Retakes and undelivered assignments

This page contains instructions on how to attend an exam retake and how to submit undelivered assignments.

Exam retakes

Exam retakes are organised approximately once a month (see below for dates). Please register for a retake exam by using the exam envelope at least seven days before the exam (by 4pm).

If you are taking several exam components that are the responsibility of different examiners, please complete a separate envelope for each examiner.

Exam envelopes are available on your campus:

  • Helsinki: Envelopes can be collected from the information desk in the main lobby. Leave your exam envelope at the information desk.
  • Oulu: Exam envelopes can be found in the filing cabinet on the second floor. Leave your envelope in the exam box on top of the cabinet.
  • Pieksämäki: Envelopes are provided on the shelves outside the study office. Leave your envelope with Mervi Jetsu or in her mailbox.
  • Pori: Electronic registration is used on the Pori campus. Please fill in the electronic form online. The study office will redirect the registration to the teacher or examiner in question. In case you are unable to fill in the electronic registration form, please fill in a paper form available at the information desk. Leave your form in the mail box at the information desk or take it to the study office. Please register no later than one week before the exam date, i.e. on the previous Thursday by 2.30pm. Late registrations are not accepted.
  • Turku: Envelopes are provided on the shelve outside the study office. Bring your envelope to the study office or the office mailbox.

Make sure you complete all sections of the envelope or form and write in clear print.

Upcoming exam retake dates

  • 10 January, 2019
  • 7 February, 2019
  • 7 March, 2019
  • 4 April, 2019
  • 2 May, 2019
  • 23 May, 2019
  • 6 June, 2019
  • 15 August, 2019
  • 5 September, 2019
  • 3 October, 2019
  • 24 October, 2019
  • 7 November, 2019
  • 12 December, 2019

The exam retake will start at 4pm.


Number of retake attempts

The first attempt is the exam date specified in the course delivery plan. You do not need to register for this exam unless you are specifically advised to do so.

According to section 29 of the Degree Regulations, a student has two retake attempts unless otherwise agreed on special grounds with the examiner or course teacher. A passing exam grade cannot be re-attempted.


Special arrangements

If you have agreed on special arrangements with your study guidance counsellor, make sure you specify this in the form when you register for exams.

You are responsible for organising the special arrangements yourself. For example, if you need a computer at the exam, make sure you contact IT support well in advance.

If the teacher or examiner is based at a different campus than the one where you will take the exam, please proceed as follows:

  1. Check the teacher’s or examiner’s home campus from the personal directory.
  2. Under Further Information in the form, write “I will take the exam at the ____ campus” in clear print.
  3. Send the form to the teacher or examiner as an email attachment no later than one week before the exam date.

Exam instructions

1. Proof of identity

Please bring an official photo ID or student card to the exam. If you don’t have your ID with you, the exam supervisor cannot accept your exam submission. Your identity will be verified when you hand in your exam answers to the supervising teacher.


2. Writing supplies and other materials

Make sure you bring writing supplies and other necessary materials with you. If the use of dictionaries or other resources is permitted, it will be specified on the exam envelope. The use of calculators is not permitted in medical dosage calculation exams.

Leave your bags, coats, phones and other belongings on the side of the classroom.


3. Exam duration

The duration of exam retake sessions is three hours. The exam begins when the supervisor gives permission to open the exam envelopes. Students who arrive late will be admitted in the first 30 minutes of the exam.

The supervisor will specify the end time of the exam. You are not allowed to leave the exam room in the first 30 minutes of the exam.

The supervisors will give practical advice at the start of the exam session (e.g. bathroom breaks).


Undelivered assignments

Complete and submit all pending assignments as instructed by your lecturer. If any assignments are pending 6 months after the end of the module, you should draft a plan to complete them and submit it to your study guidance counsellor. Your study guidance counsellor will approve it and add the plan in your contracts on MyDiak.

If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies of undelivered assignments should be submitted to the lecturer with the appropriate cover sheet for undelivered assignments. Open the cover sheet on the forms page.

The assessment period is 1 month from the submission deadline. You should try to avoid submitting assignments late as changes to degree content and regulations may make it difficult.

Submission dates

  • 11 January, 2019
  • 8 February, 2019
  • 8 March, 2019
  • 5 April, 2019
  • 26 April, 2019
  • 24 May, 2019
  • 14 June, 2019 (assessment in August)
  • 16 August, 2019
  • 6 September, 2019
  • 4 October, 2019
  • 25 October, 2019
  • 8 November, 2019
  • 13 December, 2019