Should you not pass the resit, it is not always the case that you no longer have the opportunity to sit the assessment in question. Our rules, as set out in the so-called Student Handbook, offer the possibility of offering an extra resit in special cases. We consider health complaints, health tests and quarantine within the framework of Covid-19 to be a special circumstance and will therefore make generous use of this possibility the rules offer us. Pursuant to the corresponding Article, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences will provide a solution so that you will not be disadvantaged if you cannot sit an exam in the exam week due to cold symptoms, a Covid-19 test or quarantine. An extra assessment opportunity wil be given at the end of the academic year. Your institute will soon inform you about the conditions and procedures.
To be eligible for this, you must meet several strict conditions. For instance, it applies to on location assessments when students could not or were not allowed to participate because of Covid-19-related circumstances, such as: health complaints similar to Covid-19, a positive test result, waiting for a test result or being quarantined. Also, the student must have taken advantage of the other regular assessment opportunities.
More information on the exact details will follow at a later stage of the academic year. Keep a close eye on these updates! We want to send a message at this moment and react in the context of Covid-19, but we also want to take a look at how the pandemic will develop and what measures, if any, still need to be taken nationally or by us.
What is important for now:
- In case of health complaints, quarantine, waiting for a test (result) or in case of a positive test, do not visit a school location for an assessment.
- It is important that you keep your documentation such as confirmation of test appointments, test results, doctor's certificate, et cetera, because the burden of proof will be part of the conditions for eligibility for this provision.
- If you choose not to participate in assessments or resits for reasons other than those related to Covid-19, you will not be eligible for the same provision,
- More information on the exact form and procedure for an extra (resit) opportunity will follow later in the academic year.