Re-exams

Students may participate in an offered re-exam without having participated in the previous ordinary exam on a course if they meet the requirements for participation in the ordinary exam. See below under ‘Courses with mandatory assignments as a prerequisite for exam participation’.

On courses with part exams, students must be aware that a re-exam is solely a repetition of the final part exam on the course. See below under ‘Courses with part exams’.

Students who have not passed a course at the first exam attempt must themselves register for the subsequent exam attempt on the course.

The time of the re-exam will depend on when the course in question is offered:

  • For courses offered in the 13-week autumn period with ordinary exams in December, the re-exam period is in May
  • For courses offered in the 13-week spring period with ordinary exams in May, the re-exam period is in August
  • For courses offered in the 3-week period in January with ordinary exams in January, the re-exam period is in May
  • For courses offered in the 3-week periods June/July with ordinary exams in June/July, the re-exam period is in August
  • For courses offered in the 3-week period in August with ordinary exams in August, the re-exam period is in December.

Courses offered in several of the above teaching periods have corresponding several re-exam periods.

If a course no longer is provided, two additional re-exams will be offered in the course. Location of dates regarding the re-exam will follow the rules mentioned above.

If, in exceptional cases, a course is not suitable to be offered for a re-exam based on a security or academic assessment, students who have not passed the course must attend the course again. The relevant Department Board of Studies must approve that the course is not suitable for being offered for a re-exam, and it must also be stated in the course description under ‘Evaluation form’.

An overview of exam dates  can be found at DTU Inside (see ‘Dates of exams’ under ‘Exams’).

Registration for and withdrawal from re-exams must be done within the applicable deadlines (see  ‘Registration deadlines for courses and examinations’ under ‘Exams’).

The course coordinator may decide that the evaluation form at the re-exam may differ from the evaluation form at the ordinary exam. The course coordinator must notify the students about the evaluation form at the re-exam in August no later than one week after the re-exam registration deadline. The course coordinator must notify the students about the evaluation form at the re-exam in May and December no later than one week after the exam registration deadline.

For rules on re-exams on special courses, see ‘Project courses’ under ‘Teaching’.

Courses with mandatory assignments as a prerequisite for exam participation
A student whose mandatory assignments have not been approved - and who therefore cannot participate in the ordinary exam—cannot participate in the re-exam on the course unless, before then, the course coordinator has given the student a new opportunity to meet the prerequisite. The student is responsible for contacting the course coordinator to clarify this matter. Students who are unable to meet the prerequisites will have to attend the course again.

Students who meet the prerequisite for exam participation on a course - but who do not pass the exam - can take the re-exam on the course in the next re-exam period without having to submit the mandatory assignments, etc. again.

If students choose to postpone their re-exam - or if they do not pass their re-exam in accordance with the above - they are not entitled to be allowed to take (another) re-exam based on previously approved mandatory assignments, etc. This also applies in case the student do not attend the exam due to documented illness. Based on an academic assessment, the course coordinator may, however, approve that the student can register for a re-exam again without having to submit the assignments again.

Read more at DTU Inside under ‘Mandatory participation in class and mandatory assignments’.

Courses with part exams
In a course with part exams, any re-exam is only a repetition of the final part exam on the course. Part exams scheduled in the teaching period will thus not be offered as a re-exam or be assessed in the period between the ordinary exam and re-exam on the course. The course coordinator may deviate from this.

As a general rule, part exams already approved will be included in the next re-exam period. In connection with a re-exam, students are thus not entitled to retake an approved part exam.

However, under special circumstances , students may have to retake a passed part exam in connection with a re-exam. Such a decision is made by the course coordinator based on an academic assessment. In the case of disagreement between a student and a course coordinator regarding whether or not a part exam must be retaken in connection with a re-exam, the Department Board of Studies will make the decision.

The course coordinator may approve that passed/approved part exams are included in subsequent re-exams, this must be upon a request from the student.

Read more about part exams at DTU Inside under Requirements for passing exams and part-exams’ under ‘Exams’

Special circumstances regarding final exams   
If a student has been ill at the (re)exam during the exam period, in which the student should have completed his/her education, the student has the right to sit the re-exam in the same exam period or immediately after to the re-exam period. This also applies to a student who does not pass (grade -3 or 00, or not passed) a single (re)exam in the exam period in which the student should have completed his / her education. Students who have been absent from the exam (non-attendance) are not entitled to a quick re-exam. 

Students wishing to take a quick re-exam according to the above rules, should contact the Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs in person no later than 14 days after publication of the grade. If the student meets the requirements for a quick (re)exam, the office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs will inform the student. In consultation with the student, the lecturer determine the time and date of the (re)exam. 

https://studieinformation.dtu.dk/english/rules/exam/re-exams
7 DECEMBER 2019