College Rules and Regulation
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- Grading System
4 Points Scale
Less than 60
Assessment of students is based on course and practical work, projects, term papers,
research, quizzes, examinations, etc. depending on the nature of the course.
A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is calculated for every student and recorded
on a course transcript (the official document that records details of the studies
undertaken by the student) taking into consideration all of the courses s/he has
completed to date.
Students can improve their CGPA during their years at the College by improved performance
in courses, and they can reduce it as the result of poorer performance. Thus, a
student’s CGPA is a tool which both measures and motivates a student’s progress
through the program of study
- General Regulations
- For professional courses, an overall average of either 70% is required = C grade.
(Only NUR222 subject is required 80% = B Grade).
- Course grades must be reported as letter grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-,
D+, D, F following the 4 point grading system or “Withdraw” (W), “Challenge-pass”(P),
or “Incomplete” (I).
- If a student does not complete a course requirement (a term paper or research
report, for example) and has an approved excuse from the head of the program, the
instructor reports his/her grade as INCOMPLETE. The incomplete work must be completed
within 3 weeks from the end of the semester concerned. In extreme cases, and for
a valid excuse approved by the chairpersons of the related divisions, the period
of time could be extended but should not exceed the end of the following semester.
- If a student has no acceptable excuse for missed work or exams, his grade is
reported as zero and the course grade is computed accordingly.
- A “C” grade is the required pass mark for all professional courses unless otherwise
- Those who do not achieve the required minimum grade for a professional course
will have an ‘F’ grade recorded on their transcript.
- 7. No student is allowed to graduate with a CGPA less than 2.0.
- All pre-requisite courses should be successfully completed before the student
can proceed to other relevant courses.
- All required courses that student fails must be repeated.
- Non-professional courses:
Students are required to repeat a comprehensive exam within two weeks. If a student
fails this exam, s/he will be required to repeat the course when it is next offered.
- Professional courses:
- Students are required to pass all components (clinical, theory & lab) of a professional
course. If a student fails in any component, s/he will be required to repeat that
component within two weeks. If a student fails again, s/he will be required to repeat
the course when it is next offered.
- When a course is repeated the highest grade obtained will be calculated for the
GPA and the other grade is kept on the student's transcript.
- Academic Excellence
- Dean’s Honors List
At the end of each semester students excelling in their studies are eligible for
inclusion in the Dean’s Honors List. To be eligible for this honor, a student must
maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above in all courses while carrying at least the minimum
number of courses for a full-time course loads.
- Honors at Graduation
Students are awarded distinction at graduation for excelling in their studies. Such
honors are noted on the certificates and transcript. In order to be eligible for
distinction, the student must not fail any course and must obtain an overall cumulative
grade point average of 3.5 and above.
3.67 – 4.00
3.50 - < 3.67
3.00 - < 3.50
2.50 - < 3.00
2.00 - < 2.50
- Attendance Rules General Regulations
- Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratory sessions and in-service
practical assignments throughout the academic year.
- Any absence whether excused or not, from any class, laboratory or practical session,
does not excuse the student from the responsibility of covering work done during
his/her absence or from any other announcements.
- A student may not absent him/herself for more than 20% of lecture, laboratory
and clinical hours whether excused or not.
- A student who over absents him/herself from a course is dropped from the course
and is given a grade of ‘F’. If, in the judgment of the chairman of the division
of the course concerned, the absence is justifiable, then a grade of ‘W’ is given.
- Daily absence records must be kept by the instructor in charge of the course
and must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the 25th of every month.
- Teachers have the right to refuse any student admission to class if they feel
they have adequate grounds for doing so.
- If a student is absent from all courses for three consecutive days, this should
be reported by the teacher to the Registrar and Student Affairs Office. If the student
presents a valid and convincing reason by the tenth consecutive day starting his/her
absence, including holidays, he/she is given a grade of “W” or may be allowed to
rejoin classes. After this period, no excuses are accepted and the student is not
allowed to join classes. He/she gets a grade of “F” for the courses registered for.
- Students who take an unexcused absence of one month are deemed to have cancelled
their registration in the College.
- Probation Rules
- Placement on Probation
- BSN Nursing and Associate Degree Students:
BSN Nursing and Associate Degree (AD) student is placed on probation under the following
- If he/she attains a grade point average (GPA) of less than 1.5 in Semester -I.
after foundation program.
- If he/she attains a grade point average (GPA) of less than 1.7 in Semester –II.
- If he/she attains a grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 in the following
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Completion) (RN-BSN) Students :
A BSN Completion student is placed on academic probation under the following conditions:
- If he/she attains a CGPA less than 2 at the end of the first semester.
- If he/she fails a course in any semester, irrespective of his/her CGPA.
- If he/she fails a non-professional course in any semester.
- Removal of Probation
- BSN Nursing and Associate Degree Students
Action to remove probation at the end of a semester will be taken provided the student:
- Achieves the minimum required GPA for that semester (refer to placement on probation
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (RN-BSN) Students
To remove academic probation the student must:
- Achieve a CGPA in subsequent semester of 2 or above.
- Pass all courses he/she failed. Failed courses must be retaken when next offered
and the student is only given ONE chance to repeat a course.
- Probation Letters
Official letters are issued by the College to inform students about probation proceedings
and other disciplinary matters. The Registrar’s Office sends copies of probation
letters, warning letters and end-of-semester evaluation reports to the Chairpersons
of Divisions, who then hand them to the respective Heads of Departments and Programs
to be distributed to advisors.
All academic decisions are circulated to Chairpersons, Head of Departments and Programs.
Such information is then made available to all advisors in these Divisions/Programs.
- Dismissal Rules
- BSN Nursing and Associate Degree Students :
BSN Nursing and Associate Degree (AD) student is dismissed from the College in the
- If a student accumulates 3 consecutive letters of probation, which could be the
end of the first, second academic session.
- Fails to remove probation within two semesters
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Completion) (RN-BSN) Program :
A student may be dismissed under the following circumstances:
- If a student fails 2 courses and has a semester CGPA of less than 2.
- If a student fails the same course for the second time.
- If a student receives 2 Academic probation letters.
- Post Basic Programs:
Students who fail one professional course at any time during a semester may be dismissed.