1. What is the academic calendar?
A calendar that shows dates of academic activities in the university, such as beginning of study for the semesters, end of the semesters’ lectures, add and drop periods, dates of conducting final exams (please refer to the University Calendar).
2. What is the university number? To what it refers?
A special number designated for every student. It indicates the university year and semester in which the student started his/her study in addition to a 4-digit number. For example: this university number 201020200 means that the student was admitted in the academic year (2010/2011), in the second semester and his/her serial number was 200.
3. What is the university year?
The university year consists of two 16-week semesters (the first and the second) and one optional 8-weeks semester (summer semester).
4. What is the credit hour?
The credit hour is the course weight. In other words, the student must attend three one-hour lectures per week during the standard semester.
5. What is the study plan?
It includes the courses that the student must complete to obtain the degree. It includes university requirements (compulsory or elective), faculty requirements (compulsory or elective), program requirements (compulsory or elective) and elective courses.
6. What is the placement test (for undergraduates)?
New entrants have to sit for English language placement test, Arabic language placement test and computer skills placement test during their first academic year. If the student passed the aforementioned tests, they are exempted from taking remedial courses. On the other hand, the students have to take English language, Arabic language or computer skills remedial courses if they did not pass the placement tests. The remedial courses have three credit hours and do not form part of their study plan.
7. What is the remedial course (for MA students)?
Newly admitted MA students with non-English degrees have to complete three remedial courses (9 credit hours) no later than their first university year. The three remedial courses do not form part in the study plan or the student cumulative average.
8. What are the online services?
The University provides a set of online services for students that enables them to implement a number of processes online. Online services include electronic registration, browsing academic and financial data (marks, penalties…etc.), e-learning service (such as: black board, Model), student email and e-libraries. There is a wireless network in the university and university busses.
9. How can I courses schedule?
Students may use electronic registration service (available at www.uop.edu.jo). The student enters their university number and password (Computer & Information & Control Center provides the password to new entrants). Students with low cumulative average, who cannot use electronic registration, must visit their academic advisor to recommend courses for them and go to deanship of admission and registration to complete registration.
10. Who is the academic advisor?
A teaching member who takes the responsibility of recommending courses for students and follow-up students until their graduation. Additionally, the academic advisor is held responsible for recommending courses for students with low cumulative courses to increase their cumulative average and avoid being expelled from the major.
11. What are the minimum and maximum courses for registration?
Bachelor Students: The maximum academic load for a student in the regular semester is (18) credit hours and it can be increased to (24) credit hours in the graduation semester upon a decision of the Council of Deans. The minimum academic load for a student in a regular semester is (12) credit hours. This minimum could be decreased in justified cases approved by the concerned Faculty Dean, and in that case the Dean of Admission and Registration is to be notified in writing. There is no identified academic load for the summer semester, but the maximum academic load is (9) credit hours, and it can be increased to (15) credit hours in the graduation semester upon a decision of the Council of Deans.
Master Students: The maximum number of hours is (12) credit hours, and the minimum is (6) credit hours for the regular semester, which may be decreased in justified cases upon the approval of the concerned Faculty Dean. As for the summer Semester, there is no minimum academic load, but the maximum academic load is (6) credit hours.
12. What is the prerequisite?
It is a course (or courses) that a student must pass before being able to register for that course. For example, Arabic Language (1) is a prerequisite for Arabic Language (2).
13. What is the University policy concerning absence?
If the student’s absence exceeded (15%) of lectures without an excuse acceptable to the concerned Faculty Dean, s/he shall be precluded from taking the final examination of the course, shall be given (FA) (Fail by Absence) grade. If the student submitted a compelling excuse acceptable to the concerned Faculty Dean, s/he shall be considered “Withdrawn” from that course and shall be given (W) grade.
14. How absence from final examination is dealt with?
All marks obtained by the student shall be recorded. If the student submitted an acceptable excuse to the concerned faculty dean after three days of the exam date, Incomplete (I) mark is given to you and you can apply for the exam no later than the third week of the next semester.
15. What is the grading system followed in the university?
BA Students: the University adopted a system that consists of letters and their corresponding number of points, namely: letters (A-F) and numbers (0.00-4.00) to evaluate the student achievement. The minimum passing grade in a course is (D, which equals 1.00).
MA students: the University adopted a system that consists of letters and their corresponding number of points, namely: letters (A - C-) and numbers (2.00-4.00) to evaluate the student achievement. The minimum passing grade in a course is (C+, which equals 2.50).
16. What is the semester average? How to calculate it?
The semester average is the average of all passed and unpassed courses’ marks according to the following formula: (the total of points ÷ the total number of courses).
17. What is the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)? How to calculate it?
The CGPA is the average of all passed and failed courses in the study plan of a student. The CGPA is calculated as per the method of calculating the semester average, except that a high mark of a repeated course is considered. The minimum CGPA for graduation is 2.00 for BA students and 3.00 for MA students.
18. What are the requirements for the honorary lists for undergraduates?
The name of an undergraduate student shall be placed on the “Faculty Honor List” in any semester (excluding summer) if his/ her semester (GPA) (SGPA) is (3.67) or higher in that semester. Moreover, this placement is cited in the student’s record, on condition that his/ her academic load is not less than (15) credit hours and s/he did not receive a disciplinary punishment action in that semester.
The name of an undergraduate student shall be placed on the “University Honor List” in any semester (excluding summer) if his/ her semester (GPA) (SGPA) is (3.89) or higher in that semester. Moreover, this placement is cited in the student’s record, on condition that his/ her academic load is not less than (15) credit hours and s/he did not receive a disciplinary punishment action in that semester.
19. What are the cases of dismissing students?
BA Students: In case the CGPA of the BA student falls below (2.00) after the first semester, he/she placed on academic probation. The student name is mentioned in the warning list pursuant to Article (12) of Awarding the Bachelor Degree Regulations, concerning probation and dismissal (please refer to the said regulations).
MA Students: In case the CGPA of the MA student falls below (3.00) in any semester or fails in two courses maximum, he/she placed on academic probation pursuant to Articles No. (28, 29 and 30) of Awarding the Master Degree Regulations, concerning probation and dismissal (please refer to the said regulations).
20. Can I study in another university?
BA students may study not more than (36) credit hours in another recognized university pursuant to the requirements set forth in Article No. (16) of Awarding the Bachelor Degree Regulations (please refer to the said regulations).
MA students may study not more than (6) credit hours in a similar program in another recognized university pursuant to the requirements set forth in Article No. (14) of Awarding the Master Degree Regulations (please refer to the said regulations).
21. Can I postpone my study in the University?
BA Students may postpone their study in the university for a maximum of six consecutive or non-consecutive semesters (as provided in Article (14) of Awarding the Bachelor Degree Regulations). New entrants may not postpone their study unless they studied one complete semester (please refer to Student Guide).
MA Students may postpone their study in the university for a maximum of two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters (as set out in Article (24/25) of Awarding the Master Degree Regulations). New entrants may not postpone their study unless they studied one complete semester after enrollment in the university (please refer to the said regulations).
22. Can I exercise my hobbies?
The university students may exercise their cultural, sport and artistic hobbies during the activities held by the Deanship of Student Affairs, including: chess club, football club, basketball club, singing, Dabka, performing and the university band.