The College of Psychology issues binding study advice to Bachelor’s students.
Binding Study Advice (BSA)
In the past academic year, issuing a ‘binding study advice’ (BSA) was postponed. In an uncertain year, universities gave the first-year students extra opportunity to obtain the minimum number of credits. The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) has decided not to postpone the BSA again in academic year 2020-2021. The updates on the coronavirus will give you more information.
In all Bachelor’s programmes there is binding study advice in the propaedeutic year (the first year of the degree programme). The BSA is used to specify the extent to which a student – at the end of the the first year, after the summer resits – has the motivation and abilities to successfully complete the programme. The BSA is part of a series of measures that increase a student’s chances of successfully completing a programme on time.
Students can earn lots of course credits for active participation to the tutorial groups; hence recurring absence often leads to a negative BSA. The same applies when a student misses too many digital tests.