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Is the registration period coming up? On the registration page, you can get all the information you need about the various registration processes, that the RWTH Aachen Central Examination Office offers its students. You will also find everything you need to know about topics such as automatic re-registration, oral supplemental exams, or the complaint period.
Registration forms for various exams and theses, cancellation forms, exam numbers, and other forms are available in our form database.
The Central Examination Office issues you various certificates for your examination performance.You can print out many of them yourself through the Virtual Central Examination Office in CAMPUS Office. Under Certificates, you can find information on this topic, what certificates can be issued, and where you can get them.
Virtual Central Examination Office
You can easily take care of many things through the Virtual Central Examination Office (VZPA): For example, you can view your grades and print out certificates. Depending on your course of study, you can also register and cancel your registration for exams. Information on the different functions is available under Virtual Central Examination Office.
These units can provide mediation and clarification in cases of conflict:
Exam regulations determine exactly whether you have the possibility to cancel your registration for an exam, what deadlines apply to you, and what exams you have to pass, among other things. Check your respective exam regulations for detailed information.
The university makes it its responsibility to ensure that disabled and chronically ill students are not at a disadvantage during their sutdies. Exam regulations also take into consideration the particular concerns of disabled and chronically ill students and determine methods for erasing the disadvantages. You can find more information under Exam Accomodations for Disabled and Chronically Ill Students.
ZPA Contacts and Office Hours
Here you can find the contact persons in the Central Examination Office, their contact information, and their office hours.
General ZPA FAQs
How do I find out, who is responsible for me?
On the ZPA Contact Person page, you will find an overview of our staff's responsibilities. This overview is organized by degree, and within the degrees, alphabetically according to course of study. For every course of study, you will find the respective advisor, along with their telephone number, email address, and office number.
Why do I sometimes have to wait a while before getting a reply to my email? Why is it sometimes hard to reach someone by phone?
We advise about 32,000 students in the Central Examination Office and receive a countless number of inquiries via telephone and email and during our office hours. We do our best to respond to all inquiries as quickly as possible. Due to the large amount, and depending of the complexity of a question, this can take quite a while. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
It is difficult to reach our staff during office hours, since we are attending to the students in person. Thus, we recommend calling outside of our office hours (but within our business hours). You can find an overview of our business and office hours under ZPA contacts.
What do I do if letters, forms, and other printed documents have to be turned in by a certain deadline, and office hours have already ended?
Please use the after hours mailbox in the University post office in the Main Building (Templergraben 55). Alternatively, you can also turn them in to the SuperC Info Desk or mail them. In this case, the postmarked date counts.
Where is the after hours mailbox?
The after hours mailbox is on the outside of the Main Building, to the right of the Bistro entrance. You will recognize the post office by the eaves of the roof. The after hours mailbox is lit in the dark.
Please make sure to drop off your documents before midnight.
Why do I have to show my student ID or give my ID number when I have questions, e.g. during office hours?
It is necessary for you to give your student ID number, so that our staff can look up your information and get a complete look at your situation. In doing so, we can help you quickly and efficiently . Additionally, every booking (registration or cancellation) in our system needs to be entered with a student ID number.
You go to see your specific advisor and first tell them, that you would like to register for exam XY. In many cases, one exam is taken for multiple degree programs or courses of study. Accordingly, our staff are responsible for multiple degree program and courses of study.
If staff members do not know, which course of study you are enrolled in, they will not know, why you need to take exam XY and what requirement it fulfills.
For this reason, we ask you to have your student ID with you when you go to see your advisor. If you call or email with a question, please give your student ID number.
Can grades be shared over the phone?
No, due to data protection, this is not possible. However you can view your grades through the VZPA in CAMPUS Office.