The compensation rule means that students can compensate ONE insufficient Bachelor 1 course grade (that has been registered in Osiris) if they meet the following conditions:
- You have passed ALL other Bachelor 1 courses - except for this one course you would like to compensate. The final (overall) course grade which you want to compensate is between 4.5 and 5.4;
- You have at least one rounded 7 (6.5 or higher) on your bachelor 1 grade list. This can be any course, regardless of the amount of credits (EC) of that course;
- You are a first (or second*) year bachelor student.
If you are eligible for the B1 compensation rule, then...
- … it will be processed automatically so you do not have to submit a request for this.
- … your compensated (insufficient) result will be visible on your graduation transcript, and it will count towards your GPA.
- … you are allowed to retake the compensated course for a higher grade during your IBA programme. Keep in mind that you also have to retake passed assignment(s) in order to obtain a new final overall grade, see article 4.2 point 3 of the TER and that retaking a course might have consequences for the (Summa) Cum Laude classification.
*The compensation rule also applies to second year bachelor students who still have to obtain 1 or 2 courses of their 1st bachelor year:
- due to personal circumstances or
- because the hardship clause has been taken into account when issuing the final Binding Study Advice. More about the hardship clause, read the conditions listed in article 9.4 of the Teaching & Examination Regulations (TER).