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Summer Semesters Instructions


First Part: Academic

Article (1)

These Regulations apply to summer semesters that are held in Colleges of Applied Sciences.

Article (2)

The duration of summer semester is (8) eight weeks, (7) seven of which are allocated for the actual study and the final week is for final exam, according to the article (9:A) of the Academic Regulations of the Colleges of Applied Sciences issued by Ministerial Decree No. (73/2007).

Article (3)

Students are allowed to register (9) nine credit hours during the summer semester and they are not allowed to go beyond that number of credit hours, according to the referred upon Article (12) of the Academic Regulations of Colleges of Applied Sciences.

Article (4)

Summer semester is held as needed in Colleges of Applied Sciences and can be held in all colleges or in some or offering courses in certain colleges for all students wishing to register in the summer semester with the approved regulations.

Article (5)

Summer semester begins as the annual ministerial decree regulating the timing of the official work and exams and holidays at the Colleges of Applied Sciences. The deadline for students' registration is the first week of the summer semester. 

Article (6)

Tow tests at least to be given as part of the semester work for each course and should be notified in a week ahead. The first test to be held no later than the third week of the summer semester while the second test should be held on the sixth week or as advised in the course description.

Article (7)

A student may withdraw from the course until the end of the fourth week of the beginning of summer semester. In this case, (withdrawing) grade will be given for that course as long as the student has not exceeded the maximum limit of absence. The course is not considered to be one of the success, failure and graduation requirements .


Article (8)

Students who have exhausted the legal limit of the situation under academic probation are not allowed to register after the end of the spring semester until a decision about them is issued.

Article (9)

There will be summer semester for the following reasons:-

    1.  The postponement of offering the courses in some colleges within the approved study plans, either because of shortages of faculty members or late arrival of some members.
    2. Failure of students in certain courses, and they were unable to repeat because these courses due to the fact that they are not available in the following semester.
    3. Failure of some students in courses that are pre-requisite for other courses for they can not be registered in those courses.
    4. Postponing studying certain courses because some students are either under academic probation or other justified reasons.
    5. The continuity of some students being under academic probation are unable to raise their cumulative GPA due to not repeating the courses they have failed in.
    6. Delay of some students from graduating with their cohort and the possibility of finishing in the summer semester.
    7.  Failure of students in the foundation year. 

Article (10)

Principles and criteria of offering courses:-

    1. The postponed courses (full section) of the previous semesters for all years.
    2. The courses for students expected to graduate in the summer semester, provided that at least the number of students enrolled in each course (3) three students.
    3. The courses for students placed under academic probation due to failure, provided that the number of students enrolled in each course should be at least (5) five students.
    4. Courses that were delayed by students who were under academic probation because of minimizing their credit hours to (13) credit hours, provided that at least the number of students enrolled in each course is (10) ten students.
    5. Priority to registration in the courses is given to fourth and third year students and if there is a vacancy in the courses, second year students can register by getting approval of the Dean the college after studying the case and the need for registration in the summer semester.
    6. The maximum number in the specialization courses (35-40) thirty five to forty students and in the college requirement courses (40) forty students and the Dean can go beyond that limit within (5) five students in each course.


Second Part: Administrative

Article (11)

The Committee for summer semester is responsible of the following tasks:-

First: to address all the Colleges of Applied Sciences to provide the committee with the following:

    1. The proposed courses to be given in the summer semester and should be on models showing the code, the number and the name of course and faculty member teaching the course, and the number of students will register in every course according to the standards mentioned in these instructions.
    2.  Each college should nominate participants from the academics and academic supports, administrators and supervisors of on campus accommodation and general supervisor of the summer semester.
    3. Committee should identify the names of participants from academics.


Second: studying the proposed courses in the light of the specific standards and criteria for this.


Third: to coordinate with other colleges to provide members of the faculty to some colleges where is a shortage. In the case of unavailability get help from academic institutions inside or outside the Sultanate.


Fourth: preparing an integrated report about the summer semester encompassing:-

    1. The courses which will be given and the number of students enrolled.
    2. The names of faculty members involved, the administrative, the academic supports and on campus accommodation supervisors.
    3. All at is required to be implemented (on campus accommodation for female students, means of transport to and from the housing ... etc.).
    4. The financial cost to hold a summer semester, with assigning the amount of (10%) of this cost as a reserve to deal with some cases occurring after the result of spring semester. Then it will be adopted by officials, to work it out.


Fifth: at the end of the summer semester, the committee submits a comprehensive report about the summer semester and the achievement of its objectives and then presents it to officials.


Sixth: the committee should prepare for the summer semester since mid-February of each academic year.


Seventh: the committee will act upon any problem raises from the application of these instructions.


Article (12)

The colleges and departments of the Directorate General of the Colleges of Applied Sciences should follow up the implementation of summer semester each according to their duties.


Article (13) General Regulations

    1. Summer semester is not considered as a semester for a student under academic probation and dismiss him when getting a cumulative GPA of less than (2.00). And if the cumulative GPA of student at the end of the previous semester was (2.00) or more and got less than (2.00) at the end of the summer semester, the student is not placed under academic probation during the following semester. And if the previous cumulative GPA less than (2.00) and got a cumulative GPA of (2.00) or more at the end of summer semester, the student is not considered under academic probation during the next semester.
    2. The student is allowed to register for summer semester in the college close to his residence if he wishes so, taking into account the possibility of college. 
    3. Students who are studying at colleges in the North are not allowed to register in College of Applied Sciences-Salalah unless there is as exception from General Director of the Colleges of Applied Sciences, so the student can give an application to the Dean, along with a letter from the parent not claiming housing.
    4. A reward to be given for the disposal of faculty members and participants in the summer semester.
    5. The Deans are responsible for determining leave of the academic supports and administrative to ensure the presence of the cadre required to hold a summer semester.
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