Information about the forms of examination for each course and module is specified in the courseplan and the course/module description If you have any questions about the examination for the course or module you are taking, ask your teacher.

Written exams ("salstentamina")

If your course or module includes a written exam ("salstentamina"), an exam schedule will be provided ahead of each term. There are two opportunities per term to take any written exam, provided the course is still given. Please check your the course/module description for details on your exams.

Where appropriate, examples of previous exams can be found on your Athena course site. Most exams and keys from the current term will be made available on Athena when the results of the exam have been reported.  If you have questions about an old exam, ask your teacher or contact the Student Affairs Office. 

Signing up for exams

Unless otherwise specified, it is mandatory to sign up for an exam, and the sign-up normally closes one week before the exam. We recommend that you sign up for all the exams for your course at the beginning of term. The sign-up for retake exams is normally opened once the grades for the first exam that term have been reported. We aim to have all exam grades reported within 15 working days after an examination.

You sign up for exams through Ladok. Should you not be able to make it to an exam that you have registered for, please deregister in Ladok in order to help us avoid wastage of paper. If you missed the sign-up deadline for an exam, you can still go to the exam hall on the day of the exam. If there are seats available, the invigilators will then allocate you a seat.

Exam rules

It is mandatory to have a valid photo ID with you for all exams. You will not be allowed to take the exam if you do not have valid ID. Make sure you read and respect the exam rules before each exam (see attachment). 

Exam results

We aim to have all exam grades reported within 15 working days after an examination. Written exams are marked anonymously. Once the results have been reported, the grade will be available on Ladok, provided you have done all the examination assignments for the particular module/course. Written exams will be available for collection at the Student Affairs Office during opening hours. If you have not picked up your exam within two years, it will be discarded.

Please note that:

 - for some courses or modules the exam is not the only form of assessment (check your course/module description for details). Contact your teacher if you have any questions on why you can't see a grade on Ladok or why you have not received a passing grade.

- if you receive a failing grade (F or Fx) for an exam, you will need to take the whole exam again (not only parts of it), unless otherwise specified in the module description.

Re-taking an exam

If you do not receive a passing grade for a written exam, then you can make a new attempt whenever that exam is offered. Remember to sign-up for the exam in Ladok! If you are doing the exam in a later term than the term you took the course, you need to re-register for the course in order to sign-up for the exam in Ladok. Contact the Student Affairs Office in order to re-register.

In case your course should be discontinued or the course syllabus has changed, then you will be offered one retake session per term for three terms following its discontinuation. Check the exam schedule for sign-up deadlines, or contact the Student Affairs Office for questions.

As specified in the courseplans, students who receive a grade E or higher on an exam may not retake the exam to obtain a higher grade. Note that if you receive the grade ‘Fx’ for an exam, you will need to take the whole exam again (not only parts of it).

If your course or unit contains other forms of assessments than a written exam ("salstentamina"), please contact your teacher (or the administration) for instructions on how to complete that unit in case you do not receive a passing grade or have work outstanding.