The municipality/county municipality must identify the skills you have in Norwegian before making the decision to offer special language instruction. You will also be checked up on over the course of your education to determine whether you know enough Norwegian to be able to take regular classes.
The municipality (for primary and lower secondary students) and the county municipality (for upper secondary students) will process the case as soon as possible. If a decision cannot be reached on the case within one month, you will receive a written message stating the reason as to why. You will also be informed of when the decision is expected to be made.
If you are dissatisfied with the decision, you can appeal to the municipality/county municipality within three weeks from the date on which you received it. Explain what you are dissatisfied with and why you believe the decision should be changed. If you need assistance, you can enquire with the municipality/county municipality. If the decision is upheld, the case will be passed on to the county governor (for primary and lower secondary school students) and the county municipal appeals board (for upper secondary school students), which will determine whether the appeal should be sustained.