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All students are encouraged to read and understand the academic policies and regulations mentioned on this page.
DURATION OF PROGRAMS
A student may complete the course requirements within a period of not less than Six (6) regular semesters, and not exceeding a period of Eight (8) academic years.

Transferred students may complete the course requirements within a period less than ones mentioned above.

REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT
A student must enroll not less than Nine (9) credits and not more than Twenty-two (22) credits in a regular semester. She or he may not enroll more than Nine (9) credits in a summer session. With permission of the Dean, a student can register for less or more than the designated credits.

CREDIT HOURS
A “credit-hour” is a unit expressing the number of learning periods.  It has the following meanings:

  • A class taught by a series of lectures for 3 hours per week during one semester of fifteen weeks (or 6 hours per week during a summer of eight weeks).
  • A class conducted through experiments, practices, or laboratory activities for 2 hours per week during a semester of fifteen weeks (or 4 hours per week during a summer of eight weeks).

Attendance

CLASS ATTENDANCE
A regular semester consists of 15 weeks of classes. Students must attend all their classes and laboratory sessions.  Students can take the exam of an enrolled course if they attend not less than 80% of the class time.  Class attendance will be recorded and monitored throughout a semester. The Examination office will list the names of students who are eligible to take an exam about a week prior to the exam date.

APPLYING FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Students who do not intend to enroll for a particular semester must apply in writing to the Head of the Program for leave of absence.

Student Evaluation Rules & Regulations

ACADEMIC HONESTY
Disciplinary action will be taken against students for academic dishonesty such as cheating in an examination, plagiarism or falsification of any document.  Students are warned not to attempt such misconduct as it will be noted in a student’s record or it may result in suspension or dismissal from the College.

ABSENCE FROM THE FINAL EXAMINATION
A student who is absent from the final examination MUST inform the Examinations Office in writing within 72 hours after the scheduled examination.  If student fails to do that, an “F” grade will be assigned for that course.  If a student cannot sit for his/her final examination due to valid reasons (such as illness, death in family etc.), he/she may be allowed to sit for a make-up examination if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  1. A medical certificate (from a doctor) certifying that the student is medically unfit to sit for the scheduled final examination is obtained.
  2. The Examination Office is informed by submitting a medical certificate or other acceptable evidence (such as an accident report, a death certificate of a close relative, etc.) within 72 hours of the scheduled examination.
  3. Students must obtain approval from their respective lecturer(s) for permission to sit for the make-up examinations. The make-up examination(s) must be taken within two (2) weeks after the results are released.
  4. If the student fails to sit for the scheduled make-up examinations for any reason, or if the make-up examinations are not approved, an “F” grade will be awarded for that course.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
In order to maintain the quality of education, the Academic Affairs Office revised all examination procedures as follows:

  1. Students should verify their new index number posted on the board one (1) week before the examination.
  2. All students should enter the examination room five (5) minutes prior to the examination.
  3. Students should be seated according to the assigned seat numbers. Seat numbers are displayed outside the examination room.
  4. Students who arrive twenty (20) minutes late will not be allowed to take the examination.
  5. Students without I.D. cards will not be allowed to take the examination. The approval from The Registration Office is required.
  6. Students are not allowed to bring any unauthorized materials into   the examination room, such as, mobile phones, programmable watches, dictionaries, and calculators.
  7. Students are not allowed to go to the washroom during the examination.  If there is sufficient evidence of cheating, a student will receive an “F” grade in all subjects enrolled for the semester.
  8. A student who is unable to sit for an examination must report immediately to the Examination Office within 24 hours of the scheduled examination and an acceptable reason (serious cases such as illness or accident or death in the family) must be submitted with the request form to the Examination Office.  If students fail to do so, an “F” grade will be given for that course.
    • The highest grade for the make-up examination is “C”.
    • The student must pay 1000 baht for each subject to take the make-up examination.
    • The date for the make-up examination will be set by the Academic Development Office within one (1) week after the examination period.
    • If the student fails to sit for the scheduled make-up examinations for any reason, or if the make-up examinations are not approved, an “F” grade will be given to the student for that subject.

 COURSE EVALUATION

  1. At the Bachelor’s Degree level, course evaluation examinations are conducted at least twice in an academic year, i.e. the mid-semester and at the end of the semester.
  2. 20% marks are allocated for continuous assessment while the evaluation of continuous assessment is conducted throughout the semester.

Graduation Requirements

GRADING SYSTEM
A student’s evaluation may include term papers, exercises, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations as well as group projects. Grading is based on the following letter system:

GradesMeaningsPoints
AExcellent4.00
B+Very good3.50
BGood3.00
C+Fairly good2.50
CFair2.00
D+Pass / Poor1.50
DPass / Very poor1.00
FFailed0
IIncomplete
SSatisfactory
UUnsatisfactory
WWithdrawal
AuAudit/No credit

If a grade of “F” or “U” is achieved for a required course, students must register for that course again until the specified grade requirement is fulfilled. If a grade of “F” or “U” is achieved for an elective course, students may register for the same course again or choose any other course as a substitute of the same credit value.

An “I” may be temporary recorded for incomplete coursework when circumstances are beyond control. This must be done with the recommendation of the lecturer concerned. The course must be completed within two weeks of the beginning of the next semester; otherwise an “F” will be given.

In some cases a grade of “S” or “U” may be given, and no grade points are earned for courses with grade “S” or “U”.

With permission of the Dean, the letter “W” can be given to enrolled students who choose to withdraw in the 13th week of the regular semester, or in the 5th week of the summer session.

Students who wish to audit a course without being evaluated must ask for permission from the instructor. No grades will be given, but an “AU” will appear in the student’s record.

Students who have completed all the requirements for the Bachelor Degree must achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.00 in order to graduate.

Undergraduate students eligible for a “SUMMA CUM LAUDE” – First Honors Degree, must achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50, and have completed all the requirements for the Bachelor Degree within 4 years and never receive a subject grade point average lower than 2.00 (or “C”).

Undergraduate students eligible for a “MAGNA CUM LAUDE” – Second Honors Degree must achieve a cumulative grade point average lower than 3.50 but not less than 3.25.

NON-CREDIT COURSES

  1. Registration for non-credit courses follows the regular procedure and paying for the cost of semester credits.  Dropping and withdrawal from non-credit courses can be done within the time limit by completing the petition form with an indication of “audit”.
  2. For course evaluations, “S” is used for satisfactory performance, “U” for unsatisfactory performance and is indicated by “AU” in the credit column record.
  3. Non-credit courses will not be included in the accumulated grade point average record.
  4. Non-credit courses cannot be registered as prerequisite courses.

PROBATION & DISMISSAL

  • A student whose Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA falls below 2.00 on a 4.00 scale will be placed on academic probation.
  • Probationary students must register for not less than 9 credits and not more than 15 credits in each regular semester, but not exceeding ten credits in the summer session.

ACADEMIC RESULTS LOWER THAN THE REQUIRED STANDARD SET FOR THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE

  1. First year students at the Bachelor Degree level must achieve a Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA for both semesters of not less than 1.50 in order to be promoted to the second year.  If their grade point average is less than 1.50, students will be dismissed.
  2. Second year students or higher must maintain a grade point average of 1.75 at all times. If their grade point average is lower than 1.75 they will be placed on a warning list for one semester.  If the students still achieve the grade point average of less than 1.75 they will be on probation and for this semester they must achieve a grade point average of more than 1.75 in order to be out of the probation period.  Students who fail to attain a grade point average of 1.75 will be dismissed.
  3. A student who has completed all core courses and attained a grade point average lower than 2.00 but not less than 1.50 will be allowed to continue his/her studies until he gets the grade point average of 2.00 within 3 semesters but not exceeding 8 years from the time of his first registration as a student.

GROUNDS FOR LOSING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT STATUS

  1. The first year student’s cumulative grade point average is lower than 1.50 with the exception of a new student who has registered for the first semester.
    For the second year or higher year, the student’s cumulative grade point average is lower than 1.75 for two consecutive semesters with the exception of a new student who has registered for the first time.
  2. The student does not register for courses within 3 weeks from the first day of the registration unless the student has made a request and received an exemption from the Dean of the Undergraduate School within the specified registration date.
  3. The student fails to pay the tuition fees to maintain his undergraduate student status within 3 weeks from the first day of registration, unless the student has received an exemption from the Dean of the Undergraduate School.
  4. The student is unable to meet the graduation requirements within 8 years from the first semester the student registered in the faculty.
    The student has completed all the requirements for Bachelor Degree graduation.