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Graduation Requirements

A student shall graduate from the college if he satisfies the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completing all courses required for graduation.
  2. Earning at least a 2.00 GPA or major average.

The Dean of Student and Trainee Affairs' Office shall prepare a list of the students who satisfy all graduation requirements in accordance with these regulations and orders issued for implementation thereof, and the office shall submit the same to the Director General for approval by the Board of Directors of PAAET.The student who meets all graduation requirements shall be awarded a certificate stating his major, date of graduation and GPA in accordance with these regulations and orders made for implementation thereof. The certificate shall be signed by the college Dean and the Director General and approved by Chairman of the Board of Directors according to the list of qualified graduates. GPAs upon graduation shall be as follows:

  • Excellent:3.60-4.00
  • Very Good:2.80-3.60
  • Good:2.00-280
Honour’s degree

The student who successfully completes his studies during the normal period thereof with a- GPA of at least 3.75 shall be awarded an honors' degree/diploma, provided he has not previously faced any disciplinary action.

Degree and Diplomas Awarded

College of Technological Studies / PAAET shall award the following diploma degree: “A Diploma in Applied Sciences according to the majors offered by PAAET colleges as provided hereunder following a normal period of study ranging from at least four to five semesters for holders of Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent certificate.”

Advising

PAAET colleges shall adopt the advising system under which each student has an advisor, preferably a faculty member. The advisor shall advise students with regard to the selection of courses to be taken and assist them in solving the problems that they may face. He also approves registration, addition and withdrawal forms.

Registration

Registration for courses shall take place during the week preceding the start of classes. A system for early advising and registration may be applied in the second part of each semester for the following semester, under which courses are selected according to the needs of the students and the schedule of the college.

Late registration

Subject to consent of advisor and approval of office student and Dean of Trainee Affairs, students may register for courses on the first three days of classes every semester. Regulations of registration for summer semester courses shall be the same as those for other courses. Students may not register for any course unless they have successfully completed its prerequisite (if prerequisite is required). Students shall pay registration fees as specified by the Director General; students on scholarships shall be exempted from payment.

Study Load

Credits for which students may register in a single semester shall be determined as follows:

  1. The normal load shall be the number of credits a student may register for in every semester.This is obtained by dividing the number of units as a graduation requirement by the number of. normal semesters under those regulations (18 Credit hours);
  2. The minimum load shall be three credits less than the normal load (15 Credit hours). The maximum load shall be three credits more than the normal load (21 Credit hours).
  3. A student may register for a number of credits below the minimum load in exceptional cases and in accordance with the rules laid down by the college's academic affairs committee, subject to the consent of Advisor and approval of Dean.
  4. A student may register for a number of credits above the maximum load if his/her graduation hinges on that, provided he/she registers for only one course carrying a maximum of the three credits (24 Credit hours).
  5. Students on a warning list may not register for courses carrying more than one credit above the minimum load (16 Credit hours), with an exception of senior students who are expected to graduate at the end of the same semester, in which case they may register for courses carrying not more than two credits above the minimum load (17 Credit hours).
  6. Students may register for a maximum of seven credits in the summer semester, with the exception of senior students who are expected to graduate at the end of the summer semester or the subsequent semester, in which case they may register for up to 9 credits.
Additions

Following approval of the Advisor and subject to the maximum load rules, a student may add a course(s) within the first week of the start of classes in the autumn or spring semester or in the first three days of the summer course.

Withdrawals

Following approval of the Advisor and subject to the minimum load rules, a student may drop a course(s) within the first seven weeks of the start of classes. Likewise, subject to approval of the Student Affairs Committee, a student may drop the whole course for a semester. A note of Z Is recorded on his transcript for one term without affecting-ttre GPAs.

Attendance

  1. Students shall attend classes regularly and punctually during the semester and field training.
  2. In the event of absence from a course equivalent to a week's contact hours, a student shall be given a written warning notice by the course instructor; a second warning notice is given in the event of absence for two weeks.
  3. In the event of absence for three weeks or more, the course instructor shall forthwith inform the Registration Office of barring the student under consideration from attending the end-of-term exams for that course.
  4. The Registration Office shall give the student, the Advisor and the course instructor a copy of the barring decision. The student shall then be deemed to have failed the course and a note of F (Fail) shall be recorded on the transcript.
  5. Subject to approval of the Director General, the allowed period of absence shall be extended for up to four weeks in the case of a student being called up as a reservist or appointed to represent the country abroad.
  6. Regarding the summer semester, the first warning notice shall be given in the event of absence for 10% of the contact hours and the second warning notice in the event of absence for 15% of the contact hours. If absence exceeds 20% of the contact hours, the student under consideration shall be deemed to have failed the course and shall be barred from attending the final exam.


Year of study

The student's year of study shall be determined on the basis of the number of credits obtained, as shown in the following table:


Credits obtained year
Up to 34 first
35-68 Second
69+ Third
Time limit for Graduation

The maximum time allocated for graduation is seven semesters.

Deferment of enrolment or non-attendance periods shall be included in the maximum allocated graduation time, except for those semesters in which a student is called for compulsory military service or maternity leave for a female student or if a male or female student accompanies their spouse on a scholarship abroad, in which case the maximum duration of studies shall be extended by up to two semesters. In the event that a student is accompanying a person receiving treatment or is on an official assignment, the extension may not exceed one semester. In exceptional cases and in accordance with Student Affairs Committee's rules, a student may be allowed to continue at the college for one extra semester in excess of the maximum periods shown above.

Things to Know
Deferment

This refers to non-registration for courses for a prior valid excuse accepted by the Student Affairs Committee.

Dropouts

  • A student shall be deemed a dropout if he fails to register for courses for one or more semesters.
  • A student may not discontinue studies during the first semester he is enrolled in, except if he is in compulsory military service or any good reason accepted by the Student Affairs Committee.
  • A student who fails to attend classes for two weeks, consecutively or otherwise, shall be expelled from the college unless he/she gives reasons accepted by the Student Affairs Committee, in which' case he/she shall be allowed to continue his/her studies according to his/her transcript.
  • A student shall be deemed to have failed all courses registered for in the semester he withdraws his documents from the college.


Events of Dismissal from the college

A student shall be expelled from the college by order of the Director General in the following events:

  1. If he fails to attend classes regularly during his first semester, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 38 hereof.
  2. If he fails to attend classes for two semesters consecutively or otherwise, without prejudice to the provisions of Article 35 hereof.
  3. If he fails to complete his studies successfully within the specified time limit, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3S hereof
  4. If he is expelled from the college as a disciplinary measure.
  5. If he is caught cheating for the second time in an examination.
  6. If he fails to raise his GPA or major average to the required level for two semesters following a warning.
  7. If he earns a zero GPA at the end of his first semester in college.
  8. If he earns a semester average of less than one point in each of his first two semesters in college.
Cheating in Exams

In the event that a student is caught cheating or attempting to cheat, the course instructor or final exam invigilator shall substantiate this in a report stating the name of the student in question, his ID number, exam subject, time and date as well as an account of the incident and shall refer the same to the Dean.The Dean shall take the necessary actions as follows:

  • The Student shall be deemed to have failed the course in question, a grade of XF would show on his/her transcript.
  • The student shall be barred from enrollment in the subsequent semester in addition to the summer semester.
  • In case cheating takes place in the summer semester, the student's registration for such semester's courses shall be cancelled.
  • A copy of the related decisions shall be sent to the course instructor concerned and the Registration Office.

If the same student is caught cheating again in the same or another semester, he shall be expelled from the college and the details of expulsion shall be recorded on his transcript.The above provisions shall apply to any student caught cheating, attempting to cheat or assisting others to cheat.


Graduation Requirements

A student shall graduate from the college if he satisfies the following requirements:

  1. Successfully completing all courses required for graduation.
  2. Earning at least a 2.00 GPA or major average.

The Dean of Student and Trainee Affairs' Office shall prepare a list of the students who satisfy all graduation requirements in accordance with these regulations and orders issued for implementation thereof, and the office shall submit the same to the Director General for approval by the Board of Directors of PAAET.The student who meets all graduation requirements shall be awarded a certificate stating his major, date of graduation and GPA in accordance with these regulations and orders made for implementation thereof. The certificate shall be signed by the college Dean and the Director General and approved by Chairman of the Board of Directors according to the list of qualified graduates. GPAs upon graduation shall be as follows:

  • Excellent:3.60-4.00
  • Very Good:2.80-3.60
  • Good:2.00-280
Honour’s degree

The student who successfully completes his studies during the normal period thereof with a- GPA of at least 3.75 shall be awarded an honors' degree/diploma, provided he has not previously faced any disciplinary action.

Degree and Diplomas Awarded

College of Technological Studies / PAAET shall award the following diploma degree: “A Diploma in Applied Sciences according to the majors offered by PAAET colleges as provided hereunder following a normal period of study ranging from at least four to five semesters for holders of Secondary School Certificate or an equivalent certificate.”

Advising

PAAET colleges shall adopt the advising system under which each student has an advisor, preferably a faculty member. The advisor shall advise students with regard to the selection of courses to be taken and assist them in solving the problems that they may face. He also approves registration, addition and withdrawal forms.

Registration

Registration for courses shall take place during the week preceding the start of classes. A system for early advising and registration may be applied in the second part of each semester for the following semester, under which courses are selected according to the needs of the students and the schedule of the college.

Late registration

Subject to consent of advisor and approval of office student and Dean of Trainee Affairs, students may register for courses on the first three days of classes every semester. Regulations of registration for summer semester courses shall be the same as those for other courses. Students may not register for any course unless they have successfully completed its prerequisite (if prerequisite is required). Students shall pay registration fees as specified by the Director General; students on scholarships shall be exempted from payment.

Study Load

Credits for which students may register in a single semester shall be determined as follows:

  1. The normal load shall be the number of credits a student may register for in every semester.This is obtained by dividing the number of units as a graduation requirement by the number of. normal semesters under those regulations (18 Credit hours);
  2. The minimum load shall be three credits less than the normal load (15 Credit hours). The maximum load shall be three credits more than the normal load (21 Credit hours).
  3. A student may register for a number of credits below the minimum load in exceptional cases and in accordance with the rules laid down by the college's academic affairs committee, subject to the consent of Advisor and approval of Dean.
  4. A student may register for a number of credits above the maximum load if his/her graduation hinges on that, provided he/she registers for only one course carrying a maximum of the three credits (24 Credit hours).
  5. Students on a warning list may not register for courses carrying more than one credit above the minimum load (16 Credit hours), with an exception of senior students who are expected to graduate at the end of the same semester, in which case they may register for courses carrying not more than two credits above the minimum load (17 Credit hours).
  6. Students may register for a maximum of seven credits in the summer semester, with the exception of senior students who are expected to graduate at the end of the summer semester or the subsequent semester, in which case they may register for up to 9 credits.
Additions

Following approval of the Advisor and subject to the maximum load rules, a student may add a course(s) within the first week of the start of classes in the autumn or spring semester or in the first three days of the summer course.

Withdrawals

Following approval of the Advisor and subject to the minimum load rules, a student may drop a course(s) within the first seven weeks of the start of classes. Likewise, subject to approval of the Student Affairs Committee, a student may drop the whole course for a semester. A note of Z Is recorded on his transcript for one term without affecting-ttre GPAs.

Attendance

  1. Students shall attend classes regularly and punctually during the semester and field training.
  2. In the event of absence from a course equivalent to a week's contact hours, a student shall be given a written warning notice by the course instructor; a second warning notice is given in the event of absence for two weeks.
  3. In the event of absence for three weeks or more, the course instructor shall forthwith inform the Registration Office of barring the student under consideration from attending the end-of-term exams for that course.
  4. The Registration Office shall give the student, the Advisor and the course instructor a copy of the barring decision. The student shall then be deemed to have failed the course and a note of F (Fail) shall be recorded on the transcript.
  5. Subject to approval of the Director General, the allowed period of absence shall be extended for up to four weeks in the case of a student being called up as a reservist or appointed to represent the country abroad.
  6. Regarding the summer semester, the first warning notice shall be given in the event of absence for 10% of the contact hours and the second warning notice in the event of absence for 15% of the contact hours. If absence exceeds 20% of the contact hours, the student under consideration shall be deemed to have failed the course and shall be barred from attending the final exam.


Year of study

The student's year of study shall be determined on the basis of the number of credits obtained, as shown in the following table:


Credits obtained year
Up to 34 first
35-68 Second
69+ Third
Time limit for Graduation

The maximum time allocated for graduation is seven semesters.

Deferment of enrolment or non-attendance periods shall be included in the maximum allocated graduation time, except for those semesters in which a student is called for compulsory military service or maternity leave for a female student or if a male or female student accompanies their spouse on a scholarship abroad, in which case the maximum duration of studies shall be extended by up to two semesters. In the event that a student is accompanying a person receiving treatment or is on an official assignment, the extension may not exceed one semester. In exceptional cases and in accordance with Student Affairs Committee's rules, a student may be allowed to continue at the college for one extra semester in excess of the maximum periods shown above.

Things to Know
Deferment

This refers to non-registration for courses for a prior valid excuse accepted by the Student Affairs Committee.

Dropouts

  • A student shall be deemed a dropout if he fails to register for courses for one or more semesters.
  • A student may not discontinue studies during the first semester he is enrolled in, except if he is in compulsory military service or any good reason accepted by the Student Affairs Committee.
  • A student who fails to attend classes for two weeks, consecutively or otherwise, shall be expelled from the college unless he/she gives reasons accepted by the Student Affairs Committee, in which' case he/she shall be allowed to continue his/her studies according to his/her transcript.
  • A student shall be deemed to have failed all courses registered for in the semester he withdraws his documents from the college.


Events of Dismissal from the college

A student shall be expelled from the college by order of the Director General in the following events:

  1. If he fails to attend classes regularly during his first semester, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 38 hereof.
  2. If he fails to attend classes for two semesters consecutively or otherwise, without prejudice to the provisions of Article 35 hereof.
  3. If he fails to complete his studies successfully within the specified time limit, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3S hereof
  4. If he is expelled from the college as a disciplinary measure.
  5. If he is caught cheating for the second time in an examination.
  6. If he fails to raise his GPA or major average to the required level for two semesters following a warning.
  7. If he earns a zero GPA at the end of his first semester in college.
  8. If he earns a semester average of less than one point in each of his first two semesters in college.
Cheating in Exams

In the event that a student is caught cheating or attempting to cheat, the course instructor or final exam invigilator shall substantiate this in a report stating the name of the student in question, his ID number, exam subject, time and date as well as an account of the incident and shall refer the same to the Dean.The Dean shall take the necessary actions as follows:

  • The Student shall be deemed to have failed the course in question, a grade of XF would show on his/her transcript.
  • The student shall be barred from enrollment in the subsequent semester in addition to the summer semester.
  • In case cheating takes place in the summer semester, the student's registration for such semester's courses shall be cancelled.
  • A copy of the related decisions shall be sent to the course instructor concerned and the Registration Office.

If the same student is caught cheating again in the same or another semester, he shall be expelled from the college and the details of expulsion shall be recorded on his transcript.The above provisions shall apply to any student caught cheating, attempting to cheat or assisting others to cheat.


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