Information about exams

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are some special regulations this year.

This FAQ is intended to answer a few questions about your first exams here at the university. All information is without guarantee; as always, only the official examination regulations are binding.

Important links:

How does the exam registration process work?

The exam registration is done online. To do this, you log on to the campus system with your st******-username and can then register for various exams, seminars and practical projects under the item “My Examination Dates” and then either via the tab “Registration via curriculum” or “Exam Registration – Search”.

How can I withdraw from an exam registration?

Up to one week before the exam date, you can easily withdraw your registration without giving any reason via the Campus system. However, this does not apply if you are already in the examination process – for example, you failed an exam once or couldn’t attend it due to illness without having withdrawn your registration a week before.
If you are already in this process, you need to be aware of the varying examination regulations (PO): If you’ve started your studies before 2017 you will most likely use the PO 2012. You’d have to take the exam at the next possible opportunity (usually the next semester). If you started your studies after after 2017), you would use the PO 2017, which dictates, that you would have to take the exam within the next year. Thus, you be able to take the course again before sitting the exam.

In the case of illness, you may wish to withdraw your registration for an exam. In this case, a form from the Examination Office must be filled out (https://www.student.uni-stuttgart.de/en/exams/forms/) and handed in to the Examination Office along with a certificate of incapacity to work from your doctor.
In the case of oral examinations, the examiner and/or their secretary should also be informed.

How should I prepare for the exam?

  • Work through the script, slides, and your write-ups, if you have them.
  • Do all the practice problems.
  • Get old exams (they have them in the Fachgruppe) and practice with them.
  • Write a cheat sheet for any formulas (even if you don’t get to use it on the exam afterward).
  • Learn together with fellow students.
  • Bombard the staff in the respective department with your questions (don’t be shy!)
  • If any question sessions/mock exams are offered, it is recommended to participate.

Any tips on the exam itself?

  • Inform yourself before the exam when and where it takes place (see Campus). Since the exams are often held in multiple rooms separated alphabetically, you should not rely on the information of fellow students, but check yourself! If you do not know the where the room is located, find out in advance.
  • Find out which aids are permitted. Normally, the lecturer will announce this, but it will also be listed in Campus in your exam schedule. If you are allowed to bring a cheat sheet, start writing it on time.
  • Be there on time (at least 20 minutes before).
  • Don’t forget your student ID and, if applicable, the certificate of admittance (usually this will not be tangible)
  • Exams are long, so if necessary you should bring food and drinks along.
  • Don’t panic! ­čśë

What happens if I fail?

With a grade worse than 4.0, an exam is considered failed. Depending on your examination regulations (PO) you have to repeat the exam either at the next opportunity (PO 2012) or in the course of the next 2 semesters (PO 2017). If you still do not pass the exam, you can make a third attempt in a total of three exams across your degree (orientation exams excluded). If you do not pass the third attempt (or the second attempt in the case of orientation exams), you still have the chance to achieve a 4.0 in an oral re-examination. Important: there is an oral re-examination only if you have used up all written attempts!
Third attempts cannot be used for orientation exams or the bachelor thesis.

Where do I find my grades?

Grades are posted in the campus system under “My Achievements” and can be viewed there. Sometimes they are also posted a few weeks after the exam on the bulletin board of the respective department or on their website. There you will also see when you can view your exam, and where you can register for the oral re-exam should you have failed for the 2nd or 3rd time.

What kind of risks do I take when I postpone exams?

  • Your studies will be prolonged as a result.
  • It may happen that a different lecturer will teach the course in the future and change the content. Thus the exam material would also change.
  • You may have to write a lot of exams in one examination period.

So you should only postpone exams if it can’t be avoided!

all information is subject to change

.

This FAQ is intended to answer a few questions about your first exams here at the university. All information is without guarantee; as always, only the official examination regulations are binding.

Important links:

How does the exam registration process work?

The exam registration is done online. To do this, you log on to the campus system with your st******-username and can then register for various exams, seminars and practical projects under the item “My Examination Dates” and then either via the tab “Registration via curriculum” or “Exam Registration – Search”.

How can I withdraw from an exam registration?

Up to one week before the exam date, you can easily withdraw your registration without giving any reason via the Campus system. However, this does not apply if you are already in the examination process – for example, you failed an exam once or couldn’t attend it due to illness without having withdrawn your registration a week before.
If you are already in this process, you need to be aware of the varying examination regulations (PO): If you’ve started your studies before 2017 you will most likely use the PO 2012. You’d have to take the exam at the next possible opportunity (usually the next semester). If you started your studies after after 2017), you would use the PO 2017, which dictates, that you would have to take the exam within the next year. Thus, you be able to take the course again before sitting the exam.

In the case of illness, you may wish to withdraw your registration for an exam. In this case, a form from the Examination Office must be filled out (https://www.student.uni-stuttgart.de/en/exams/forms/) and handed in to the Examination Office along with a certificate of incapacity to work from your doctor.
In the case of oral examinations, the examiner and/or their secretary should also be informed.

How should I prepare for the exam?

  • Work through the script, slides, and your write-ups, if you have them.
  • Do all the practice problems.
  • Get old exams (they have them in the Fachgruppe) and practice with them.
  • Write a cheat sheet for any formulas (even if you don’t get to use it on the exam afterward).
  • Learn together with fellow students.
  • Bombard the staff in the respective department with your questions (don’t be shy!)
  • If any question sessions/mock exams are offered, it is recommended to participate.

Any tips on the exam itself?

  • Inform yourself before the exam when and where it takes place (see Campus). Since the exams are often held in multiple rooms separated alphabetically, you should not rely on the information of fellow students, but check yourself! If you do not know the where the room is located, find out in advance.
  • Find out which aids are permitted. Normally, the lecturer will announce this, but it will also be listed in Campus in your exam schedule. If you are allowed to bring a cheat sheet, start writing it on time.
  • Be there on time (at least 20 minutes before).
  • Don’t forget your student ID and, if applicable, the certificate of admittance (usually this will not be tangible)
  • Exams are long, so if necessary you should bring food and drinks along.
  • Don’t panic! ­čśë

What happens if I fail?

With a grade worse than 4.0, an exam is considered failed. Depending on your examination regulations (PO) you have to repeat the exam either at the next opportunity (PO 2012) or in the course of the next 2 semesters (PO 2017). If you still do not pass the exam, you can make a third attempt in a total of three exams across your degree (orientation exams excluded). If you do not pass the third attempt (or the second attempt in the case of orientation exams), you still have the chance to achieve a 4.0 in an oral re-examination. Important: there is an oral re-examination only if you have used up all written attempts!
Third attempts cannot be used for orientation exams or the bachelor thesis.

Where do I find my grades?

Grades are posted in the campus system under “My Achievements” and can be viewed there. Sometimes they are also posted a few weeks after the exam on the bulletin board of the respective department or on their website. There you will also see when you can view your exam, and where you can register for the oral re-exam should you have failed for the 2nd or 3rd time.

What kind of risks do I take when I postpone exams?

  • Your studies will be prolonged as a result.
  • It may happen that a different lecturer will teach the course in the future and change the content. Thus the exam material would also change.
  • You may have to write a lot of exams in one examination period.

So you should only postpone exams if it can’t be avoided!

all information is subject to change

.

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