KSL Registration

Deadlines

Course registration / deregistration

The periods for registration (or deregistration) for courses are:

Autumn semester 2 August - 15 October
Spring semester 15 January - 15 March

After the deadline your course registration is binding and cannot be changed.

Once you are registered for a course, you will automatically have access to that course on ILIAS and you will be automatically also signed up for the exam. There are no assessment registrations, apart from seminar papers (see separate deadlines below).

For general advice on how the registration process works on KSL, please watch the video tutorials KSL provides on their website.

Assessment registration / deregistration

Registration deadlines for assessments are later in the semester. This gives you some time to decide whether you want to take a seminar graded (7 ECTS) or ungraded (3 ECTS).

The deadlines for registration (and deregistration) for graded assessments are:

Autumn semester 15 November
Spring semester 15 April

After these deadlines your registration is binding and cannot be changed.

 

If you are unsure whether you have signed up correctly and have consulted the study plan, its appendices, the HELP booklet, the course booklet and the ENS-website thoroughly, please contact your study counsellor or the main office (KSL enquiries) before the registration deadline!

Information about course and assessment registration on KSL:

General Course Registration

You need to register in KSL for every course you take. Exceptions are the BA/MA Thesis, the Stay Abroad, Independent Studies and the three guest lecture attendances. These credits will be entered for you by your study counsellor or the Dean's office.

There may be more than one version of the same course in KSL (graded/ungraded, old/new study plan), so make sure you register for the right version. Have a look at the appendices to your study plan to find out more.

Special Cases

Language Modules:

If you take the Language Modules (Grammar I&II and Writing Skills I&II) you will need to sign up for the course Grammar I and/or Writings Skills I (0 ECTS) in the autumn semester, and for the Grammar II and/or Writing Skills II (6 ECTS) in the spring semester. You will only receive a grade for both completed courses at the end of both semesters for all 6 ECTS.

Focus Modules

When you register for a Focus Module, you need to register for 2 courses + 1 assessment:

  • the Focus Module lecture (ungraded, 3 ECTS) by the course registration deadline,
  • the seminar connected to the lecture (4 ECTS) by the course registration deadline, and
  • the seminar assessment (paper, 3 ECTS) by the assessment registration deadline (see the tab "KSL Assessment Registration" below).

Lectures

Every BA and MA lecture is offered as an ungraded and as a graded course. Make sure you register for the right version (graded/ungraded) by the course registration deadline. If you register for the graded version, you do not need to register for the assessment separately. You are automatically registered for the grade assessment. Please check the appendices to your study plan to find out whether you need to take a lecture ungraded or graded and sign up correctly. A lot of work is involved in changing it afterwards!

Seminars

Seminars can be taken as graded (7 ECTS) or ungraded (4 ECTS). Please check the appendices to your study plan to find out whether you need to take a lecture ungraded or graded and sign up correctly. A lot of work is involved in changing it afterwards! 

  • graded: In order to take a seminar graded, you need to sign up for the assessment separately. Sign up for the seminar (4 ECTS) + for the assessment (3 ECTS). See the tab "KSL Assessment Registration" below.
  • ungraded: You only sign up for the seminar (4 ECTS) and can accredit the ungraded seminar in the block Wahlleistung/Optional.

MA Foundation Lectures

You only sign up for the course. No seperate registration for the assessment necessary. If you need a grade for the lecture(s), sign up for the 4 ECTS graded version on KSL. If you take the lecture as an ungraded course, sign up for the 3-ECTS ungraded version on KSL. In this case, observe the course registration deadlines (see above). Please consult the appendix of your study plan to see whether you need a grade or not.

BA Colloquia

There are two KSL versions for BA colloquia with different ECTS credits. Make sure you sign up for the correct version.

  • Students studying with Study Plan 2017 register for the 2 ECTS "BA Colloquium" course.
  • If you are studying with an older study plan (pre-2017), in your first semester of the BA colloquium, you need to register for the 1 ECTS "BA Colloquium (Old Study Plan - first semester)" course. In the second semester, you need to register for the 2 ECTS “BA Colloquium” course – the same course as people in the new study plan.

MA Colloquia

There are two KSL versions for MA Colloquia with different ECTS credits. Make sure you sign up for the correct version.

  • Students studying with Study Plan 2017 register for the "MA Colloquium (Study Plan 2017)" course.
  • Students studying with an older study plan (pre-2017) register for the "MA Colloquium (Old Study Plan)" course.

 

Deadlines: see above!

 

Assessment Registration

You only need to register separately for the assessment if you take a seminar graded. With the exception of accrediting a seminar as Wahlleistung/Optional, you will need to take a seminar graded. Please consult the appendices to your study plan to confirm. The seminar assessment (3 ECTS) is a paper, an exam or some other form of assessment.

Examples for assessment registrations are:

A Focus Module (10 ECTS): register for

  • the ungraded Focus Module lecture (3 ECTS) and
  • the Focus Module seminar (4 ECTS) by the course registration deadline (see above), as well as
  • for the seminar assessment (3 ECTS) by the assessment registration deadline (see above).

A BA or MA seminar (7 ECTS): register for

  • the seminar (4 ECTS) by the course registration deadline (see above), and
  • the seminar assessment (3 ECTS) by the assessment registration deadline (see above).

All other courses (e.g. Lectures, Workshops) do not have a separate assessment you need to sign up for: see instructions above "KSL Course Registration". Once you are registered for the course, you are automatically registered for the assessment.

Note: For the two MA Foundation Lectures ("Literary Theory" and "Language and Society"), you do not need to register for the assessment separately. See instructions in tab "KSL Course Registration" above for more information.

 

Deadlines: see above!

Graded or ungraded?
Please consult the study plan and its appendices to find out more. You can also find helpful information on the last pages of the HELP booklet. Further, read this explanation. If in doubt, please ask before the registration deadline.