Academic Regulations

A - The Semester System:

Bayan College follows the semester based system. Under the semester system the academic year is divided into three semesters. Fall and spring semester registration obligatory are each comprised of 16 weeks inclusive of the examination period.  The summer semester (registration obligatory) is comprised of 8 weeks inclusive of the examination period.

B - Credit Hour System:

Credit hours are not teaching or contact hours. Credits hours refer to the number of hours assigned to any given course and are awarded after the successful completion of any individual course.  Credit hours might vary from one course to another. However, most courses at Bayan College award a total of 3 credit hours each. At least each two lab and practical hours equal one credit hour

Teaching or contact hours refer to the number of hours a student spends in the classroom or labs.  Teaching hours are not always equal to the credit hours.  Practical courses might be taught in 4 or 6 hours, but they are awarded 3 credit hours only.

C - Student Credit Load

To complete a Bachelor Degree in four years (excluding the foundation) an average unit load of 15 credit hours per term is advised, student with full time status shall register for no less than 15 credit hours in the fall and spring semester, and not more than 9 credit hours in summer semester. A graduating student can register 21 credit hours after approval from Academic Advisor and respective HoD.

Probation students (with a GPA less than 2.00) carrying full time status can only register for up to 12 credit hours

A full time student may register for (18) up to (21) credit hours in a given semester when the following conditions are met:

 

  • The student has earned a cumulative grade point average 2.8 or higher in the previous semester.    
  • The student has completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in the previous semesters.
  • The student has obtained written consent from his/her academic advisor and approval of the Head of Department in which he/she is enrolled.