Important message to students who are registered / will register for their degree thesis

Major Changes to Regulations on Thesis Registration. The deadline for thesis registration this semester is 1 February. No withdrawal of your thesis registration after 1 February.

Important message to students who are registered / will register for their degree thesis

According to revised Regulations concerning admission, programmes of study examinations and degrees at NMBU effective from the 1 August 2015, it will no longer be possible to withdraw from your thesis registration after the deadline. This means that if you want to withdraw your thesis registration this must be done no later than 1 February.

The Department of Academic Affairs would like to emphasise the following subsections from the regulation:

Delayed submission due to illness, etc.
In the event of illness and other valid grounds, delayed submission of the degree thesis may be granted upon application. Valid grounds for delay (in addition to illness) may be teaching duties at NMBU, certain appointments of students to responsible committees, care work and problems with the thesis that are not the student's fault. Written documentation (e.g. a medical certificate) or some other written explanation is required along with an estimate of the length of time of the delay and a new schedule for completion of the thesis. A delayed deadline for submission will be approved in accordance with specified documentation and within an equivalent time period. The application is submitted to the department where the contract for the degree thesis work was signed. In the event of illness, this must be sent and/or submitted with a medical certificate no later than five days after the illness commenced. 
 
A delay of up to three months may be granted. In very exceptional cases, a further delay may be granted. In such situations, the student must draw up a written application with documentation and an explanation of the need for the delay as well as a new schedule for completion of the thesis. A new registration may only occur once, and a delay will not be granted beyond the deadline for submission. In such cases, the student is not entitled to any further supervision. 

Not submitted by the deadline
If the degree thesis is not submitted by the expiration of the deadline, it is not permissible to submit the thesis again in a revised or supplemented form. In such cases, the student loses his/her admission to the programme of study. If the student chooses to apply for new admission, a completely new thesis must be written. 47

Failing mark on the thesis
If the external and internal examiners so agree, a degree thesis that is assessed with the mark of F (fail) may be revised by the student and submitted for reassessment no sooner than three months after the date when the mark was awarded.

In such cases, a new contract must be drawn up along with a revised work schedule. If a new date for submission comes in a new semester, the student must register again and pay the semester fee. In such cases, the student is not entitled to any further supervision.

In the event of a failing mark (the mark of F) on a revised thesis the student will lose admission to the programme of study. If the student chooses to apply for new admission, a completely new thesis must be written.

Students are not permitted to re-submit a thesis that has been awarded a pass mark.

Regulations regarding degree theses can be found in chapter 46 in Regulation concerning admission, programmes of study, examinations and degrees at NMBU. The Department of Academic Affairs encourage you to familiarise yourself with the regulations.

Published 8. September 2015 - 11:13 - Updated 20. January 2016 - 11:31

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