Frequently Asked Questions
- A student admitted to study for the Bachelor’s degree at the Humanities Faculties must complete all degree requirements in a maximum of 12 semesters and a minimum of 7 semesters.
- A student admitted to study for the Bachelor’s degree at the Scientific Faculties - except the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Optometry, and the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences - must complete all degree requirements in a maximum of 12 semesters and a minimum of 7 semesters.
- A student admitted to study for the Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Optometry, and Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences may study a maximum of 17 semesters and a minimum of 9 semesters.
- A student at Faculty of Human Medicine may study a maximum of 13 semesters and a minimum of 6 semesters.
- 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- A student who drops all courses in any given semester will be considered to have withdrawn from the University for that semester.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.
- If a student fails a course or obtains a grade of less than 70%, he/she may repeat the course. The higher of the two grades will be calculated in his/her cumulative average.
- A student at the Faculty of Human Medicine may repeat failed courses, and he/she may repeat courses to improve his/her cumulative average.
- 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 student who receives an “I” grade must remove it within a maximum of ten days in a regular semester and a maximum of five days in summer semester.
Students are expected to attend classes regularly. They may not miss more than 12.5% 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 E. If a student misses 12.5% 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 may postpone study for a maximum of four separated or consecutive semesters. Under compelling circumstances such as illness or imprisonment, a student may request postponement of study.
A student may withdraw from the University and reapply to join the same faculty he/she has withdrawn from within four semesters, including postponed semesters, and he/ she has to activate his/her academic record.
- 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.
- If a student fails to maintain a cumulative average of 65%, he/she will be placed on academic probabtion. A student will not receive an academic warning notice for his/her average in the first semester of study at the University or the summer semester.
- If a student fails to raise his/her cumulative average to 65% or above after receiving three academic warning notices, he/she will be dismissed from the faculty.
- A student who has successfully completed 75% of the total credit hours required for graduation will not be subject to dismissal.
- A student dismissed for a low average may apply for admission to another faculty if his cumulative average qualifies him/her to join that faculty. University compulsory and elective courses in addition to the courses required for major in the faculty plan will be counted for him/her. 12 credit hours will count as one semester.
- A student who hasn’t successfully completed 75% of the total credit hours required for graduation and who fails all the courses for two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the University. Such a student may not be readmitted to the University.
- A student who fails to complete degree requirements within the specified period will be dismissed from the University. He/she may not be readmitted to the University.
Dismissal from Faculty of Human Medicine
A Student may be dismissed from the Faculty of Human Medicine as follows:
- If the student has not been able to pass any academic year of the first three years in a period of two years and if he failed in a course three times respectively.
- if the student couldn't pass any academic year of the forth and fifth year in a period of two years.
- If the student couldn't pass the sixth year in a period of three academic years.
- If the student failed for 3 years respectively during the academic period
- If the student couldn't complete the study of the academic period during seven years.
A student may transfer from one faculty to another under the following conditions:
- There is a vacancy for him/her in that faculty.
- A student’s cumulative average in the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) qualifies him/her for admission to the faculty. Otherwise, the average of his/her cumulative average in the General Secondary Education Certificate and his/her University cumulative average is considered for admission.
- A student must follow the degree plan of the faculty or the department he/she has transferred to. A student has to reactivate his/her academic record. If they are counted toward degree according to the department plan, all the courses he/she has studied will be taken for credit upon the recommendation of the Department Council. All the courses that aren’t counted toward the degree will not be taken for credit.
- A student may transfer form one department to another in the same faculty taking into account the third condition about the revival of the student academic record.
Students who wish to transfer from other universities to An-Najah National University - except to the Faculty of Human Medicine - are required to have a minimum C “Good” average and they should not have completed more than 50% of the required credit hours.
Courses offered for credit by a recognized university shall be accepted for credit by the An-Najah National University when there is actual equivalency in course content and if the student has a minimum C “Good” average in all these courses. The student’s grades in such courses will not be calculated in the student’s cumulative average.
Students may transfer to the Faculty of Human Medicine from a recognized university provided that they have completed the first stage of their education with a minimum B “Very Good” average and that his/her cumulative average in the General Secondary Education Certificate qualifies him/her for admission to the Faculty of Human Medicine according to the admission requirements in the year when he/she obtained the General Secondary Education Certificate. Such students must complete three consecutive years of study at An-Najah National University.
Admission of transfer students is decided by the Student Transfer Committee at the Faculty of Human Medicine.