Academic conceptions - Deanship of Admission and Registration
Two main semesters and a summer semester if required
It is a period of time not less than fifteen weeks, during which courses are taught. The period for registration and final examinations are not included within this period.
The Summer Semester:
It is a period of time not more than eight weeks. The period for registration and final examinations are not included within this period.
It refers to the stage in which a student studies according the approved study plans.
It is a set of compulsory, optional, and free courses, its credits composed the graduation requirements that the student must successfully pass to get a degree in a specific specialization.
An educational material related to a specific level within the approved study plan for each program. Each course has a number, code, name, and specification that distinguish it from other courses. Each course has also a special file that a department keeps for the purposes of follow up, evaluation and development. Some courses may have prerequisite or co-requisite.
It refers to the weekly theoretical lecture whose duration is not less than 50 minutes; clinical lesson duration is not less than 50 minutes, or a practical or field lesson duration is not less than one hundred minutes.
It is a notification to a student whose GPA is lower than the minimum limit required, as stated in the regulation.
Marks of Mid-Term Exams:
A score given to a student showing his/her achievement on the continuous assessment from tests, research, and other academic activities related to the course.
A final examination conducted at the end of a semester.
Final Examination Score:
The score that a student gets in each course in the final exams of the semester
The Final Score:
It is the sum total of midterm scores and final exam score for each course. The score is computed out of hundred.
Description of the percentage or an alphabetical code for the final score a student gets in each course.
A grade of Incomplete (noted "IC" on the transcript) may be assigned when a student has completed and passed a majority of the work required for a course but, for reasons beyond the student's control, cannot complete the entire course.
For courses that, by their content and requirements, normally require more time than the term or session for which a student has enrolled. A grade of "IP" is most often used for graduate courses.
Semester Grade Point Average:
Sum total of the points a student got divided by the total credit hours for all the courses studied in each semester. Points are computed by multiplying the credit hours of a course by the grades a student got for each course.
Cumulative Grade Point Average:
Sum total of the points a student got in all the courses he/she studied since enrollment in the university, divided by the total credit hours for all those courses.
Description of the level of a student's academic achievement during the period of his study in the university
The sum of credit hours a student should register for, compatible with his Grade Point Average, as stipulated by the regulations of the university.