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Exam registration and reexams

When you register for a course, you are automatically enrolled in the exam. However, you have to register for 2nd and 3rd exam attempts yourself.

It is your own responsibility to check that you are enrolled in the correct exams at mit.au.dk

If you are not automatically enrolled, you can register for reexams at mit.au.dk during the following periods:

Exam Periods and Enrollment

Fall semester

  • Exam period: January*
    • Enrollment period: 15-22 September 2017**
  • Reexam period: March/April*
    • Enrollment period - reexam: 2 January - 28 February 2018***

Spring semester

  • Exam period: June*
    • Enrollment period: 2 January - 28 February 2018***
  • Rexam period: August*
    • Enrollment period - reexam: 1 June - 15 July 2018

* = These periods apply to the majority of courses, which take place during the entire semester, and for courses taking place in the last half of the semester. For some courses from the fall semester the exam may be held in December. For courses taking place in the first half of the semester, the exam will be held during the semester - if there is an exam.

** = For enrollment in reexams in ordinary fall semester exams

*** = For enrollment in reexams from fall semester (held in March/April) AND enrollment in reexams in ordinary spring semester exams (held in June)

Important!

If you want to edit your registration, you need to do this during the period when you have enrolled in the exam, since all registrations are binding when the registration period ends.

Please notice: You cannot enroll in reexams if you have not been enrolled in the ordinary exam.

After these deadlines it requires an exemption from the Study Board to be enrolled in exams.

You can only enroll in an exam 3 times. To get an exemption from this rule you have to send an application to the Board of Studies and explain your special circumstances.

Please notice: Only the current exam form is offered. This means, that if you are participating in an exam for the 3rd time, the exam form may have changed.

When you register for a course, you are automatically enrolled in the exam. However, you have to register for 2nd and 3rd exam attempts yourself.

If you want to edit your registration, you need to do this during the period when you have enrolled in the exam, since all registrations are binding when the registration period ends.

It is your own responsibility to check that you are enrolled in the correct exams at mit.au.dk

Exam Periods and Enrollment

Fall semesterSpring semester
Ordinary exams

January*

June*

Register for exam

15-22 September 2017**

2 January - 28 February 2018***

Reexams 

March/April*

August*

Register for reexam

2 January - 28 February 2018***

1 June - 15 July 2018

* = These periods apply to the majority of courses, which take place during the entire semester, and for courses taking place in the last half of the semester. For some courses from the fall semester the exam may be held in December. For courses taking place in the first half of the semester, the exam will be held during the semester - if there is an exam.

** = For enrollment in reexams in ordinary fall semester exams

*** = For enrollment in reexams from fall semester (held in March/April) AND enrollment in reexams in ordinary spring semester exams (held in June)

Important!

Please notice: You cannot enroll in reexams if you have not been enrolled in the ordinary exam.

After these deadlines it requires an exemption from the Study Board to be enrolled in exams.

You can only enroll in an exam 3 times. To get an exemption from this rule you have to send an application to the Board of Studies and explain your special circumstances.

Please notice: Only the current exam form is offered. This means, that if you are participating in an exam for the 3rd time, the exam form may have changed.

Reexamination in courses with compulsory assignments

It is your own responsibility that you fulfill the requirements in the compulsory program. This means that you are responsible for knowing the number of assignments required in order to attend the exam.

In courses where it is possible, students should be offered the opportunity to resubmit assignments prior to the date for final exam registration, which will secure all students the opportunity to obtain a sufficient number of approved assignments during the course. It is recommended that the course coordinator considers number and scheduling of compulsory assignments/exercises to make resubmission possible.

If you do not meet the criteria in the compulsory program and thus cannot be registered for examination, this means that:

  • You will get a failed result registered for your 1st exam attempt.
  • You are not able to register for the next reexam, since you have to complete the parts of the course required for the compulsory program.

If you have to follow the course again in order to fulfill the requirements, this course will be added to the 30 ECTS for that semester, and there is no guarantee that your regular schedule will allow room for completing the entire course again.

For courses involving laboratory exercises, these must be completed in the laboratory once more, so you can fulfill the requirements in order to register for your second exam attempt.

Illness in connection with exams

1. Cancellation of an examination attempt due to illness

You can apply for exemption from cancellation of an examination attempt prior to the actual examination. You can be granted exemption provided there are exceptional circumstances such as illness. You must submit documentation for the conditions that justify your application.

If you are ill in the period/days leading up to an examination, you must immediately consult a doctor and obtain a medical certificate. Submit this documentation along with an application for exemption from cancellation. The case will be processed and, if you are granted exemption from cancellation, this means that you have not used an examination attempt and you can register for re-examination.

Exemption from cancellation prior to an examination is not normally granted in cases of too many examinations or a tight examination schedule.

2. Illness on the actual day of examination

If you are ill on the day (1) of examination or during the examination (2), you must

(1) contact your doctor the same day or immediately after the day of examination and obtain a medical certificate. You must submit this documentation along with an application to be registered for re-examination instead. Provided you still have an examination attempt remaining, you should use this for your next attempt. If this was your last attempt, you should at the same time apply for a further examination attempt. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that you documented that you were actually ill on the day and were therefore unable to attend. Ensuring documentation of your illness is crucial.

(2) If you are ill during the examination and are unable to submit a completed paper, you must leave the examination after notifying the examination supervisor. You thus submit a blank examination paper, and will be recorded as having left the examination. You must consult your doctor at once or immediately after the day of examination, and obtain a medical certificate. You should then submit this documentation along with an application to be registered for re-examination. If this was your last examination attempt, you should at the same time apply for a further examination attempt. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that you documented that you were ill during the actual examination, and were therefore unable to complete it. Ensuring documentation of your illness is crucial.

If you have a sudden onset of illness and, in spite of this, choose to continue the examination and submit a paper for assessment, this will count as a used examination attempt – regardless of whether you can subsequently document that you suddenly became ill on the day. In this case, emphasis will usually be placed on the fact that you personally chose to sit the examination and submit a paper or take part in an oral examination.

3. Subsequent cancellation of an examination attempt due to illness

Applications for cancellation of an examination attempt after the expiry of the examination period – i.e. after your examinations have been held – are only approved to a very limited extent. If you do not sit an examination due to illness and fail to follow the guidelines in points 1 and 2 above, you must use your remaining examination attempts in the relevant courses. If you have used your examination attempts, you must apply for a further examination attempt, and attach documentation for the illness that prevented you from sitting the examination at the time in question. Here it is important that you obtained documentation at the time of illness and not several days/months after the day of examination.

Please note that a medical certificate obtained long after the illness and the examination does not necessarily carry the same weight as one obtained during the illness.

In addition to your own illness, exceptional circumstances in connection with your examination can also include serious illness or death of close relatives (parents, spouse, partner, children).

If you refer to close relatives, you are not required to submit documentation for their illness or death – but submit documentation for how the situation affected you, and you can obtain this from your doctor.

If you are in doubt about your own situation, please contact the student counsellors or studieservice.st@au.dk.

Remember: You must have made an ordinary examination attempt to be entitled to register for re-examination.

Advanced exams (exams in courses cancelled due to semester structure)

If you during the academic year 2016/2017 have taken an exam in a course, which will be excluded from the study programme as a result of the semester structure, and you still have at least one examination attempt at your disposal, you will be offered an advanced attempt, i.e. an exam that is moved forward. You will only be offered an advanced attempt, if you have qualified for participating in the ordinary exam.

As the courses are no longer offered, you must register for the advanced re-examination, unless you have an exemption from the board of studies. The advanced re-examination is your last chance to participate in these exams!

Times for the advanced exams:

  • Advanced exams for courses with teaching in Q1 and Q2 2016 will be held in August 2017
  • Advanced exams for courses with teaching in Q3 and Q4 2017 will be held in week 42/week 50/week 51

You will be contacted directly via your AU e-mail in June with a description of how you register for the advanced examination attempt/re-examination, which takes place in August. In the same way, you will be contacted directly via your AU e-mail in late September or early October with a description of how you register for re-examination, which takes place in week 42/50/51.

The exam period for August is Tuesday, August 1 to Tuesday, August 22. The exam schedule for the advanced exams will be published along with the rest of the exam schedule of re-examinations in late July 2017.

First-year students

Advanced examination attempts are offered in all courses that are included in the first-year exam, so that first-year students have the possibility of 3 examination attempts in courses for which the mandatory programme have been approved.

Times for the advanced exams:

  • Advanced exams for courses with teaching in Q1 and Q2 2016 will be held in August 2017
  • Advanced exams for courses with teaching in Q3 and Q4 2017 will be held in week 42/week 50/week 51

The exam period for August is Tuesday, August 1 to Tuesday, August 22. The exam schedule for the advanced exams will be published along with the rest of the exam schedule of re-examinations in late July 2017.

You will be contacted directly via your AU e-mail in June with a description of how you register for the advanced examination attempt/re-examination, which takes place in August. In the same way, you will be contacted directly via your AU e-mail in late September or early October with a description of how you register for re-examination, which takes place in week 42/50/51.

If you have not met the requirements for taking the exam - e.g. by not living up to the registration requirements for exams in one or more courses, you must apply for an exemption from the board of studies. You apply for an exemption via mit.au.dk under "Applications".

Exemption for postponement of first-year exam

You can only apply for an exemption from the first-year exam when you have used all 3 examination attempts. This means that if you fail your third examination attempt in August in the courses with teaching in Q1 and Q2, you must apply for an exemption as soon as possible hereafter. If you fail your third examination attempt after the exams i week 42/50/51 in the courses with teaching i Q3 and Q4, you must apply for an exemption as soon as possible hereafter.

You can read more about the possibility of exemption and how to apply under the menu option "Student guidance" and "Exemptions". You are also welcome to contact the Student guidance if you have any questions about your options. 

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