Students may not enter courses after the first three days of a regular semester or first two days of summer session. Courses may be dropped in the two regular semesters without approval and with no academic penalty provided students do not go below 12 credits (4 courses) up to the last day for dropping courses without a failing grade for that particular session, as stated on the GUST Academic Calendar. Courses may be dropped in the summer session without approval and with no academic penalty up to the last day for dropping courses without a failing grade for that particular session, as stated on the GUST Academic Calendar. Students who wish to drop courses and go below the 12 credits must put an online drop request through our online service “PMOS Site” http://pmos.gust.edu.kw
A graduating student is allowed to enroll in up to two independent study courses in the major. These courses must be taken during the semester in which the student is graduating, provided that: 1) The courses are not offered that semester, or 2) The courses cannot be replaced, with the permission of the Dean, by an equivalent course. Neither general education requirements nor electives can be taken as independent studies. Independent studies courses are only open to students who have CGPAs and MPAs equal or greater than 2.00. GUST does not offer independent study courses during the summer session. The independent request for the course can be done on PMOS site.
Careful consideration should be given to changing a degree major, and students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to making a final decision
To change the University College (Arts and Sciences to Business Administration or vice versa) in which a student is registered, approval of the Dean of the receiving college is required. A College Change Application Form should be completed and submitted to the appropriate Deans for approval. These changes may only be finalized prior to the start of a semester and will not be considered during the academic semester. The student’s academic advisor should also approve the change.
Active GUST students can transfer to GUST up to five courses (a maximum of two in the major which must be from the list of major electives only) taken during the summer sessions at other accredited institutions. Only courses with a grade of C or greater are transferable. Although courses are transferred, grades are not, therefore transferred courses cannot affect the GPA. GUST does not allow students to receive transfer credits for courses previously failed at GUST. Exceptions to this regulation must be pre-approved by the Dean of the College.
Students who plan to take courses at other colleges and universities for transfer credit to GUST must have these courses pre-approved by both their respective Head of Department and Dean. Applicants must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended as well as a copy of the relevant sections of the institution’s catalog and course outlines, when available. In order to obtain transfer credit at GUST, students must earn a minimum grade of “C”.
Transfer course equivalency credits are awarded by the GUST Course Equivalency Committee. Applicants must provide GUST with all the required documentation and complete a Course Equivalency Form available at the Office of Admissions and Registration. It should be noted that applications for GUST course equivalency take up to one month to process from the date all required documentation is submitted.
In conjunction with the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) or Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, full-time students who have completed 60 credits with a strong academic background (CGPA>3.00) and a composite score of 79-80 or higher on the iBT TOEFL are eligible to register for classes at GUST’s sister institutions (UMSL and FIU). These courses would count towards their degree and, because they are part of official agreements between institutions, would not count within the limits imposed on transfer credits for active GUST students above.
Full-time students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 12 credits.
Withdrawal from courses must occur no later than the end of the 10th w
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