The employees of the exam management office introduce themselves and give important information regarding exams and final theses.
The employees of the exam management are at your side with the following matters:
- Booking and publication of grades in AlmaWeb
- Publication of exam dates
- Receipt of sick notes for exams
- Issuing of reference documents and performance overviews
- Issuing form 5 for the BAFöG office
- Registration and acceptance of bachelor and master theses
- Posting of external credits (after approval by the exam board)
How do I receive a grade overview / a Transcript of Records?
Write me an email (or call me) with the issuance request along with your student number. The document will then be available in AlmaWeb to download.
Grade overviews are in German or English and are at a module or lecture level, and can be issued with or without a signature. Standardly, you will receive the German version at a lecture level without a signature.
How do I go forward with a doctor’s note?
The process time for exams can be impacted by illness and the deadline can be postponed. A doctor’s note (via email is acceptable) must be submitted for this. The announcement must happen at one, that means without a culpable delay. If the submission of the doctor’s note should be delayed, i.e. due to postal shipping by the the doctor’s office, please communicate this to me.
A doctor’s note that is submitted more than three days after issuance will no longer be valid.
Please give the following information when sending the doctor’s note: Module (number), lecture, teacher, and deadline. You and your teacher will then receive an answer from me with a new deadline.
What happens after the submission of the final thesis?
The bachelor’s and master thesis will be forwarded to the reviewers, who then have to assess and grade within six weeks. As soon as evaluation is submitted, you will find a notice in the BA/MA module overview. When both evaluations are submitted, you will then see the final grade of your thesis in AlmaWeb.
If your AlmaWeb access has ended due to de-registration, you will receive the information upon request via email or telephone from me.
Upon request via email, I will send you the evaluation for viewing via email.
How and when do I receive my degree certificate?
When all necessary exams are successfully completed, I will compile your certificate documents. Usually the final thesis, or for the Bachelor Communication and Media Studies the mandatory internship, is the last exam. If the last exam belongs to another module, you can let me know after you complete this module.
As soon as the certificate is created, you will receive a message from me via email. After this, you can either pick up the certificate in person or it will be sent to you with a return receipt.
The submission occurs at the deadline at the latest (see AlmaWeb).
An earlier submission is possible after consultation and during the regular office hours. At the time of submission, bring the required number of printed copies, including at least one CD or a USB stick as a digital copy.
If the paper contains a restriction note due to sensitive data, a third copy (for the release in the archive) is not needed.
Number of Printed Copies
Three copies for
B.A. Communication and Media Studies (Exam Regulations 2012)
M.A. Communication and Media Studies (Exam Regulations 2009)
M.A. Communication Management (Exam Regulations 2017)
Two copies for
B.A. Communication and Media Studies (Exam Regulations 2019)
M.A. Communication and Media Studies (Exam Regulations 2018)
M.A. Communication Management (Exam Regulations 2021)
M.A. Global Mass Communication
Postal Submission from Final Papers to:
Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie
Studienbüro, Prüfungsmanagement (PF 160022)
z.H. Frau Bille
Or insert in the deadline mailbox at the SSZ in the Goethestraße 6
For more information visit my german website with forms for the registration of the thesis.
- B.A. Communication and Media Studies
- M.A. Communication and Media Studies
- M.A. Journalism / M.Sc. Journalism
- M.A. Communication Management
- M.A. Global Mass Communication
- Elective Area Communication and Media Studies
- Elective Subject Communication and Media Studies
- Elective Subject Book Studies
- Elective Subject Crossmedia Journalism
The availability by telephone is only possible during office hours. Please contact me via email with your questions outside of these times!
During the lecture period (October - January / April - July)
Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 11:30am
1:00am - 3:30pm
Outside of the lecture period (February - March / August - September)
Tuesday 1:00pm - 5:30pm
You can find more information about Ms. Müller on her page.
in German and/or English will be released upon request. This usually happens in AlmaWeb.
Necessary credit overviews with a signature can be picked up personally or can be sent by mail.
can be seen in AlmaWeb. If there is a disagreement, it is highly recommend to seek out clarification.
When planning which modules to take and when registering for them via TOOL, please be aware that already passed modules cannot be taken again. The same goes for modules that were taken in previous semester, but were not successfully completed.
Certificates of Disability
Must be sent by mail or electronically within three business days to the exam management office. They are a valid reason to miss an exam and, for exams to be completed at home, are a reason for a due date to be pushed back.
Exam Make Up
Doctor’s notes should be submitted within three business days to the exam management office along with the student and module number. A special registration for a make up is not necessary. If there is no timely date for a make up exam, the registration in AlmaWeb will occur for the next available exam date.
See §4 of the exam regulations for the respective bachelor’s or master’s study program and §35 (3) and (4) as well as §114 from the so-called SächsHSFG from January 15th, 2013 and the updated version from December 17th, 2020.
The first repeat exam must be registered for in writing and by the deadline in the exam management office. The exam must be completed within one year.
A second repeat exam has to be requested for in writing to the exam commission. The exam must be completed at the next possible exam date. If the deadline for the repeat exam is missed, the exam will be failed permanently. Further information can be found under “Exam Results”.
can be picked up in-person with an appointment. Upon request, they can be sent by mail (registered mail/return receipt) if an address is given.
The certificate documents will be prepared as soon as all necessary credits are completed, usually without a separate application. If credits from a partial elective module from a different subject are the last to be completed, the student will need to let the exam management office know.
If more credits than necessary were completed, the FORM FOR EXTRA CREDITS should be filled out.
Exceeding the Standard Period of Study
See the so-called SächsHSFG from January 15th, 2013 and the updated version from December 17th, 2020, §35 (4); §20 and §114a.
If the standard period of study has been exceeded more than four semesters, all exams that have not been completed up until that point will be regarded as failed for the first time. If the repeat exams are missed, the exams will be failed indefinitely. Times involved as a selected representative in a student committee can be considered if proof is given. In this context, please consider the newly written §114a “Extending the standard period of study due to the COVID-19 pandemic” in the aforementioned SächsHSFG.
A credit overview with a prognosis regarding the anticipated completion of a study program can be requested in the exam management office. For this, it is necessary to send an email prior with the modules (module number) that may still be open from previous semesters and which modules (module number) are being taken in the current semester.
Recognition of Exam Credits
Information regarding the application for getting credits recognized can be found on the website of the FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND PHILOSOPHY:
Study and Exam Regulations
can be viewed in the OFFICIAL NOTICIES.
Bachelor’s, Master’s/Magister Theses
Die Beantragung erfolgt mittels Antragsformular (siehe Formulare). Die Anmeldefristen stehen unter "Termine und Fristen". Die Anträge können persönlich während der Sprechzeit bzw. über den Briefkasten neben der Bürotür eingereicht werden oder postalisch bzw. per Email als Anhang, unter Nutzung der studentischen Email-Adresse, ans Prüfungsmanagement gesendet werden. Zuvor müssen Sie mit Ihrer Betreuerin bzw. Ihrem Betreuer kommuniziert haben. Für die Anmeldung ist das Ausfüllen des 1. Abschnittes erforderlich. Anmeldeschluss für das Wintersemester 2022/23 am 08.12.2022, 15.30 Uhr. (In begründeten
Application occurs via an application form (see forms). The registration deadline is under “Dates and Deadlines”. The applications can be tossed into the mailbox next to the office door or sent by mail, or by email with an attachment to the exam management office, as long as the student email address is used. First, you must have communicated this with your supervisor. For the application, the first section must be filled out. The application deadline for the summer semester 2022 is on June 2nd, 2022 at 3:30pm. (In certain, justified cases, the deadline can be deviated from. You can contact me for a meeting regarding this.) The submitted applications will be registered in AlmaWeb and you will receive a system message regarding the registration for your thesis.
The official topic committal will be sent to your student email address. The submission deadline for the bachelor’s or master’s thesis is listed in AlmaWeb under “Registration” or under “My Exams”. The deadline will be updated if you turn in a doctor’s note. The thesis completion time will be paused for this duration. The students of a master’s (Magister) program will receive a system message via AlmaWeb. If the submission deadline falls on the weekend or on a public holiday, the very next business day will count as the submission deadline.
The submission of final papers can happen via mail. In order to remain within the deadline, the sending (date stamp) must occur on the very last day of the deadline. For a package or parcel, please use the mailing address at the side of this page. It is possible to submit in person after setting up an appointment. In certain cases, the Deadline Mailbox at Goethestraße 6. The final papers are to be packaged and addressed before being tossed into the mailbox. The information regarding the number of required printed copies and an electronic version can be viewed on the application form. After turning in, the processing time will be updated (from “being processed” to “submitted”), as well as the submission date and which topic the paper had. This information can be viewed in AlmaWeb.