Examination System

Article (1) - Evaluation Mechanism:
  1. The student’s performance is continuously assessed throughout the semester in addition to the end-of-semester examination. The semester’s work constitutes a part of the final grade and includes periodic exams, Quizzes, exercises, theoretical and practical assignments, research projects, and active participation in e-learning systems. The end-of-semester examination constitutes the remaining part of the final grade.
  2. The university council determines the percentage of the final grade for the semester’s work and the end-of-semester examination based on the nature of the course and the recommendations of the specialized academic councils.
  3. The project examination is conducted orally at the end of the project and includes the evaluation of the submitted report and the scientific work carried out, if any, by a discussion committee composed of professors from the university or a professor and a specialized member in the field of the project under the supervision of the project supervisor.
Article (2) - Student Performance Evaluation and Passing Criteria:
  1. The grades for each course are distributed as a percentage between the semester works, which includes research, reports, sudden quizzes, etc., practical/oral exams, discussions, and the final written examination. This distribution is determined by the university council based on the recommendations of the specialized academic councils. To be considered successful, a student must obtain a minimum of 60% in the total course grades.

A student is considered failed if:

a) Their total course grade is less than 60%.

b) They are prohibited from taking the final examination due to exceeding the attendance limit.

c) They receive a disciplinary penalty for proven cheating in the examination, etc.

d) The student is considered failed if they do not attend the final written examination without an acceptable

excuse approved by the university council.


  1. The student is required to retake the courses they have failed in a subsequent semester after paying the prescribed tuition fees.
  2. The performance and level of the student in courses of a practical nature, training sessions, and graduation projects are evaluated by a three-member committee formed by the decision of the college council.
Article (3) - Standard Examination Course:

This course is held at the end of each academic semester, and the university council l may approve this course of a remedial standard examination for courses in which students have failed during the regular semester. This remedial course must take place within a maximum of 4 weeks after the conclusion of the regular semester, and the specific executive regulations for it shall be issued by the university council.

Article (4) - Calculation of the Final Grade Point Average (GPA):

The method of calculating of the final GPA requires the following:

  • Course Points: This is the number equivalent to the student’s grade.
  • Quality Points: These are points awarded for each course and represent the product of the credit hours for that course multiplied by the number equivalent to the grade received by the student in that course.
  • Semester GPA: It is the total quality points obtained by the student in that semester divided by the total credit hours for the courses in which the student registered for that semester.
  • Cumulative GPA: It is the total quality points obtained by the student in all semesters studied divided by the total credit hours for the courses in which the student registered in all the semesters studied.
  • Failed courses are included in the semester’s GPA.
  • Withdrawn courses do not count towards the GPA.
  • In the case of retaking a course that a student has previously passed in order to improve his cumulative GPA, the higher of the two grades obtained in the retake will be calculated when determining the cumulative GPA.
  • The cumulative GPA is calculated based on the grades of the courses studied in the approved credit hours program, whether at our university or at other universities, which follow the same grading system as our university. In case of any discrepancies, the grading system of our university is used for reference.
  • Courses transferred from colleges under different education systems that are submitted to the university council for approval are not included in the cumulative GPA unless they are converted to ISCM grading system or are removed from the GPA calculation.
  • The final percentage GPA is calculated using the following formula: Final Percentage GPA = [Grade of Course 1 * Credit Hours of Course 1] + [Grade of Course 2 * Credit Hours of Course 2] + … Total credit hours for all completed courses in all academic semesters.
Article (5) - Grading, Grading Table:

At the end of each academic semester, the student’s performance for each course is evaluated according to the following levels for each accredited unit of the course:



Course Grade

Course Points

Course Grade in Symbols


] 60 – 0 ]




] 62 – 60 ]




] 68 – 62 ]



] 70 – 68 ]



] 72 – 70 ]




] 78 – 72 ]



] 80 – 78 ]



] 82 – 80 ]




] 88 – 82 ]



] 90 – 88 ]



] 92 – 90 ]




] 98 – 92 ]



[100 – 98]



The grades and corresponding symbols for the final cumulative GPA for graduating students are based on the following table:


Final Cumulative GPA Range

Grade Symbol

Overall Evaluation

] 2.7 – 2.0 ]



] 3.5 – 2.7 ]


Very Good

[ 3.8 – 3.5 ]



[ 4.0 – 3.8 ]



Article (6) - Examination Results:
  • A grade of (60) is the minimum passing mark for academic courses.
  • The final grade is rounded if it contains a decimal or a fraction to the nearest whole number in favor of the student.
  • Examination results are issued as numerical points and are expressed in letters and evaluations that indicate the student’s academic achievement. These are represented in the grading table found in Article /26/.
Article (7) - Absence from the Final Exam:

Attendance at the final exam for a course is a fundamental requirement for passing. If a student is absent from the final exam for a course without a compelling and acceptable excuse approved by the university council, the student is considered to have failed the course. The student has the right to take a final exam for the course during the remedial session course.

Article (8) - Approval of Examination Results:

The university council approves the results of the semester examinations and final examinations to determine the required grade based on the proposal of the relevant council. Examination results are not announced unless the student has paid the tuition fees and any other prescribed fees. The official certificates are issued by the university president.

Article (9) - Withdrawal from a Course:
  • A student may withdraw from one or more courses with the approval of the academic advisor, provided that this withdrawal occurs no later than the end of the fourth week of the fall and spring semesters and no later than the end of the second week in the summer semester. In all cases, the student is not entitled to a refund of course fees.
  • A student who wants to withdraw from an entire semester for medical reasons or for an excuse accepted by the college council may do so. This withdrawal must occur before the final exam for that semester, and course fees for that semester are not refundable.
Article (10) - Examination Instructions for Students:
  • It is prohibited to bring any books, brochures, or notebooks of any kind into the examination hall unless there is a decision from the university council, including dictionaries and references.
  • Wearing hats in examination halls is prohibited.
  • Borrowing within the examination hall is not allowed, regardless of the type (calculators, erasers, rulers, etc.).
  • Writing with a pencil is only allowed for drawings and tables.
  • The use of mobile phones inside examination halls or any other electronic devices, except for calculators allowed by the subject teacher, is prohibited.
  • Bringing food and drinks into examination halls is not allowed.
  • Students must arrive in the examination hall at least five minutes before the start of the examination.
  • If a student is late for more than five minutes after the scheduled start time, they will not be allowed to enter the examination hall except with exceptional approval from the examination committee chairman.
  • Students are not allowed to talk or move inside the hall without the approval of the hall chairman or one of the invigilators. Changing their seating location or moving the hall’s furniture is not allowed except upon a request from the hall chairman or his delegate.
  • Students are not allowed to return to the examination hall after leaving, regardless of the reasons.
Article (11) - Examination Violations:
  1. Moving and wandering without permission during the examination.
  2. Looking up, down, right, or left without reasonable cause.
  3. Creating noise without reasonable cause.
  4. Tampering with furniture or similar actions that disrupt order.
  5. Engaging in any action that the invigilator deems a violation of the rules.
  6. Hiding papers, scientific sources, auditory devices, or machines anywhere inside the examination hall.
  7. Using any means to transmit information related to the questions or to help the student know the answers.
  8. Speaking loudly to another student without permission from the invigilator, audible whispering, or making suggestive signals or any movement that is relevant to the exam or the regulations within the hall.
  9. Not complying with the invigilator’s directions regarding maintaining order in the hall, by performing actions or making sounds or signals that the invigilator deems disruptive to the hall’s security, obstructive to the progress of the exam, or disrespectful to other students.
  10. Insulting the proctor or any member of the faculty or administration while they are performing their duties, whether by word or deed.
Article (12) - Examination Penalties:

Examination penalties are imposed according to the nature and magnitude of the violation.

  1. Verbal warning and first notice.
  2. Second notice with a note written by the hall supervisor on the examination booklet to confirm the violation.
  3. Suspension of the student from continuing the examination, collecting their booklet, and removing them from the hall, without affecting the other subjects (without writing a violation report).
  4. Expelling the student from the examination hall and preventing them from completing the exam for the specific subject, as determined by the hall supervisor, without affecting other subjects. The hall supervisor will write a violation report, which will be placed in the student’s file after the exam session.
  5. Disqualifying the student from taking exams for the remaining subjects and considering them failed for all the subjects of that semester.
  6. Banning the student from taking exams for two examination courses based on an investigation report and a recommendation from the College Council, with approval from the Disciplinary Committee and the University Council.
  7. Cancellation of the student’s registration at the college without refunding any amounts paid to the college according to the prevailing regulations and rules.
  8. Permanent expulsion from the university.

Special penalties for examination violations during the examination:

  • The student shall be given a zero grade for the subject in which the violation occurred.
  • The student shall be banned from taking any exams for the remainder of the examination session in which the violation occurred.
  • In the case of repeat violations or serious violations, the student may be banned from taking exams for the next examination session or face other penalties as deemed appropriate by the Disciplinary Committee.



Reduction After Appeal

Impersonation by one student for another student

Expulsion for four semesters

Expulsion for two semesters

Mobile phone

Displayed and used

Expulsion for two semesters

Displayed but not used

Expulsion for one semester

Not displayed but found in their possession and within their reach

Zero grade in the course

Paper clipping, writing on the desk, hand, etc.

Displayed and used

Expulsion for two semesters

Displayed but not used

Expulsion for one semester

Not displayed but found in their possession

Zero grade in the course

Riot, altercation, assault, resistance

Physical assault

All cases referred to the Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action

Verbal assault

Riot and resistance

Marking on the booklet, tearing it, erasing the name, etc.

Expulsion for one semeste


If any violation of the exam regulations listed in the previous table is repeated, the penalty remains unchanged, and the student cannot benefit from an appeal.

Penalties for violations during study sessions and similar situations:

  • Using unauthorized materials during study sessions: Warning and confiscation of unauthorized materials.
  • Cheating or attempting to cheat during a study session: Expulsion from the session, and the student must retake it.
  • Non-compliance with the instructions of the session supervisor: Warning, and potential expulsion from the session.



First Offense

Repeat Offense

Impersonation of another student

Course expulsion

Two-course expulsion

Mobile phone

Displayed and benefited

Course grade of zero

Displayed, no benefit

Course grade of zero

Possession and accessible

Recorded warning

Paper clippings, writing on desk, etc.

Displayed and benefited

Course grade of zero

Displayed, no benefit

Course grade of zero


Recorded warning

Disturbance, dispute, resistance

Physical assault

Referral to discipline committee

Verbal assault


Marking the notebook, tearing it, erasing

Course grade of zero

names, etc.

Course grade of zero

Article (13) - Grade Disclosure:

The student is not entitled to obtain a grade disclosure (grade report):

  • During the examination period.
  • During the registration period.
  • In case of non-payment of tuition fees.
Article (14) - Assessment and Examination Results:

Miscellaneous regarding assessment and examination results:

  • The college council may consider granting an additional opportunity, for a maximum of two main academic semesters, to a student at risk of dismissal from studies, provided that they have completed a minimum of 85% of their approved credit hours. This opportunity should enable the student to raise their cumulative grade point average to ≥2.00 and complete graduation requirements.
  • If a student is allowed to split a practical training course or a graduation project over two consecutive academic semesters, they will undergo an oral examination at the end of each part. If the student passes the examination for the first part of the course, a designation of “IP=In Progress” is recorded, and this designation is modified to a final grade within one of the successful assessments (P, pass) or (F, fail) after the oral examination for the second part of the course.
  • The college establishes a system to encourage outstanding students based on the approval of the University Council and the Board of Trustees. This system involves progressively reducing the tuition fees in proportion to the student’s cumulative grade point average. At the beginning of each main academic semester, a list of outstanding students and the percentage of fee reductions for each student is announced. The benefits of outstanding achievement do not apply to the tuition fees of the summer semester.