Absence on the examination date
Unexcused absences from examinations will be assessed as "no show" (NE) and listed in the academic record. This also applies to make-up examinations. A "no show" counts as one examination attempt.
Students who have been absent from more than five exams are no longer eligible to take a make-up exam. This limit includes both excused (with a medical certificate) and unexcused (NE) absences from examinations. Students who are absent from a make-up examination without prior notice are also not entitled to take further make-up examinations. These regulations apply to the entire degree program.
If you are unable to attend an examination due to illness, you must submit a medical certificate to the Dean of Studies' Office together with the completed form. Please send both to firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days after the examination. Otherwise, the absence is considered unexcused and will be graded as "no show" (NE).
If an illness already exists before the examination and the examination is nevertheless taken, the result will be evaluated even if a medical certificate is submitted subsequently.
Under certain conditions it is possible to take a make-up examination. Please note on the form whether you wish to take a make-up examination.
The five absences rule also applies in the case of illness. If you are absent from a make-up examination without prior notice, you will also forfeit the right to take further make-up examinations. These regulations apply to all our study programs.
In the case of a chronic or long-term illness, the upper limit for excused absences does not apply. However, we do expect you to inform the Dean of Studies' Office at an early stage, i.e. at the beginning of your studies or immediately after diagnosis. This is the only way the Dean of Studies' Office can assist you in planning your studies and examinations and the upper limit for unexcused absences can be lifted.