Frequently asked questions about examinations in relation to the Coronavirus - for students

You will find answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus here. The page is updated regularly.

Will examinations take place where students have to be physically present on campus during the spring of 2020?

Due to the coronavirus situation, no examinations will take place where students have to be physically present on campus during the spring of 2020.

Will take-home examinations take place as normal?

Planned take-home examinations and other submissions in Inspera will take place as normal during the spring of 2020.  

Please make sure that you have a valid password before examinations take place. You can check Inspera before examinations take place by trying the demo test. 

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Will there be changes to the form of examinations?

There will be changes to the form of most written school examinations. Oral and practical examinations may also be changed. Certain examinations may be postponed until the autumn semester.

Information about which exams are being changed will be available in Canvas and in Studentweb. It may take some time for changes to be made in Studentweb.

The change to digital forms of examination will be maintained even if the university reopens before examinations take place, cf. Temporary Regulation.

Please make sure that you have a valid password before examinations take place. You can check Inspera by trying the demo test. 

Will examinations take place at their originally allotted time?

Most examinations will take place at their originally allotted time, but there may be some changes. Check information from the faculty in Canvas and in Studentweb. It may take some time for changes to be made in Studentweb.

What file format should the examination answere papers be delivered in?

Unless otherwise stated in the thesis, the examination answer papers shall be submitted in PDF format.
 
To convert a word document to PDF, you can click "Save as PDF" or "Print to PDF". You can merge two or more PDF's here: https://www.sejda.com/merge-pdf

Will the examination period be extended?

The faculties may extend deadlines by two weeks for candidate’s theses, bachelor’s theses and master's theses, including similar final assignments equivalent to a minimum of 15 credits.


The faculties may also extend submission deadlines by up to two weeks for certain other assessments that have a submission deadline before 01.05.20.

The extended submission deadline will apply to all examination candidates. Individual extended deadlines will not be granted, except for students who have special examination arrangements.

You will receive information in Canvas from the faculty about which exams this applies to.

Can I apply for special arrangements if the form of examination changes?

You can apply for special arrangements regarding examinations that change in form. This is on condition that the change in form results in a changed need for special arrangements. We urge you to apply as soon as possible, within one week before the examination at the latest. 

If you have already been granted an examination extension, you will also receive an extension on home examinations. This means you don’t have to reapply.

Will there be a change to the grading scale?

Most exams will have the same grading scale as before.

The grading scale may change from alphabetical grades (A-F) to pass/fail grades on certain examinations. You will receive information in Canvas from the faculty about which exams this applies to.

Delayed examination registration for exchange students

Get in touch with your study supervisor if your exchange period has been interrupted due to the situation, and if you have any questions about delayed examination registration.

What is the deadline for withdrawing from the examination?

You can withdraw from the examination no later than two days before the examination take place. Withdrawal from examinations is carried out in StudentWeb.

What happens if I am ill during examinations?

We accept self-certification of absence from examinations during the spring of 2020.  Provision of self-certification of absence will be classed as legitimate absence. In such cases, you don’t need to submit your examination answer paper. Submission of an examination answer paper will take precedence over self-certification of absence that is provided at a later date. In other words, a submitted answer paper cannot be withdrawn.

You are also allowed to take a new examination if you do not provide self-certification of absence. However, this means that you use up an examination attempt.

The self-certification of absence form. You must submit self-certification of absence no later than one week after the examination took place.

When can I expect to get my examination results?

Examination results will normally be available three weeks after the examination takes place.

If absolutely necessary, the examination results deadline may be extended by up to two weeks due to the situation caused by the coronavirus. However, this does not apply to final examinations in degree studies.

Who can register for a new examination (resit)?

All students who were eligible and registered for the 2020 spring semester examination 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 31.12.20.

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

When will the new examination (resit) take place?

The new examination will take place during the autumn semester of 2020. Further information will be provided at a later date.

When will I receive a diploma?

Diplomas will be available at www.vitnemalsportalen.no as soon as possible. Normally, diplomas are available in the Diploma Registry within one to two weeks after the last examinations have been marked. However, due to the coronavirus situation, some delays are expected. A paper version of the diploma will be forwarded.