Here we answer all your questions about hardship applications. Below you will find information about hardship cases in winter semester 2021/22:
What happens if I have an exam and am in quarantine?
If you are in quarantine and therefore cannot take part in an attendance examination, this is considered an excused withdrawal, just as in the case of sick leave. In the case of quarantine, please report to the responsible examiner as well as to the responsible person in the Examination Office at the Academic Department. The official document (from the health office) requesting quarantine is valid as proof.
How can I avoid special hardships if I had to withdraw from the exam due to quarantine or illness?
First of all, you can ask your examiner whether it is possible to make up the exam at short notice outside the examination period. This is permitted with the consent of the examiner and the examination board according to § 8 para. 1 SPO. If you have withdrawn through no fault of your own, the following cases usually constitute a case of hardship, which can then be resolved accordingly:
- Graduation should still take place in WiSe 2021/22
Case study: I am in my final semester and have already registered my BT/MT. A graduation must still take place in this semester, since I already have an employment contract or would like to start with a Master's program (etc.).
In this case, an exam should be made up as soon as possible.
- The practical semester starts next semester
Students who will complete the practical study semester in the coming SoSe 2022 can continue to do so as planned. The practical study semester can be started in the coming semester, even if the prerequisites are not met.
- I am going to study abroad next semester (Outgoings/Incomings)
If students (outgoings) cannot start their studies abroad due to missing examination results, this constitutes a reason for hardship and the studies abroad can also be started before they are completed.
For incoming students, the exam should be made up as soon as possible.
- Examination requirements
In the case of examinations in which certain examinations must be completed before they can be taken, this rule does not apply in the case of withdrawal from the required prior performance through no fault of the student. Example: Math 1 must be completed before Math 2. The examinee registers for both exams in the summer semester and can also take both exams. An application on the part of the student does not have to be made here.
As a rule, the best way to find a solution is through § 8 paragraph 1 SPO, so that an examination date can be found.