Administration of Common First Year - Rules and Regulation for Common First Year

Rules and Regulation for Common First Year

Rules and Regulation for Common First Year

​Studying System

Study system at SEU University is based on that student is an active researcher for knowledge and its acquisition. SEU depends on self-learning approach for responsibility and leadership to achieve academic progress as well as its requirements and this requires a new vision of learner's roles in higher education. SEU offers modern education based on technology utilization in teaching and learning processes. Therefore, the role for faculty member is only to guide, motivate and facilitate learning process for student.

SEU depends on blended-learning approach, this system requires to attend F2F lectures by 25% - 33% including mid-term and final exams according to the region where student registered. The remaining 66% - 75% is distributed to attend virtual classrooms, educational forums, and following-up of the digital education contents.

​Student requires to attend at least 12 hours per week in English Language Course through Oxford system which includes interactive activities and virtual classrooms.

New students in the Common First year are not allowed to request the following academic procedures: (Semester Withdrawal, semester Postponement, course Withdrawal) *The University Council may make an exception from this requiremet if there are convincing reasons.

Passing the Common First Year

In order to pass the Common First Year (CFY), students must successfully pass the following five courses (English, mathematics, computer, academic skills, and communication skills).

To pass the English Language course, students shall obtain a score of (83) or more in (STEP), or (5,5) or more in (IELTS), and students who cannot get the required score could not be enroll in the academic majors that are offered by SEU. If students haven't got the required score, they can get the minimum requirement (60) in (STEP) or (4) in (IELTS), in addition to the total grade (23) points. However, students of the English language and translation major can get the minimum requirement (65) in (STEP) or (4,5) in (IELTS) in addition to the total grade (18)points.

To pass the rest of CFY courses (mathematics, computer, academic skills, and communication skills), students shall obtain 60% out of the total of the course.

It is required to complete all CFY courses at a rate of (26 hours) before registering any of the major courses.

English course's GPA is counted only as a fail or pass course, whereas the rest of courses are counted in GPA.

If students fail in three courses or more, they shall be suspended from university.

If the student did not pass one or two courses during the first semester and the second semester of the common first year, he will be given an opportunity to repeat it during the summer semester through (virtual classes) and he must interact with electronic systems without being present.

If students do not pass the required courses after having given a second chance in the summer semester, they shall be suspended from the university.

Students, who failed in the English language course, shall register the English Language course in summer semester and pay fees of (8) hours instead of (16) hours whereas all other course should be paid as normal charges.

The English language course hours are calculated and the course grades are not added to the GPA ,(IP) is monitored in the first semester, while the second semester is monitored with one of two symbols: (NP) passed without grade, (NF) failed without a grade. Passing is a requirement for registering all courses.

Note: Academic schedules and procedures are indicated in the Academic Calendar.