There are three possible reasons for not receiving a binding recommendation or for postponing it:
As the recommendation is binding, it is necessary to report any relevant personal issues in time, e.g. illness, pregnancy, functional disorders (physical, sensory or other) and family circumstances. If you believe that your Bachelorís program will be delayed by these circumstances, you need to report this within 4 weeks to the study advisor. In this way there is sufficient time to minimize any delay in your studies. Obviously this will all be treated with the upmost confidentiality, so if something is wrong, report it as soon as you can.
A committee, consisting of student counsellors and, in some cases, a doctor, will
review your circumstances and will issue a recommendation to the Examination
Committee regarding your binding recommendation. If the Examination Committee acknowledges that there are personal circumstances affecting your situation, this may lead to the binding recommendation being postponed. You will then deal with the binding recommendation after your second year of study. The required level will be adjusted: during your second year of study you will need to pass at least 50 percent of the propaedeutic courses remaining from your first year. There may also be additional requirements regarding the binding recommendation standard of 30 credits. The Examination Committee will decide at the start of the second year which requirements you need to meet at the end of the second study year.
So if you have any acknowledged personal issues, the Examination Committee
may postpone the binding recommendation for one year. It is therefore of the
utmost importance that you report possible delays as soon as possible, but at
least within 4 weeks. If you donít report these within the 4 weeks, it will not be
possible to postpone the binding recommendation. Personal issues reported
afterwards will not be taken into account. It is also important to report these
issues so that agreements can be made with your study advisor to prevent even more delay.
If you terminate your enrollment at TU/e before February 1 you will not receive
a binding recommendation at the end of the first year of study. If during the period between September and January you believe that you will receive a negative binding recommendation, and there are no underlying personal issues, you might consider terminating your enrollment at TU/e before February 1. If you receive a negative binding recommendation you will not be able to enroll in the same Bachelorís program at TU/e for three years.
Sometimes students enroll in a TU/e Bachelorís program after the start of the
academic year, e.g. students who transfer from another university or college.
If you are going to enroll after the start of the academic year please take the
binding recommendation into account. If you register on or after February 1,
your binding recommendation will be postponed for a year, as the TU/e believes
that your study period has been too short to provide a binding recommendation
at the end of your first year.
The level required for a positive recommendation will be adjusted: during your
second year of study you will need to pass at least 50% of the remaining first year courses. There may also be additional requirements regarding the binding
recommendation standard of 30 credits. The Examination Committee will decide
which requirements you need to meet at the end of the second year.
This doesn't apply to Industrial Design. For this Bachelor's program itís possible to enroll in the Bachelor's program twice a year (at the beginning of the academic year and at the beginning of quartile 3).