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English College Portal/Community College

 

Duration of Study

1. The duration of study time in the college is three years divided into six semesters.

2.The first year is the preparatory year which focuses on developing skills of students in English language, communication, and computer applications.

3. The remaining two years of the study plan are mainly devoted to specialized courses.            

Study Load

1. The maximum study load a student can take is 18 credit hours per regular semester.

2. The minimum allowable load is 12 credit hours per regular semester.

3. The registered credit hours are decided according to the following:            

a.   A student having a cumulative average of 2.75 or more may register for  up to  18  credit hours.

b.   A student who has a cumulative average of less than 2.75 may register for   up  to 16 credit hours.  

c.      As an exception, a student who is expected to graduate may register for up to 20 credit hours, if his/her cumulative average is equal to or more than 3.75.

      Add and Drop

 1.      A student, on the approval of his/her academic advisor, may add one course or more up to the end of the first week of the semester.

2.      A student, on the approval of his/her academic advisor, may drop one course or more up to the end of the second week of the semester on condition that the student has a minimum number of 12 registered credit hours after the withdrawal.

3.      A student can withdraw from the whole semester no later than the tenth week of each semester.

Study Postponement

 1.      A student, during his/her university study, may apply for a postponement of his/her studies for a period of not more than two consecutive main semesters.

2.      If the student terminates his/her studies for one semester without submitting an application for a postponement, he/she gets (F) grade at every course.

3.      If the period of the discontinuation is more than two main semesters and is for reasons unacceptable to the Student Affairs Committee, the student will get (F) grade in every course.

4.      If the student does not show up for one semester, he/she will have his/her university account blocked. The student will have to contact the Jazan University Deanship of Admission and Registration to reactivate his/her record.

      Numerical and Symbolic Notation for Grades                            

      The grades of Marks obtained by the student in the course can be recorded as follows:

Range of Marks

Symbol

Points

From 95 to 100

From 90 to 94

From 85 to 89

From 80 to 84

From 75 to 79

From 70 to 74

From 65 to 69

From 60 to 64

Less than 60

A +

A

B +

B

C +

C

D +

D

F

5

4.75

4.5

4.0

3.5

3.0

2.5

2.0

1.0

      The grade of “Fail” (F): The student is permitted to repeat a course in which he/she earned an F grade. The new grade does not cancel the old one. The old grade is kept in the student’s transcript and is counted in his/her GPA.

GPA Graduation Categories

4.50 - 5.00

(Excellent)

3.75 - 4.49

(Very Good)

2.75 - 3.74

(Good)

2.00-2.74

(Pass)

      Regular Attendance

1.    The student must attend at least 75% of the total number of classes. If the student is absent for more than 25% classes in any course without an acceptable excuse, he/she will be denied attendance in the remaining classes of this course and its final exam and will be given the grade of “Denial” (DN).

2.    The student can submit a request to the Academic Affairs of JCC to attend the final exam only if he/she can supply documented excuses.

     Graduation

The student graduates from JCC after successfully completing the graduation requirements, according to the degree plan, provided his/her cumulative GPA is not less than (2.0 out of 5.00).  

      Announcements

      The Academic Affairs Office exclusively handles all related academic matters. The student is consequently advised to follow up all announcements displayed on the College premises or the College website.

     Student Counseling and  Registration

      Students are directed to registering, deleting or adding courses according to their respective educational program. Students are distributed among staff members for purposes of counseling. The various Departments in the College will then be totally responsible for the counseling of students, raising students’ awareness in university regulations and observing students’ code of conduct until their graduation.

     The academic staff is guided by the following objectives for student counseling:

1.      Discovering a student's real potential and capabilities and directing him/her to a   suitable specialization where he/she can be very efficient and successful.

2.      Helping the student to understand the goals of university education and enabling him/her to select a program of study that suits his/her interests and to follow up that program.

3.      Ensuring, through close supervision of his/her academic records,  the student is continuing in the proper direction and is progressing efficiently towards graduation in his/her chosen specialization.

4.      Advising students about proper means of registration at the beginning of each semester and helping them to prepare their time tables.

5.      Establishing a cordial relationship between the student and his/her advisor within the university tradition for the purpose of creating a conducive  atmosphere for the student to improve his/her productivity in education.

Final Examination Policy

1.  It is expected that all mid-semester examinations will be taken during a regularly scheduled class period of the course.

2. All examinations, excluding the finals, are scheduled by the instructors themselves.

3. Final examinations are required in all classes during the period scheduled at the end of each semester.

4. There should be no deviation from the final exam schedule once it is authorized and announced.

5. The final exam duration should not be less than one hour or more than three hours.

6. No student is to be given more than two exams in one day.

7. Any student who fails to attend the final examination without an acceptable excuse will be given a zero mark in that examination. In that case, the course grade will be calculated on the basis of  class work and other test scores earned in the course.

8. When the student completes the course requirements within the specified period, the instructor should assign the appropriate grade on a Change of Grade form and submit it to the Office of Student and Academic Affairs for processing.

9. If the student fails to complete all the requirements in the following semester, the IC status will be changed to an F grade which will be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA.

10. The grade of IC is not to be awarded in place of a failing grade or when the student is expected to repeat the course.

Cheating and Plagiarism

1. Cheating or plagiarism in any form is considered a serious violation of student code of conduct and may result in a disciplinary action. The instructor has primary responsibility for identifying and responding to the clear instances of student plagiarism and/or cheating.

2. Students are responsible for their own work and actions. All academic work or requirements, assigned to a student, must be carried out by him/her without any unauthorized aid of any kind.

3. Faculty are expected to uphold and support the highest academic standards. In this respect they are to explain clearly and encourage these principles including any qualifications which may be operative in the classes they are teaching so that honest effort, on the part of the students, will be positively encouraged.

4. Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the ideas or work of another person or persons as if they are one's own without giving an appropriate acknowledgment for the work one does.

5. Cheating is defined as obtaining or attempting to obtain, or aiding another to obtain a credit for work, or any improvement in the evaluation of performance, by dishonest or deceptive means.

6. Cheating includes, but is not limited to lying, copying from another student's test or examination, unauthorized discussion of answers or questions on an examination or a test, and taking or receiving copies of exam without a permission of the instructor.

7. The instructor should write a report about each incident of cheating or dishonesty and submit it to the department head.

8. The student should receive a zero grade for any dishonest work (homework assignments), or cheating or attempting to cheat in any of the written examinations.

9. The Dean may recommend placing the dishonest student(s) on the college disciplinary probation list.