At its meeting on 29 April 2019, the Examination Board adopted the following rules for determining a ongoing ranking.
Each term, the Examination Office draws up a ranking list for all students for whom the preceding term was their
• 3rd to 6th term (on a bachelor programme) or
• 2nd to 4th term (on a master programme).
The list is produced during June/November, with 1 June/15 November being the cut-off date. The reference group is all students of the same degree programme who were in an ongoing examination procedure in the previous semester in the same course-related semester.
A student’s ranking is based on their academic progress, average mark and the number of credit points accumulated by the cut-off date. The total points include all examination performances including those recognised, waived or passed.
The current average grade is calculated in accordance with the requirements of § 18 Para. 6 and 7 of the Bachelor's and Master's examination regulations.
From the average grade and the total points, a value is calculated that takes into account the grade and the progress of the course:
- Ranking value (Bachelor) = average grade - (points achieved/60)
- Ranking value (Master) = average grade - (points achieved/40).
You can receive your ranking certificate generated by KLIPS 2 in the following ways (usually approx. 2 weeks after the relevant key date):
- via the WisoApp portal; the ranking certificate requested there will be sent to the postal address that is registered in KLIPS or to the postal address given on this occasion
- by an informal letter at the examination office ; the ranking certificate requested there will be sent to the postal address that is registered in KLIPS or to the postal address given on this occasion
- during the opening hours of the WiSo Student Service Point.
Certificates always reflect the last ranking to have been completed.
Certificate of ranking for graduates
The examination office may issue a certificate of ranking upon request. Please follow the information on first issuance for Bachelor’s and Master’s degree mentioned below.
The final rankings are issued for bachelor’s and master’s graduates including Master of Business Administration graduates of each field of study. Based on the date of receipt of the final grade, the examination office will assign each student to the semi-annually graduation’s celebration. Graduates whose final grade is being received by examination office until a defined date (usually three to five weeks before the date of celebration) will be assigned to this celebration. Graduates, whose final grades are received later, will be assigned to the next graduate’s celebration about six months later.
For the graduate’s celebration on the 03.07.2021 the final grades have to be submitted to the examination office until the 07.06.2021.
From usually approx. the first working day onwards after the graduate’s celebration, students who have been assigned to this celebration can request their individual certificate of ranking. They can get it directly during opening hours of the WiSo Student Service Point.
In order to determine the final rankings, the students of the same graduate’s celebration and the one before are being compared. Graduates are sorted downward based on their final grade. Graduates with the same grade are assigned the same ranking position. In this case, the graduate with the following lower grade will be assigned to the next lower ranking position.
The ranking position is determined by the final grade of the graduate’s certificate. At the end of the grading deadline a final ranking position that is not changeable will be assigned to each student.
First issuance of the final rankings
The first individual rankings of the Bachelor’s graduates will be generated after the graduate’s celebration of the winter term 2018/19.
The first individual rankings of the Master’s graduates have been generated after the graduate’s celebration of the winter term 2017/18 that took place on January,13th in 2018.
In order to enable an estimation of their ranking position, before the actual issue, every graduate receives a general report combined with his or her provisional certificate. The general report contains the final grades of all Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates of the WiSo Faculty, divided into groups of the best 10%, 25% and 50%.
The general report does also state the total number of graduates being integrated. General reports for Master’s graduates have been generated since February 2018. The first general reports for Bachelor’s graduates will be generated after the cut-off date for the submission of final grades of the winter term 2018/2019.