Course approval,withdrawal and examination attempts
Course approval is the prerequisite for attending an examination. The deadline for withdrawal is the final deadline for withdrawal from the assessment without using an examination attempt.
Requirements for course approval
You can only complete course approval in the semester in which the course is taught.
The course approval is valid for the two following semesters if nothing is specified in the course description.
You will not be permitted to sit an examination if you have not passed the course approval. You will receive an email from us if you have not passed the coursework requirements. You may respond to this email if you think that an error has occurred.
The criteria for course approval are stated in Section 4-2 Prerequisite knowledge and course approval in the Regulations for full-time study programmes at NHH.
Deadline for withdrawal
The deadline for withdrawal is three weeks before:
- When home examination is the only form of assessment: Three weeks before the date for submission
- When other written work is the only form of assessment: Three weeks before the date for submission.
- When school examination is the only form of assessment: Three weeks before the examination date.
- For courses with multiple assessment parts or continuous assessment, the deadline for withdrawal is three weeks before the first submission date in that course. This is also the deadline when the student can choose what assignment(s) to include as part of the final grade.
- If the first assessment starts earlier than three weeks after the registration deadline, the deadline for withdrawal will be 1 September in the autumn semester and 1 February in the spring semester.
You can sit examinations if you have the right to study.
An examination attempt is used when an examination answer paper is submitted. An attempt is also used if you do not turn up for the examination, if you have not withdrawn by the deadline for withdrawing and have no legitimate reasons for your absence.
The best grade you have achieved will be given as the result on your diploma or transcript, including in cases where you have received a lower grade after re-sitting. If you receive the same grade on your second attempt, the first result will be shown.
If you are re-taking a course, you must read the course description to see whether any changes have been made to to the course or assessment. You will be tested in accordance with the most recent curriculum taught, and changes may be made to the content, curriculum and form of assessment, and course requirements. The course description will give information regarding what semester the course is taught.
How many attempts do I have?
Bachelor and Master in Business and Business Administration
Bachelor and Master students in business and business administration have two attempts for each examination.
Written school examinations at the bachelor's level are offered every semester, and oral and take-home examinations are only offered in the same semester the course is taught.
Master's students may only retake assessments when the course is taught.
Extra examination attempts
If you have used all your examination attempts you may apply for an extra examination attempt. You will only be granted this if you have not passed the course.
You may read more about examination attempts in the Regulations for full-time study programmes at NHH: Section 4-8 Number of attempts