Progression from Level 100 to Level 200
The student must:
- Pass all courses taken (Obtain Grade A - D)
- Attain a minimum C.G.P.A. of 1.0
Students with GPA below 1.0 at the end of the first semester shall be cautioned by the Director (Academic Affairs) and counselled by the Departmental Academic Advisor and/or University Counseling Centre.
A Level 100 student who loses a total of twelve (12) credits registered for an academic year (either in the first, second or in both semesters) will be dismissed for poor academic performance. Such a student may, however, re-apply for admission into a different program the following academic year.
Supplementary End-of-Semester Examinations for Level 100 Students
A Level 100 student who loses between 1 and 11 credits in either the first, second or both semesters shall be given an opportunity to write a supplementary end-of-semester examination for Level 100 students shall be marked over 60 and shall be added to the continuous assessment score which the student would have obtained during the course of the semester. The student will be withdrawn for poor academic performance if he/she is unable to pass all the failed courses in the supplementary end-of-semester examination.
A level 100 student who fails the supplementary end-of-semester examination and is withdrawn may re-apply for admission the following academic year into the same or different programme.
Progression from Level 200 Upwards
To progress from Level 200 to 300 or from Level 300 to 400, the student must:
- Attain a minimum C.G.P.A. of 1.0
- Accumulate at least 30 credits for the current year
- Not lose more than a total of 9 credits in the courses registered at the end of the academic year
A student who fails to satisfy conditions A, B or C or all the above shall be placed on probation or asked to be an external candidate depending on the gravity of failure as detailed below:
If a student fails up to 9 credits, he/she will progress to the next level but will be required to repeat those failed courses. Such a student will have to drop some of the current level courses and substitute them with the failed courses.
- A student on probation is not allowed to do more than 18 credits in a semester
- A student who is repeating a course will be required to take quizzes, assignments and end-of-semester examination for the repeated course(s)
- A student on probation has two (2) chances to pass the failed course(s)
- In consultation with his/her academic advisor and with the approval by the Department, a student on probation may be allowed to take another course in place of the failed one if the failed course is not a core course or an essential pre-requisite course
- A student on probation must avail himself/herself of and benefit from Academic Advisory and Counselling Services provided by the University.
Repeating /External Candidate
If a student fails a total of 10 to 12 credits, he/she will be allowed to repeat the failed courses as an “external candidate”. An external candidate is one not taking the full complement of courses and is therefore reading only repeated courses. He/she will register for the repeated courses only and must pass them within one academic year before progressing to the next level.
An external candidate:
- Will retain the lower level status until he/she meets the requirements for progression to another level
- Will be required to attend lectures and practicals, fulfil continuous assessment requirements and pay 60% of the approved University fees and any other fees to be determined by the University from time to time
- Must pass the repeated courses at one sitting only. If an external candidate fails to pass any of the failed academic performance
- Must avail himself/herself of and benefit from Academic Advisory and Counselling Services provided by the University.
Students can assume external candidacy only once during their stay in the University.
A continuing student who fails more than 12 credits will be dismissed outright.
Students with the barest minimum C.G.P.A (1.0 - 1.5) at the end of the academic year shall be cautioned by the Director (Academic Affairs) and counselled by their Departmental Academic Advisor.
Special Supplementary End-of-Semester Examinations for Level 400 Students
There shall be a special supplementary end-of-semester examinations to be held in August for students who have completed Level 400 but are still trailing level 400 courses. The special supplementary examinations shall be marked over 60 and shall be added to the continuous assessment which the student would have obtained.
Students who fail the special supplementary end-of-semester examination or do not avail themselves of same shall repeat the failed courses the following academic year keeping in mind the maximum number of years required for completion of undergraduate programmes. Such students will be required to attend lectures and practicals, fulfill continuous assessment requirements and pay 60% of the approved University fees for the year.
Computation of Results for Probation and Repeating/External Candidates
If a student passes a repeated course, both the failed grade(s) and new grade(s) will appear on the student’s transcript and will be used in the computation of his/her C.G.P.A. Where there is a replacement, the grade in the course originally failed will be used in addition to the grade obtained in the replaced course for the computation of the final C.G.P.A.