Credit hour system:
- The University applies the credit hour system which depends on the basic unit for evaluation being the course rather than the academic year. Thus the evaluation system is based on the grade in each course which is then converted to its equivalent in points according to what follows.
• The percentage of a student’s grade in a course is converted to an alpha grade and will be declared to the student.
This conversion is done according to the intended Faculty Charter. These grades are translated into numbers for calculating the cumulative.
GPA according to the following table and the explanation that follows it:
- The minimum required grade for passing is D.
• If a student fails in a course, he/she has to re-register the failed course. Once, the student passes the course success requirements, the grade will be transferred from F (Fail) to the obtained grade with a maximum ceiling of grade C.
• It is permissible for a student to withdraw from a course during a semester according to the authorised withdrawal rules by submitting a withdrawal request form. If the student withdrawal was during the first five weeks of the beginning of the course, the student shall preserve his/her right for registration fees in the case of re-registering in that course. The student shall have grade “U” i.e. (Unmarked) for that course.
• Students who have fulfilled their study assignments and do not attend the final exam of a course, after presenting a reasonable written excuse shall have grade “I” i.e. Incomplete. The student who has “I” grade in a course, shall attend the final exam in the next exam time.
• The student shall have the grade “W” (Withdraw) if he/she withdraws from the course after the specified date and before he/she submits to the final examination. The student shall present a reasonable written excuse; otherwise, the student shall fail in this course and have grade “F” (Failure). In both cases, there is no refund of tuition fee’s which the student has paid for that course.
• Student shall have grade “T” i.e. (Transfer) in the courses which have been equalized as previously certified courses in other universities but it is stipulated that the student shall have a minimum grade “C” in such courses. Generally, the University does not equalize courses which represent more than 50% of the credit hours required for graduation as stated in the graduation certificate.
Study, Examinations, Assessment and Grades:
• The study in the University depends on a credit hour system. A student chooses the courses he/she will study in each semester with the assistance of his/her academic advisor and with the approval of the Faculty Dean.
• The Faculty Council shall certify the final examination results and the University Council shall approve the final examination results to acquire a Bachelors Degree upon recommendation from the Faculty Council. The examination results only become public if students have paid the tuition fees and any additional fees decided by the University. The faculty shall issue temporary certificates signed by the Faculty Dean until the University President issues the official certificates for the students.
• A student is continuously evaluated during as well as in, the final exam, the semester course works are an integral part of the final grade which is represented in the periodical exams, exercises, practical and academic assignments, research and effective participation in dealing with the e- Learning systems. The course work represents 50% of the final grade, while the final exam represents the remaining 50%. However, the Faculty Council may modify the distribution of the grading system percentages for each course according to the nature of the course.
The following grading system will be used:
The Grade Point Average will be computed and weighted by the number of credit hours for each course.
The Evaluation Scheme for Each Course consists of:
- Attendance and Participation 10%.
• Exercises 10%.
• First Test 10% (One hour or one and a half hours).
• Second Test 20% (One hour or one and a half hours).
• Final Exam 50% (Two or three hours).
The Faculty Council may adjust the distribution of the grades of each course according to the nature of the study in the faculty.
Failure to attend the Final exam:
Students, who fail to attend the final exam without an accepted excuse, will fail this course. In this case the student shall attend the final exam during the next exam time and he/she will have an “I” grade in this course.
Accumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated as follows:
- For each course, the equivalent points of the grade (as shown in the table given in Article 38) are multiplied by the number of credit hours for that course, thereby arriving at the points per course.
• The points for all courses that a student has registered in will be totaled.
• The GPA is calculated by dividing the total points by the total number of credit hours registered in by the student.
GPA= Total Points / Total Credit Hours Registered in.
The general grade for the student can then be determined based on the GPA according to the following table:
- The GPA is approximated to two decimal points.
• A student is granted an Honors Degree if he/she passes all academic terms with a grade not less than very good, provided that his/her total GPA is not less than 3.2
Approval of examination results:
The Faculty Council approves the final results of a semester’s exams and the University Council approves the results of the final examinations for a Bachelors Degree upon a recommendation from the Faculty Council. The exam results will not be declared until the student pays all of the study fees and any additional fees. The University issues temporary certificates signed by the Faculty Dean for the faculty graduates until the official certificates are issued and certified by the University Council.