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Academic Information

Grading System

 

The programmes of Study at the M.K.C. CityCollege, similarly to other Cyprus Universities/Colleges, are based on
European Credit Transfer System Units (ECTS). ECTS is based on the requirement of 30 credits approximately equal to the workload of a Semester or 60 Credits for a complete academic year. As denoted by the Ministry of Education in Cyprus and K.Y.S.A.T.S/S.E.K.A.P committee for the recognition of Cyprus Higher Education adopted by Bolognia Procedure, all students of a Bachelors Degree must successfully complete a minimum of 240 ECTS and for a Master Degree at least 90 ECTS. The corresponding Units apply also for the short Cycle Programs or Diplomas, accredited as a higher education diploma.

Semester mode of study:

The grade of a course is constituted by two parts: the grades that will represent the continuous evaluation of the student in any form (course work) and the final evaluation that is represented by the grades received from the final written examination at the end of the semester. For the laboratorial courses there can be a continuous evaluation only, without final written examination.

The promoting grade of a course should be at least the 50% of the total grade and from that at least 10% should constitute the contribution of the written examination in the end of the semester.

Yearly mode of study:

The grade of a course is constituted by two parts: the grades that will represent the continuous evaluation of the student in any form (course work) and the final evaluation that is represented by the grades received from the final written examination at the end of the academic year. For the laboratorial courses there can be a continuous evaluation only, without final written examination.

The promoting grade of a course should be at least the 40% of the total grade and from that at least 10% should constitute the contribution of the written examination in the end of the academic year.

Examination procedures

Every course is completed with the final exams by the end of the academic semester or academic year. The examination time period is stated in the Academic calendar.

Re scheduling of final examinations can only take place after the consent of the Head of Academic Affairs. All final examinations are kept secured in the Academic Department. Final examinations have a duration of 2 or 3 hours.

Each examination paper is prepared by the relevant professor well in advance prior to the commencement of the final examination period, and are checked and approved by the relevant department.

Sufficient number of invigilators, oversee the examinations and they have the right to dismiss any student from the examination room for unacceptable behaviour.

Students may leave the examination room 45 minutes after the commencement of the exam.

Grading System for the programs of study offered on the academic year mode of study: Following the end of each academic year, the final grades are given to students and are recorded on their permanent academic record. Grades are calculated in percentages with letter equivalents as in the table below.



Distinction (95% - 100%)   Passed
A (81% - 94%) Excellent Passed
B (71% - 80%) Good Passed
C (61% - 70%) Merit Passed
D (40% - 60%) Low Passed
F (39% & below) Deficient Failed

 

  • Midterm examination, class tests, projects/assignments and attendance/participation = 30% 
  • Final semester examination = 70%

 

Grading System for the programs of study offered on semester mode of study:

Following the end of each semester, the semester’s grades are given to students and are recorded on their permanent academic record. Grades are calculated in percentages with letter equivalents as in the table below.  Letter grades are further expressed in Grade Points per credit as follows:

  Letter Grade    Num value       Letter Grade Num    value         Letter Grade Num    value  

          A                95    -   100             B-             75    -     79               D+              55    -     59

          A-               90    -     94             C+            70    -     74               D                50    -     54

          B+              85    -     89             C              65    -     69               F                 01    -     49

          B                80    -     84             C-             60    -     64

F-Failure, I-Incomplete, W-Withdrawn, GP Grade pending AU Audit NC No credit

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Quality points (QP) are assigned to each grade as follows: F=0;D=1; D+=1,5; C-1,7; C=2; C+2,5; B-=2,7; B=3; B+3,5; A-=3.7; A=4.To calculate the GPA the number of credits for each course attempted in the semester is multiplied by the quality points of the corresponding grade. The Grand total number of Quality points is divided by the total number of credits attempted to obtain the GPA for the semester. Courses transferred from other institutions are not included in the GPA. Credits transferred from other institutions are not included in calculating the GPA.

The Cumulative Point Average (CPA)

Calculated in a similar manner to the GPA, i.e. by dividing the grand total number of quality points, earned throughout the period of study by the total number of credits attempted through the same period.

Failure (F): issued to a student who has maintained required attendance but fails to achieve adequate academic progress. Upon successful completion of the course at a later date, the cumulative average is adjusted to reflect only the passing grade.

Incomplete (I): Issued to a student who was unable to complete specific course requirements (i.e. final exam, term project etc.). The outstanding work must be completed within two weeks ( if this involves a graduating student)otherwise must be  taking or within the next semester. If  the course requirements are not completed within the stated period of time the ‘I’ will become an “F”.

Grade Pending (GP):  Issued to a student who is unable to fulfil all course requirements. A grade pending is not calculated into the cumulative average.

Withdrawal (W): Issued to a student who withdraws from a course without Registrar’s Office approval or is withdrawn by a faculty member. This grade designation also applies to a student who withdraws from the college for reasons other than extenuating after the official mid-term date. This is a failing grade and is entered into the cumulative average. Upon successful completion of the course at a later date, the cumulative average will reflect both the grade of “W” and the new grade.

No Credit (NC): Issued to a student who withdraws from the class or the college due to extenuating circumstances. A no credit is not calculated into the cumulative average.

Audit (AU): Issued to a student to designate that he or she was allowed to attend a class for the purpose of a review. A grade is not issued and the cumulative average is not affected.

Academic Honours:

Summa Cum Laude 

3.81 – 4.00

Magna Cum Laude    

3.61 – 3.80

Cum Laude                 

3.40 – 3.60

Dean’s List    

3.4

 

GPA:

The grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. The grade point average may range from 0.0 to a 4.0.

For example:

A=4 grade points
B=3 grade points
C=2 grade points
D=1 grade point
WF/F=0 grade points

 

Recording Grades and their approval by the Academic Committee

The final grades which will be ratified/approved by the Academic Committee will be transferred in the transcript of academic record.

Students are allowed to participate in the final examination only if they have not exceed the maximum percentage of absences: 30%

Results will be announced to students that have no financial obligations towards the college.

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