Lodged too late; pro forma objection

The University of Twente may not deviate from the time limits set for lodging an objection.
An objection lodged too late (so not within six weeks) will therefore in principle not be considered. This means that the objection will be declared inadmissible. Exceptional circumstances may lead to an excusable failure to meet the term. This means that the party lodging the objection has good reasons to be late.

Should you lodge your objection after the term has lapsed, the objections committee will ask you to explain your reasons for failing to meet the term. Should the failure to meet the term be deemed excusable, the objections committee will substantively consider the objection. After both parties have been heard during a hearing, the objections committee will render its advice to the Executive Board. Should the failure to meet the term be deemed inexcusable, the objections committee will advise the Executive Board to declare the objection to be inadmissible. No hearing will be held in that case, as the objection will not be substantively considered.

Should you have insufficient time to properly substantiate your objection, you could always make use of the so-called pro forma objection. This means you lodge an unsubstantiated objection, the letter of objection containing no reasons ('grounds') for the objection. The objections committee will, in such a case, set a term (usually of two weeks) within which you are to as yet submit your grounds for your objection. Should this additional information not be received in time, your objection will as yet be declared inadmissible.

The above provisions are covered by Section 6:11 of the General Administrative Law Act ((excusable) failure to meet the term) and Section 6:6 of the General Administrative Law Act (cure period).