Academic Advising rules

Academic Guidance

The Vice-Dean of Education and Students’ Affairs appoints an academic guide for each student upon his admission. This academic guide is to be one of the staff members and continues with the student until graduation. The academic guide follows up the students’ performance and helps them choose the appropriate courses for each semester.

 The Registration Conditions

The academic load for any student is between a minimum of 14 credit hours and a maximum of 21 credit hours.

– In case of graduation or moving up to the clinical stage, a student may be allowed to register extra hours  after getting the approval of the department and the faculty council.

– If the student’s CGPA is less than 1.7 his load will be lowered until he is able to raise it to the accepted standard.

-The student who is late for registration dates, cannot register for any courses.

 Academic Registration Conditions

The academic load for any student is between a minimum of 14 credit hours and a maximum of 21 credit hours (or the number of credits specified in the college study plan). However, the maximum load depends on the student’s academic record. If the student’s CGPA is less than 1.7 his load will be lowered until he is able to raise it to the accepted standard.

 The Conditions of Modification, Cancellation, and Withdrawal

-The student can change courses which s ̸he has already registered for, by others within two weeks from the beginning of the fall or spring semester. This does not apply to the summer semester.

-The student may withdraw from any course with no fees back, within eight weeks of the first and the second semesters, and four weeks of the summer semester.

-The student, who wants to withdraw from course/courses in any semester because of illness or any other excuse accepted by the faculty, to fill in an application form and submit it to the Students’ Affairs Department. Then student can get the faculty’s approval of his withdrawal and has to repeat the registered courses in a later semester after paying for the determined educational fees.

-The student can register again for any failed-to-pass course. In this case, student has to re-study this course and re-attend its exams, and to pay for the determined educational fees.

-The student can get back his fees, if student   withdraws within two weeks of the fall and/or spring semesters, and only one week for the summer semester

Grading System

A student’s academic standing for a semester is expressed by the grade point average (GPA). The grading system is as follows

Grade

GPA

Letter

90 to less than 100

4.0

85 to less than 90

3.7

A

80 to less than 85

3.3

B+

75 to  less than 80

3.0

72 to less than 75

2.7

B- 

70 to less than 72

2.3

C+

67 to less than 70

2.0

65 to less than 67

1.7

C- 

62 to less than 65

1.3

D+

60 to less than 62

       1.0

              D 

0.0 to less than 59.9

       0.0

            F 

Grade point Average (GPA)

Grade point Average (GPA) is computed each semester to show the student’s academic standing. It is computed by multiplying each course credits by the grade points corresponding to the grade received, then adding all points earned and dividing the total by the number of credits in the semester. As the student progresses in his study, his transcript will show a grade point average for each semester SGPA as well as a cumulative grade point average CGPA of all courses taken in different semesters.

Students should earn a successful grade in each course studied, On graduation a general CGPA is calculated by adding the grade points for all courses studied and dividing the grand total by the total number of credits required for graduation

 Student’s Evaluation

Students whose absence record exceeds 25% of course hours are not allowed to sit in for the final exam.

If a student faces unanticipated circumstances that would prevent him/her from attending the final examination in a course, he/she may ask for an Incomplete (I) in this course.

If the CGPA falls below 1.7, the student is put under probation for two semesters during which his academic load is limited to 14 hours only. If he fails to raise CGPA in the specified period his case may be referred to the faculty council which may give him a second chance or report his case to the university council to take the necessary action.

The new graduate of physical therapy is required to undertake a twelve-month internship as a fundamental requirement for full registration as  physical therapist

The Rank of Honor

Upon his/her graduation, the student is awarded the degree of honor, if the CGPA is at least very good (B+). This is, of course is subjected to the condition of not failing any course along the study semesters and within five years