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Compensating results

Compensation rules in the Bachelor


Compensating results: only in the Bachelor


Only in the Bachelor, it is possible to compensate ONE failed course with another course - so a one-time opportunity.  As part of the measures to reduce study load as a result of COVID-19,  Psychodiagnostics can now also be compensated.

Please read the Exam and Education Regulations for the details. Below an excerpt of the formal rules.

•  A grade of 5.0 may be compensated with a grade of 8.0 or higher. In the bachelor’s programme, only one insufficient grade of 5.0 can be compensated.

• A grade of 4.5 or lower cannot be compensated. • Insufficient grades for Skills training, Research Practical, electives (see article 3.7 of the Education and Examination Regulations) and the bachelor’s thesis cannot be compensated or be used as compensation.

• Statistics parts (Methods & Techniques, Statistics I, Statistics II and Statistics III) cannot be compensated, but can be used as compensation.

• A course with an insufficient grade worth 3 ECTS can be compensated with a course of 6 ECTS (but not the other way around). Once a request for compensation has been submitted and granted, it cannot be reversed.

• A course with an insufficient grade can only be compensated when the following requirements are met:
 a. the attendance requirement has been fulfilled,
 b. all practical parts have been passed if applicable, and
c. both courses have at least the same number of credits (courses of 5 or 6 ECTS are considered equal with regard to compensation).
Requirements a and b apply to the compensated course, as well as to the course used to compensate with.


Implications of the new 'pass/fail' -grading for 'Men and Machine' / 'Mens en Machine'

Starting 2018-2019, IPN2026 'Men and Machine' / PSY2026 'Mens en Machine' will be graded with a pass or fail. For this reason, the course now falls outside the compensation regulation.

For resit candidates (2017-2018 or earlier), the grading type depends on the attendance obligation.
• Attendance obligation already fulfilled -> your exam (resit) will still be graded on a ten point scale. Compensation regulation applies.
• Attendance obligation not yet fulfilled -> your course/exam will be graded with a pass/fail.


No compensation in the Masters programmes

There are no compensation options for any of the FPN Master programmes.


Apply for the compensation via the online form.

• Once a compensation request has been entered, it cannot be changed or cancelled.
• When your request is approved, the compensation will be registered within 10 working days.
• The original grades will not change, the insufficient grade will show the addition ‘compensation’, and credits will be awarded. You can check this in your result transcript in My UM.

Last modified: Fri, 17/07/2020 - 13:54

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