Study progress measures

Hasselt University uses study progress measures to monitor your study progress. These measures are based on:

  • your study success rate
  • the amount of enrollments for a course
  • binding conditions
  • the balance of your learning account

For more information, click on the topic. For details about these measures, check the Education, Examination and Legal Position Regulations.

Study success rate

The study success rate is the percentage of the amount of obtained credits on the amount of selected credits in one academic year. This percentage can vary from 0% (= you passed no courses for which you registered) to 100% (= you passed all courses for which you registered) and depends completely on your personal exam results.

This rate is completed at the end of the academic year, after the results of resit exams in September, and differs from the academic weighted percentage that can be found via your academic file.

Study Success Rate <30%

If you have a study success rate of less than 30% at the end of the academic year, you cannot re-enroll for the same study programme next academic year.

A refusal to enroll is valid for two academic years. This decision will be made by the Examination Committee of your programme.

This rule does not apply to students whose study contract at Hasselt University only relates to the final year of a master's programme.

Study Success Rate between 30% and 60%

If your study success rate is between 30% and 60% at the end of the academic year, the Examination Committee can impose binding conditions for the same study programme next academic year.

For more information about binding conditions at Hasselt University, read below.

Maximum number of enrollments for a course

All students at Hasselt University can enroll maximum two times for the same course to obtain a credit. This means that you have a maximum of four exam chances to pass a course.

Be aware that it could also be less than four chances in case of an (invalid) absence during an exam or due to specifications of the course (project work, no organised resit exam etc.). For more information about the latter, check the study guide.

In case you did not obtain a credit after two enrollments in a course, you will be refused enrollment for the same study programme in the next two academic years.

This rule does not apply if your study progress rate is more than 70% in the academic year of your last enrollment. A fourth enrollment however is never allowed (EEL art. 5.3 § 3).

Binding conditions

The Examination Committee of your study programme can impose binding conditions on all students, based on previous exam results. In case you do not meet these binding conditions at the end of the academic year, you will be refused enrollment for the same study programme in the next two academic years.

Examples:

  • If you have a study success rate of more than 30% but less than 40%, you can be enrolled for a maximum of 45 credits next academic year.
  • If you have a study success rate of more than 40% but less than 60%, you can be enrolled for a maximum of 60 credits next academic year.
  • If you re-enroll in a programme, your previous binding conditions can be imposed again if they were not met in the past.

If the Examination Committee imposes binding conditions, this will be communicated to you before the start of the new academic year (or in the first weeks the latest).