Faculty Regulations Concerning Undergraduate Degrees


1. In some cases an examination consisting of one written paper is held at the end of the semester. In others there is a course work component. It is the students responsibility to ensure that course work is submitted by the required date. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT WILL RECEIVE NO MARKS

2. (a) A course may be examined by one or more of the following : writen examination papers, oral tests, coursework, , or any method or combination of methods approved by Senate.

(Note: Students reading History courses should note that those who do not pass at least one of the questions in the final examination will be deemed to have failed the course. Students reading courses in Literatures in English should note that they must pass each component (i.e. coursework and final examination) in order to qualify for a pas overall).

(b) A student failing a course that is not compulsory may substitute another course in a subsequent semester or may repeat the failed course.

(c) (i) A student is deemed to have registered for a course once his/ her financial obligation to the University have been been fulfilled.

(ii) Registration for a course constitutes registrationion for the examination in that course.

(d) A student who has registered for a course but who wishes to withdraw from that course must apply to the Dean not later than the Friday of the second teaching week of the semester for permission to do so.

(e) A student who does not sit the examination in a course for which he or she is registered is deemed to have failed that examination unless permission to withdraw has been granted. This regulation shall not apply in cases of properly attested illness duly reported to the Campus Registrar in accordance with the University Examination Regulations.

(f) A student may request leave of absence on stated grounds for the semester or for the academic year by written application to the Dean no later than the Friday of the fifth week of any semester, for leave of absence for the semester and no later than January 15 for leave of absence for the academic.

(g) Examination Regulation 25 states that: "Any candidate who has been absent from the University for a prolongedperiod during the teaching of a particular course for any reason other than illness or whose attendance at prescribed lectures, classes, practical classes, tutorials or clinical instructions has been unsatisfactory or who has failed to submit essays or other e xercises set by his teachers may be debarred by the relevant Academic Board, on the recommendation of the relevant Faculty Board, from taking any University examinations."

Note: Debarment from the examination in a course will be recommended by the Faculty based on information supplied by the relevant Head of Department on unsatis- factory attendance. Students should note that attendance at tutorials is prescribed.

3. Notification of Results and Calculation of Honours/Class of Degree

(a) A Pass list for each course in the BA degree shall be published each semester.

(b) If a supplemental is granted, the student may choose to decline the offer.

(c) The supplemental which will be a minimum length of one hour, will be held as soon as possible after the previous examination. The student must contact the Department.

Honours /Class of Degree

(a) A pass list for each course in the BA degree shall be published each semester.

(b) The class of degree depends on the Cumulative Grade Point Avaerage a student has accumulated in the fifty- four credits (18 courses) required for Honours obtained in Level ll and lll courses.

4. Supplemental Examinations:

(a) The Board of Examiners may recommend to the depart- ment concerned that a student who has faild the last and only course required to complete he degree be offered an oral or writtens supplemental examination in that course, provided that he/she has obtained at least 35% in the course. This also applies where the course failed was taken (in Semester l and not repeated in Semester ll).
concerned immediately so that arrangements may be made for the Oral. (d) The supplemental examination will concern the course as a whole, and will not be restricted to the questions set in the examination which the student did.

(e) If the supplemental examination is passed, the student cannot be awarded a grade higher than C-, and this grade will replace that previously gained for the entire evaluati on in that course.

(f) If he/she fails the supplemental, the student will not have the right of appeal or review.

(g). A student will be allowed only one Oral Supplemental.


5. A candidate who has been absent through illness for one or more examinations held in respect of Level II or Level III courses may apply for exemption from these examinations provided that:

(a) no exemption shall be granted in respect of any course unless the candidate has successfully completed all the required work for the course and has achieved, in the opinion of his tutor(s) and of the Department, a satisfactory level of performance in the course;

(b) no exemption shall be granted unless the candidate has btained the minimum 30 Level I credits and at least twelve vel II credits no exemption shall be granted in espect of any dissertation or project;

(c) the total number of credits for which exemption may be rated shall not exceed eighteen, except that where a student as satisfactorily completed both the Level I and Level II programmes exemption may be granted from atotal of enty-four credits. Such exemption shall permit the student on completion of all the other requirements for the degree of BA to apply for an Aegrotat degree.


6. Students who submit certificates as an excuse for absence from examinations are asked to note that although the student is free to visit his/her private physician he/she is required, for the purpose of securing exemption from examinations, to comply with the following:

(a) to be examined by a practitioner from the University's panel of doctors; or

(b) in the event of illness being so acute that the student cannot subscribe to (a) he/she should obtain a certificate from his/her private physician and in addition the physician should be required to supply the University Student Officer with the reasons for the student's absence from the examinations and;

(c) to ensure that the report is submitted to the University Student Medical Officer.

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Telephone: (246) 417-4385/87 Fax: (246) 424-0634 E-mail: humanities@cavehill.uwi.edu