Cancellation of third examination attempts

in SoSe 2020, WiSe 2020/21 and SoSe 2021

A failure to pass a third examination in SoSe 2020, WiSe 20/21 and SoSe 2021 will be annulled.

The supplementary oral examination (mündliche Ergänzungsprüfung, mEP) also belongs to the 2nd repetition. It is up to the candidates whether they apply for an mEP after the written part or whether they let the deadline pass and use the cancellation of the third examination attempt.

In practical terms, this means that the offices for student affairs will not send out failure notifications due to failure in the third examination during these 3 semesters.

FAQ Cancellation of third examination attempts

Formally only after approval by the Presidium upon publication of the amendment to the APB in the Statutes Supplement. However, the resolution affects all third examination attempts in the SoSe 2020, but only those examinations that fall within the summer semester 2020 according to the study and examination schedule. It does not apply to the postponed examinations from the winter semester 2019/20.

This regulation applies to third attempt examinations of SoSe 2020, WiSe 2020/21 and SoSe 2021.

No, only the third examination attempts of the SoSe 2020, WiSe 2020/21 and SoSe 2021 are covered by the resolution.

No, these are examinations that are not part of the curriculum of a degree program. The regulation does not apply to these.

If you have already received a decision, you can submit an informal application to revoke the decision to the Office for Student Affairs. This is also possible after the deadline for objections has expired.

We recommend that you react quickly. However, it is possible to submit an application for revocation of a decision to the office for student affairs until 17.09.2021. This is also possible after the deadline for objections has expired.

The supplementary oral examination (mEP) is also considered as a the third examination attempt. It is up to the examinees themselves whether they apply for an supplementary oral examination after the written part or whether they let the application deadline expire and take advantage of the cancellation of the second repeated attempt.

If the supplementary oral examination is applied for and passed, cancellation is no longer possible (and not necessary). The exam is passed with “sufficient”.

In this case, the entire third examination attempt and thus the mEP is deemed not to have been taken.

Once the supplementary oral examination (mEP) has been used (i.e. registered and passed), it is used up in the study-program. The new regulation only applies to the cancellation of examinations that have not been passed.

Yes, the rule applies even if the third attempt has not been taken.

There is no general obligation to retake the exam in the following semester. But there may be such regulations in the respective regulations of the degree program.

The regulation applies to third examination attempts in all forms of examination with the exception of final theses there is only one repetition possible). It does not apply to study examinations (Studienleistungen), where the number of possible attempts is generally not limited anyway.

No. The regulation only applies to the second repetition (third examination). In the case of theses, there is only one repetition.

Yes, but only for examinations at the TU Darmstadt. It does not apply to the state examination.

That is exactly how it is. The only exceptions are the cases of a sanction five in accordance with §38 due to deception and in the case of breaches of regulations.

When applying § 59 IV HHG (exmatriculation due to lack of performance within four semesters), the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21 are not included. This takes into account the individual standard period of study according to § 2 of the Regulation for Coping with the Effects of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in Higher Education.

The legal classification and procedure in connection with the second repetition (e.g. consulting, two-examiner principle) remains unchanged.

Yes, cancellation can be applied in the period between SoSe 2020 and SoSe 2021 for multiple failures of a third attempt exam.