On this page we have answered some of the most frequent questions regarding the course selection at KISD.

 

Selecting your courses without a KISDaccount is not intended for. As soon as we have received your data from TH Köln and entered it, we will send you an email with all information necessary to sign in to your KISDaccount. This account will give you access to KISDspaces and the online course selection platform.

As soon as we have received your data from TH Köln and entered it, we will send you an email with all information necessary to sign in to your KISDaccount. This account will give you access to KISDspaces and the online course selection platform.

The study plan provides an overview of compulsory courses and suggestions for how many Credit Points worth of projects and courses to select in each semester. A recommendation for what to choose in your first semester can be found here.

No, the final assessment of the selection takes place only after the deadline. The system will take into account all selections submitted until then. However, if all students select their courses on the last day, there might be server problems. So choose your courses earlier.

No, you cannot select alternatives.

During the selection week, you may find the current preliminary results of your selection on the course selection platform. However, this status might still change as it is subject to selection priorities and other students will also enrol and cancel enrolment. It is advisable to check shortly before the end of the selection period whether you are still listed as a participant in your courses of choice and, where necessary, change your selection to courses with free spots.

The complete list of participants will be made available for download as a PDF on KISDspaces shortly after the selection process has ended. Students who do not have a Spaces account yet may contact the semester planning AG to receive the list via email.

Even if during the course selection period you were not able to land a spot in any project or seminar (which is possible in the first semester), there are still options to join courses. For one, you may register via Spaces for courses which still have free spots (as may be seen in the participant list PDF).

To do so, go to the space of the project/seminar/course you want to join and register as a participant. If there is no Space available yet, please contact the lecturer by email and ask them to create one. There is further always the option of coming to the first meeting of a course – often not everybody shows up or the lecturer decides to allow one or two more participants than originally planned.

Our recommendations are:

  • Don’t panic (it’s only your first semester).
  • If you take a technical course or scientific seminar seriously, it may very well be quite time- and work-intensive.
  • Wait and see: During the semester, there will sometimes be additional, spontaneous projects advertised on Spaces or via email.
  • It’s a good idea to come to the first meeting: Especially when it comes to courses which start during the semester, it’s likely some participants will fail to appear or give up their seats.

Please find a detailed explanation of the selection priorities here.

If you are on the participant list, the lecturer counts on your attendance. If you are unable to attend a chosen course after all, please write an email to the lecturer in good time to make sure your spot can be given to somebody else..

If you have missed the online course selection period, you may try to register via Spaces. To do so, go to the Space of the project/seminar/course you want to join and register as a participant. If there is no Space available yet, please contact the lecturer by email and ask them to create one. It is more likely you will be admitted to courses which do still have free spots or which have a relatively short waiting list (as may be seen in the participant list PDF). There is further always the option of coming to the first meeting of a course – often not everybody shows up or the lecturer decides to allow one or two more participants than originally planned.