in consultation with the student group, replace the written examination with an oral one. Oral examinations cannot replace written assessments for individual students except to adjust minor aspects of the original examination or in the case of students with registered disabilities.

Supplementary assignments

Teachers may request supplementary assignments if a student has, for example, missed a seminar. Furthermore, teachers can require supplementary assignments from students in cases where misunderstandings have contributed to a lack of clarity about the requirements for the assessment.