I have a positive Binding Study Recommendation
A positive recommendation means that you have enough credits. This differs per study programme, but it is usually 48 study credits. Check your Student Handbook for the number of credits that you need. If you have enough, you can continue on to the second year of your study programme.
it’s not February first (1st) yet, but it is no longer possible to obtain a positive Binding Study Reccomendation
Are you worried about meeting the requirement, and expect a negative Binding Study Recommendation early on in the academic year? De-register before February 1st. In this case you will not get a recommendation, neither a positive nor negative. No negative study recommendation means that in the future you could register again for that same study programme at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
If you de-register after February 1st (for example in March or April), you will inevitably receive a study recommendation (possibly a negative Binding Study Recommendation, preventing you from starting fresh in September).
I have a negative Binding Study Recommendation
You are not permitted to register again for the same study programme at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. You will have to end your study programme.
My Binding Study Recommendation is deferred
A Binding Study Recommendation will not yet be issued. Your study programme is postponing the decision until the end of the second academic year. Generally this means that you will have to obtain the first-year certificate or 48 study credits in the second year.
Note! The specific rules about the deferred Binding Study Recommendation differ per study programme. Make sure that you are up-to-date, and discuss this subject with your Study Coach or coordinator student affairs.