Examination and grading

Examination means that you as a student will be assessed and graded on parts of a course or on a complete course. There are different forms of examination. Some of the most common ones are: written examinations, the writing of a pm, participation in laboratory work and the writing of a take-home exam.

Prior to the Exam

To take a written exam, you must register in advance. You can register no earlier than five weeks before the exam date and no later than 10 days before the exam date. Registration must be done via Ladok. Late registration for exams is not possible and you are referred to register for the next exam.

For every course/course module there must be one regular exam and one retake on equivalent course content. The time between the notification of exam results and the retake must be longer than two weeks and should be shorter than six weeks. Knowledge requirements should be the same in the retake as in the regular exam.

Examination regulations and the forms of examination used must be clearly specified and communicated to you as a student at the beginning of each course and course module.

More information about Written Examination

Time required to mark the exam

The time limit for correcting and marking exams should not exceed 15 working days, unless there are particular reasons. Three days are needed for registering results in Ladok, the student record system. As soon as the grade has been registered in Ladok, you can see it when you log in.

Examination review and justification of grading decisions

The exam is usually followed by an exam review. You will be informed of the date and form of the examination review at the time of writing. The date is set so that you have plenty of time if you need to take a re-examination.

The examiner is not obliged to justify the grading decision when it is made. However, a justification must be provided if possible afterwards if the student requests this.

You can contact the examiner and ask him or her to supplement with a justification so that you can exercise your right. The easiest way to do this is to contact the examiner by email.

Obstacles to the exam

If you have been given the wrong information about time and place for an exam and you can prove this fact, and if you have not been present at the exam, you have the right to be given the opportunity to take another regular exam.

If you have a disability that prevents you from participating in an exam specified in the syllabus, you must be offered a form of examination tailored to your specific needs. Contact the Coordinator for students with disabilities for more information, as soon as possible.

Send an email to Coordinator for students with disabilities

Change of examiner

If you have failed twice on the same examination, you have the right to ask for and get a new examiner for your third attempt, unless there are particular reason for not giving you a new examiner. Requests for a change of examiner should be sent to studentsupport@hig.se.

Reconsideration of grading decisions

If you have passed an exam, you do not have the right to take the retake to improve your grade.

You have the right to have your grade reviewed in accordance with the Administration Act. If you are dissatisfied with a decision, you can turn to the agency that made the decision and make the demand that your grade should be changed. In this case, it is your examiner you should turn to. The examiner is now obliged to go through your exam again and reconsider its grade. This demand for review can be repeated. The decision for your grade, however, remains your examiner’s decision.

Request for reassessment of grading decision form

This page was last updated 2024-06-13