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Binding advice regarding continuation of studies: BSA

All first-year students at the Faculty of Humanities are required to pass at least 48 out of 60 ECTS credits at the end of their first year. On several occasions throughout the first year students, receive academic tutoring; enabling them to take timely action in case they fall behind. At the end of the first year, students receive a binding advice regarding continuation of studies, called ‘the BSA.’ If you have obtained 48 ECTS or more at the end of the first year of study, you will be issued a binding positive advice regarding continuation of studies and may continue your Bachelor's programme in the next academic year. If you have obtained less than 48 ECTS, you will be issued a binding negative advice regarding continuation of studies. In this case, you will not be allowed to re-enrol for the Bachelor's programme for which you were issued a binding negative advice regarding continuation of studies in the next academic year. 

Tutoring

In order to ease the transition to university life, each student will be allocated a lecturer over the course of the first year who will act as tutor. The tutorial programme is linked to a specific course in the first semester and will continue until the end of the Bachelor's programme. Your tutor will serve as your first point of contact for any questions regarding the curricular aspects of the degree programme. Tutors differ from study advisers in terms of their role as lecturers and knowledge of the relevant course content. You can discuss your study progress and choices with your appointed tutor. 

Studying with a disability

Prospective students who wish to know more about studying with a disability are welcome to contact the study adviser.

Study adviser

The Study adviser has a good overview of the possibilities within the programme, and is well connected with both students and lecturers. The Study adviser can also help you with questions regarding admission requirements, exemptions and the various options offered by your degree programme. You are strongly advised to seek help from a study adviser as soon as you are incurring a study completion delay or experiencing personal problems. 

The Study adviser of the Media and Culture Bachelor's programme is Ms Jacqueline Antonissen.

j.j.m.antonissen@uva.nl