Classification of Degrees
For purposes of the final classification of degrees and where applicable, a FivePoint system shall be used in averaging the final grades.
- The letter grades will be assigned points as follows:
Percentage 70-100 60-69 50-59 40-49 35-39 00-34 Grade A B+ B C D E Points 5 4 3 2 1 0
- Approved courses given for each degree shall be appropriately weighted in terms of credits.
- To get the score for each course multiply the points, as in (i) above by the weights, as in (ii) above.
- The total score for the degree shall be the total score for all countable courses taken by the
candidate for the degree, computed as in (iii) above.
- The average score for the degree shall be computed by dividing the total score in by the total weight obtained.
- The final classification shall be as follows:
- First Class A (5.0-4.4)
- Upper Second B+ (4.3-3.5)
- Lower Second B (3.4-2.7)
- Pass C (2.6-2.0)
Classification of Diplomas
No diploma of the University shall be classified except with the special permission of Senate and upon recommendations of the Board of a relevant Faculty. Where the Senate grants special permission for classification for a diploma, the provisions of classification of degree regulation above shall apply, subject to such necessary modifications, variations and conditions as the Senate may impose or prescribe.
Classification of Certificates
No certificate of the University shall be classified except with the special permission of the Senate and upon recommendations of the Board of a relevant Faculty or School and subject to such terms and conditions as the Senate may prescribe.
Other Grade Symbols
Other symbols, which may appear on the grade report, are as follows: AU, DG, I, S, U, W.
- AU – Auditing Courses: A student may wish to attend a class, but not receive credit for it. To audit a course, the student needs the permission of the Department and the Registrar of Admissions and Records. He or She must attend regularly. If credit is desired the course must be repeated at another time, during which time the student will be required to meet all the requirements for the course. All changes from audit to credit or vice versa must be made by the dates indicated in the academic calendar.
- DG – Deferred Grade: A "DG" is assigned in certain courses that are of such a nature that they may not be completed within one semester and are so designated before hand. A "DG" will be given each semester until the project is completed and a final grade is assigned. Courses for which a "DG" is used normally run for two semesters. Any extension of time beyond this needs the approval of the Senate. A "DG" has no effect on the Grade Point Average (GPA). Procedure to apply for "DG"; The instructor applies for a "DG". A student does not apply for it. The instructor must apply for "DG" grades for all those students taking such a course. The form is obtained from the Office of the Registrar and the completed form is returned to the Office of the Registrar.
- I – Incomplete: An Incomplete indicates that major work has not been
completed because of illness or other unforeseen circumstances and not because of negligence, late work, or low performance. An Incomplete is not automatically assigned but must be petitioned for in writing by the student prior to the final examination period, and requires the approval of the class instructor, the Department Chairperson, the Dean of the School, Registrar and the First Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The petitioner must designate what work is to be completed and the time limit, which shall not be later than the end of the following semester.
An Incomplete not removed on time will result into a failure grade "F" Procedure to apply for an "I": It is the student's responsibility to complete the form for an "I" in triplicate for each "I". The forms are obtained from the office of the Registrar. The completed forms with all the required signatures for approval are then returned to the office of the Registrar. If the student does not return to the University the following quarter, he or she must petition the Senate for an extension. Failure to do so will result
into an " F" grade. When everything is complete, the instructor computes the final grade. It is the student's responsibility to check whether the new grade has been entered on his or her record.
- S/U – Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory: A grade of" S" or "U" may be given in certain designated courses. "S" indicates a pass and a "U" signifies unsatisfactory performance. "S" and "U" carry no quality points and do not affect the GPA. "S" and "U" grades shall not be converted to standard or traditional letter grade, viz.: A, B, C, D, and F. A student with a "U" grade in a course that is a requirement for graduation does not qualify for graduation until the U grade is cleared.
- W-Official Withdrawal: A "W" is assigned when a student officially withdraws from a course by completing the necessary forms before the date stipulated in the Academic Calendar as the last day to drop a class with "W". After this date an "F" is assigned if a class is dropped. To apply for a ``W``, obtain forms from the office of the Registrar.
- GPA-Grade Point Average: This number is calculated by dividing of credit hours. Only "A" to "F" grades are used in computing the GPA and transfer credits are not included. If a student repeats a course, the higher of the two grades will be recorded.
The board of examiners in a Faculty, upon its satisfaction that the standard required under relevant regulations for the award of a degree, diploma, certificate or other award, as the case may be, has been attained by a candidate in the University examinations applicable to him or her, may recommend to the Senate through the relevant Board of a Faculty or School, that such degree, diploma, certificate or other award be conferred upon or granted to such a successful candidate. The Senate may confer degrees and grant diplomas, certificates or other award of the University on or to candidates who satisfy requirements, and are recommended in accordance with regulation (i) above for such conferment or grant by, the Board of Examiners in a Faculty.
Certificates, Certification and Transcripts
The Senate shall issue certificates for degrees, diplomas, certificates or other award to such candidates as shall be declared to have satisfied the appropriate Board of Examiners and shall have been recommended to and approved by the Senate for the conferment or grant of such degree, diploma, certificate or other award. For certifying each copy of a degree certificate and an academic transcript, the first copy will be free of charge, and the succeeding copies will be charged a fee of TShs2,000 per copy, or such other sum as the Senate may from to time prescribe.
The Office of the Registrar issues transcripts of the student's academic record on written request by the student, but no transcript can be issued until all financial obligations to the University are met. Upon application for a transcript, a student or former student shall be given a transcript of his or her academic performance record free of charge for the first copy. For succeeding copies, there will be a charge of
TShs 5,000 per copy or its equivalent in USD payable by Money Order for foreign students, or such other sum as the Senate may from time to time prescribe. Any finalist student desirous of obtaining a transcript (s) shall submit an application for a transcript(s), a clearance form and digitalized pictures taken at the Office of the Registrar.
A student must submit a document evidencing that he or she acquired knowledge in a formal post secondary college and scored a grade not less than B to be allowed to challenge. Students must do all challenge Examinations during their first year of Study in the University.