Regulations on grade calculation for bachelors courses
How is your final grade determined?
The weighting of two assessment tasks in propaedeutic course units in propaedeuse courses is as follows*): The grade per course comprises two constituent grades: the first assessment component (the written examination), which counts for 70%, and the second assessment component (which may comprise multiple sub-components), which counts for 30%.
The weighting of two assessment tasks in compulsory second-year courses and specialisation courses**): The grade per course comprises two constituent grades: the first assessment component (the written examination) and the second assessment component (which may comprise multiple sub-components). The weighting of the constituent grades varies per course and is indicated per course in the eProspectus. In electives: The grade per course consists of one single grade.
*) With the exception of the course ‘Academic Skills Tutorial’ (AST)
**) With the exception of the courses ‘Perspective on Career Planning’ (POCP) and ‘Interpersonal Professional Skills’ (IPS)
To calculate the final grade, uSis uses the two constituent grades (x% written examination; 100-x% second assessment component), both rounded to one decimal place. The final grade will be rounded to whole and half numbers, unless this would result in a final grade of 5.5. The current rule for a final grade between 5 and 6 remains in force: a calculated final grade of 5.5 or higher will be rounded up to 6.0.
Compensation of grades for units of assessment
Students can compensate for a (slight) fail in one assessment component with a higher grade in another assessment component. The Board of Examiners of the Institute of Psychology has determined that a constituent grade that is no lower than 5.0 can be compensated by a grade for another assessment component.
Resits are not permitted if the final grade is 5.5 or higher. The other rules relating to resits are as follows:
- A resit must always be taken if the grade for an assessment component is lower than 5.0.
- A resit may not be taken if the grade for an assessment component is 5.5 or higher.
- A resit may be taken if the grade for an assessment component is equal to or greater than 5.0 but lower than 5.5, if:
• the final grade (with the weighted average of x%/100-x%) is not equal to or greater than 5.5, OR
• if the grade for the other assessment component has not been published at the time at which the student must register to resit the assessment component.
The highest grade applies after a resit: if the resit results in a lower grade than the first grade for this assessment component, this first grade will remain in place in uSis.
One examination and one resit will be offered per academic year. The opportunity to resit the second assessment component must be stated clearly in the course description in the e-Prospectus. This will also be offered once per academic year: either during or after the block, i.e. in the resit period for the block concerned (therefore not both!).
Students who attend less than 75% of the compulsory work group sessions, regardless of the reason for absence*), will not be offered the opportunity to catch up or compensate during the current course. They must follow the whole series of work group sessions again the next time the course is offered. Higher attendance requirements apply for the AST, IPS and POCP courses; these are specified per course in the e-Prospectus. *) In the event of structural personal circumstances, students must contact the study advisor and not the lecturer.
b. Compulsory assessment components
The constituent grade for the second assessment component is determined on the basis of the assessment of all compulsory assessment components (assignments, tests, presentations, participation in debates, etc.) that are stated in the course description in the e-Prospectus and that are completed within the duration of the course. Absence from the work group sessions does not absolve students from the requirement to complete the aforementioned assessment components.
c. Grade calculation
Students whose attendance has been unsatisfactory will receive a constituent grade of 1 for the second assessment component, regardless of the grade given for the compulsory assessment components. Due to a transitional arrangement, exceptions may apply to the attendance requirements relating to work group sessions in some courses. These exceptions will be published in the e-Prospectus.