Faculty Regulations Concerning Undergraduate Degrees

FULL-TIME PROGRAMME

3. (a) A full-time student shall complete the degree programme in not less than six and not more than twelve semesters.

(b) A full-time student should normally register for not more than fifteen and not less than twelve credits per semester, except in the case of the final two semesters of the degree programme in which a student may seek permission to register for a maximum of 42 credits (including HUMN3099) to complete the degree.

(c) A student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty unless he or she has gained at least:

12 credits by the end of the second semester
24 credits by the end of the fourth semester
39 credits by the end of the sixth semester
57 credits by the end of the eighth semester
75 credits by the end of the tenth semester
90 credits by the end of the twelfth semester

(d) For purposes of these regulations, the semester referred to includes any Summer School session immediately following it.

Level I Students

4. (a) A full-time student must

(i) have normal matriculation (see University Matriculation Regulations 4 to 6);

(ii) devote his/her full time to study and not hold full-time employment;

(iii) carry a normal work load (see (b) below).

(b) A full-time Level I student must register for ten courses (unless exempted from two courses, in which case a student may register for eight but should nonetheless be encouraged to register for ten).

(c) A full-time Level I student may seek permission to register for up to two extra courses, and the Dean may grant permission after an assessment of the student's academic potential. An extra course in the Level I programme, if passed, may be counted towards completion of the Level I programme if necessary, and the student shall not be required to indicate on the registration form which is the extra course.

Level II Students

5. (a) No student shall be permitted to register for Level II courses before completing the Level I programme unless that student is simultaneously registered to complete that programme.

(b) It is the student's duty to ensure that he/she has the necessary prerequisites for the Level II courses for which he/she is registering or written permission from the Head of Department to register without them. Any registration in breach of the above will be invalid.

Level III Students

6. (a) No student shall be permitted to register for Level III courses before completing the Level I and Level II courses unless the student is simultaneously registered to complete those courses.

(b) A student who fails a Level II course may either repeat it or substitute another Level II course.

7. (a) Exemption or credit in respect of courses done elsewhere or during a previous UWI studentship will not apply to Caribbean Studies.

(b) Registration for Caribbean Studies or approved substitutes must take into consideration the rule on the maximum permissible load.

8. The responsibility in respect of prerequisites applies as at 5b above.

9. A student may seek permission from the Dean to take two extra Level II/III courses for credit (in the sense that honours will be assessed on the Level II and Level III courses. Permission will be granted only if the extra courses harmonise with the Major for which the student is registered.

10. Students may seek permission to register to write examinations without attending classes in not more than four courses in which examinations had been taken and failed. This permission must be granted by Academic Board on the recommendations of Faculty Board which shall require consultation with the Department concerned.

PART-TIME PROGRAMME

11. (a) A student with lower level matriculation must register as a part-time student.

(b) A part-time student shall complete the degree in not less than eight and not more than eighteen semesters.

(c) Part-time students at Level I must take five courses in the first year of registration. These must include the two Foundation courses (unless exempted) and three Faculty courses. However, a student who has at least one `A' Level may do six courses in the first year of registration if the Dean is satisfied that he or she has adequate time and academic potential to cope with the extra load.

(d) A part-time student with normal matriculation may be permitted to register for up to six courses in the first year of the Level I programme if the Dean is satisfied that he or she has adequate time to cope with an extra load.

(e) Normally, a part-time student will be required to spread the Level I programme over four semesters. At least one Foundation course must be done in the first semester.

(f) A part-time student will not normally be permitted to register for Level II courses unless he or she has gained at least eighteen Level I credits.

(g) a part-time student will be required to withdraw from the Faculty unless he or she has gained at least:

6 credits by the end of the second semester
12 credits by the end of the fourth semester
18 credits by the end of the sixth semester
21 credits by the end of the eighth semester
42 credits by the end of the tenth semester
54 credits by the end of the twelfth semester
66 credits by the end of the fourteenth semester
78 credits by the end of the sixteenth semester
90 credits by the end if the eighteenth semester

(h) For purposes of these regulations, the semester referred to includes any Summer School session immediately following it.

12. Extra courses taken with the Level I programme will in no circumstances be submitted for credit in the Level II programme, or otherwise be counted towards the number of courses required for the Degree save as provided at 4(c) above. An extra course shall, however, count as satisfying the prerequisite for entry to other courses where it is so required.

13. Use of Beginners Courses for Credit

Only two Beginners' courses may count towards the Level I programme, and no such course may form part of the Level II or Level III programme.

14. Transfer from Part-Time to Full-Time Status and Vice Versa

(a) A full-time student who takes full-time employment before January 31 in any year will be required to change to part-time registration.

(b) A part-time student with lower level matriculation may transfer to full-time status after gaining 15 credits.

(c) A part-time student who becomes eligible for full-time status may change his/her registration up to September 30 in any year.

15. (a) Students transferring into Level I must satisfy the relevant matriculation requirement.

(b) Students transferring into the Faculty may apply for exemption from or credit for courses completed in another faculty or institution.

(c) Exemptions and credits are not normally granted in respect of Level II or III courses.

(d) A transfer student with passes obtained in the Preliminary year in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences may use such passes for purposes of matriculation but may not obtain credit for any such passes.

16. Permission will not be granted to vary the Faculty's requirements for registration in order to facilitate students who wish to transfer to another Faculty, but students who wish to do so may always apply to read extra courses in accordance with 12 above.

 
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