Students at ADUC are expected to meet satisfactory academic standards. The Academic Progress Policy is intended to provide a benchmark for students of minimal academic achievement and a transparent and equitable process for students with weak academic performance.
Students who are not achieving satisfaction across their course of study will receive specifically targeted advice and assistance at an early stage and the opportunity to be involved in planning their future study carefully with a Designated Advisor. However, if they fail to show improvement over a specified period, they will be dismissed.
The student’s CGPA progression over the semesters measures the student’s academic progress as maintaining a CGPA of 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 indicates a good academic standing, and the student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 to graduate as per the study plan.
The students who fail to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 are placed on Academic probation.
The course load for all undergraduate students in a regular semester will be 12 to 18 credit hours as per the study plan; however, it can exceed up to 21 credit hours if the student is graduating based on the study plan and approval of the Dean.
During the summer semester, students may register no more than six (6) credit hours in the summer Semester except for expected-to-graduate students who may register up to nine (9) credit hours on condition of the school dean approval.
Academic probation is when a student can register for courses under certain conditions in terms of the semester. Academic probation aims to help low-performing students prove themselves academically to continue towards a successful degree program completion.
The conditions for placing a student under probation based on regular academic semester are as follows:
Students are considered to be in good academic standing if they maintain at least a 2.0 CGPA for all degree credit courses attempted at ADUC. A CGPA of 2.0 or above is required for graduation.
At the end of each Academic Semester, a Dean’s List of academically outstanding students is issued by the office of the General Registrar. The Dean’s list consists of the top 10% of the best performing students in each school. Dean’s list designation applies to only regular semesters.
The students listed in the Dean’s List will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement as a recognition for their good standing.
The minimum and maximum periods of study at ADUC are as follows:
Students may drop courses during the Add and Drop period (as mentioned in the Academic Calendar). Tuition fees of the courses dropped during the mentioned period are fully refundable. In contrast, the tuition fees of any course dropped after the add and drop are non-refundable.
Registered students may change their registration from one section of a course to another one provided that they are:
Course section change is allowed during registration and until the end of the add/drop period.
Changing the course section does not require the approval of the academic advisor.
To withdraw from ADUC, they must visit the Office of Admission and Registration and complete the “Withdrawal Clearance Form”. Before submitting the form, students shall meet with the School Dean, the Dean of Student Affairs, to discuss the reason(s) for withdrawal from ADUC and provide any additional support that might be needed. However, the refund will apply as per the Refund Policy. If a student wishes to return to ADUC, they need to re-apply and be readmitted. Any new admission requirements and any new tuition fees will also apply.
Students in good academic standing who leave ADUC for more than two consecutive regular semesters or four discontinuous regular semesters and wish to resume studies must submit a Readmission form.
The readmitted student is subject to ADUC academic rules and regulations. All admissions requirements in place at the time of readmission must be met, as well as the updated fee structure.