Registration and deregistration


  • Registration

    At the School of Business and Economics of the WWU, examinations can generally only be taken if students register in advance for the desired examination during the announced deadlines. Registration is necessary, among other things, for the scheduling of the more than 150 examinations per semester at our faculty alone. In principle, registration is only possible during the respective registration periods. We distinguish between the early registration period and the regular registration period. Please refer to the PAMBOT for information on which exams have to be registered for during which period.During the deadlines, it is also possible to register in person or, for corona reasons, by e-mail using the registration form.  For this purpose, please bring your identity card or student ID for identification purposes or use your WWU e-mail account.

    After each registration, check whether it has been confirmed by e-mail. The confirmation e-mail will later serve as proof of correct registration.

    If you have not received an e-mail, please contact us immediately.

    After this deadline, regular registration is no longer possible. Exceptions can only be granted by the examination board on application if there are serious reasons (e.g. illness), you are not responsible for these reasons, you can prove these reasons and submit an appropriate informal application to the examination board.

  • Deregistration

    Deregistration from examinations is only possible during the designated registration and deregistration periods. The deregistration of examinations in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Business Administration, Economics and Information Systems is done via the FlexNow examination administration software. The deregistration of exams for the other degree programmes is done via QISPOS. During the deregistration period, it is also possible to deregister in person during office hours at the Examinations Office. Please bring your identity card or student ID with you.

    After the deregistration period has expired, regular deregistration is no longer possible. If there are valid reasons for deregistration, please note the relevant information on withdrawing from examinations after the end of the deregistration period.

  • Withdrawal from examinations after the end of the deregistration period (cancellation)

    After expiry of the deregistration deadline, regular deregistration from examinations is generally no longer possible. Exceptions can only be permitted on application if there are serious reasons (e.g. illness on the day of the examination), you are not responsible for these reasons, you can prove these reasons (e.g. medical certificate) and submit a corresponding application to the examination office. Please enclose the relevant evidence with the application and submit it during office hours, by e-mail to the relevant central post office box or by post.

    Please note the applicable regulations of the notice on non-attendance at examinations in the current version, which are listed here in excerpts. Only the notice in the current version is legally binding!

    Please check your email inbox provided by the WWU as soon as possible. We will send you an e-mail if there is any uncertainty regarding the application.

    Notification and proof of valid reasons for non-appearance at an examination date

    If a candidate cannot appear at an examination date for a valid reason, he/she must immediately submit the following to the Examination Committee (Office: Examination Office of the School of Business and Economics)
    submit a written application (application for cancellation) to the examination board (office: examination office of the School of Business and Economics) and enclose proof of the valid reason (e.g. illness, death in the family, summons to appear in court, accident or similar).

    The request for cancellation and the evidence in the prescribed form must be submitted immediately and cumulatively. These requirements are laid down in the examination regulations and are explained in more detail below.

    The application can be submitted in person at the office hours, by letter/email and by e-mail ( Applications by e-mail must be submitted from the student's personal ZIV account (example:

    1. immediacy of the request

    The application for cancellation must be submitted to the Examinations Office without delay. In principle, the application is considered to have been submitted immediately if it is received by the Examinations Office no later than three working days (working days Monday to Friday) after the cogent reason for the cancellation no longer applies. This deadline can be met in the following ways:
    by handing it in personally during office hours at the examination office of the Faculty of Economic Sciences against receipt, by handing it in at a post office against receipt (registered letter), by e-mail from your university e-mail address to the central mailboxes of the examination office of the School of Business and Economics (an automatic confirmation of receipt serves as proof).

    b. Other valid reasons

    Other valid reasons can be e.g. death within the family, court charges, accidents or similar. Appropriate proof, e.g. death certificate, court summons, accident certificate, must also be submitted immediately (after issue).

    Proof of the existence of the valid reason must also be submitted to the Examination Office without delay. In this respect, the explanations on the immediate submission of the application for cancellation apply accordingly.

    If there is any doubt as to whether the application for cancellation was submitted on time, compliance with the deadline must be proven by submitting the receipt. If the application reaches the examination office by other means, the candidate bears the risk of not having received the application in time.

    If the documents are not received in full (e.g. the certificate is missing), the student will be informed by e-mail to the ZIV account to submit the missing documents within the above-mentioned deadline. Otherwise, the application will be rejected. If the basic deadline for the immediate submission of the application for cancellation cannot be met, the candidate must prove the existence of immediacy in the individual case. In this case, he/she must be able to prove that he/she submitted the required application at the earliest possible time.

    If the candidate appoints a person to submit the application for cancellation, their fault in missing the deadline shall be deemed to be the candidate's own fault. 2.

    2. proof of good cause

    a. Illness

    Examinees who do not appear at an examination date in the event of illness must immediately consult a doctor who will certify the illness. Immediately in this case means that the candidate must see a doctor no later than the day of the examination which has not started and produce a certificate with the date of issue of that day.

    In the case of examinations that fall outside the regular office hours of doctors, the medical on-call service must be used for this purpose.

    Please note:

    A certificate of incapacity for work is not sufficient proof of incapacity for the examination. Backdated certificates will not be recognised and will lead to the rejection of the application for cancellation.

    Notification and proof of valid reasons after taking an examination

    Cancellation of an examination once it has begun is generally excluded.

    If a candidate falls ill before the start of the examination, he/she must take the necessary consequences. This means that he/she must ask his/her attending doctor whether he/she considers participation in the examination to be justifiable from a medical point of view or whether he/she recommends withdrawal from the examination. If the examinee takes the examination even though the attending physician has recommended withdrawal from the examination, withdrawal from the examination is excluded after the start of the examination. The same applies if the candidate knew or should have known under the circumstances that he/she was unable to take the examination. In this case, he/she may not invoke his/her inability to take the examination, neither after taking the examination nor when discontinuing the examination.

    In the event that the illness was not recognisable to the candidate before the examination and he/she therefore had no reason to make use of the possibility of withdrawal, the inability to take the examination may be taken into account retrospectively. These conditions are met in particular in the case of undiagnosed illnesses and in the case of illnesses which were known to the candidate before the examination, but which did not impair the candidate's ability to take the examination until the beginning of the examination and which, however, worsened so substantially during the examination that incapacity to take the examination occurred during the examination.

    Candidates who appear for an examination appointment in the event of illness and discontinue the examination must consult a doctor immediately after the discontinued examination, who shall certify the sudden incapacity to take the examination during the examination and the time of the doctor's visit.

    With regard to the immediacy, the content of the evidence and the submission of the application for cancellation and the evidence, the same conditions apply as in the case of non-appearance at an examination for a valid reason, unless otherwise specified here.

    In case of cancellation of the examination, the medical on-call service or the outpatient departments of the hospitals shall be used, as far as the proof is to be provided outside the office hours of the doctors.





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