Academic Policies

  • A. ACADEMIC LOAD
    1. One (1) academic unit is equivalent to eighteen (18) lecture hours or fifty-four (54) full hours per semester. Three (3) laboratory hours is equivalent to one (1) unit for technology major.
    2. A total number of units for which a student may register shall be in accordance with the curricular programs the student is enrolled in except for the graduating students
    3. A graduating student shall be allowed an overload of eight (8) units provided that his prerequisites are satisfied
    4. A student who is employed whether on full time or part-time basis may limit his/her academic load and shall be allowed to enroll upon presentation of Certificate of Employment (COE).
    5. A student who needs special medical attention (such as pregnancy, recovering from illness, chronic diseases and the like) may apply for leave of absence for a maximum of one (1) month or may limit his/her academic load upon presentation of Medical Certificate duly signed by the College Medical Officer and a copy of which is submitted to the Office of Student Affairs.
    6. The transferee shall be allowed to take the subjects without prerequisite as prescribed in the curriculum during the semester
    7. Teacher Education student taking up Practice Teaching shall not be allowed to have an overload of major subjects along with Practice Teaching
    8. A student taking up Industry Immersion shall not be allowed to have an overload of subjects
    9. No student shall be enrolled in more than one college to earn more than one academic degree at the same time
  • B. SCHOOL TERMS
    The academic year is composed of three (3) terms: two (2) semesters with eighteen (18) weeks each and one (1) summer of six (6) weeks.
  • C. GRADING SYSTEM
      1. Student shall be graded or marked in accordance with the following approved grading system:
    Grade % Equivalent
    1.0 98 – 100
    1.25 95 – 97
    1.5 92 – 94
    1.75 89 – 91
    2.0 86 – 88
    2.25 83 – 85
    2.5 80 – 82
    2.75 77 – 79
    3.0 74 – 76
    3.5 Conditional
    5.0 Failure
    INC Incomplete
    Drp Dropped
    • A grade of “5.0” signifies failure and requires re-enrolment or repetition of the subject
    • Incomplete grade is given to a student whose class standing throughout the semester is passing but fails to satisfy any of the prescribed requirements by the subject instructor
    • Completion must be made within the succeeding semester; otherwise he/she will automatically be given a grade of “5.0”.
    • A failing grade of 5.0 is to a student who exceeded the maximum number of allowable absences and failed to drop the subject officially within the prescribed dropping period
  • D. ATTENDANCE
    1. A student is required to attend classes punctually and
    2. Time lost due to late enrolment based on the scheduled date shall be considered as time lost by
    3. A student shall be dropped from the subject if he/she incurs absences equivalent to 20% of the total number of hours required in a particular
    4. A student shall submit a medical certificate issued by the College Medical Officer or any other attending physician for absence due to illness and presents the certificate to the instructor concerned upon his/her
  • E. SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND ID
    A. School Uniform
    Wearing of prescribed school uniforms shall be strictly enforced to students at all times within the campus; Student shall wear his / her PE uniforms during his / her PE classes; and Technology uniform during his/her shop works.

    B. School ID
    Student is required to wear his/her official school ID at all times while in the Campus. A student who graduates or withdraws from the college must surrender his/her ID to the Registrar’s Office as a requirement for the signing of clearance.
    School ID Replacement Procedure
    In case of loss, student shall immediately report to the Office of the Student Affairs then follow the ID Replacement Procedure.

    1. A student must secure an Affidavit of Loss in case of loss.
    2. A student shall present registration form and request form from the Registrar’s Office.
    3. A student is required to pay replacement fee of Php 150.00 at the Cashier’s Office and proceed to IGP Office for ID picture-taking.

    School ID Replacement Procedure
    In case of loss, student shall immediately report to the Office of the Student Affairs then follow the ID Replacement Procedure.
    1. A student must secure an Affidavit of Loss in case of loss.
    2. A student shall present registration form and request form from the Registrar’s Office.
    3. A student is required to pay replacement fee of Php 150.00 at the Cashier’s Office and proceed to IGP Office for ID picture-taking.
  • F. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
    Evaluation of student records for purposes of academic scholarships shall be based on the Policies and Criteria set by the Scholarship and Financial Assistance Office.
  • G. WITHDRAWAL OF REGISTRATION
    1. An undergraduate student shall inform the Registrar through a letter duly signed by the parent/guardian if he/she desires to withdraw his/ her registration due to valid reasons within three (3) weeks from the start of classes
    2. A freshman shall be entitled to withdraw his / her submitted credentials for enrolment upon approval of his/her
    3. A graduate student shall apply for refund of paid tuition fees following the policy of the
    4. No withdrawal of registration shall be made after the specified period otherwise the rules for dropping shall be
  • H. POLICY ON REFUND OF FEES
    A student who has already paid his / her school fees is entitled to refund his / her tuition fee within the opening of classes of each semester in accordance with the following schedule specified below
    Before the opening of classes 100% refund
    Within one week after opening of classes 70% refund including return of unused uniform
    Within second week after opening of classes 50% refund
    Within third week after opening of classes 30% refund
    Within fourth week after opening of classes NO REFUND
    Reason/s for Refund:
    1. The time has been changed and the new schedule conflicts with another subject/s.
    2. The class has been
    3. Lack of prerequisite
    4. Withdrawal of registration to the College
  • I. READMISSION. RETURNING POLICY
    1. A returning student may be re-admitted to the College provided that he/she has not enrolled in other
    2. A returning student’s readmission shall be based on the result of Registrar’s
    3. A returning student shall secure a Returning and Clearance Form from the Registrar’s Office during
  • J. CROSS-ENROLMENT
    1. Cross-enrolment shall be done within the period of
    2. Maximum of six (6) units which are not major subjects are allowed for graduating student, provided these subjects are not offered in the College during the semester he/she desires to enroll. The subject he/she shall enroll must have the same course description and number of
    3. A student is not allowed to cross-enroll in two (2) or more
    4. Cross-enrolment of subjects to other accredited HEIs must be authorized by the College Dean and attested by the Registrar for the subject/s to be given credit by the
    5. A student coming from other institution may be allowed to cross-register with a permit to cross-enroll from the Registrar of the concerned institution, subject to availability of
  • K. SHIFTING OF COURSE OR MAJOR
    1. A student may be allowed to shift his/her major or course during the first semester of his/her second year of enrolment provided he/she met the academic
    2. A student shall fill-out the Shifting Form for the approval of the concerned Department Heads and Deans to be submitted to the College Registrar for
    3. A student with failing grade, incomplete or have dropped in any subject taken shall not be allowed to shift to a degree
  • L. FUSING OF CLASSES
    The Registrar, in consultation with the Dean, shall determine classes to be fused if the number of enrolled students is less than the minimum class size.
  • M. CLASS SIZE
    The recommended size per class shall be as follows:

      Academic Classes – minimum of 35 and maximum of 50 students per class
    Laboratory/Shop work – minimum of 16 and maximum of 30 students per class
    Graduate Program – minimum of 23 and maximum of 45 students per class
    Professional Educ. (CPE) – minimum of 23 and maximum of 45 students per class

    Class shall not be divided into sections primarily to enable the faculty to claim overload pay.
  • N. CHANGING/ ADDING/ DROPPING OF SUBJECTS
    1. Changing/Adding/Dropping of subjects shall be made only for valid reasons and stated in writing to be approved by the College Dean and attested by the College Registrar and subject to payment of a corresponding fee of Php 00 per subject.
    2. A student may be allowed to drop/change/add a subject by filling-out a prescribed form within the specified
    3. Dropping of subject shall be allowed before the end of the mid-term.
  • O. COMPLETION OF BASIC COURSES IN NSTP
    1. A student is required under the law (RA 9163) to enroll in NSTP and shall not be allowed to cross-enroll in any other institution.
    2. A student who is differently abled/or is under restriction for reason of religious beliefs is also required to officially enroll in However, he/she shall be given special task or assignment.
    3. No student shall be allowed to take NSTP 2 without having complied with
  • P. ACCREDITATION/ VALIDATION OF SUBJECTS
    1. Transfer credits and subjects leading to a degree program may be accredited provided they are prescribed in the curriculum and have the same course content and number of units, and subject to residency
    2. Subjects to be accredited must not exceed 50% of the total number of units prescribed in the
    3. Validation/accreditation should be done within the period of two (2) semesters from the date of admission to the College.
    1. Subjects taken by a transferee which may be considered as equivalent of subjects in the College curriculum and shall be given credit are subject to validation and approval by the College Dean and the
    2. If the number of units for the subject earned outside the College is less than the prescribed units for the course, the student should enroll the subject as offered in the College
  • Q. INCOMPLETE GRADES AND COMPLETION GUIDE
    1. Incomplete (INC) grade is given to a student whose class standing is passing but fails to take the final exam for valid reason/s as determined by the instructor/professor.
    2. A student who failed to complete the subject requirements will receive an INC grade. Completion of grade shall be done within one semester only; otherwise a grade of 0 shall be reflected on the student’s academic record. Completion fee of Php 50.00 per subject will be charged.
    3. A faculty who is no longer in the institution and who had given the student an incomplete grade, the College Dean shall provide an official communication to assign another faculty to handle the removal of “INC” grades of the student for as long as the period has not yet lapsed
    4. A copy of the accomplished Completion Form signed by the subject instructor/professor, Department Head / College Dean with attached official receipt covering the payment must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the concerned student for proper recording.
    5. A graduating student must complete his/her Incomplete (INC) grade/s on or before the given/specified period or schedule. Otherwise, he/ she shall re-enroll the subject where he incurred the INC grade.
  • R. CHANGE OF GRADES
    This shall apply to any request for the correction of entries such as grades, inadvertent non-inclusion of name of student in the grading sheet and other matters concerning erroneous entries in the scholastic record of student.
    1. A change of grade is allowed only if the faculty has erroneously entered a grade in the grading sheet or made an error in the computation.
    2. The request should be officially done by the concerned faculty and noted by the Dean before it is forwarded to the Registrar
    3. Attach the request with supporting documents such as photo- copy of student’s class record, photocopy of issued class card and other counterpart.
    4. Rectification of an identified erroneous grade shall be done within a period of one year from the date of submission of grading sheet to the Registrar’s Office
    5. In case the student’s name is not indicated in the submitted grading sheet despite being officially enrolled, the student has to clarify his / her record with the concerned faculty for rectification otherwise, “No Name, No Record” shall prevail
    6. Change of grade shall not be allowed for the purpose of obtaining a higher grade to qualify for honor, scholarship, employment, grade requirement as basis for admission to other college, and the like

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