Students are advised to carefully consider the courses they choose to register. Faculty advisors and the Head of Department can help and advice students in their course selection. Nevertheless a student may decide to add a course, or to withdraw from a course or a programme that he/she has registered. For this the student must obtain the appropriate change of registration form at the Office of the Director of Admissions and Records, obtain all the necessary signatures indicating approval of the change, and submit it to the director of admissions and records. All such changes should be made before or on the stipulated dates in the Academic Calendar. The total class load after having added or dropped courses must be within the permissible limit. A student may not change from one section to another of the same course with out the approval of the Director of Admissions and Records and the Course Instructor.
Add and Drop
When a student drops a class during the first week of the semester, the course is deleted off the student's records. A ‘W' grade is issued when a student drops the class after the second week of the semester up to the date stipulated by the academic calendar. The grade for any withdrawal after this time will automatically be ‘F'.
Selection of Academic Programme
Valley View University offers a range of academic programmes to choose from [See Section on Academic Programmes page 20]. It is required that at the time of application a student chooses an academic programme. Thus, a student is granted an admission for and is accepted to an academic programme. If a student is granted an admission to a certain academic programme he/she can not register and take courses in another programme or department unless a change in the academic programme is made.
Change of Academic Programme
In due course of study it is possible for a student to change his/her Academic Programme. For this the student must meet the entry requirements of the programme the student intends to take. For the change of programme the following procedure must be followed.
Apply for a Change in Programme in the prescribed form.
Provide adequate documentation to confirm the meeting of the entry requirements of the new Academic Programme.
Maintain a Cumulative GPA of 2.50.
A Change of Programme application is approved by the Academic Standards and Policies Committee (ASPC) if requirements in ‘b' and ‘c' are met.
The ASCP upon the approval of the application writes to the student quoting the Action Number with copies to the Head of Department and the Registry to effect the change.
Selection of Courses
Each semester the students must make a selection of courses to register. Such a selection is made on the basis of the prescribed semester-wise sequence of course offerings and on the advice of the Head of Department and faculty advisor. In selecting courses the student shall have the benefit of the counsel and participation of at least the following representatives of the University: (1) the student's advisor who shall be consulted before registration and before any change in registration, and whose approval is necessary; (2) the Director of Admissions and Records whose approval is necessary in connection with the registration and each change; (3) the Vice President for Academic Administration, if the student appeals the advisor's or the Director of Admissions and Record's decision.
Semester-Wise Sequence of Course Offerings
A semester by semester layout of courses has been prepared by all the departments. This is the sequence in which the University will offer the courses. This semester-wise sequence of course offerings can be found in the bulletin under the Departments of Instruction. Students are expected to follow this sequence of courses.
Responsibility of the Student if there is a break in this Sequence
It shall be the duty of the Director of Admissions and Records to determine, on the basis of established policies, which students are eligible for membership in the undergraduate first year, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The following criteria shall be used to determine the Class Standing :
Honour Roll/Dean's List
At the conclusion of each semester of the school year, students who have carried a minimum of 12 semester hours and who have attained the following Grade Point Averages will be included in the honors group indicated:
The list of these honours groups is published and the students are given prizes.
Course Numbering System
Course Numbers: HEGIS System – Adopted by VVU.Lower division courses – 100 and 200 Upper division courses – 300 and 400. (N.B.: Such courses are open only to those eligible to take them).
The first numeral indicates class-year status as follows:
The second numeral indicates the following:
The third numeral indicates the following:
Work Study Programme
Students engaging in the Work Study Programme (on-campus student employment) must make sure a sound balance exists between their work and their studies. Previous academic records are to be taken into consideration and at any rate any work load that is over 10 hours a week has to be approved both by the student's Head of Department and the Vice President for Student Administration.
The following will serve as a guide:
Course Load Maximum Work Load
Grades shall be given as symbols with quality points per symbol as shown below: