absence from exams

absence from exams

If you are unable to attend or complete an exam, you must document this in order to keep your examination attempt. Undocumented absence from exams will count as one of your two permitted attempts to pass each course.

Examples of valid reasons for absense from exams:

  • Illness
  • Illness or death in close family
  • Order from public authorities which prevents you from attending an exam

Deadline for providing documentation

Documentation for your absense from the exam must be sent to Section for exams within one working day from the exam date. If you choose to send documentaion by e-mail, you can send this to exams@nhh.no. The documentation must specify which course/exam and the exam date you were absent from.

We understand that getting in contact with your doctor or other medical personnel might be challenging during the Corona pandemic. If you are unable to reach your doctor within the normal deadline, we need a written notice from you by stating when we can expect to receive the documentation. See the information pages on exams during the pandemic for more information.

You do not need to provide us with documentation if your absence does not affect any of your exams or compulsory course activity.

If you are hospitalised and prevented from complying with the deadline for submitting a medical certificate, it may be submitted as soon as you are discharged. The medical certificate must contain the dates for admission. If you can, contact exams@nhh.no.

withdraw during an exam

If you must cancel your attempt and withdraw during a home exam, you must not submit a any exam answer in WISEflow, including blank exam sheets etc. Documentaiton on why you had to cancel and withdraw from the exam must be submitted within one working day after the exam date.

If you need to cancel and withdraw during a school exam, you must contact one of the exam invigilators immediately. The exam invigilator will ask you to formally withdraw from the exam in writing before you can leave the examinaiton hall. The deadline to provide documentation in order to keep your exam attempt is one working day after the exam date.

If you have submitted an exam answer at any point during the exam, this will graded. There is no way to withdraw from an exam, or to have the exam result declared invalid, after you have submitted an exam.

Examination attempts

A student will genereally have two attempts at passing each course. Documented absence from an exam will not count as one of your examination attempts.

After the deadline for withdrawal has passed, documented illness is the only legitimate reason for being absent from an exam.

As long as you have remaining examination attempts, you can register for retaking the the next time it is offered. For more information, please see course approval and examination attempts.

Read more in our Regulations for full-time study programmes Section 4-7 Non-attendance and termination of assessment and the Supplementary Provisions to the Full time study programmes (PDF )