It can sometimes be complicated during the first year of university to understand the regulations.
This page was created to answer the major questions that students ask after integrating GSEM.
For further information, a link is provided at the end of this page, giving you access to the complete GSEM regulations.
CONDITIONS OF SUCCESS OF THE FIRST PART
Validation of a course is obtained from a grade of 4.00 or more.
To benefit from a second and final attempt for failed courses, the student must have obtained a minimum of 24 credits (i.e. validated at least 4 course), including are also included any credits acquired in equivalence, Otherwise he is eliminated.
ABSENCE FROM THE EXAM BECAUSE OF A JUSTIFIED ABSENCE
If the student is unable to attend the examination for a medical reason, he must obtain the day
even a medical certificate excusing him.
He has a deadline of 3 days to send it by mail or drop off at the GSEM student service.
The student who has a justified absence during his first attempt is automatically registered for the exam session extraordinary.
In the event of failure in one or more assessments during the extraordinary examination session.
The student must obtain at least 24 credits to benefit from a second and final attempt the following year, at the ordinary examination session which immediately follows the end of the course concerned (either January or June).
If the student obtained less than 24 credits during the session extraordinary examination, it does not benefit from another attempt and is eliminated.
VALIDATION OF CLASS DURING THE SECOND ATTEMPT
On the first attempt if the grade is less than 4.00 but greater than or equal to 3.00:
– During the second attempt, if this pattern is played, the last note will automatically be preserved.
– In case of failure on the second attempt with a mark below 3.00, a third and final attempt during the next exam session is possible.
On the first attempt if the grade is less than 3.00:
– The student must obtain at least 3.00 during the second attempt
To go on an exchange, the student must have validated all the first part (first year) subjects before the start of the second year.
The student who has not validated all the subjects during the first session as well as the catch-up session, will find it impossible to go on exchange in third year. However, if he decides to do the Bachelor in 4 years, he will be able to leave for the fourth year.
For more information, please see the link below: https://www.unige.ch/gsem/files/9616/9392/6134/RdE_BA2023.pdf