Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Academic Advising


- 2020/01/19

Academic Advising

Academic advising plays an effective role in the student’s academic success; for that reason, the department appoints an advisor from its faculty members for each student, according to their year of registration. The primary role of the academic advisor is to provide students with the necessary advice and guidance, in addition to equipping them with all the rules and regulations related to their academic affairs.

Although the role of academic advisors continues throughout the year, one of their most important responsibilities lies in guiding students during registration week at the beginning of each semester by reviewing their academic records, registered courses, and their study plans. Accordingly, the advisor then determines the courses that a student is required to register.


GPA and Grades Table
GPA out of (4.00)
Grade
3.50 – 4.00
Excellent
2.75 to less than 3.50
Very Good
1.75 to less than 2.75
Good
1.00 to less than 1.75
Pass
 
Grade Symbol
Score Range
Score out of 4
Grade
A+
95-100
4.00
Exceptional
A
90 to less than 95
3.75
Excellent
B+
85 to less than 90
3.50
Superior
B
80 to less than 85
3.00
Very Good
C+
75 to less than 80
2.5
Above Average
C
70 to less than 75
2.0
Good
D+
65 to less than 70
1.5
High-pass
D
60 to less than 65
1.0
Pass
F
Less than 60
0.0
Fail
IP
-
-
In-Progress
IC
-
-
Incomplete
DN
-
0.0
Denied
NP
60 or more
-
No Grade Pass
NF
Less than 60
-
No Grade Fail
W
-
-
Withdrawn
T
-
-
Omitted to transfer to another major
P
70 or more
-
Credit Transfer
 

Regulations for Course Registration

The department will only accept electronic registration requests. Paper registration forms are only allowed in exceptional cases, or in the event of the electronic system going down.

  • The student must make sure that he/she is registered in all the courses required for his/her academic level. 
  • The student is not allowed to register in courses in a level higher than his/her current academic level, even if the student has already fulfilled the requirements of that level, as it is not in the student's best interest. Enrolling in courses from different levels will expose students to the potential problem of having multiple midterm and final exams scheduled on the same day, and it is a problem the department will--almost never--be able to solve. 
  • The student is not allowed to exceed the academic load permitted for his/her cumulative GPA, even if he/she was a low-performing student as it would increase the probability of his/her failure. The department however will grant exceptions to students who are expected to graduate this year, of course, that is for the purpose of speeding up the graduation process. In this case, the department will only allow students to register a maximum of 3 credit hours above the permitted load (only one course). 
  • The student is not allowed to drop a course from his/her current or previous academic level. 
  • Students are not allowed to switch groups that they are officially registered in if they fail to present justified reasons for doing so. In the event of group closures, the only exception is in the case of a true swap, in which the student is able to find 'an alternative student.' If this condition is met, both students must submit an electronic request and fill in the ‘reasons’ field with the name, university number, and group of the alternative student.
  • Students who have successfully completed all previous-level courses according to the study plan are not allowed to change their schedules (by adding, dropping or changing assigned groups), nor is the department authorized to make such amendments. However, if these students encounter a legitimate registration problem (as in the the case of schedules missing a course or more from a student’s current academic level), they must check with the department's administration.
  • Students will not be able to make online registrations for off-semester courses. In fact, registration in these courses is generally very restricted. However, there are exceptions, and the following groups will be prioritised: 
  1. Students who are expected to graduate in the current semester. 
  2. Low-performing students who are unable to register in other courses. 
  3. Students who are expected to graduate the following semester, if they add these courses.

Course Prerequisites

Students will not be permitted to register in the following courses if they have not met their prerequisites. Please do not insist on requesting to waive any prerequisites.

Language Courses

Must have PASSED

Listening & Speaking 2

Listening & Speaking 1

Listening & Speaking 3

Listening & Speaking 2

Structure 2

Structure 1

Structure 3

Structure 2

Structure 4

Structure 3

Writing 2

Writing 1

Writing 3

Writing 2

Writing 4

Writing 3

Reading 2

Reading 1

Reading 3

Reading 2

Reading 4

Reading 3

Vocabulary Building

Structure 2 & Reading 2

Introductory Courses

Must have PASSED

Intro to Language

BOTH Structure 3 & Writing 3

Intro to Literature

BOTH Structure 3 & Writing 3

Translation Courses

Must have PASSED

Translation 1

Intro to Lang

Translation 2

Translation 1

Linguistic Courses

Must have PASSED

All

Intro to Lang

Literature Courses

Must have PASSED

Islamic Texts

BOTH Reading 3 & Writing 3

All others

Intro to Lit

 

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