Re-sit an examination

In most cases, you can re-sit an examination. See which rules apply to you.

​​​​Who can re-sit an examination?

Changes spring 2021: 
All students who qualify for an examination in the autumn semester of 2020 can register for a new examination. Admission to a new examination only applies to the first attempt at an examination following the ordinary examination, and does not apply after 30 June 2021.

All students who qualify for an examination in the spring semester of 2021 can register for a new examination. Admission to a new examination only applies to the first attempt at an examination following the ordinary examination, and does not apply after 31 December 2021.

This does not apply to candidate’s theses, bachelor’s theses and master’s theses.​

The new exam will normally be ​held in the following semester. For the spring semester of 2021 new exams will be arranged in week 8 or 9. Exceptions may occur. Dates will be announced in Studentweb in January, or no later than two weeks before the exam.  


Normally:
Can take a supplementary examination (re-sit)

  1. Students who received a failing grade (F/did not pass) at the last ordinary examination
  2. Students with approved absence at the last ordinary examination
  3. Students who broke off the ordinary examination, students who want to improve their grade or students who did not sit the examination will be entitled to a new examination if it is arranged.


Number of examination attempts

Students can normally sit the same examination up to three (3) times. Ordinary and supplementary examinations count equally as an attempt. 

If the student has used three (3) attempts, he or she must apply to the institution for a fourth and fifth attempt. Note that the number of attempts may deviate for some courses. This is described in more detail in the course description.
For example, students participating in professional practice courses have two (2) attempts.

There are special provisions for the number of attempts at a candidate’s, bachelor's or master's thesis, or portfolio examination, cf. Section 7-8 of the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at Nord University

Announcement of supplementary examinations

The date for a supplementary examination is published in StudentWeb no later than 14 days before the examination.

Registration for a supplementary examination

The student registers for a supplementary examination in Studentweb after the semester fee has been paid and within the registration deadline. Please note that it may take 1-3 days for the payment to be registered in our systems.


Examinations and student records:


  • Bodø/Stokmarknes/Mo i Rana
    Tel: +47 75 51 71 10
  • Levanger
    Tel: +47 74 02 26 66
  • Namsos
    Tel: +47 74 21 23 00
  • Nesna
    Tel: +47 90 68 22 71
  • Steinkjer
    Tel: +47 94 50 89 54
  • Stjørdal
    Tel: +47 74 82 37 70

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