Certificates and Exams

Enrolment & other procedures

Enrolment for exams
Students enrolling on UAB Idiomes general language courses are automatically enrolled at the same time on the end-of-course exam, so they do not need to do this separately except when specifically required (for example, in summer courses) or when they wish to take the exam in a different period.

Reserving times for the different parts of the exam
Enrolled exam candidates need to reserve times for the different parts of the exam.
If a time is not reserved for all parts of the exam through the UAB Idiomes website, it is assumed that the candidate relinquishes the right to take the exam.
On making the reservation candidates are informed of the rooms where the exams will take place.
Exam candidates with special needs
UAB Idiomes will attempt to adapt the exams to meet the particular needs of candidates with disabilities. Candidates should therefore express these needs when enrolling. A UAB Idiomes representative will then get in contact and arrange for the Student Disability Service (PIUNE) or another specialist service to report on the modifications that need to be made.
Exam results
The results are posted here.
Certificates with the CertAcles seal of quality are issued automatically within a maximum of 30 working days.
Other Language Service certificates can be requested here when the grades have been posted, and are issued within approximately 7 working days.
Exam reviews
Candidates are entitled to an exam review. The objective of the review is to show candidates their exams. Additionally, candidates can be given an explanation of how each part of the exam operates, the scoring criteria and procedures, and the criteria for passing the exam. Under no circumstances may candidates take away any materials shown to them or photograph them.

A detailed schedule for reviews can be consulted on the website one day before results are posted.
After the review, candidates who still disagree with the scoring may submit a written appeal, addressed to the Director, at the UAB Idiomes offices (Secretaria).

Appeals are resolved by an appeals board, formed by the Head of Studies, staff from the Assessment and Certification Unit and a teacher from the corresponding language section. Appeals are resolved within a maximum of three weeks.