Your module registration is also the registration for the module exam. You do not have take any action, not even if you have to take a first re-sit exam.

How do I register for a second re-sit exam?

Should you need to retake an exam a second time, you must prepare a formal application and wait for the next official examination date. Don't forget to submit your application early enough to the Examination Board. You may download the sample application Antrag an den Prüfungsausschuss.

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How do I step down from an examination?

It would be a pity if you do, since you've attended the module.

However, should health issues prevent you from taking an examination, you need to submit the examination inability form (Prüfungsunfähigkeit), duly filled by your family physician (GP / Hausarzt). It is then up to the Examination Board, not to the physician, to assess your examination inability. This is why the usual sick certificate  (Krankschreibung) will not suffice. If you have further questions on this arrangement, look for the answers at Why is the examination inability form required?

Should it be curricular issues (e.g. practical courses, concurrent exams) prevent you from taking an examination, please submit your request of deregistration to the Examination Board in due time. You may download a sample application (Antrag an den Prüfungsausschuss) and give evidence as to why you need to step down. The Examination Board will notify you in writing about their decision. If their decision is positive, you are automatically registered for the following examination date.

Should you fail your first examination, you are automatically registered for the retake. The regulations demand that a retake is scheduled within a year. Should the retake be scheduled in the same semester, you are free to step down until one week before the exam. In this case you need to send an email to the Office of Study Affairs.

The above does not apply to you, if you missed an examination because of examination inability and/or upon permission of the Examination Board.

Please note: As soon as you have stepped down from a repeat, you are no longer entitled to participate. And if you do, your mark will not be counted.

What is the Examination Board?

The Examination Board is the body that monitors compliance with the Examination Regulations. This is why all deviations from the Examinations Regulations must with no exception be authorized by the Examination Board.

Teachers and one student representative constitute this body. All its members are under obligation to observe confidentiality.

You need to submit an application to the Examination Board and state your reasons, if you ask to deviate from the Examinationa Regulations. You may use our sample application form.

Examples for registration to and deregistration from an examination

The following examples best illustrate the above:

  • Example 1
    First examination date 17.02.2020
    Result: 5,0 (failed)
    Automatic registration for retake date 19.03.2020
    Deregistration from the retake possible until 12.03.2020, 11.59 pm
  • Example 2
    First examination date 17.02.2020
    Candidate proofs examination incapacity
    Automatic registration for retake date 19.03.2020
    Deregistration for the retake is not possible
  • Example 3
    First examination date 17.02.2020
    Candidate proofs examination incapacity
    Automatic registration for retake date 19.03.2020
    Result: 5,0 (failed)
    Automatic registration for retake date 10.02.2021
    Deregistration for the retake is not possible (retake must occur within a year)

How will the grades be released?

The examiners register your grades in AlmaWeb. Once they are unlocked you can see for yourself in Studium -> Meine Prüfungen. For the details please refer to Anleitung für Studierende.

There will be no placard on any of the notice-boards.

Of course, the above holds true only for modules organized by the Faculty of Life Sciences.

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