You will deemed to have successfully completed your foundation course if
- On Bachelor degree programmes: You achieve an average of at least 20 ECTS credits per foundation semester completed
- On degree programmes that conclude with a state or church examination: You successfully complete at least two-thirds of the coursework and tests and examinations stipulated in the respective study and examination regulations for the foundation semesters completed
- The extended foundation course will be deemed successfully completed once you have achieved the minimum number of credits and completed the minimum coursework and tests and examinations required of a two-semester foundation course.
Proof of a successfully completed foundation course is established in two steps:
Step 1: By the end of the last foundation semester (30 September/31 March), you must proactively provide the Registrar’s Office with proof that you expect to successfully complete your foundation course based on the graded and non-graded work already completed and pending. To this end, you will need to submit confirmation of this from the Central Examination Office, or, for teaching degree programmes, from the Paderborn Centre for Educational Research and Teacher Training (PLAZ). You will not be able to register for any modules for the following semester until this confirmation has been received, as you will not be able to re-enrol.
Step 2: You must then also proactively provide proof that you have successfully completed your foundation course by submitting confirmation of this from the Central Examination Office or PLAZ by no later than two weeks after the start of lectures in the semester following the foundation course.
If you fail to submit the relevant Step 1 or Step 2 confirmation, or fail to submit it on time, you will not be able to re-enrol in this degree programme/course and will be de-registered from it.
If you do not successfully complete your foundation course, it may be possible for you to transfer to another open-admission degree programme/course. Please contact the relevant persons responsible at the Registrar’s Office to enquire about this as soon as possible.
Failure to successfully complete a foundation course on an open-admission degree programme does not exclude you from applying to sit an admission examination.