We have moved nearly all our activities online, stayed home and looked for alternative solutions for classes, assignments, social activities ... In order to uphold the rules for social distancing and hygiene, we will organize the exams digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. For instance: you'll take an oral exam via your webcam, work on assignments at home and submit these digitally, or take a written exam on your home computer.
All AP-students have filled in an online survey on digital exams. We have collected the answers to frequently asked questions on this webpage. Can't find the answer you're looking for? This means your study programme still has to provide the answer. You'll receive more details as soon as possible.
Do you have additional questions about specific exams from your study programme? Contact your teacher or Head of Teaching. General questions and measures about our corona measures can be found on our general corona FAQ.
Please note: the information below applies to students who are enrolled in our 'general' bachelor programmes and associate programmes. Are you enrolled in our Schools of Arts (i.e. Royal Conservatoire Antwerpen or Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp)? Then you'll receive more details on our AP Arts website as soon as possible.
We have decided to organize the exams from a distance as much as possible. This helps prevent further spread of the coronavirus and shealth and well-being of our AP-community and those with whom we interact. Thus, we commit to our social responsibility.
We will provide some exam spaces on campus. However, due to the corona guidelines on hygiene and social distancing, these are limited. Therefore, spaces on campus are reserved for students who do not have the necessary means to take their exams from home (i.e. no quiet work space or lack of proper provisions). If you have indicated this in our online survey, you will be contacted in person by your department or School of Arts.
Have you been granted a special study status for the current academic year? Then you’ll be notified personally by your student counsellor.
We want to make sure you can keep relying on the necessary support during these extraordinary circumstances. This requires proper preparation. More details will follow soon.
At this point, we can already inform you that the right to additional exam time remains valid for all written exams, both on campus and from home. The maximum duration for most exams is set at 90 minutes. If you are entitled to a special study status, you will receive 120 minutes to complete your exam.
As always, we will provide several visible and invisible features and measures to prevent exam fraud.
If your situation has changed, for the worse or the better, contact your respective student secretariat:
Are you unable to take your exam(s) due to medical reasons? Report your absence to your student secretariat as soon as possible (no later than the day of your exam). You can consult the specific procedure and guidelines in the education & examination regulations (art. 15.6).
If you or someone you live with, belong(s) to a risk group, you may invoke force majeure.
Whether you take your exam on campus or from home: the same rules apply.
This depends on the exam. You will receive instructions from your teacher before each exam.
Exam spaces on campus are limited due to the corona guidelines on hygiene and social distancing. There are some exceptions in which students may take their exams on campus. For instance: when you don’t have the necessary means to take your exam at home (i.e. lack of a quiet work space and/or proper provisions). Contact your student counsellor as soon as possible to check whether this applies to your situation.
This depends on the exam type. Your teacher will decide whether monitoring software is required. Before each exam your teacher will provide clear instructions, to make sure you know what to expect. The most frequent digital exam types are:
More information on these exam types and their download instructions is available via Digitap.
Unstable internet connection? Try the following steps:
Be sure to check our preparatory digital exam tips on Digitap.
If Proctorio shuts down and you have to regain access to your exam
Just call in Proctorio live chat support:
More info on Digitap.
If you encounter a(nother) technical malfunction (e.g. internet breakdown, power outage, system failure …).
Our ICT-staff will try to solve your problem(s) as soon as possible.
If the issue cannot be resolved and leaves you unable to complete your exam:
The corona measures have a major impact on our education system. Due to strict guidelines on hygiene and social distancing, it is currently impossible to organize exams on our campuses on a large scale.
In order to safeguard the health of our students and staff, we have spent the past few weeks exploring how and to which extent we can organize assessments and supervision from a distance. For several course units we have switched to alternative assessment methods. For a limited number of courses we must rely on digital exams from home with online supervision in the form of proctoring.
Proctoring is a software program which monitors you, your computer and your environment during your digital exam. An AI-system registers potential suspicious activities. When exam fraud is suspected (and only then) proctoring enables your teacher to review these moments.
If irregularities are indeed detected, they will be reported to the chairman of the exam committee. The proctoring software only highlights events, patterns and behaviours typically associated with cheating. So don’t worry: a simple glance, an unwanted visit from your cat, or a dog barking outside … will not be viewed as an irregularity.
To ensure a smooth organization of the exams, AP will rely on online proctoring and the use video, sound and screen recordings. This policy has been established:
Off course we understand that you may have questions and concerns about how this may affect your privacy. We highly value your privacy and do everything necessary to protect it. Therefore, the following measures are in force:
This method provides a safe and reliable manner in which we can:
Despite these precautionary measures individual students may object to the use of proctoring and video, sound and screen recordings. In such cases, AP will provide an alternative exam arrangement.
Written and oral exams are organised digitally and from a distance, wherever possible. In some exceptional cases, exams will take place on campus:
The following measures apply to exams on campus:
Before the exam
During the exam
After the exam