Academic year: contains two regular semesters and a summer session.
Regular Semester: is made up of 15 weeks in addition to the final examination.
Summer Semester: is made up of 8 weeks in addition to the final examination. The weekly duration of each course in the summer session is twice its duration during the regular academic semester.
Course: is a subject of study within a certain academic level of the plan of study of each major. Each course has a number, code, title, and detailed description of its content. Some courses may have prerequisite or co-requisite requirement(s).
Credit Hour: each of the weekly lectures, with a duration not less than fifty (50) minutes.
Academic Probation: a notification given to a student with a cumulative GPA below the minimum acceptable limit as explained in these regulations.
Final Examination: an examination in course materials, given once at the end of every semester.
Course Grade: an alphabetical letter, assigned indicating the final grade received in a course.
The main grading system is as follows:
95 to 100 = 5.0 = A+ Excellent
90 to less than 95 = 4.75 = A Excellent
85 to less than 90 = 4.5 = B+ Very Good
80 to less than 85 = 4.0 = B Very Good
75 to less than 80 = 3.5 = C+ Good
70 to less than 75 = 3.0 = C Good
65 to less than 70 = 2.5 = D+ Pass
60 to less than 65 = 2.0 = D Pass
Less than 60 = 1.0 = F Fail
‘IC’ Incomplete Grade: a provisional grade assigned to each course in which a student fails to complete the requirements by the required date. This is indicated in the academic record by the letter grade (IC).
‘IP’ In-Progress Grade: a provisional grade assigned to each course that requires more than one semester to complete. This is indicated in the academic record by the letter grade (IP).
‘DN’ (Denial): Students who are absent 25% of the contact hours required for a certain course are given a grade of ‘DN’ (Denial) and are denied the right to take the final exam for that course. A grade of ‘DN’ is equivalent to a 1.0 GPA in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.
‘NP’ (No Grade Pass): This grade is reserved for the students of the ‘ConventionalProgram’study option who take and pass the summer internship. The credit units are counted but have no contribution to the cumulative GPA. ​
‘NF’ (No Grade Fail): This grade is reserved for the students of the ‘Conventional Program’ study option who take, but do not pass the summer internship. The credit units are not counted and have no contribution to the cumulative GPA, and in this case, the student has to repeat the summer internship.
‘W’ (Withdrawn): It means that the student was permitted to withdraw. Any student who withdraws on or before the 8th week of the semester. ‘WP’ means that the student has withdrawn with a pass score. ‘WF’ means that the student has withdrawn with a fail score. Students must complete the official withdrawal form provided by the Office of the Registrar.
‘AU’(Audit): This means that the student was permitted to audit this course. After the last day of late registration (last day of drop/add), students may not transfer from audit to credit status. Students may change from credit to audit up to the official withdrawal date.
Semester GPA: the total quality points a student has earned, divided by the credit hours assigned for all courses taken in a given semester. Total quality points are calculated by multiplying the credit hours by the grade point in each course.
Cumulative GPA: the total quality points a student has earned in all courses taken since enrolling at the University, divided by the total number of credit hours assigned for these courses.
Minimum Course Load: the minimum number of credit hours a student can register determined by his/her academic status, and in accordance with the School Council decisions.
A student’s course load: is the total number of credit hours for which he/she is registered in a regular semester or a summer session.
Students can register through the registration portal after counseling their academic advisor, once they face conflict, they must contact their college. If the sections are full, students can contact the registrar office after they get approval from the instructor. The maximum credit hours to register are 18 credit hours for undergraduate and 12 credit hours for graduate per semester, any additional courses should be dropped if not, course/s will be dropped by the registrar office. The maximum course load in a summer session is 7 credit hours.