Item (16):‎

A. Attendance policy dictates that students attend all their classes, lectures, discussion sessions, and practical hours. Adherence to the university attendance policy is mandatory.

B. University attendance policy states that student’s absences should not exceed 12.5% of the total number of the lecture hours of a specific course without a valid excuse submitted to the instructor of the course and be accepted by him/her.

C. If a student’s absences exceed the allowable number without furnishing an acceptable excuse to the instructor of a particular course, he/she will be deprived from taking the final exam of that specific course and is destined to get a failure grade on that very course which happens to be 35%.  This grade shall be posted on the student’s transcript or academic record and it shall be computed in the student’s GPA for that semester.  As a consequence, the student is obligated to retake this course if it is a compulsory one.

D. If a student’s absences have exceed 12.5% of the total number of lecture hours of a particular course, and if it appears that his/her absenteeism has resulted from an excuse which is acceptable to the instructor of the course, such absenteeism should not exceed 25% of the total number of lecture hours of that specific course in one academic semester.

E. If a student’s absences have exceeded 25% of the total number of lecture hours of a specific course with a valid excuse, he/she would be withdrawn from that course and the instructor of the course should inform the Deanship of Registration and Admission in writing through the Chair of Department.  The word Course Withdrawal has to be posted on the student’s academic record.  If the student has withdrawn from all courses, then he/she should be considered for a deferment for that particular semester.

F. An ‘incomplete’ shall be recorded to any absent student from an announced final for a particular course with an acceptable excuse to the instructor of the course and the Dean. The Dean shall ask the instructor to prepare a make-up exam for that student within two weeks from the start of the coming semester unless the student has deferred the following semester then the student has to take this make-up exam during the first month of the semester after the deferred one.     

Item (17):‎

A. During the first week of the first and second academic semesters a student is allowed to withdraw from a particular course after registering it and adding other new courses by filling out ‎‎‘an add/drop form’ usually given by the Deanship of Registration and Admission.  This add-and-drop-process can also happen during the initial three days of the Summer term.   Withdrawal from courses will not be recorded in students’ academic record so long as students stick to the regulations outlined above.

B. With due consideration to what has been said in item (A) students are allowed to withdraw from a course which they have registered during the first four weeks of the first or second academic semester and during the first two weeks of the Summer term provided that students fill out the ‎‎‘add/drop form’ usually given by the Deanship of Registration & Admission.  If such an event or instance occurs, the status of course withdrawal will not be recorded in the student’s academic record only, but the word ‘withdrawal’ will also be added next to it.  Withdrawn courses shall not be counted towards satisfying any requirements regardless of the outcome of the grade which a student might receive on it. If the student does not withdraw at the allowed time as specified above, he/she is obligated to satisfy the requirements of that course; otherwise he/she risks receiving the university zero which is a failure on that course.

C. The Chair of the Department has the right to accept a student’s withdrawal from a particular course so long as this process takes place in the allowed time and it does not violate any university registration regulations. And if the process of withdrawal has to take place properly, the student is allowed to postpone his/her study for that particular semester and this has to be documented in the student’s academic record.

D. Students are not allowed to sign up for less credit hours than their normal load of courses, or continue to study less than required as a result of course withdrawal except in justified cases only and at the recommendation of the student’s supervisor, the Specialized Department Chair, Department Chair, and the Faculty Dean provided that the student comply with the regulation governing their normal load or study.