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FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011

  • (ii)

    Auditing means recorded attendance at the lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions for a given course without the requirement of sitting the final exam.

  • (iii)

    Satisfactory attendance certified by the Head of Department shall be awarded the designation V. In absence of such certification, the designation NV shall be recorded.

    • (iv)

      No academic credit may be granted for auditing a course.

  • 15.

    (i) A student who voluntarily withdraws from the University and who applies for re-admission within five (5) years shall be granted exemption and credit for courses previously passed, subject to the time limit for the maintenance of credits stipulated in the relevant Faculty Regulations and subject to the stipulation that the courses previously passed are not determined by the Board of the relevant Faculty to be obsolete.

    • (ii)

      Where exemption and credit are granted in accordance with (i), the grades obtained at previous attempts at such courses shall be used in the determination of the student’s GPA.

  • 16.

    A student who was required to withdraw for reasons of failure to progress as prescribed in Faculty Regulations may be readmitted on the following conditions:

  • (i)

    A minimum of one (1) year must have passed since the date of withdrawal;

  • (ii)

    All grades previously obtained shall continue to apply for the purpose of determining the student’s GPA;

    • (iii)

      Work done during the period between the student being required to withdraw and being granted readmission may be eligible for credit under Regulation 11.

  • 17.

    Where there is a conflict between Faculty Regulations and these regulations, these Regulations shall apply

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR WEIGHTED GPA

STEP ONE: A ‘grade point’ is assigned for every course in which you receive a final grade. For example, if you receive an A as a final grade, you will be assigned a grade point of 4.0.

STEP TWO: The grade point assigned for each course completed is multiplied by the ‘credit hours’ of the course to determine your ‘quality points’. For example, if you receive a grade point of 3.7 [equivalent of letter grade A-] for a 3-credit course the quality points would be calculated as follows: 3.7 X 3 = 11.1 quality points.

STEP THREE: Your ‘Weighted GPA’ is the average obtained by dividing the total quality points earned in your programme to date by the total credit hours taken, excluding courses taken on a pass/fail basis, audited courses, courses taken for preliminary credit, incomplete courses and any other courses which do not count towards the class of degree according to Faculty regulations.

For example: 54 quality points earned divided by 15 credit hours [equivalent to 5 3-credit courses) = a Weighted GPA of 3.6.

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