Retentions Policy

A student's continued study in the University is based on the cumulative General Weighted Average (GWA) of grades in all subjects in the approved academic load during a semester or term, including PE and NSTP / ROTC. The National Service Training Program (NSTP consists of the following components: (a) Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), (b) Literacy Training Service (LTS), and (c) Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS). Each of these component trainings shall be undertaken within two semesters only.

Students who are going from second to third year of college (e.g., Nursing students who are about to participate in the capping ceremony) must show a GWA of 2.5, including PE and NSTP/ROTC. In addition, students enrolled in programs with Board requirements must go through a Panel Interview, which will recommend the means by which the student's "weak areas" may be addressed. Students who fail to achieve the required GWA may, nevertheless, enroll in the following semester or term according to their normal schedules of classes, but may be required to take special remedial classes in their identified academic areas of weaknesses.

Third year students going on fourth year must pass the college-administered Revalida and obtain a GWA of 2.5, including PE and NSTP/ROTC. They must also pass the college-administered Revalida with a minimum grade of 75%. Students who fail the first Revalida are given a second chance to pass in the Summer, prior to their senior year. Students who fail the second Revalida and/or fail to achieve the required GWA may, nevertheless, enroll according to their normal schedules of classes, but may be required to take special remedial classes in their identified academic areas of weakness. The Score in the Revalida will constitute 20% of the final grade for Course Audit I.

Students failing in Course Audit I shall follow the normal processes, i.e, students will have to re-take the subject.

Non-Readmission

Although students have the right to be enrolled for the entire duration of their course, their readmission may be denied based on legal and/or reasonable grounds, as follows: (a) academic deficiency of student (e.g., violation of or non-qualification vis-?-vis the retention policy); (b) closure of a program, or course of study, or closure of the school itself; (c) failure of student to meet financial obligations; (d) health reasons of students; (e) irreconcilable differences/deterioration of relationship between the parents and school authorities/teachers; and (f) student violation of school rules and regulations.

Returning Students

Students intending to return are considered returnees and are expected to comply with academic residency requirements. Also, students who are over the prescribed years of academic residency shall take the new curriculum.