Internal regulation no. 19/2005
Valid from 22/04/2005
Amended from 01/10/2007
This internal regulation is based on:
- The Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100)
- President’s decision reg.no. 930-0189-93 doss. 51
- President’s decision reg.no. 930-1031-00 doss. 541
- Minutes of a meeting of the first and second cycle course committee of 10/09/2003, p 12
- President’s decision no. 626/04, reg. no. 930-04-2093, doss. 51
- • University Board decision 28/10/2004 p 3.2, reg. no. 930-2004-2896, doss. 13
- • President’s decision no. 330/05, “Continuation of pilot project ...”, reg. no. 930-04-2093, doss. 51
- President’s decision no. 588/05, reg. no. 930-2005-1797, doss. 50
- President’s decision no. 708/06, reg. no. V-2006-1097, doss. 55
- President’s decision no. 387/07, reg. no. V-2007-0558, doss. 55
- President’s decision no. 388/07, reg. no. V-2007-0559, doss. 55
- President’s decision no. 622/07, reg. no. V-2006-1097, doss. 55
Chapter 6 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) states that, “Unless the higher education institution prescribes another grading system, one of the following grades is to be used: fail, pass or pass with distinction”.
The President has resolved that
From 01/07/2007 onwards, a seven-grade objective-related scale (A, B, C, D, E, Fx, F) will be used as a main alternative for final grades for first cycle and second cycle courses, including examination work. A-E is a pass, with A as the highest grade. The grades “pass” (P) and “fail” (F) will be used as final grades when special reasons exist.
Special guidelines have been drawn up for the possibility (indicated by Fx) of supplementing an examination element to a pass level (E or P), see below.
Special regulations on implementation will be drawn up for grading degree projects.
The grades “Pass” (P) and “Fail” (F) will be used for third cycle courses.
For course elements reported in the National Student Records Database (Ladok), either the A-F scale or the P/F scale will be used.
Grades given must be objective-related and must be determined by the student’s individual performance in relation to the objectives of the course, regardless of the performance of other students.
Students who began a course prior to 01/07/2007 will continue to follow, and be examined in, the course they have begun using the grading system applying when they began the course.
Students registered prior to 01/07/2007 may notify the person responsible for first cycle courses at the School during the course that they wish to carry out an examination work with the “pass” and “fail” grade scale. Any such notification must be made before the examination work is registered and begun.
Supplementing to a pass grade on an element of the course
The President has resolved that
It must be possible to supplement all elements of courses which use a graduated performance or grade scale for examinations.
Supplementing course elements means that students who are close to fulfilling the requirements for a pass are given an opportunity to take further examinations to achieve the pass level. For courses which use the A-F scale, the Fx grade is used when an opportunity for supplementing is granted. The Fx grade is used to indicate that an element in a course may be supplemented and must be reported in the National Student Records Database (Ladok).
For elements for which the Pass/Fail (P/F) scale is used, students may supplement these elements if the examiner sees fit. The Fx grade is not used in these cases and the students are notified by other means.
Students may normally only supplement to grade E/Pass level, though exceptions may be made in some cases.
The examination threshold for supplementing is decided by the examiner of each course. The students must be notified of supplementing thresholds or similar in the course memorandum or by other means at the start of the course. Furthermore, the supplementing of each sub-element must be individually adapted on the basis of the objectives that the student failed to attain.
Examinations may be supplemented within six weeks, calculated in term time, after the students have been informed of the examination results and before the next examination. After that time, the Fx grade corresponds to F and the examination may not be supplemented. Supplementing should be assessed as soon as possible and the student must be informed of the result within three working weeks. If a student received an Fx grade after reassessment of the examination result, that student should be allocated further time for supplementing.
The student must achieve at least a grade E/Pass in all elements of the course in order to pass the course.