Information about assessment and exams at NHH in the autumn semester 2020 and spring semester 2021.

Autumn 2020

Updated 10 November 2020, 08.31 AM.

All school examinations in the 2020 autumn semester will be replaced by digital home exams on the same date as the originally planned exam, regardless of how the coronavirus situation develops.

New examination procedures can be found on the web page for each individual course.

Open the tabs below to read more about practical information and the assessment scale for these exams.

  • Practical information about home exams

    Practical information about home exams

    You will receive a separate email with practical information about home exams.

    It is important that you set aside enough time for the electronic submission of your exam as submissions after the deadline will not be accepted. With the exception of exams where no document uploads are required, you will be given an extra 15 minutes for the submission process on home exams. This is the minimum time we recommend for you to have enough time to include pictures in your paper and upload attachments. You must also make sure that you are logged into WISEflow as, after some hours, you will be automatically logged out. Refresh your page before you submit your paper. On exams where no document uploads are required (in FLOWmulti), no additional time will be given for the submission process.

  • Assessment scale

    Assessment scale

    The change from school exam to home exam in many courses has brought on questions about which assessment scale to use.

    On the one hand grades are important in many application processes (employment, internships, exchange, applications to other schools, etc.). They give incentives to understand the topic and is a way of certifying that understanding. On the other hand, an argument raised by many, including the Student Committee at NHH (SUN), is that pass/fail reduces students’ incentives for cheating on their home exams. As this is the second semester with exceptional measures, the school has a greater focus on grades this semester.

    The school has taken measures to reduces the possibilities of cheating on home exams. You should be aware that attempts to cheat, for instance by cooperating or communicating during a home exam, may lead to annulment of the exam and exclusion from attending courses for up to one year. The rules on exclusion also apply to aiding and abetting. You will be asked to sign a formal contract with the school where you declare that you are aware that cheating is not allowed and that you will not cheat on home exams. If you are caught cheating, this will be used against you.

    More information about cheating and its consequences 

    Furthermore, course responsibles have been asked to consider how they can prepare the exam in such a way that the students do not benefit from communicating with each other or others, to answer the exam questions. The school has set up internal seminars and support for how to design exams in such a way, without penalising students who prepare for the exam in the usual way and do not cheat.

    NHH’s regulations state that the two grading scales, A-F and pass/fail, cannot be combined in the same course (section 4-4). Hence, if one part is assessed with grades A-F (or pass/fail), the same grade scale must be used on the exam.

    MRR students will obtain letter grades (A-F) in all courses, regardless of the overall grading scheme of the course. Students in this program need A-F grades in all courses to fulfil the requirements for state authorized public accountant.

    Grading when retaking a course/an exam with new grading scale:

    [A-F → pass/fail] Students who have a passing letter grade and retake a pass/fail course:

    • If failing the new exam: Letter grade counts
    • If passing the new exam: “Pass” counts

    [pass/fail → A-F] Students who have a “pass” (from autumn 2020) and retake a course with A-F scale:

    • If failing the new exam: “Pass” counts
    • If passing the new exam: Letter grade counts

    Students in all courses where school examination is replaced by home examination will be given the opportunity to withdraw from the exam (without using an examination attempt) when NHH has published information about the grading scale, regardless of the previously announced deadline for withdrawal.

  • Application for acute special examination arrangements, autumn 2020

    Application for acute special examination arrangements, autumn 2020

    Due to capacity and staffing considerations during the Corona pandemic, NHH now allows its students to apply for acute special examination arrangements at an earlier time than normal.

    Applications for acute exam arrangements are considered for students who have documented a functional impairment, which causes them significant disadvantages in the exam situation.

    The documentation (medical certificate / specialist statement) must specify what kind of disadvantages the functional impairment entails in an exam situation.

    This must be in place for Section for Exams to ensure that applications for special arrangements are processed in time before the start of the exam.

  • Other acute needs for special arrangements

    Other acute needs for special arrangements

    Applications must be submitted as soon as the need arises. The documentation must be of a recent date.

    We cannot guarantee processing of applications received later than three full business days before the examination date.

    Applications are sent to exams@nhh.no

  • Illness and absence from the exam, autumn 2020

    Illness and absence from the exam, autumn 2020

    Absence from exam due to illness should be documented, please, refer to:

    NHH's webpage about illness and examinations

Spring 2021

Published 11 November 2020, 8.45 AM. Updated 16 November 2.35 PM.

The same basic principle applies to the choice of evaluation method as well.

In case of a large infection outbreak, school exams may be converted to home exams on short notice. Course responsibles have therefore been asked to consider whether a physical school exam is necessary in their course, and they also have a back-up plan for the exam in case school exams need to be converted to home exams.

At the master level, all core courses offer a digital alternative for the exam.