(We have specified this text and added more details to it on 2 June 2020.)
The Schleswig-Holstein government issued a Corona bill on 15 May 2020 which allows the universities to implement a so-called “free shot” rule for assessment and exams. The Dean’s Offices of FUAS have decided on the following:
- The free shot rule applies to assessment (exams, coursework and other form of assessment) which have been attempted but not passed in the exam period summer semester 2020-II for modules and classes of your degree programme offered in the summer semester 2020.
- The free shot rule applies independently of how many attempts you already took for an assessment or exam.
- You do not have to apply for a free shot.
This means that you have a free shot for assessment and exams you attempt in the exam period summer semester 2020-II for a module you have taken in the summer semester 2020. If you register for an exam, take it and fail, this attempt will not count as attempted. It will be as if you had not taken the assessment or exam.
But you have to at least have attempted to pass the exam – if you register for an exam and do not show up, this exam will count as failed – in this case the free shot rule does not apply. (Of course, if you are unable take an exam due to illness, you can still hand in a doctor’s note certifying this. In this case, the free shot rule is not necessary.)
So, as in all exam periods before this “corona semester”, these rules apply:
- Register for the exams in due time in order to be able to take them (the deadline is 4 June 2020, 12 noon, strict time limit).
- Only register for those exams you actually intend to take.
- If you are unable to take an exam due to illness, hand in a doctor’s note.
The new rue this semester is:
- If you take an exam in the exam period summer semester 2020-II for a module offered in the summer semester 2020 that you have registered for in due time and you do not pass it, this attempt will not count as an attempt.
Good luck with your exams! And we hope you will stay healthy and focused when preparing for them.