During exams

Proof of identity (ID)

Everyone taking an exam at NLA University College should on their own initiative produce a valid ID with a picture when signing the attendance list. This applies to both written and oral exams. The NLA University College student card or a driving licence, passport or other document with a photo on it that is accepted as a public ID is acceptable as a valid ID. Candidates without a valid ID may not be allowed to take the exam.


Written school exams

General information about written exams 

Written school exams 

Digital school exams 


Oral/practical exam

The time and place for oral/practical exams are normally stated on Studentweb or Canvas. All candidates must be present in good time, which means at least 30 minutes before the exam/preparation time is due to start.

If a candidate is not present at the appointed time, and NLA University College has not approved his/her absence, this will be registered as an exam attempt. In such cases, the candidate must wait until the next time an ordinary exam in the subject is held.

For group exams, candidates are required to be present at the latest 30 minutes before the exam is due to start. A candidate who comes to a group exam too late cannot count on being allowed to take the exam/obtain an approved assessment along with his/her group.

Candidates and examiners are presumed to treat each other with mutual respect before, during and after the exam.

The duration and form/structure of oral and/or practical exams may vary – for more information, read the course plan for the course in question.


Assignments (home exams, academic texts, project assignments etc.)

A home exam is a written assignment that is distributed at a given time and has a fixed submission deadline. A home assignment, project assignment or similar is an assignment that you work on over a longer period of time, individually or in a group, depending on what is specified in the course plan. You are to document the ability to apply theory to theoretical or practical problems, and to write a paper that satisfies regular academic requirements as to content and style. We would like to draw attention to the requirement concerning the use of citations and sources. You must make sure that you distinguish clearly between what is your own words and what is not. 

Home exams and home assignments must be submitted through Inspera. You log on to Inspera using your Feide log on details. Use the same user name and password as you do for Canvas. You may try to submit a document in advance by using the demo function in Inspera. The paper must be submitted in one single PDF file. In other words, any attachments must be added at the end of the document.

The deadline for submission is usually at 11 a.m. in Inspera. Papers submitted after the deadline will usually not be accepted, unless you are granted an exception. NLA University College grants exceptions only in special cases. After the deadline you cannot replace or submit all or parts of the paper. It is important that you remember to save your work regularly, and that you make backup copies. Technical problems with your computer or similar are not acceptable reasons for submitting your work late. We urge you to submit well before the deadline. 

Plagiarism checks will usually be in force. 


Exam aids

The course plan gives information about exam aids that are permitted. 

Any use or possession of unlawful aids during the exam is considered as attempts at cheating. You are responsible for acquainting yourself with any permitted aids and the use of sources before the exam.

You are responsible for bringing permitted aids to a written school exam. The invigilators/study administration will check the exam aids. 


Cheating/attempts at cheating

Cheating and attempts at cheating are a breach of trust in relation to both co-students and the university college and will be subject to strict sanctions.

When writing assignments, you must take care to distinguish clearly between what is your own words and what is not. If you reproduce material and wordings that are not your own, and that are presented in the text without reference to sources, it will be considered cheating (plagiarism). 

What may be considered cheating 

If NLA University College suspects plagiarism or other attempts at cheating in connection with exams the school is obliged to clarify the case as thoroughly as possible before any processing by the NLA University College appeals committee, cp. the Act relating to procedure in cases concerning the public administration (Public Administration Act) section 17. 

You shall be notified if there is a suspicion of cheating. The study administration will arrange for you to be summoned to a meeting and will decide who you meet with. During the meeting at least two people from the university college shall be present.  Minutes will be taken, and they shall be presented to the participants. You are not required to make any comments. If the head of the study administration finds reason to take the case further a recommendation shall be made to the appeals committee, presented to the head of department. The head of department, in consultation with the head of the study administration, will decide whether to proceed with the case. 

The committee takes a particularly serious view of plagiarism when the plagiarised text is long and continuous and when the plagiarised text is not included in the reference list.

The library can help you refer to sources in the correct way. 

In particularly serious cases you may be excluded from all higher education in Norway for two semesters.

(Contact information for study advisers will be added.)