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exámenes extraordinarios y ordinarios

English translation: ordinary and convalidating examinations

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Spanish term or phrase:exámenes extraordinarios y ordinarios
English translation:ordinary and convalidating examinations
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08:08 Mar 1, 2001
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Education / Pedagogy
Spanish term or phrase: exámenes extraordinarios y ordinarios
In a university student's transcript.

"Ordinario" exams are where the student took the course and wrote the exams, and "extraordinario"
is where he got the credit by just passing the exam, without attending the course.

How is it said in English?

Thanks for any help received
Margaret
GoodWords
Mexico
Local time: 00:04
ordinary and convalidating examinations
Explanation:
Another alternative (the student did not need to attend the subject but convalidated credits by examination).

Free examination (examen libre).
(The student did not enroll the subject but paid exam fees and convalidated the credits.)

Both exams are considered extraordinarios.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 07:04
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Thanks to everyone who helped, however I was looking for the very brief term (maybe an abbreviation) that would appear on the transcript.
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Summary of answers provided
4Regular Exams and Re-Sits
Andrea Taylor
naregular [exams] and self-study examsAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naordinary and convalidating examinations
Parrot
naordinary and extraordinary examinationsxxxPaul Roige


  

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2 hrs
ordinary and extraordinary examinations


Explanation:
Hola. These look like good words too! It happens sometimes...:Link 1: "Article 43
(1) Examination periods shall be ordinary and extraordinary.
(2) Ordinary examination periods shall be: winter, summer and autumn. Ordinary examination periods shall last at least four weeks. Extraordinary examination periods shall be regulated by the syllabus of the institution of higher education." Link 2: "General Examination Regulations
... 2. Organization of the examinations: Article 5 (ordinary examination sessions);
Article 6 (extraordinary examination sessions); ...". And another link from Geordyside varsity: "University Calendar 2000/2001 - University of Newcastle upon... The number of examiners shall be the same for an extraordinary examination as for
an ordinary examination and the examination shall be of the same standard.", from link:
www.ncl.ac.uk/calendar/university.regs/genregs.html
All the best, cheers :-)




    Reference: http://www.mzt.hr/mzt/eng/info/low_h.htm
    Reference: http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/kuleuven/reglement/onderw1e.htm
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 07:04
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan

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2 hrs
ordinary and convalidating examinations


Explanation:
Another alternative (the student did not need to attend the subject but convalidated credits by examination).

Free examination (examen libre).
(The student did not enroll the subject but paid exam fees and convalidated the credits.)

Both exams are considered extraordinarios.


    Experience convalidating credits in Spanish universities.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 07:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 138
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Thanks to everyone who helped, however I was looking for the very brief term (maybe an abbreviation) that would appear on the transcript.
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3 hrs
regular [exams] and self-study exams


Explanation:
regular OR formal exams

"self-study exam" seems to be commonly used.

SEE FOLLOWING:
Credit Without Attending Formal Classes Guidelines

Students wishing to demonstrate proficiency may challenge some credit courses by taking a proficiency examination. Students must be in good standing and cannot have completed the course previously with a grade. A fee of $40 for each proficiency examination is payable to the campus cashier's office (located in the campus Student Services Office) prior to testing. A "T/P" will appear on the student's academic record after successful completion of the exam. Credit granted will not apply toward fulfillment of Metro's residency requirement of graduation. Credit awarded will usually not transfer to another college or university.

SEE ALSO:
Self-study sessions are an alternative way to earn course credits by passing final course exams without attending classroom or web-based training sessions. Not all courses are offered as self study.

All SELF-STUDY EXAMS are open book. Students are provided with study materials. Only ORPS course materials may be used as references at the exam.






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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

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Regular Exams and Re-Sits


Explanation:
I think that "extraordinario" means that the student hasn't passed the regular exam and needs to re-take the exam in order to earn credit for the course.

Andrea Taylor
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