Course Code, Course Title and Course Number
Students are reminded that the full description of a course includes the course code, its title and the course number. Students are requested, for the sake of efficiency, to use the three elements, particularly in official correspondence with the College and other institutions. A course title without a course code and number may result in delay in treating with the matter that has given rise to the particular communication; a delay for which the College can accept no liability.
All courses carry a specified number of credits. A three- credit lecture course generally meets three hours per week during the 15-week semester. A full-time student generally carries a full academic load of 15 credits or 5 courses. Part-time students carry a reduced load of 9, and in a few cases, 12 credits. A student wishing to take additional courses must apply in writing to the Registrar at least two months prior to the start of the semester in which he/she wants to pursue the courses.Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing from Courses
A programme change consists of adding, dropping or withdrawing from a course; changing from one course section to another or making any other alteration after registration is complete. A student may add a course up to the end of the second week with special permission from the Registrar or Admissions Supervisor.
A student may withdraw from or drop one or more courses without academic penalty through the fourth week of classes. A ‘W’ will appear on the transcript in the place of a grade. A refund of fees/tuition credits, if any, will be based on the tuition refund Schedule published in this Student Handbook. No financial liability is incurred for the courses dropped prior to the first scheduled day of class.
Change of Programme
If a student wishes to change from one programme or level to another, he/she must officially withdraw from the first programme by filling out a Student Request Form in the Admissions Department. A new application to the second programme must then be filed.
Students are not permitted to pursue two programmes at the same time.
Matriculation to the Next Programme Year
For programmes of a duration of more than one year, only students who have successfully completed Year I will be permitted to proceed to Year II. Students who fail three or more courses are required to repeat the year.
Matriculation to the Higher Programme Level
A student who is pursuing a lower level programme (e.g. a Certificate) must successfully complete the requirements in order to qualify for entry into the higher level (e.g. Diploma).
A student’s performance in a course is assessed on the basis of course work and final examinations, administered at the end of the course. In all courses, course work has a weight of 40% of the final mark. Any deviation from the above policy must be approved in advance by the Deputy Director Academic Affairs.
Students must strictly observe the instructions and guidelines for course work as issued by the lecturer. Students are advised to hand in their course work to the lecturer who assigned it.
Student Assessment of Lecturers
Students will be requested to carry out an independent written assessment of the performance of their lecturers at least once per semester, in the absence of the lecturer. An official standard Form, (Form C) has been designed for this purpose. This written assessment is generally done in the second half of the semester. The purpose of the assessment is to receive the candid views of the students so that improvements can be made to the quality of teaching offered by the College. This is one of the many measures to ensure quality in the teaching and learning process of the College.
Director’s Honours List
Students who demonstrate high academic achievement are given recognition through the Director’s Honours List. To qualify for the Director’s Honours List, a student must meet the following conditions:
- The student must be enrolled in a specific programme of study.
- The student must have completed at least twelve credit hours of work at the College during the year of recognition.
- The student must have earned at least twelve (12)credit hours since the last recognition.
Most Outstanding Student Award
One award will be made in each programme. The recipient must have fulfilled all of the following requirements:
- Attained the highest cumulative GPA in the programme.
- Attained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6 (grade A-).
- Completed at least twelve (12) credit hours of work at the College during the year of recognition.
- Passed all courses on the first attempt.
- Was not subject to any disciplinary action during the programme.