Bachelor of Arts (single subject)

General information on the Bachelor of Arts

Examination registration / Registration of the Bachelor’s Thesis
  • It is only possible to register for examinations during the registration period. The registration period and information on the registration will be announced on the homepage and via e-mail to the collegiate e-mail address. Belated registrations cannot be considered. It is not possible to take an examination that has not been registered in due time via the LSF.
  • Information for students still studying according to the old Examination Regulations (< 2008): please submit a written registration form to the Examination Office during the registration period.
  • If a second examination date / make-up exam is offered within a semester, a registration via the LSF is not possible (because the registration period is already over). In this case, please register for the examination at the Examination Office using the following Form.
  • There is no automatic registration for examinations. You have to register for all examinations including re-examinations in the next semester during the registration period via the LSF.
  • If you have any problems registering for an examination online please contact the Examination Office during the registration period, so that the problems can be solved in time.
2. Withdrawal from Examinations
  • You can withdraw from registered examinations within a withdrawal period of 7 days before the examination via the LSF, as long as the date of the examination is registered and it’s an examination from the categories „PL“, „USL“ or „BSL“. If the date of the examination is not registered, please fill in a declaration of withdrawal available under forms. In this case, the examiner has to confirm the examination date by signing the form.
  • If you miss the withdrawal period or in case of an obligatory re-examination, the withdrawal has to be approved by the Board of Examiners. The completed declaration of withdrawal has to be signed by the Board of Examiners and handed to the Examination Office.
  • In case of LBPs (course-accompanying examinations) the withdrawal has to be approved by the Board of Examiners. Please consult your Examination Regulations to see which examinations are LBPs.
  • In case of illness, a medical certificate for the date of the examination has to be submitted. The medical certificate has to be submitted to the Examination Office together with a completed declaration of withdrawal 3 days after the examination at the latest.
  • The declaration of withdrawal should be completed by means of the Exams Extract in the LSF, where the correct examination name, examination number and examination date can be found. Please note that only duly completed declarations of withdrawal can be processed.
  • If the withdrawal from an examination was successful, this will be indicated in the Exams Extract:
    • „withdraw/t“ = withdrawal within the withdrawal period
    • „ill“ = excused due to illness
    • „withdraw/p“ = Board of Examiners permitted withdrawal
  • In case of a withdrawal due to illness or a withdrawal permitted by the Board of Examiners, the examination has to be repeated at the next possible date. Otherwise, it will be graded as „failed“ (administrative fail). This does not apply to withdrawals submitted in due time.
3. Final Grade Report and Bachelor’s Certificate
  • After completing the Bachelor‘s program, every graduate receives a Degree Certificate and a Final Grade Report of the Bachelor Examination.
  • The Final Grade Report of the Bachelor Examination is requested at the Examination Office. When registering for the Bachelor’s Thesis, the Final Grade Report request form is handed out or can be can be obtained from the administrative staff.
  • The completion period for the Final Grade Report is about 4 to 6 weeks after the last achievement has been recorded.
4. Transcript of Records

Via LSF, you can create transcripts of record in PDF format that don’t have to be certified by the Examination Office:

  1. In the start menu of the LSF portal:
    • Transcript of passed examination results only include the modules already completed, no partial achievements of modules not yet completed. This transcript is suitable for job applications, and not for university applications. (Screenshot)
  2. In the Exams Extract menu, two further certifications are available:
    • The Transcript of Records contains all achievements, partial achievements, withdrawals and failed attempts. This transcript is suitable for submission to the Examination Committee or for a BAföG certificate according to § 48. Moreover, it is suitable for applications to other institutions of higher education in case of a transfer to another university during studies. (Screenshot)
    • Certifications with current credit points and the current average grade contain the modules already completed that are part of the credit points listed and are suitable for all kinds applications as long as the studies have not yet been completed. (Screenshot)
5. Change of Examination Regulations
  • You can only change the Examination Regulations for a degree program you are currently registered in, as soon as new Examination Regulations are announced.
  • If modules that have not yet been completed change after the change of examination regulations, they have to be completed according to the old examination regulations. The modules will be altered in accordance with the new Examination Regulations as soon as all necessary achievements have been completed.
6. Recognition of Examinations
  • The Examination Committee is responsible for the recognition of examinations already completed.
  • You can find the form „Recognition of Examinations“ under further Forms.
  • A professor responsible for the examination subject to be recognized certifies the equivalence of the achievement and suggests a grade if necessary.
  • If the Examination Committee agrees with the suggestion, the achievement will be recognized and recorded by the Examination Office.
  • If necessary, failed attempts can be recognized as well.
  • • The recognized achievements are indicated in the Final Grade Report of the Bachelor Examination.
7. Interdisciplinary Key Qualifications
  • The Center for Continuing Education is responsible for the registration and recording of interdisciplinary key qualifications.
  • In exceptional cases, if an achievement is not recorded by the Center for Continuing Education, the key qualification can be recorded by the Examination Office by means of a certificate of academic achievement.
8. Collegiate e-mail address
  • At the beginning of the studies, every student of the University of Stuttgart receives a collegiate e-mail address.
  • All important information will be sent to this e-mail address by the University administration. Within the University administration, only this e-mail address will be passed on.