RULES & REGULATIONS
Every student is responsible for knowing the academic regulations and for observing the procedures that govern his or her relationship with Guidance College.
Admission for Non-degree Students
Non-degree enrollment status for students is designed for students who do not wish to pursue a degree. Credits earned as a non-degree undergraduate student may be used to satisfy degree requirements upon admission as a degree-seeking student. Non-degree students seeking a change in their status may do so by requesting the change from the student affairs department.
Credit Transfer from another Institution
Guidance College accepts up to 50% of the program’s requirement credits of courses toward Associate, Bachelor, & Master’s degrees that is completed at any officially registered or accredited higher education institution. Students will have to complete a Credit Transfer Form, and they are encouraged to work with the relevant academic unit to ensure that credit transfer meets the department and university requirements for the degree. Credit transfer and grades are not used in calculating Guidance College cumulative GPA.
Credit By Exam
Guidance College allows degree students only to apply for a Credit By Exam for any course. Upon the discretion of the student, he or she can apply for the course(s) he thinks he comprehended already. Whether comprehension is due to self-study or informal study with a scholar. Credits will be granted accordingly upon passing the evaluation test.
Only degree students who completed at least one (1) semester are allowed to apply for Income-Based Scholarship, for those who are financially eligible, or Academic Excellence Scholarship, for those who are excellent in their academic work. Students admitted to Guidance College through a memorandum of understanding with the organization they are affiliated with are excluded from this policy. Their tuition fees are determined based on the signed agreement.
Adding and Dropping Courses
Students may add courses through the first two weeks of each semester, depending on the nature of the course and the availability of space. A student may drop courses without responsibility for grades through the end of the fifth week of the semester. Starting from the sixth week of each semester, courses may not be dropped. Courses properly dropped do not appear on the student’s transcript.
Students will get a full refund if the classes are dropped by the end of the 2nd week. If the student drops a class between the 3rd week and the 5th week, 1/3 of the tuition is due. After the beginning of the 6th week, the full amount is due.
Withdrawal from Individual Courses
Students may withdraw from a course with a (W) grade starting from the sixth week through the end of the tenth week of classes. Starting from the eleventh week of classes, students are expected to complete the course(s) attempted and will receive letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, or Audit) for all courses in which enrolled. Although a (W) grade does not affect the student’s GPA; yet, the future endeavors might be affected by too many (W) grades.
Students are allowed a maximum of 4 absences with a maximum of 2 unexcused ones. Students who exceed 4 absences are subject of being dropped from the course by the student affairs department. For the On-Campus classes, it is mandatory for the Local students. Students must have a valid excuse to miss the On-Campus classes or otherwise, 2 points will be deducted from the final grade for each unexcused absence.
All students should appeal academic and any other grievances first to the instructor of the course and then to the director of the department in which the course is offered. If the situation is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, a student should fill out a Complaint Form to process it accordingly.
Honesty in Academic Work
When evidence of academic dishonesty comes to the instructor’s attention, the instructor should (a) document the incident, (b) permit the accused student to provide an explanation, (c) report to the Department Chair. In consultation with the Instructor, Department Chair may impose any academic penalty of an “F” grade, suspension, or expulsion in some cases.