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Exam sessions are held three times a year: in winter, summer and autumn. Only regularly enrolled students may participate in exams each semester. Students must first register through the Delphi online platform to sit an exam (if they cannot be present for an exam, students must cancel their request to sit the exam). Once they have sat an exam, the marks are registered and an email is sent to the students to notify that the marks have been posted in Delphi. Students may accept the marks (and do nothing) or, students have four days to make a comment in Delphi regarding the achieved mark. Any student found copying during an exam will fail the exam and the professor will indicate 'respinto' in Delphi. Students should always take their exam booklet to each exam session.  Students can sit exams more than once (not in the same session), however, they are strongly encouraged to accept their marks and proceed with the remaining exams. To fulfill the degree requirement, students must sit all core course exams, complete two elective activities, and successfully complete one further training activity before they can register to present their final thesis. Exams are either 6 or 12 CFU each. In order to complete the degree programme according to schedule, students should sit at least 3-4 exams per semester.       

Exam Rules for EEBL Students

Each exam is based on the course’s programme and the relative material used for lectures, which are indicated by the professor at the beginning of lectures on the course’s webpage and other institutional means of communication. The University undertakes to guarantee free access to this material through the library, or via internet sites. The professor, at the beginning of each course, provides the students with complete indications concerning how students will be tested. The evaluation of each student’s profile is related to the contents of the exam material. The exam can have a positive or a negative result. The student can withdraw by his own decision or by a professor’s suggestion, without completing the test. In this case, the withdrawal will be recorded without consequences for the student’s academic record. For each exam session, exam dates must be placed at intervals of at least two weeks and they must avoid overlaps between dates of the exams for other courses belonging to the same semester of the same year of study or studies. Students may take exams in all sessions, in compliance with the prerequisites and eventual attestations of presence foreseen by the order of the studies. The calendar of exams is posted at least two months before the start of the exam sessions. Dates cannot be held earlier than expected, however, they may be postponed if necessary, with due notice. The appointed holder of the course guarantees his or her presence during the indicated exam dates, or, if impeded from participating, assures the presence of another professor. Students have the right to know the results of their exams as well as the evaluation criteria used. The professor respects the dignity of the students in every phase of training and evaluation.

Exam Sessions

A course held in the first semester, first module, will have the first exam in the break week at the end of lectures in October and its second exam in the January-February session. The M.Sc program allows students to sit both exam sessions; this decision is not left to the Professor’s discretion.


The course’s third and fourth exam opportunities will be held in June-July (with the choice to sit one of the two,  decided by the CCdS and not left to the discretion of the Professor). The fifth exam will be held in September. In all, students will have five opportunities to take an exam during the academic year and a maximum of four times to sit it.


This also applies to an exam of the second module of the first semester, where the first exam opportunity is held in December, in the break week at the end of lectures. All else follows the schedule as seen above.


A course held in the second semester, first module, will have the first exam in the break week at the end of lectures in March and its second exam in the June-July session. Students are allowed to sit both exam sessions; this decision is not left to the Professor’s discretion.


The third exam opportunity will be held in September and the fourth and fifth dates will be in January-February, with the choice to sit one of the two. Nothing is left to the discretion of the Professors.


Should a student pass the mid-term of the first module  of a 12-CFU course, that grade can be kept and used only towards the exam held immediately following the end of the second module. That grade cannot be used in the second exam date; the exam will have to be passed in its entirety.


This scheme applies to all first and second year courses.