Academic Regulations

Readmission

A regularly admitted graduate candidate who has not registered for two semesters must apply for readmission.  A candidate is not guaranteed continuing graduate status if (s)he does not enroll for a period of two consecutive semesters.

Withdrawal

An applicant who is forced to withdraw from the program during the academic year or at the end of any semester may be granted the opportunity to return.  However the period of withdrawal should not be for more than two consecutive academic semesters. 

Leave of absence

The Academy has adopted a leave of absence policy that permits the candidate to continue his/her education.  The following principles govern the leave of absence policy:

  • An applicant must make a written request for a leave of absence to the Dean.  The request must include the reasons for the leave and the time the student plans to be away.  Leave of absence will generally be granted for one or two academic semesters.  A leave may be further extended upon written application and approval of the Dean.
  • An applicant who is granted a leave of absence due to medical reasons may be requested to submit a clinical evaluation to the College before being reinstated to the Program.

Dismissal from the Graduate Program

Candidates who fail to maintain satisfactory academic grades, academic performance in the major field or a satisfactory performance in the required examinations shall be dismissed from the graduate program.
The candidate’s registration for the Master's degree shall be cancelled by the College after the Dean's approval.  Cancellation shall be effected in the following cases:

  • If the candidate fails to obtain the degree within five years starting from the date of registration, taking into consideration any leave of absence. 
  • If the candidate fails to meet the requirements of the study courses, if his final cumulative grade point average is less than 3.00/4.00, or if the number of the courses in which the candidate’s grade is 2.00/4.00 exceeds two courses.
  • The candidate shall be officially notified if the supervisor(s) submits a report requesting cancellation of registration for reasons accepted by the Dean. 
  • If the candidate’s thesis is unanimously rejected by the assessment or the examination committee.
  • If the candidate requests cancellation of registration in writing or fails to pay the tuition fees.

Student Appeals

The candidate is entitled to an explanation of the details of the grade achieved in any examination.  This explanation can be given either orally or in writing by one of the examiners.  A request for such an explanation must be based on facts.  A grade can be appealed against.  Such an appeal must be submitted no later than one week after the explanation of the grade has been given.  Oral presentations and examinations cannot be appealed. 

Candidates may petition the College for an appeal relating to grades.  A petition for an appeal must be submitted by the candidate with full justification for the request.

 
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