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?

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 by signing the “Interrupted Examination" form will be entitled to a new examination if it is arranged in accordance with subsections 1 or 2.

Can sit the next ordinary examination

1. Students who want to improve their grade
2. Students who did not sit the examination

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 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 suuplementary 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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