Special examination arrangements

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Why special examination arrangements?

Are you wondering for what reasons you can be granted special examination arrangements? Here are some of the most common reasons.

Reading and writing disabilities
Women who are breastfeeding
Tenosynovitis
Allergies
Physical disabilities
Psychological dysfunction
Candidates with another mother tongue than Norwegian
Candidates due to give birth in the examination period

Reading and writing disabilities

Students with reading and writing disabilities have a right to extra time or other special examination arrangements on an individual basis as arranged with their study centre. Normally, this qualifies for extended time in the examination and/or the use of a PC with a spell-check function.

You can also ask for lables to be attached to the answer paper to inform the examiner about your reading and writing disabilities.

Please contact your study centre if your have any further requests.

Women who are breastfeeding

Women who are breast-feeding can apply for extra time for this purpose. Practical aspects of implementing the breaks must be arranged with the study centre.

Tenosynovitis

The use of a felt-tip pen or pencil may be allowed for examinees with tenosynovitis who are consequently not able to write hard enough with a biro to use regular sheets of copy paper.

In the case of chronic and serious problems extra time can be granted based on appropriate documentation.

In certain cases where the examinee is not able to, or will have great problems in taking the examination without the use of a PC, this may also be granted. This must be specified explicitly in the medical/other expert certificate 

Allergies

When applying for special examination arrangements due to allergies, the documentation must specify the disadvantages the allergies cause the student during an examination (for example, medication causing drowsiness thus reducing the student's abilities to perform at his/her best during the exam).  Special arrangements application due to allergies will not be treated as acute cases, unless the student provides documentation that clearly indicates an acute worsening right before the exam. The documentation must be dates in the same semester the student has the exam. 

Physical disabilities

Physical disability can be chronic or temporary, congenital or acquired. If you have a physical disability that affects your capability in an examination situation, you also have a right to special arrangements in connection with the examination.

Psychological dysfunction

Psychological problems (examination nerves, grief, concentration problems) can be considered for special examination arrangements. If the problems are so severe that they will cause a disadvantage for the student during the examination, this must be documented. 

Candidates with another mother tongue than Norwegian 

The fact that students have mother tongue other than Norwegian is not sufficient grounds for time extension at an examination.

Students with mother tongue other than Norwegian nonetheless have the opportunity to write their examinations in English, Swedish or Danish, without having applied for this in advance, read more about language at the examination here.

They also have the opportunity to use a Norwegian dictionary (mono lingual) after having specifically applied for this to the study centre

Students not able to take an examination due to birth

Candidates who are due to give birth in the examination period, can apply for a deferred examination when necessary. ​

Se forms for special examination arrangements for more information.

Last Modified: 04/09/2017 08:54