When registered for a course you are also automatically registered for the exam. If you fail the ordinary exam, you will have used one exam attempt.
If the ordinary exam was your first exam attempt, you will be administratively registered for the second exam attempt in the re-exam period.
Second exam attempt
If you fail your re-exam you will have used two exam attempts.
You always have to register for the third exam attempt yourself.
- If your second exam attempt was in the re-exam period, you must register for the course again in the registration period.
You then have to follow the course and pass any contingent mandatory activities in order to participate in the exam (your third attempt) in the following exam period in December/January or May/June.
- If the ordinary exam in December/January or May/June was your second exam attempt for the course, you must register for the re-exam by sending an email to email@example.com within the deadline below.
Adjusted deadline due to postponed exams
The deadline to register for re-exams following courses in Autumn 2020, is February 8 2021.
Read more about registering for study activities.
Third exam attempt
If you fail your third exam attempt, you will have used all your exam attempts.
In this scenario you can try to apply for a fourth exam attempt. You apply for an exemption, demonstrating and documenting what led to this situation. As with all exemptions, there needs to be special circumstances at play.
Please read about special circumstances and exemptions here.
(Re)Submission of exam assignment
If an exam assignment was part of the exam form for the course and you did not submit your exam assignment for the ordinary exam or you failed the exam, you need to (re)submit the exam assignment on the set date.
See the deadline for submitting re-exam assignments in TimeEdit.
Please note that if the exam form changes for the re-exam, the date for your re-exam might change as well, so remember to check up on the date!
If you submitted an assignment for your first exam attempt, you have three options for your subsequent re-exam attempt:
- You can re-submit the exact same exam assignment
- You can continue working on the same assignment and submit a revised version
- You can write a completely new exam assignment
Which option is best in your particular case might depend on the reason you have to do a re-exam in the first place. If you are unsure which option is best for you, you should talk to the course manager about it.
If your second attempt is in the ordinary exam period, you need to consult with the course manager if a re-submission is possible. The courses can change and in some cases you will need to follow the course again, complete all mandatory assignments and write a new exam assignment.
As a general rule the exams in the re-exam period will have the same form as the ordinary exam, but this is not always the case. If the exam form for your course changes, you will be notified by email no later than a week before the exam.
For overall information about the re-exam periods please see the semester overview under Your Programme.
For dates on oral re-exams and re-submission of exam assignments please find the information in TimeEdit.
If you have submitted a group assignment for the ordinary exam, and one or more of the group members passed, you can still submit the same assignment for the re-exam, but you cannot make any changes to it.
If you choose to write and submit a new assignment, you can put the first assignment in an appendix to the re-exam assignment, and refer to or quote from it, as you would with texts in the bibliography.