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Aberrant examination regulation
An aberrant examination regulation deals with a deviation of the set-up or scheduling of examinations because not granting such deviation would lead to a disproportionate delay in the study programme.
In most cases the aberrant examination regulation will take the form of an oral examination, but this is not necessarily the case. It is for the examiner to decide when the aberrant examination regulation will take place and what form the aberrant examination regulation will have.
In principle, all examinations should be conducted in the way, order and at the times, stated in the Teaching and Examination Regulation including the Examination Regulation, Ocasys, and the examination schedule. If an unacceptable delay of the degree programme impends, the Board of Examiners might grant an aberrant examination regulation. Aberrant examination regulations can only be granted the Board of Examiners (so not the examiner) in extraordinary cases of a pressing nature.
Examinations conducted in a different fashion than arranged for by this examination regulation (and thus which are not determined by the Board of Examiners), are invalid. Deviation with regard to the set-up of the degree programme (spreading, acceleration, change in order of examinations) can only be granted if they have been requested beforehand and have been approved by the Board of Examiners.
Aberrant examination regulations are possible in case of:
- An impairment
or personal circumstances
Please be aware: this will only be awarded when both exam opportunities offered were missed as a result of these circumstances and this can be supported with documentation and provided you have enrolled for the examinations according to the proper procedure
- Administrative/managerial duties
- Final course(s) bachelor (LLB) or (pre-)master ((pre-)LLM).
No aberrant examination regulations are granted to participants of the Study Abroad programme or students in the propaedeutic phase (1st year) of the LLB programme International and European Law.
Requests are only granted under very strict conditions. For more information and the conditions per category, please check the regulation.
Conditions final course (LLB/(pre-)LLM)
The Board of Examiners will in principle only grant an aberrant examination regulation for the final course of your LLB or LLM programme if these conditions are met:
- an unacceptable delay in the degree programme impends, and,
- you only have to take an examination for one* more course in order to fulfil the requirements of your LLB or LLM programme, and,
- you need this examination indeed to graduate, and,
- you have participated in the two most recent examinations for this course, and,
- you have shown that you prepared for the exam properly by scoring at least one five**, and,
- The next regular examination is not taking place within the next three months.
NB. If you have chosen for the option ‘do not correct’ on one of these most recent examination changes, the Board of Examiners will regard this as an examination opportunity that was not used.
A request to take an extra examination in the period between two regular examinations within one semester are not granted.
* By exception a request for two final courses can be granted. This only happens in very exceptional cases.
** Proper preparation needs to be visible in the results obtained by having obtained at least one 5. Students who e.g. have score a 3 for one of the two regular examinations will not be granted an aberrant examination regulation. Should you be of the opinion that you are eligible for an aberrant examination regulation despite such a bad result, you will have to explain this carefully in your request. The Board of Examiners will always consider the circumstances of a case.
Last update: 11-6-2021
Deletion of grade
The Board of Examiners offers, under certain circumstance, the possibility of retaking an examination which has already been successfully passed.
- The option can only be used for a maximum of two examinations per academic year.
- You need to apply to the Board of Examiners for this deletion within three (3) days after the result of the examination is published. You can do so by using the form ‘deletion grade’.
- The grade cannot be for a (research) seminar, practical or thesis (both Research Colloquium and Master’s thesis). A pass grade for such courses cannot be deleted.
- The grade is deleted from the administration. This deletion is final; the examination is supposed not to have been taken. You cannot rescind this decision.
- The last grade is the final grade: the result of the repeated examination will be registered in the administration.
- For block 1, 2, and 3 courses, you need to register yourself for the resit of the course in week 5 of the adjacent block.
- In block 4 you will receive permission to participate in the resit without enrolment. However, please be aware: the Faculty cannot guarantee that the room will have sufficient capacity to include you. This risk is all yours.
What are the options if the original grade is raised during the post mortem?
If during the post mortem of the examination of which you have had your grade deleted your grade is raised, you can request the examiner to pass this result on to the Examination Administration as to make the grade count as an official examination. Your request to have your grade deleted will then be declared null and void (according to Article 9.14.3 TER LLB programme International and European Law or Article 4.9.3 TER LLM programmes).
Participation in the resit examination
You can register for the resit of block 1, 2, and 3 courses during the repair possibility-week in week 5 of the adjacent block. For courses in block 4 this option does not exist. As a result of this, you will be granted admission to participation in the resit examination in block 4 next to your grade deletion. The Faculty cannot guarantee sufficient capacity in the examination room for the resit.
Fail grades cannot be deleted from your list.
You can request the International Office for a so-called ’clean’ transcript. Such transcripts only hold the pass grades.
Last update: 11-6-2021
You can choose between the following options:
‘clean’ transcript (only the passing grades)
- a full transcript (holding all results)
Transcripts requested during office hours (9 am – 5 pm) can be picked up during the walk-in office hours of the International Office as from the next working day. If you apply for your transcript on Friday, the first day to pick up your transcript is Monday!
Transcripts can be sent to you by post or by email or picked up in the consulting room during walk-in office hours.
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- a ‘clean’ transcript (only the passing grades)
Mid-year registration LLB programme
Students can only register in the University of Groningen LLB programmes per 1 September. Do you want to restart your programme at a different moment – e.g. to temporarily interrupt your programme – you can only do so with the permission of the Admissions Board.
With such permission, you can register at one of the following registration dates:
A registration request should be sent to the Admissions Board at least 6 weeks before the intended registration date. Are you planning on interrupting your LLB programme temporarily? Discuss your study plan with a study adviser of the International Office beforehand. The Admissions Board will take this step into consideration when reaching a decision.
Last update: 11-6-2021
Every student, bachelor, master, and pre-master, should ask for course approval. This should be done at least three (3) months before graduation/completing their programme. For master and pre-master students it is strongly advised to ask for approval immediately after the start of the programme. This approval can be obtained via Progress.
This approval has two functions:
- It is the first step in the graduation process (both bachelor and master) or a step in the transition from pre-master to master;
- It is an extra check for you to see if you are not missing any courses.
If your courses are not approved timely this will lead to delays in the graduation process and possibly to problems when registering for a Master’s degree programme.
Your degree certificate is produced based on the approved list of courses. Therefore always check your list of courses to see if it correct and complete. A bachelor list of courses should at least be 180 ECTS, a master list of courses should at least be 60 ECTS; you will also have to add course units which you still have to complete in the list of courses. You will need to place any courses on top of the minimum 180 / 60 ECTS in the ‘extracurricular courses’ section.
Register your list of courses in Progress
To register for the graduation process, please follow these steps in Progress:
1. Go to ‘enrolling’, then click ‘Faculty of Law’.
2. Go to ‘Application degree certificate’ and click the degree you wish to apply for (1st bachelor degree LLB or 1st or 2nd master degree LLM).
3. Go through the steps in the graduation process.
Your degree certificate (diploma) will be based on your approved list of courses. Therefore check your list of courses to see if it is correct and complete. An LLB degree should be 180 ECTS, an LLM degree 60 ECTS. Also make sure to place the courses in the correct category (first year courses, second & third year courses, compulsory courses, etc.). Courses which are not needed to complete your bachelor’s or master’s degree programme should be placed in the section’extra-curricular credits’.
You can find the manual in the graduation process in Progress. You go to the graduation process through ‘enrolling’ and clicking the graduation process. You can find the link to the manual at the top of the process in Progress.
Any changes to your list of courses can be sent to BoE-Law@rug.nl.
For all requirements with regard to your programme, please check the Teaching and Examination Regulations of your programme (TER).
Last update: 11-6-2021
Applying for exemptions
In order to apply for an exemption, you need to fill in an exemption request form. You can fill this form in online and attach all necessary documentation.
The Board of Examiners can, at your request, grant an exemption for an examination if you have passed an examination of a course which is similar in content, size/workload and level which is part of an already obtained bachelor or law master degree.
For exact regulations with regard to exemptions, please check the Teaching and Examination Regulations.
The Board of Examiners decides within six weeks after receiving your request. You need to provide the Board of Examines with information with regard to your diploma, examinations, and assessments based on which you apply for an exemption. You will also have to hand in some documentations, like a certified transcript or diploma, a list of literature of the course and a course description. You should hand in a file which is as complete as possible; an incomplete file can only for this reason be rejected.
As rule of thumb: HBO courses (courses from a University of Applied science) cannot lead to exemptions from post-propaedeutic courses (bachelor or master courses).
Applications need to be handed in by the end of week 2 of the block in which the course is taught.
Last update: 11-6-2021