Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

System of Exams


- 2018/02/01

Grade & Terms:

 “Article 40 of the Unified Regulation of Postgraduate Studies in Universities”

Percentage

Grade

 Grade Code

Grade Value  

95-100

Exceptional

A+

4.0

90 to less than 95

Excellent

A

3.75

85 to less than 90

Superior

B+

3.5

80 to less than 85

Very Good

B

3.0

75 to less than 80

Above Average

C+

2.5

70 to less than 75

Good

C

2.0

Less than 75

Fail

F

0

The grades that each student earns in each course are calculated as follows:

 

 

Definition

Grade

A grade that is temporarily given to a student if s\he fails to complete the course requirements on time.

Incomplete Grade

(Its symbol: IC)

A grade that is temporarily given to a student if a course normally requires more than one semester to be completed.

In-Progress Grade:

(Its symbol: IP)

A grade that is given to a student if he was deprived from continuing their study or entering the final exam of the course for exceeding the absence limits.

Denial Grade:

(Its symbol: DN)

A grade that is given to a student in all courses of the semester if his\her request for withdrawing from study or canceling it was granted.

Withdrawn:

(Its symbol: W)

It is the quotient of the total grades a student has secured divided by the total points of the courses he studied in any semester or academic year. It is calculated by multiplying the points of one unit by its double in one academic year by the grade level that was earned by the student in each course he studied.

Semester or Yearly GPA:

It is the quotient of the total grades a student has secured in all courses that he has studied since enrolling in the program, including the units that he failed more than one time or re-studied, divided by the total points of the units of these courses.

Cumulative GPA:

 

Note

The grade (IC) may be modified provided that no more than one semester is passed on the amendment; otherwise the (IC) is converted to (F).

 

Comprehensive Exam:

The comprehensive exam is done once every academic year at least, and it consists of the following stages:

1- A written exam in the main major.

2- A written exam in sub-discipline (if any).

3- A written exam in research skills (if any).

4- Oral test.

   

Requirements:

1- Passing the previous stage of the exam to reach the next stage.

2- Passing any stage of the comprehensive exam shall be based on the average score given, no less than (70%) for each stage. 

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In the event that the student does not pass any stage of the comprehensive exam, one chance is given in a period not exceeding two semesters.

 

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