Requirement to Withdraw (RTW)

A full-time student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty unless he/she has gained at least:

  • 15 credits at the end of the second semester
  • 33 credits at the end of the forth semester
  • 51 credits at the end of the sixth semester
  • 69 credits at the end of the eighth semester

 

A part-time student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty unless

he/she has gained at least:

  • 6 credits at the end of the second semester
  • 18 credits at the end of the forth semester
  • 24 credits at the end of the sixth semester
  • 39 credits at the end of the eighth semester
  • 54 credits at the end of the tenth semester
  • 72 credits at the end of the twelfth semester
  • 90 credits at the end of the fourteenth semester

Credits gained from courses done in another programme will not be counted towards the rate of progress.

Except where otherwise prescribed in the Faculty’s regulations, a student whose GPA for a given semester is less than 1 shall be deemed to be performing unsatisfactorily, and shall be placed on warning.  A student on warning whose GPA for the succeeding semester is less than 1 will be required to withdraw.

A student who has been required to withdraw from the Faculty may apply to the Faculty for re-admission one (1) year after withdrawal.  Each case will be considered on its own merit, but will only succeed if the Faculty is satisfied that the circumstances attending the reasons for the withdrawal have altered substantially.

Students thus admitted to a Faculty may in accordance with its regulations be granted exemption from Level 1 courses subject to there being no change in the content of the courses and provided that no more than five (5) years have elapsed since the date of withdrawal.  Level II University courses, for the purposes of exemption, may be treated in the same way as Level 1 Faculty courses.

Students whose performance I the Level 1 programme indicated general weakness (e.g., bare passes in all courses) may be required by the Faculty to repeat Level 1 Faculty courses.

Students from one faculty who had been required to withdraw from the University for failing to complete their degree programme within the stipulated period may be admitted to another faculty after a minimum period of one (1) year has elapsed since their withdrawal.  Such students may be granted exemption from Level 1 courses relevant to the new programme subject to Regulations 9.6 and 9.7 above.

Student required to withdraw from the University for failing to complete their Degree, Diploma or Certificate Programme may be re-admitted to the Faculty after a minimum period of one (1) year has elapsed since their withdrawal.  Such students shall not be granted exemptions from courses in the programme previously passed.

A students may apply to the Dean for a waiver of the requirement to withdraw.