Scholastic Delinquency Rules
A student of the College shall be dropped from the rolls without the benefit of readmission if:
1. he/she is unable to pass at least 50 percent of the academic units taken in any semester;
2. being on probation, he/she fails in any one of the courses he/she is taking; or
3. having been placed on probation, he/she fails in more than 25 percent of the units he/she is taking in any subsequent semester.
These rules do not apply to students who are enrolling for the last semester of their senior year, or for the last semester of their fifth year, in the case of students enrolled in the evening program
Failure to Obtain a General Weighted Average of 2.85 for Freshmen and 2.75 for Other Year Levels or to Complete Required Course Units
Any freshman student, who at the end of any school year fails to obtain a general weighted average of at least 2.85 in all courses taken, or any sophomore, third year, or fourth year evening student, who at the end of the school year fails to obtain a general weighted average of at least 2.75 in all courses taken, or to complete at least 19 course units (if enrolled in the day program) or 15 course units (if enrolled in the evening program) shall be dropped from the rolls.
Any freshman student whose general weighted average at the end of the school year is between 2.860 to 2.880, or any second year, third year (day program), or fourth year student (evening program) whose general weighted average for the same period is 2.760 to 2.780, may petition the Appeals Committee for reconsideration on a showing of:
1. extraordinarily difficult personal circumstances beyond his/her control which adversely affected his/her studies for the school year in question; and
2. demonstrated ability to perform adequately on the basis of his/her cumulative record in the College; Provided, that a petition for reconsideration shall be availed of only once during the student’s stay in the College.
The Appeals Committee, in the exercise of academic judgment, shall evaluate the petition and determine whether to grant or deny the same; Provided, that in case of tie, the matter shall be resolved by the full-time faculty in executive session.
Any student who fails in 25 percent or more of the total number of units he/she is taking in any semester shall be placed on probation. His/Her registration in the following semester shall be reduced by at least one subject to be selected by the Dean. This rule, however, does not apply to candidates for graduation. For purposes of this rule, a student is considered a candidate for graduation if he/she has passed at least 75 percent of the total number of units required for graduation.
How Percentage of Passing is Determined
In the determination of 50 percent and 25 percent of the units referred to above, the number of units covered by courses dropped shall be excluded. For this purpose, a grade of 4 shall be considered a failure.
Any student who fails in one or more subjects but whose case does not come under the rules on probation and dismissal will be warned.
Any student who gets a warning for two successive semesters will be placed on probation for the immediately succeeding semester he/she enrolls in.
Applicability of the University Code
These rules shall be over and above those provided in the University Code.