Most courses conclude with a written on-campus examination designed to test your knowledge. Other forms of examination include take-home exams, laboratory sessions, seminars, and written assignments. For more information about these forms, please contact the subject directly. Prior registration is always required for a written on-campus examination. More information about the rules regarding written on-campus examinations is available below.
Sign up for exams via My Kau. Once logged in, you can view your upcoming exams. The list is based on your registered courses. The sign-up window generally opens five weeks before the exam date. To deregister, go to My Kau. You can still deregister if the sign-up deadline has passed.
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SIGN UP WELL AHEAD OF TIME
The sign-up deadline is six working days before the exam date, but the earlier you sign up, the better. Remember to account for holidays. Distance students who want to sit the exam at a local study centre are advised to sign up as early as possible – at least 14 days before the exam date.
The sign-up window may be slightly irregular for exams in the new year or around other holidays, major or otherwise. This allows the local study centres enough time to secure the necessary resources. Because the sign-up window for on-campus exams closes six working days before the exam, you may need to sign up more than eight days before the exam date.
Students with documented special needs can be offered adapted examinations. Following approval for targeted study support, you can request the adaptations you are entitled to. Make the requests when you sign up for the exam. You will receive an email and text message requesting supplementary information to your exam registration. Submit the request via My Kau.
Karlstad University applies a number of rules to help keep examinations as fair as possible. The rules include information about your possibilities of taking an exam you forgot to sign up for and about how to deregister.
ON-CAMPUS EXAMINATION LOCATION
If several halls are listed for the same exam, students are free to choose a hall. Between one week and one day before the exam, the hall will be posted online.
When you sit a distance exam, it is your own responsibility to follow local instructions, so make sure to double-check information about the address, scheduled time, venue, and similar. Study centres that charge an exam fee may require payment ahead of time.
Distance students always have the option to sit an exam free of charge at Karlstad University, but they can also choose one of several locations around the country. The rules for on-campus exams at Karlstad University also apply at the local study centres. Students who have not signed up will not be permitted to sit an exam off campus. Abroad, students can only sit examinations at a Swedish embassy or a university that has an exchange agreement with Karlstad University.