Normativa

  1. Enrollment takes place just once per academic year and, once formalized, is irrevocable. Nonetheless, students may make changes to their enrollment, with due cause, within 10 days of formalizing enrollment. It is recommended that students carefully read the enrollment report that includes the subjects that the student has enrolled in; if any mistakes are noticed, they must be corrected as soon as possible (right away, if possible) and within the abovementioned 10-day period in any case. After this period, any changes in enrollment must be proposed in a written request containing the reasons for the request.

  2. In their enrollment for each academic year, students must first include the basic and required subjects that have not been taken in previous academic years.

  3. To complete their elective credits, students must enroll in elective subjects from the curriculum of their degree program whenever they are offered.

  4. Enrollment must be formalized with a minimum of 40 ECTS credits and a maximum of 78 ECTS credits (with a margin above or below of 2 ECTS credits).

Some degree programs may have certain conditions for enrollment in a given academic year or for the second half of the degree program.

- For the degree programs in Marketing, Audiovisual Communication and Journalism, students must have completed 30 ECTS credits from the first academic year in order to enroll in second academic-year subjects, and they must have completed 96 ECTS credits in the first half of the degree program in order to enroll in the second half.

  • Students in their first academic year who have not earned a minimum of 18 ECTS credits in all examination sessions for required subjects will not be able to continue their studies.

  • To be able to continue in the second academic year of the degree program, students must earn 30 ECTS credits, corresponding to 50% of the ECTS credits in required or basic subjects in the first academic year.

  • From the second year onwards, enrollment can range from a minimum of 40 ECTS credits to a maximum of 78.

  • Students who complete between 18 and 27 ECTS credits will remain in the first year.

  • Students who complete between 30 and 93 ECTS credits will remain in the second year.

  1. Students may take a maximum of four assessment examination sessions (two sessions per academic year) for each subject, except as indicated in point 6 for those who cannot continue their studies. Students who fail to pass a subject following the third examination session must request an extension of two additional sessions; the request must be formalized within the month following the publication of scores from the third examination session by means of a substantiated written request addressed to the dean or director of the center.

  2. Enrollment in each subject entails the right to assessment of the ordinary and extraordinary examination sessions in the academic year for which enrollment is formalized. Some subjects or tests (required in certain cases to finalize the degree program) may have only one examination session, as established in their curriculum.

  3. Students may not voluntarily choose to withdraw from assessment examination sessions, but they may be excused from those which they cannot attend due to a duly justified reason, claimed by means of a formal request addressed to the dean or director of the center, within the time period that is set for each academic year. Students who successfully withdraw from an examination session in a subject may not attend the exam in question.

  4. Withdrawals obtained are only effective for academic purposes and therefore do not imply the full or partial cancellation of the subject, and they are only effective on the examination session and associated subject; as a result, they do not have economic effects.

  1. Participation in university cultural, sports, student council, fraternal and cooperative activities that are approved by the Office of the Executive Council or by each Center will receive academic recognition, up to a maximum of 6 elective ECTS credits, in accordance with the provisions in each curriculum.

  2. The required application form should be submitted to the Center in question. Credits obtained must be made effective with the Office of the Registrar. The value of these credits is the same as the value of credits for enrolled subjects.

  3. Students who have enrolled in elective subjects cannot cancel their enrollment in them if they subsequently obtain credit via recognition of activities; these credits must be taken into account when formalizing enrollment.

After examining the recognition report, the Office of the Executive Council will issue the corresponding decision.

The Administrative Office of the School of Communication will communicate with the student by regular mail and email.

Credit Recognition and Transfer

1. Recognition of official university degree programs:

According to the regulation adapted to Royal Decree 861/2010 and adopted by the University of Navarra on July 17, 2011, study programs completed as part of other curricula leading to official degrees at the University of Navarra or any other university offering these programs, or their equivalent in line with the following basic rules, may be recognized:

- Provided the degree program to which the student is applying for admission belongs to the same branch of knowledge, at least 36 ECTS credits corresponding to the basic subjects of this branch will be recognized.

- Credits obtained in other basic subjects belonging to the branch of knowledge of the degree program to which the student is applying for admission will also be recognized.

- The remaining credits may be recognized in line with the provisions of point 3.

2. Recognition of other study programs and work experience:

Credits earned at other official higher education centers or universities that lead to the obtainment of other qualifications, as provided for in Article 34.1 of Organic Law 6 on Universities of December 21, 2001, may also be recognized.

Proven job and professional experience may also be recognized in the form of credits, which will be counted for the purpose of obtaining an official degree, provided this experience is related to the skills inherent to the said degree.

The number of credits to be recognized based on job experience, professional experience and non-official university instruction may not account, as a whole, for more than 15% of the total credits in the curriculum.

Recognition of these credits will not include grades, so they will not be used to calculate the grade point average.

The prerequisites for credit recognition for professional accreditation are detailed in APPENDIX I and those for official higher education.

In all cases, in order to assess the recognition, the correspondence between the skills and knowledge associated with the subjects undertaken by the student or associated with previous work experience, and those set out in the curriculum or that are cross-disciplinary in nature, will be taken into account.

Credits corresponding to final year projects cannot be recognized.

Procedure:

Students will submit their recognition application to the Administrative Office of the School of Communication for registration. The application should also include an academic certificate that verifies that the student has passed the study programs to be recognized and, where appropriate, proof of participation in the activities indicated in point 5.

If recognition of credits for professional experience is required, the documentation specified in point 4 of APPENDIX I should be provided.

In all cases, the recognition committee for the degree program will assess the skills acquired in previous studies and will issue the required recognition report indicating the subjects that are recognized and that therefore do not need to be taken.

After examining the recognition report, the Office of the Executive Council will issue the corresponding decision.

The Administrative Office of the School of Communication will communicate with the student by regular mail and email.

  1. In cases where it is possible for students to change their degree program, the student must petition the Center in charge of the program, which will make a decision based on the criteria it has established.

  2. Students who wish to transfer their academic transcript to another university must apply for and obtain admission to the degree program in which they will continue their studies.

Students who have not yet formalized their enrollment and who are no more than 30 ECTS credits away from completing their degree program may participate in a special examination session held in December, in which they will be tested on all subjects. Such students must proceed in one of the following manners:

  • enroll within the period assigned to them according to the enrollment schedule; then, in mid-November, they must register for the special Final Year examination session;

  • enroll within the period specifically indicated for students taking the special Final Year exam; this period usually opens in mid-November.

  • Academic transcripts may only refer to subjects whose records have been registered with the Office of the Registrar, that is, records signed by the instructor and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

  • Requests for degree scrolls will only be accepted when all records needed to complete the student’s studies have been registered with the Office of the Registrar, in accordance with the student’s degree program. The request will only be accepted for processing when this condition is met; a receipt may be issued as evidence that the fees for issuance of the degree scroll have been paid.