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Frequently Asked Questions

Instructors are required to enter the midterm and final exam grades before the deadline specified in the academic calendar.  Final exams may not be retaken and their grades may not be modified.
A student who missed an exam with a valid excuse will receive an “I“ (Incomplete) grade:
A graduate student must remove the “I” grade within a maximum of two weeks after the commencement of the next semester.

A student may repeat a failed course or a course in which he/she obtained a grade of less that 75%. The higher of the two grades will be calculated in his/her cumulative average.

  • A student may add and drop courses within the first week of a regular semester and during the first three days of a summer semester. A student will not receive a “W” grade on his/her transcript for dropped courses.
  • Taking into consideration the aforementioned conditions, a student may drop a course during the first four weeks of a regular semester and during the first two weeks of a summer semester.  In such case, the student will receive a “W” grade on his/her transcript for dropped courses. A student may not drop a course after the deadline.
  • If a student drops a course before the deadline, he/she will receive tuition refund. Otherwise, there will be no tuition refund.
  • A student who drops all courses in any given semester will be considered to have withdrawn from the University for that semester. If this happens after the first week, a student will not receive a tuition refund.

 Letter Grade 

 Numeric Grade 

 Point Value 

Result

100 - 90

4.0 

Pass 

A- 

89.99 - 88

3.75 

Pass 

B+ 

 87.99 - 85

3.5 

Pass 

84.99 - 80 

3.0 

Pass 

B- 

79.99 - 78 

2.75 

Pass 

C+ 

 77.99 - 74

2.5 

Pass 

 73.99 - 70

2.0 

Pass 

C- 

 69.99 - 65

1.75 

Fail 

D+ 

64.99 - 63 

1.5 

Fail 

62.99 - 60 

1.0 

Fail 

D- 

59.99 - 45 

0.75 

Fail 

44.99 - 0 

0.0 

Fail 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rate

Numeric Grade

Excellent

3.7 or more

Very Good

3.69-3.2

Good

3.19-2.8

Satisfactory 

2.79-2.5

Weak

2.49 or less

Students are expected to attend classes regularly. They may not miss more than 25% of classes (12 hours) without a valid excuse. If a student misses more than 25% of classes, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the final exam. In such case, he/she will receive a grade of 35%. If a student misses 25% of classes with a valid excuse, he/she will be considered to have withdrawn from the course. He/she will receive a "W" (withdrew from course) on his/her transcript.

  • A student of graduate studies may postpone study for a maximum of two consecutive or separated semesters.
  • Under compelling circumstances such as illness or imprisonment, a student may postpone study.
  • Postponement period is not counted in the maximum period of study allowed to complete the degree requirements.

A student may withdraw from any program at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

  • A student who does not register or postpone study at the beginning of the semester will withdraw by default. If a student interrupts study for one academic semester or more without a valid excuse, the student will lose his/her seat in the University.
  • A graduate student who interrupts study for two consecutive semesters without a valid excuse will be dismissed.

A student with an overall average of less than 75% will be placed on academic probabtion. If he/she fails to raise his/her average to a minimum of 75% within a maximum of two semesters after being placed on academic warning, he/she will be dismissed from the program he/she enrolled in. He/she may reapply for admission into another program. Courses taken in one program may not count towards the new program.

A student may transfer from one graduate program to another provided that he/she takes the placement test of the new program. A maximum of six credit hours (two courses) will be counted for graduation only if they have been taken within the past two semesters.

  • A student enrolled in a Master’s degree program may study a maximum of 6 semesters and a minimum of 3 semesters.
  • A student enrolled in a PhD degree program may study a maximum of 12 semesters and a minimum of 6 semesters.

 

The university accepts transfer students from other universities to the ‎Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Transfer Conditions:‎

  • A student must have a minimum C “Good” average.‎
  • A transfer student must successfully pass an admission test.‎
  • When there is equivalency in course content and the student has a minimum average in ‎the course of 75%, a maximum of 6 credit hours may be accepted for credit by the ‎University.‎

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