Withdrawal from an examination is allowed until its beginning.
The examination begins with the handing out of the examination paper. Examinations that the candidate fails to attend are deemed not to have been taken.
Nevertheless, in order to enable the faculties to plan better, we kindly ask you to withdraw from examinations in which you do not want to participate. This is possible online up to one day before the examination date.
You do not have to submit any medical certificates!
Information on withdrawal from examinations during the semester:
The relevant aspect for the question if a withdrawal, a failure or a termination has occurred, is whether the candidate has had the opportunity to have a look at the examination assignments.
Withdrawal = The registration for the examination has been withdrawn. In this case, the examination may not yet have started. The examination starts when the examination paper was handed out and can be worked on without any further steps being necessary by the university. For examination forms in which examination papers are uploaded, e.g. on Moodle, the examination has therefore started when the assignment is available for processing and the candidate can have a look at the assignment. Therefore, in the case of term papers and other assignments, the withdrawal must be actively declared before the examination paper is handed out / is available.
Failure = The candidate has not taken the examination. In the case of in-class examinations, the candidate did not appear on the examination date. In the case of other examination forms, there is a registration, the candidate must act actively to accept the assignment, but fails to do so. For example, if a topic for a term paper still needs to be agreed with the instructor and the candidate fails to do so, he or she fails the examination. Not submitting a term paper which processing time has already been started is not a failure.
Termination of the examination = The examination has already been taken, but is not completed and submitted for grading.