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Coronavirus: Important information

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Dispensation rules in connection with corona-shutdown, spring 2020

Postponement of exams, Ministerial Order on Examinations Section 5:

UCL has decided that all students are automatically signed up for all exams and must take part in all the exams, which have been planned by the study programme. A student cannot sign out of an exam attempt. Dispensation to postpone exam attempts can be applied for, if the student shows documentation of being an Elite Athlete, or if the students is on childrens leave, of if the student suffers from a disability. Apart from these cases, students can apply for dispensation to postpone one or more exams, if they can show documentation of “special circumstances”.

UCL has chosen a restrictive practice for the assessment of those reasons, which concern the Corona-shutdown. This means that it will be considered to be normal - rather than special - circumstances, if the main reason for applying for dispensation is childcare problems, disturbances at home, IT problems and other reasons, which are related to the Corona-shutdown.

Number of exam attempts, Ministerial Order on Examinations Section 6:

All students have 3 exam attempts for each exam. Students are obligated to take part in the type of exam, which the study programme has chosen. Students can apply for a 4th exam attempt, if documentation shows, that “special circumstances” were present during a relevant time period.

UCL has chosen a mild practice for the assessment of those reasons, which concern the Corona-shutdown.  This means that a 4th exam attempt will normally be granted, if the main reason for applying for dispensation is childcare problems, disturbances at home, IT problems and other reasons, which are related to the Corona-shutdown. However, UCL may require the student to send documentation in support of the explanation, or a “Solemn declaration of truth”.