Re-examinations

Re-examinations are normally held in February and August.

The dates and times of re-examinations are published in the exam plans.  


1. Bachelor's and Master's students at the Faculty of Arts


When should I register for the re-examination?

Re-examination immediately after the ordinary exam

If you fail an ordinary exam, you can register for re-examination in the first re-examination period after the ordinary exam. 

Example:
You don't pass the ordinary exam that takes place in June 2017. You can then register for the re-examination, which will be held in the same examination period, i.e. in August 2017.

Deadline for registration:

You can find the deadline for registration in your exam plan.
Please be aware that there is a short deadline for registration.

Please also note that your registration is binding when the registration period has expired. If you wish to withdraw your registration, you must send an email to Study Centre Arts before the registration period expires.

NB: You can only register for re-examinations in this period if you have used one attempt to pass an ordinary exam.

Re-examination in one of the following semesters

If you do not pass the first re-examination, you will have the opportunity to register for the re-examination in one of the following semesters.

This also applies if you do not have the opportunity to go to the re-examination that takes place immediately after the ordinary exam. You must be aware that it may lead to a delay in your degree programme if you choose to postpone the re-examination.

Example: You do not pass the ordinary exam that takes place in June 2017. You can register for the re-examination, which will be held in the next examination period, i.e. in February 2018.

  • 15-28 September: registration for winter re-examinations
  • 15-28 February: registration for summer re-examinations

Please also note that your registration is binding when the registration period has expired. If you wish to withdraw your registration, you must send an email to Study Centre Arts before the registration period expires.

Note: If your exam results are published after the registration deadline, you can register for re-examination up to three days after the deadline for publication of exam results by contacting Study Centre Arts.

General rules for re-examination

Three examination attempts

As a general rule, you have three attempts to pass each exam in your degree programme.

If you fail to turn up or fail to pass the ordinary exam at the end of a course, you will have used one examination attempt. You will then have the opportunity to register for re-examination.

If you use all three examination attempts without passing the course, you will be withdrawn from the university. However, in exceptional circumstances you can apply for dispensation to be granted a fourth examination attempt.

Find out more about applying for dispensation

Exceptions to the rule

The possibility to use three examination attempts for each exam is limited by other rules such as those regarding the commencement of studies exam, the first-year exam and your maximum degree completion time. 

For example, if you have not passed the exams included in the first-year exam by the end of your first academic year, you will lose the right to use the remaining attempts to pass the exams. This means that you lose the right to further examination attempts if the deadline has expired.

Forms of examination and the syllabus

The re-examinations may take a different form

Please note that re-examinations may take a different form than the ordinary exams. If this is the case, re-examinations will be described in the academic regulations as exam option 2.

Syllabus and re-examinations

Please note that your syllabus may be reused, but that it is only valid for three semesters: the semester in which it is taught and the following two semesters. You are responsible for drawing attention to the fact that you should be examined according to the old syllabus. Send an email to Study Centre Arts during the exam registration period (see "Re-examination in one of the following semesters").

Prerequisites for taking re-examinations

If you need to fulfil certain prerequisites in order to take a re-examination, your teacher must confirm that the prerequisites have been fulfilled prior to the exam – even if you have gained approval of compliance with a prerequisite for the ordinary exam.

Deadlines for submitting the relevant material

 

Re-examination immediately after the ordinary exam

In connection with re-exams that take place immediately after the ordinary exam, you fulfil the prerequisites by submitting the relevant material to your teacher by the deadline for registering for the re-exam.

 

Re-examination in one of the following semesters

In connection with re-exams that take place in one of the following semesters, you fulfil the prerequisites by submitting the relevant material to your teacher no later than

  • 1 May for summer exams
  • 1 November for winter exams

Please find more information about prerequisites for taking exams.

Registering for reexams after the normal deadline

If you were unable to meet the registration deadline for exams due to special circumstances, you must apply for registration after the normal deadline.

You can apply for registration after the normal deadline by sending an application for dispensation via the Student Self-Service system (STADS) at mit.au.dk.

In case of illness

If you become ill in connection with an exam, it is important that you contact your doctor so that you can later prove that you were ill during the exam period.

This means that you have the opportunity to apply for exemption to be granted an additional examination attempt if you have used all three examination attempts without passing.

If you become ill while writing your thesis, you can apply for exemption from the submission deadline rule. You must apply before your submission deadline.
Read more about exemption from the submission deadline rule