There are multiple scenarios where it would be relevant to take courses in an alternative order, than what is planned in the process model. Maybe you:
- have recieved credit for multiple courses. Consequently, you will have fewer courses in some semesters and might wish to utilize that extra time to take courses that would otherwise be placed at a later time in your programme, thereby shortening the total time you need to complete to programme.
are delayed in your programme. For example you might have failed multiple exams or been ill for a longer period of time.
have been on maternity leave.
want to take change around when you take some courses. For example you might want to take more courses than normal one semester to decrease your intensity of study during another semester.
Make a study plan showing which courses you want to take and when
If you wish to take courses in an alternative order than what is planned in the process model, it´s a good idea to make a study plan showing which courses you want to take and when you want to take them. In the process model you can find an overview of all the courses you need to take in your programme.
6 things you should be aware of when following an individual study plan
Programmes are adjusted continuously. If you are absent there is a chance that you will no longer be able to attend lectures in the courses that you are missing, that the course has been moved to another time of year etc.
If changes to a course occurs, e.g. to examination requirements or the syllabus, you must follow the newest version of the course. Keep yourself up to date in the course descriptions.
Take a look in your process model to check if there is an academic progression in your programme you need to take into consideration.
Are you missing an examination from a previous semester? You decide yourself, whether you would like to attend the lectures again or just take the examination. If you failed the examination, it may be a good idea to attend the lecutres again. See the examination rules and regulations.
If you are enroled in courses from different semesters, there may be an overlap in lecture times.
If you are enroled in courses from different semesters, there may be an overlap in lecture times. If that is the case you need to prioritize which lectures are that most important to attend.
If you are delayed in your programme, you need to make sure that you comply with the Active Enrolment Requirements and Maximum Period of Study to be able to finish your programme. If you do not comply with the rules, you must apply for an exemption.
Do you need help making an individual study plan?
➤ Contact The Student Guidance Service