Examination registration and cancellation

Legal basis: Section 8 of the Examination Procedure Regulations (PVO) (.pdf)

Registration and cancellation periods

Every examination period is preceded by a four-week registration period which ends two weeks before the start of the examination period. During the registration period you are able to register for examinations and cancel examinations as you like.

During the registration period for the 1st examination period please register for all the written or oral examinations you would like to take in the 1st examination period (or around and assigned to the 1st examination period), but also for the examinations that you have already taken or started (e.g. seminar papers) during the lecture period (including before the registration period), as well as for examinations (e.g. assignments) that are to be taken during the lecture-free period.

Note: For examinations taken before the registration period, examination attendance is considered as binding registration. You must also register for these examinations during the registration period, however, so that your academic achievements can be recorded in the system at a later stage.

During the registration period for the 2nd examination period please register for all the written or oral examinations you would like to take in the 2nd examination period.

There are some special registration procedures that differ from the above, for instance, those for: block seminars, field trips, work experience, language-based academic achievements as prior academic achievements. You can obtain information on this from the relevant Examination Office.

Please note: If the examination period starts on a Monday, the online registration period will end at midnight on a Sunday. (The examination registration period always ends on the date stated in the timetable, even if this date is a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday. This is in accordance with Section 89 (3) Generals Administrative Act for Schleswig-Holstein (LVwG). Section 193 German Civil Code (BGB) does not apply.)

Which examinations are subject to registration?

As all examinations are relevant to the final degree certificate, binding registration is required for each individual examination.

Examinations during the semester, e.g. protocols and seminar papers, but also examinations like assignments or take-home examinations are registered for in the first registration period.

There are some special registration procedures for block seminars, field trips, work experience and language-based academic achievements as prior academic achievements. You will usually be told about this by your lecturers during lectures, but if in doubt, you can also obtain all the necessary information from the relevant Examination Office.

Longer cancellation period for written examinations

For written examinations there is an additional opportunity to cancel your registration until the 8th day before the date of the written examination. You can cancel online up until midnight. (The examination cancellation period may also end on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday. This is in accordance with Section 89 (3) General Administrative Act for Schleswig-Holstein (LVwG). Section 193 German Civil Code (BGB) does not apply.)

Examples of the extended cancellation period for written examinations:

  • Written examination on Wednesday, 9/2: Cancellation by (including) Tuesday 1/2. (always by midnight)
  • Written examination on Friday, 11/2: Cancellation by (including) Thursday 3/2.
  • Written examination on Monday, 14/2: Cancellation by (including) Sunday, 6/2.

The registration period for written examinations, like for all other examinations (oral examinations, seminar papers, assignments) ends two weeks before the examination period (midnight, Sunday).

Online examination registration via the Studierenden-Online-Funktion online tool (HIS-QIS)

You register for most Bachelor's and Master's degree programme examinations via the CAU portal. You can find user instructions and more information on this in the Examination Organisation Online section.

(Exception: You register for Computer Science (module) examinations via the faculty's own online system: StudiDB.)

Please note: Do not leave registration to the last minute! Examination Offices are closed at weekends so if you experience technical or content-related difficulties, which can occur at any time, you may not be able to get help right away.

Important note:

If you have any problems with registration (for example, the weekend before the deadline), please follow the steps below: 

  1. Produce evidence of the problem (web page print-out / screenshot) and
  2. inform the relevant Examination Office of the problem before the registration period deadline (by midnight on the last day of the registration period) and
  3. come to see us during the next available consultation hours.

Your registration can only be accepted as on time within the registration period if you have performed all three steps listed here!