Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

FAQ


  • What is meant by the academic warning?
    It is the notice that a student receives because his GPA is less than the minimum limit set according to the Study and Exams Bylaw (2 out of 4).
  • What is meant by the semester work mark?
    It is the mark given for the work carried out by the student, and clarified the student’s accomplishments during a semester, including exams, research, and educational activities.
  • What does the grade IC mean?
    It is a grade given for each course which the student fails to fulfill its requirements at the specified time. It’s symbol in the academic record is (IC).
  • What is meant by the “Continuous” grade?
    This grade is given temporarily for the course which requires more than one semester to complete. It’s symbol is (IP).
  • How is the semester GPA calculated?
    The semester GPA is the result of the division of the total marks which the student got over the total number of units for all the courses which the student studied at any semester. The marks are calculated by multiplying the unit by the grade weight which the student got for each course.
  • How is the GPA calculated?
    It is the result of the division of the marks, which the student got in all the courses he has studied since he joined the university, over the total number of units for these courses.
  • How many units can I register in a semester?
    The least number of study units which the student should register is 12 hours per semester, and the maximum limit for academic load is 24 hours, taking into account that the student’s GPA should suit the academic load.
  • What is the level system in the university?
    It is a system in which the academic year is divided into two main semesters. There may also be a summer semester, the duration of which shall be half the duration of the main semesters. The graduation requirements are distributed into levels according to the educational plan.
  • I want to ask about the percentage of absenteeism allowed according to the university regulations.
    A regular student must attend lectures and practical classes, and he is deprived from taking the final exam if the attendance rate is less than the percentage determined by the University Council, provided that it is not less than (75%) of the lectures and practical lessons specified for each course in the semester. Moreover, the student who has been deprived of taking the exam due to absence is considered to have failed in the course, and will receive a deprived grade.
  • I missed the final exam without an excuse. What should I do?
    A student who misses the final exam without an excuse shall receive a zero grade in that exam. His grade in that course is calculated on the basis of the semester classwork grades obtained.
  • I missed the final exam due to a compelling excuse and out of my control. What should I do?
    If the student is unable to attend the final exam in any of the semester's courses due to a compelling excuse, the College Council may, in extreme circumstances, accept his excuse and allow him to be given an alternative exam that shall be held no later than the end of the next semester. The student will be given a grade after taking the alternative exam.
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