In special cases, such as the extension of deadlines, you can submit a free-form request to the office of the Central Examination Committee. Generally, requests must be submitted in writing (or electronically if applicable) and without delay. Your concern, e.g. the extension of a deadline, and the reasons why your request should be granted must be explained in your own words. Preprinted request forms are only available for the following cases: Recognition, recognition of credits obtained abroad, initial review.
All necessary proofs must be the original or a notarized copy.
Preferably via e-mail (scan/picture) to the contact mentioned below
Geschäftsstelle des Zentralen Prüfungsausschusses
Mailbox drop-off at the entrance of L 9, 7 in 68131 Mannheim
Submission during our consultation hours
In order to submit your request, you can also request an appointment via e-mail. During the conversation, questions can also be clarified and it can be checked whether you have handed in all relevant documents. In addition, we can make copies of the originals, so that you can keep the latter.
Requests must be submitted immediately. According to section 121 of the German Civil Code (BGB), immediately means “without undue delay”.
Deadline for requesting an extension of the preparation period of a final thesis
The present deadline is valid as long as an official notification of the examination committee does not specify a different deadline. Those who fail to meet the present deadline without a statement from the ZPA act at their own risk and cannot rely on a timely submitted request afterwards, in case their request is rejected.
You can submit requests for disadvantage compensation referring to the extension of a deadline of the orientation phase or the maximum duration of studies to the office of the Central Examination Committee. Disabled students and students with a chronic illness shall submit their request for disadvantage compensation referring to the form and duration of examination to the commissioner and counselor for disabled students and students with chronic illnesses.