Certificate of Good Standing

 

Since winter semester 2009/2010, RWTH Aachen has supported its students in ensuring that they still have a right to examination in their course of study, if they change subjects or re-enroll after discontinuing their studies. The certificate of good standing serves this purpose. Without it, re-enrollment and changing a degree program are not possible.

You must submit a certificate of good standing when you enroll or change your degree program, if you have previously attended a university or university of applied sciences but did not complete the course of study there. You do not need to submit a certificate of good standing if you immediately begin a Master's course of study after finishing the Bachelor, unless you are simultaneously enrolled in another Bachelor's course of study that you have not completed yet.

What is the purpose of the certificate of good standing?

If you did not pass an assessment in your previous studies, it may mean that you do not have a right to examination in another course of study either. This happens, above all, if the same or equivalent exam is also in your new course of study.

If you have already studied in a course of study at RWTH Aachen or at other universities at home or abroad, you must submit a request to the responsible RWTH Aachen examination board to have your positive or negative assessment achievements recognized or calculated, before you can enroll or change your course of study.

Calculation of positive and negative assessment achievements may also be combined with placement in a higher course semester. You can then directly enroll in this course of study or apply for a semester with restricted admission within the deadline. You can find the application deadlines on the page Semester Dates.

Please contact the contact persons named below in the course of study, in which you would like study. The examination board of your "old" subject or old university is no longer the responsible body.

 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Bachelor and Master Courses of Study

Authority

The certificates of good standing are issued by the departmental advisors for the respective subjects.

Prerequisite for the Issuing of the Certificate

If you have studied at RWTH Aachen until now, please submit an issued and signed print out from the assessment file to the Central Examination Office, ZPA for short. Important: It must be noted through the ZPA that the right of examination still stands. This applies to all courses of study and subjects, even if you are no longer enrolled there but were enrolled.

If you have studied at another university until now, submit an "Account Printout (Kontoauszug)", that is a printout from your assessment file, subject-grade list, or transcript of records, listing all academic performance till now. This applies to all courses of study and subjects, even if you are no longer enrolled there, but were enrolled.

The following applies no matter what: as long as the account printout has a note about existing right to examination, the certificate of good standing can be issued directly in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office. Otherwise, the respective departmental advising must also be contacted to review the good standing.

 

Bachelor and Master Courses of Study in Other Faculties

Authority

The examination board or departmental advising of the respective course of study issues the Certificate of Good Standing/Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung.

If you want to enrol in a course of study offered by the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, you also have to present the completed application for the placement and certificate to the departmental advising office.

Prerequisite for the Issuing of the Certificate

If you have studied at RWTH Aachen until now, you can submit an Account Printout for a Certificate of Good Standing or Kontoauszug für eine Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung issued and stamped by the ZPA. This applies to all courses of study and subjects, even if you are no longer enrolled there but were enrolled.

If you have studied at another university until now, submit an "Account Printout (Kontoauszug)", that is a printout from your assessment file, subject-grade list, or transcript of records, listing all academic performance till now. This applies to all courses of study and subjects, even if you are no longer enrolled there, but were enrolled.

 

RWTH Aachen Teacher Training Programs

Bachelor Teacher Training

You need a certificate of good standing for each of your subjects as well as education studies. This is also necessary if you start a non-specialized teacher training course of study in the first core semester.

Authority

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean's Office issues the certficate of good standing for the teacher training subjects within the faculty, meaning German, English, French, History, Catholic Religious Education, Political Science, Spanish, and Economics/Politics. The respective departmental student advising is responsible for all other teacher training subjetcts. Please contact Mischa Meier in the Lehrerbildungszentrum for education courses.

Staatsexamen and Teacher Training Programs Being Phased Out

If it is still possible to switch into a RWTH Aachen teacher training Staatsexamen course of study after having academic achievement calculated and being placed in a certain semester, please contact the Landesprüfungsamt I für Lehrämter. The contact person is Ludwig Geerkens.

 

Faculty of Medicine Staatsexamen, Bachelor, and Master Courses of Study

Authority

The certificates for medicine and the logopedics Bachelor and Master course of study are issued by Annika Martens in the Faculty of Medicine Dean of Studies office.

Michael Schulz in the ZPA issues the Certificates of Good Standing for dentistry.

issues the certificates for the Biomedical Engineering Master course of study.

Prerequisite for the Issuing of the Certificate

If you belong to the group of second degree students, that is you have already studied something, please submit an affadavit, stating the you have not lost your right of examination for medicine or dentistry through your studies till now.

Newcomers (transfer within RWTH Aachen)

If you have studied at RWTH Aachen until now, you can personally issue a printout from the assessment file through Campus Office or obtain it in the ZPA.

If you have studied at another university until now, submit an "Account Printout (Kontoauszug)", that is a printout from your assessment file, subject-grade list, or transcript of records, listing all academic performance till now.

Transfer Students (from another university)

If you have studied at another university until now, submit an "Account Printout (Kontoauszug)", that is a printout from your assessment file, subject-grade list, or transcript of records, listing all academic performance till now.

 

Master Courses of Study

If you would like to begin Master's studies at RWTH Aachen, you only need to submit a certificate of good standing if you were already enrolled in a Master course of study or are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's course of study which you have not completed yet.