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Explanation of grades and appeals

We recommend that you ask for an explanation of your grade before deciding to submit an appeal.

What is an explanation of grades? 

An explanation states the general principles on which the assessment was based and explains the assessment of your performance. We recommend that you ask for an explanation of your grade before deciding to submit an appeal.

Deadline for requesting an explanation: 

  • Written examinations: one week after the grade is published.
  • Oral or practical examinations: immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

How to request an explanation

Faculty of Humanities

E-mail the department offering the course and request an explanation.

Your e-mail must contain

  • In the subject line [Explanation of grades - course code]
  • In the e-mail
    • which examination you ask an explanation for
    • your candidate number
    • your telephone number and e-mail address

Send the e-mail to

Find your department

Uncertain which department offers your course? It is listed as contact point in the right column in the course description.

Enter your course code to go to the course description:

 

Illustration of where to find contact point in the course description.

Overview of courses in Humanities

Faculty of Law

Contact the examiners directly. Find their phone numbers and meeting times on the examiners contact list. The list is updated when the results are ready and published in Studentweb.

The examiners contact list (in Norwegian)

PS: The examiners contact list is in Norwegian. Locate your course code in the expandable list. There are separate lists for bachelor and master level courses.

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

E-mail the department offering the course and request an explanation.

Your e-mail must contain

  • In the subject line;[Explanation of grades - course code]
  • In the e-mail
    • which examination you ask an explanation for
    • your candidate number
    • your telephone number and e-mail address

Send the e-mail to

Find your department

Uncertain which department offers your course? It is listed as contact point in the right column in the course description.

Enter your course code to go to the course description:

 

Illustration of where to find contact point in the course description.

Overview of courses in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Bachelor's and master's degree students:

Send an e-mail to the contact point for your programme.

The e-mail must contain:

  • In the subject line [Explanation of grades - course code]
  • In the body of the e-mail: Which examination you ask an explanation for, your candidate number, your grade on the exam and your contact information

Please send one email per course.

Medicine and Clinical Nutrition:

Everybody who receives a "fail" will automatically receive an explanation.

Faculty of Dentistry

Send an e-mail to the contact point for your programme.

Faculty of Social Sciences

To ask for an explanation of your grade, fill in the online form found under "Explanations and appeals" on the course page.

Enter your course code to go to the course page:

Faculty of Theology

Contact the examiners directly or contact the faculty's information centre.

Faculty of Educational Sciences

To request an explanation, please send an e-mail to the departement offering the course.

In the subject area you should write “Explanation of [course-code]. In the e-mail you must specify for which examination you wish to receive an explanation of the grade and your candidate number.

If the exam consists of more than one part (individual assignment and group assignment), you must remember to specify which part you are requesting an explanation of.

Send an e-mail to:

Other units

Centre for Gender Research

Centre for Development and the Environment

International Summer School/NORA

  • Request an explanation of your grade by sending av e-mail to: iss@admin.uio.no.

Appeal against grades

You can submit an appeal against your grades for all written examinations. You cannot submit an appeal against the grades of oral or practical examinations, since the performance is not documented for future purposes.

Complaints about formal exam errors

You can submit a complaint about formal examination errors. Formal errors can occur for instance in the examination question papers, in conducting the examination or during grading.

Questions?

Contact the faculty's information centre.

 

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Published Aug. 17, 2016 11:30 AM - Last modified May 5, 2017 10:17 AM