Regular official examinations are given at the end of the semester for each semestral subject. Other partial examinations for academic degrees may be scheduled during the semester.
The Faculty Council shall determine whether the examination for the academic degrees shall be oral, written or both, as well as their duration. In any case, they shall cover the subjects pertaining to the respective cycles.
To be eligible for examination, the following are required: a) to have been enrolled in the subject or course concerned; b) to have regularly attended the required number of classes and seminars; c) In the case of a cleric or religious student, to have permission from his Superior, if the examination is for a degree.
An ordinary student who fails in a main subject is disqualified to pursue a course for an academic degree. Furthermore, a student who incurs two failures shall be disqualified from further admission to the Faculty.
Ordinary students must successfully pass the final examinations in all subjects before being admitted to the examinations for academic degrees.
Any student who fails to take the final examination for a particular course on the scheduled date shall be marked as “Incomplete” (INC). The deficiency may be settled by taking a special examination scheduled for this purpose, or, if one year has passed without any action, by retaking the subject.
Failure in an examination for a degree disqualifies the candidates from further admission to that degree. In individual meritorious cases, the Faculty Council, for good reasons, may readmit a candidate to another examination.