All continuing students will be advised of the subjects they are going to take for the following semester during the the advising session which is normally held during the last study week of the running semester. Obviously students can also approach the academic advisors at other times. Check out the Semester Subject Offered web page for the subjects that will be offered.
Students have to do online course selection for the following semester by logging into EASy within a prescribed period that will be announced at the last week of each semester.
Students can also change a program at the end of the running semester by contacting the Academic Advisors. The new program will only come into effect from the following semester onward. Students need to be aware that a change of program or major may result in a lost of some earned credits if the subjects are not required by the new program.
If you are a returning student (after deferral or probation), you have to meet the Academic Advisor at the final study week of the running semester.
Any drop/add must be officially approved by Academic Advisors.
Students may add new subject(s) within one week after the semester begins.
Students may drop subjects within two weeks after the semester begins without incurring any academic or administrative penalties. While students are also allowed to drop within the third to sixth week after the semester begins, this will incur a course grade of WP and administrative charges. Absence from classes does not constitute an automatic drop, and students will incur grade "F" as a consequence.
Students who are in good academic standing are advised to take the maximum course load of 15 credit hours (or five subjects) per semester. Under exceptional situation, up to 18 credit hours may be approved. As not all subjects are offered in every semester, and most subjects have prerequisites, it is the responsibility of the students to seek and follow academic advice. Attempting to take reduced course load, or failing to take a subject which is a prerequisite of some subsequent subjects may delay completion of the program.
Students whose academic standing are in probation status are only allowed to take a course load according to the advice of the Academic Advisors. In extreme cases, such students may only be allowed to take a maximum course load of two subjects.
Students may defer their studies for one semester, excluding the semester in which the deferral application is made.
All deferral must be cleared either by the Academic Advisors or VP of Academic Affairs.
Irrespective of the reason for the deferral, students must submit a deferral form to the Academic Board before the end of the second week of a semester. (Refer to Administrative Deadlines.)
Academic course drop penalties will be incurred for courses deferred after the deadline, or if no approval has been given for the deferral. The notation 'F' (failed) will appear on the student's transcript for such courses.
All outstanding accounts must also be settled before the deferral can be approved.
Continuation of Program after Deferral Period
Upon the expiring of the deferral period, students must register for the continuation of their studies. Failure to register for the semester following the deferral period will result in the automatic cancellation of the registration and the forfeiture of the student's deposits. Such students who wish to continue studies at a later time may apply for readmission.
Effects of Deferral
Some subjects have prerequisites requirement. And, not all subjects are offered every semester. This implies if a student defers his/her study, the student may not be able to fit into the subject schedule. This will extend the time of completion of program.