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       •   Enrollment/Registration
Coursework Credit Requirement
Credit Load
Dropping and Adding Deadline
Repetition of Courses
Conduct of Classes
       •   Conduct of Examinations
       •   Purpose of Grading
Guidelines on Standards
Methods of Assessment
Mid-semester Examinations
Final Examinations
Grading System
Mid-Semester Grades
Transmission of Marks to School and Registry
Right to Review and Appeal of Assessment
Minimum Grade Requirements
        Registration/Enrolment should be done on-line through the Student Information System (SIS), which contains the lists of courses offered in a particular semester/inter-semester and allows on-line registration of courses selected. In the first semester registration each student is assigned a username and password to access this database.  
        1.1.1 Definition  
          (i) Registration means indication of the student's intention to continue his/her studies in the following semester.  
          (ii) Enrolment means to register oneself to a particular course, special study or dissertation/thesis/research study/project after registration has been done.  
        1.1.2 All students should do 'Registration' through the SIS under the 'Register/Enroll menu', and indicate 'Yes or No' if continuing in the following semester. All students are advised to clear their outstanding dues before registering.  
        1.1.3 Failure to 'Register' would disallow enrolling for credits.  
        1.1.4 A student must be registered, during the semester in which a degree is awarded, in the School endorsing the degree. A timetable of the current semester is given below:  



6-20 January 2017

Registration/Enrolment for January 2017 semester (all students)

16 May 2017

Registration/Pre-enrolment for Inter-semester 2017

16 May - 18 May 2017

Registration/Enrolment period for Inter-semester 2017

20 July 2017

Registration/Pre-enrolment for August 2017 semester (continuing students)

4 - 18 August 2017

Registration/Enrolment for August 2017 semester (all students)

14 December 2017

Registration/Pre-enrolment for January 2018 semester (continuing students)


  1.2   COURSES  
        1.2.1 The courses offered and class schedules are entered by the Registry a few weeks in advance of the beginning of classes. Two weeks before classes end, registration for the following semester can be done by all continuing students. New students have to register and enroll their courses at the beginning of the semester. The students should register/enroll on-line by accessing their individual records in the SIS.  On-line registration/enrolment can only be done during the specified period unless registration/enrolment extension is allowed.  
        1.2.2 Students should consult their Advisor prior to enrolling their courses. Selection of courses can be approved online by Advisors through the SIS or manually by signing the printed enrolment page from SIS.  
        1.2.3 Courses are categorized into two types, namely, required courses and elective courses. Required and elective courses are determined by each field/area of study.  
        1.2.4 Required courses are those which the students must enroll in his/her field/area of study. Exemption can only be allowed by the School Dean if a student provides evidence that he/she has previously acquired knowledge of the subject matter presented in the course, which has to be supported by the Advisor and endorsed by the Field/Area of Study Coordinator. For the Master’s program, the number of required course credits ranges from 6 to 12 credits in a field of study and 9 to 15 credits in an area of study, except in the School of Management which requires up to 20 or more required course credits. For the Doctoral program, the required course credits vary depending on the student’s area of interest and research proposal.  
        1.2.5  Elective courses are optional to students which may be offered in his/her field/area of study or in other fields/areas of study. The elective courses to be taken by each student depend on his/her area of interests or planned thesis/ research study/project topics.  
        1.2.6 Selected topics are courses on current topics and recent developments in selected areas of specialization which may also be offered by a field/area of study.  
Special studies are taught on an individual basis and must include a project report.  Special study courses are flexible in content and are adapted to suit the needs of the students concerned and the interests of the faculty members.

Special study reports shall follow the same general format approved for theses/research study. A special study report should be produced under a standard softbound cover format, with a copy deposited in the Library for future reference.

Special studies work, which should only be offered for topics which are relevant to the Field/Area of Study, must be carried out under the supervision of the student's Program Committee at the Institute or at another location approved by the committee. For Special Study of 1 to 2 credits, the Program Committee should have at least 2 members.  For Special Study of 3 credits or more, the Program Committee should have 3 members. The Program Committee should be formed within one-month of registering for special study.  There should be at least one meeting of the Program Committee for final exam, and student should submit proposal/report to the advisor.  Special studies should be presented to and graded by the student’s Program Committee.

        1.3.1 A regular Doctoral degree program requires a minimum of 18 credits of coursework at AIT, of which up to a maximum of 6 credits of special studies may be taken by those candidates who earned their Master degree at AIT. For the DBA and the professional doctoral program, at least 24 credits of coursework are required, of which 3 credits can be a special study. A Doctoral student may earn a maximum of 9 credits from special studies including those counted for the minimum credit requirement. The course credits must be approved by the Program Committee. This minimum credit requirement must be completed before the student is advanced to candidacy.   
          For the Master leading to the Doctoral program, no more coursework is required under the doctoral program.  
        1.3.2 The total minimum coursework credits set by the Institute for the two-year Master’s degree is 26 credits for thesis option (thesis is equivalent to 22 credits); 38 credits for research study option (research study is equivalent to 10 credits); and 42 credits for project option (project is equivalent to 6 credits), which may include not more than 3 credits of special studies.   

However, each field/area of study may set its own minimum coursework credit requirement, which may be equal or higher than what the Institute has set. In case of a higher requirement, this will be used as the minimum requirement for graduation. To check the minimum coursework requirement, the list may be viewed at: http://www.ait.ac.th/admissions/current-students/credit_requirements


A Master’s student may earn a maximum of 6 credits from special studies including those counted for in the minimum credit requirement.


For the one-year Professional Master Program, the credit requirement is 32-40 credits which includes 24-30 credits of coursework and about 8-12 credits of job related project study or internship.


For the Master leading to the Doctoral program, the minimum coursework credit requirement is 38 credits which may include 3 credits of special study.

        1.3.6 The Diploma program requires a minimum of 24 credits of coursework, with a minimum of 2 credits and maximum of 6 credits of special studies leading to a presentation of a project report.  
        1.3.7 A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) requires a minimum of 18 credits of coursework at AIT, of which up to a maximum of 6 credits of special studies may be taken by those candidates who earned their Master’s degree at AIT.  
        1.3.8 A Certificate program requires a minimum of 9 credits of coursework.  

  1.4   CREDIT LOAD  
        1.4.1 A student in full-time attendance is required to take at least 9 credits of coursework during the semester.  
        1.4.2 An employee student on part-time status or a student on part-time program is required to enroll at least 3 credits per semester. The Advisor or Program Committee shall be responsible for ensuring that the employee-student’s academic load per semester is appropriate to his/her work.  
        1.4.3 No student may enroll for more than 15 credits in a semester or more than 9 credits in an inter-semester unless special permission is obtained from the student's Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean.  
        1.4.4 A student who wishes to take a reduced credit load, i.e. less than 9 credits of coursework in a given semester, must obtain approval from his/her Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator and School Dean.  
        1.4.5 It is an accepted practice not to consider the GPA of a student who is taking a reduced credit load as a minimum condition for transfer to a different academic program.  

        1.5.1  Up to the end of the second week of semester, a student may drop a course for which he/she had registered or add a new one, subject to the student Advisor’s consent, with the total semester credit not exceeding 15.  
        1.5.2  From the beginning of the sixth week of the semester, the Vice President for Academic Affairs has the discretion to approve applications to drop a course, provided that the student can still qualify for full-time attendance, and subject to the student Advisor's, Field/Area of Study Coordinator’s and School Dean's consent. No student is permitted to drop a course if there are no valid reasons for dropping it and if it is solely on the grounds of poor academic performance in that course. Sufficient evidence of academic difficulties or relevant non-academic factors must be provided.  

  1.6   AUDITING  
        1.6.1  A student who is academically qualified to take a course for credit may attend classes as an auditor with the approval of the course instructor.  An auditor cannot be given grades or credit for the course concerned; he/she is not required to take examinations, but may participate in class discussions at the discretion of the course instructor.  
        1.6.2 Auditing students should attend at least 80% of the course classes.  
        1.6.2 An audit course is charged 20% of the course fee and is listed on the transcript.  
        1.6.4 An outsider may be allowed to attend a certain class at AIT at a level of an auditor with payment of registration and audit fees.  

  1.7   REPETITION OF COURSES (Academic Senate, 24 March 2010)
        1.7.1  A student must repeat a required course if the grade awarded was not considered satisfactory (grade "D" or "F").  
        1.7.2  A student may choose to repeat any course. When a course is repeated, only final grade is recorded on the final transcript, along with the no. of attempts noted.  
        1.7.3  Students who repeat courses are not eligible for awards based on CGPA.  
        1.7.4  Students are charged for repeating courses at the standard rate per credit hour.  
        1.7.5 A Doctoral student who obtained his/her Master’s degree in AIT may be allowed to repeat a course taken during the Master’s degree program for credit in the Doctoral program, if the course instructor, upon assessing the student’s knowledge on the subject, believes that the student no longer has sufficient expertise required for his/her Doctoral studies. This requires endorsement from the Advisor, Field/Area of Study Coordinator, and approval by the School Dean.  

        1.8.1 Minimum Class Size  
          With the exception of special study courses, the minimum number of initial enrollment required to justify teaching a course in a given semester is five students enrolled for credit, unless specific approval for a smaller number is given by the School Dean.  
        1.8.2 Class Schedule  
          (i) The class schedule is prepared by the Registry each semester, mainly on the basis of information provided by the Field/Area of Study. A course instructor may agree to change a class time provided that no other classes are affected by the change. The Registry must be informed of any change in the class schedule, which may be effected up to the last day for dropping and adding of courses.  
          (ii) Students must enroll for courses in accordance with the class schedule.  If problems arise because of a conflict in the schedule or the size of classroom assigned for a given course, adjustments may be possible. This is always difficult to arrange, however, and should be avoided unless a student's program of study will be seriously affected.  
        1.8.3 Class Sit-in  
          An AIT staff may be permitted to informally attend a certain class, not at the level of an auditor, if there is an approval from the staff’s direct supervisor and agreement by the course Instructor.  
        1.8.4 Lecture Length and Schedule Arrangements  
          (i) The following practices on lectures should be observed:  
  •    a lecture should not exceed one and a half hours with a maximum of three lecture hours per day;
  •    course lecture hours should not exceed six hours a week;
  •    the total number of lecture hours for which credit is allowed should not exceed 30 hours per week; and
  •    any exceptions to the above restrictions require the approval of the VPAA.
          (ii) Lectures begin at the time indicated on the class schedule and are expected to last not more than fifty minutes, to give time for students to move to the next class.  
          (iii) Lecture classes of longer duration than fifty minutes are to be avoided, if possible, because their effectiveness decreases markedly as the period of uninterrupted study lengthens.  
        1.8.5 Class Attendance  
          (i) A student is expected to attend classes regularly and is responsible for all assigned work, whether present or absent. The grade for an examination from which the student is absent will be “F” unless the course instructor accepts the reason for the absence and is willing to give a make-up examination.  
          (ii) All students must be present on the first day of each semester and report to their Advisors, unless they have been given leave of absence or permission for late arrival.  
        1.8.6 Make-up Classes  
          (i) Faculty members are required to meet all classes, which they are handling on the day, time, and place, indicated in the class schedule. Any deviations must be justified and receive the prior approval of the Field of Study (FoS) Coordinator.  
          (ii) Make-up classes should be avoided except in emergency (campus-wide closure or other unforeseen circumstances) or for officially approved reasons (e.g. official travel, Institute function). Make-up classes must be scheduled at a time that is possible for all students in the class.  
          (iii) The faculty member must arrange a make-up time and must obtain written approval using Make-up Class Schedule Form from the FoS Coordinator. Both of these must be done in advance of class to be rescheduled except in emergency situations.  
          (iv) When the cancellation occurs in the last week of classes, the make-up class may be scheduled on the first day of the recess period before examinations.  
          (v) Rescheduling should be done so as to avoid excessive numbers of class hours in a given day or week. The program/FoS Coordinator is responsible for monitoring this.  

        2.1.1 Examinations should be held in rooms which permit seating of students separated by one meter and/or should be arranged so that there is space equivalent to one empty seat or desk between each pair of students.  
        2.1.2 Students must put their ID cards on the table for inspection.  
        2.1.3 Students must be assigned to seats rather than being permitted to choose where they sit.  
        2.1.4 The course instructor or the co-course instructor should be available throughout the examination to answer legitimate questions. There must be one invigilator for every 30 students taking the exam. Invigilators must be faculty, staff or doctoral co-teachers who are duly authorized by the School Dean and whose names have been submitted to Registry.  
        2.1.5 As an option, there could be at least two sets of exam questions in order to reduce the chance that students can copy answers from one another. This can be done by varying the order of questions, by varying the problem parameters for questions involving calculation, and by varying the order of answers for multiple-choice questions.  
        2.1.6 In closed-book examinations, examiners will invigilate carefully to prevent or detect infringements of rules on talking, exchanging information, consulting data brought illegally into the exam room, consulting data or informants outside the exam room. All belongings must be set aside prior to start of examination.  
        2.1.7 In open-book examinations, examiners will invigilate carefully to prevent or detect infringements or previously specified rules on: talking, exchanging information, exchanging written information sources, consulting information beyond that allowed into the exam room, consulting data outside the exam room.  The Course Instructor must define what materials are allowed inside the exam room.  
        2.1.8 There should be no take-home final exams.  

Mid-semester examinations should be held during class hours or other schedule arranged by the course instructor in agreement with the whole class. No mid-semester examinations should be scheduled in such a way as to interfere with the regular teaching timetable.

        2.1.10 The timing and location of all written final examinations must be scheduled by Registry, taking into account class size, duration, exam time-table clashes and adjacencies, and previous formal requests for early exams. Registry will assign final examination rooms according to the number of examinees and following the space requirement mentioned above. No exams will be held in tiered lecture rooms. No changes to the published schedule should be made without the authorization of Registry.  


(From P&P AA-3-1-1: Policies on Grading approved by the Academic Senate on 29 April 2009 (URL: http://www.ait.ac.th/administration/policies-and-procedures/AA/aa-3-1-1.pdf)



    Grades serve, above all, to evaluate the student’s performance. They are meant to signify how well the student did, measured principally in relation to the instructor’s expectations, quantifiable in terms of examinations, assignments, projects and other parameters.  

Specifically, grades are given to:

  1. provide students with accurate signals about the quality of their work, which in turn helps them to calibrate the effectiveness of their efforts;
  2. help convey the achievements rather than effort; grades are meant to signify what students actually accomplished, not how hard students tried or how much the students improved; and/or
  3. enable the identification of students who may require special assistance, or may need to change direction or take some time away from the Institute, in order to make further academic progress.

    Instructors are guided to ensure that:  
  1. there are explicit learning outcomes, clear criteria, and where possible, statements of the various levels of achivement. This will enable students to be aware of what is valued and what will be rewarded.
  2. a close match between the assessment tasks – the knowledge and skills these tasks are capable of determining – and the intended learning outcomes.
  3. the grades awarded make a direct link between the intended learning outcomes and students’ actual performance on assessment tasks.
  4. assessment tasks are capable of detecting the higher-order learning outcomes that characterize higher education.
  5. there is ongoing assessment on the appropriateness of learning outcomes and grading with people teaching in the same discipline.
  6. the grading standards are drawn up in coordination with other instructors within the FoS/program and School. Each FoS/program and School should review the course and research grades each semester to ensure similarity of grading standards within a FoS/program and School.

        3.3.1 The course instructor is responsible for assessing the individual performance of students in his/her course. Instructors should announce in the first week of the course the method of assessment to be employed and should circulate a course outline. Assessment may be based on oral or written examination, project reports and/or assignments.    


        3.3.2 Instructors are encouraged to address the following methods of assessment and communicate them to the students:   
          a. Will I grade on an “absolute” (criterion-based standard) or on a “relative” (norm-referenced) standard? Absolute grading is encouraged, whenever possible.   
          b. What are my reasons for choosing the method I will use?  


          c. What do I consider as outstanding or excellent performance?  
          d. How should an average student perform?  


          e. What are my reasons for allowing or not allowing students opportunities to earn extra credit?  
          f. What are my values concerning student attendance, class participation, and completion of assignments?  


          g. Will I depend upon a single method of assessing students’ learning or will I use a variety of methods (exams, assignments, presentations, etc.)?  
          h. Have I described my grading plan adequately to students in writing and orally at the beginning of the course?  


          i. How will I handle late or missing assignments?  
          j. How will I grade group projects/reports? How should I assess and identify the contribution of each student in groupworks?  




27 Feb. - 3 March 2017

Mid-semester exam in January 2017 semester

25 Sep. - 29 Sep. 2017

Mid-semester exam in August 2017 semester

        3.4.1 The mid-semester examinations are usually held in the 8th week of the semester during lecture hours. The grades in the mid-semester examinations held in the first semester are used in assessing the capability of students who come from different educational backgrounds and examination systems  
        3.4.2 Mid-semester grades are normally based on coursework, assignments and classroom tests.  
        3.4.3 Corrected mid-semester examination papers are returned to students and may be discussed with the course instructor.  




27 April - 4 May 2017

Final exam period in January 2017 semester

11-13 July 2017

Final exam period in Intersem 2017

23-29 November 2017

Final exam period in August 2017 semester

        3.5.1 Final examinations for all courses are held three to five days after classes end. The Registry makes the necessary arrangements for final examinations including the examination schedule and the allocation of classrooms. All final examination arrangements are announced by Registry via e-mail and posted on the Registry website.  
        3.5.2 The final examination should be in written form.  
        3.5.3 Rescheduling of examinations should be avoided except in emergency (campus-wide closure or other unforeseen circumstances). Make-up examinations must be scheduled at a time that is possible for all students in the class and requires approval of the FoS Coordinator and the School Dean.  
        3.5.4 Examinations for regular 3-credit courses may be rescheduled only one week before the institute-wide approved examination timetable. For modular type courses and those which are less than 3 credits, final examinations should be given within two weeks of the last day of classes.  
        3.5.5   The faculty member must arrange the rescheduling of examination and must obtain written approval using Early Examination Schedule Form from the Field of Study Coordinator. Both of these must be done in advance of examination to be rescheduled.  

        3.6.1 The grade assigned to a student in each course which he/she takes for credit is based on a letter system. The letters which are used have the following definition and grade points for the calculation of grade point average (GPA):  



Grade Points


Excellent. Thorough knowledge and mastery of concepts and/or techniques together with a high degree of skill and/or great originality in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course.



Very Good. Thorough knowledge and mastery of concepts and/or techniques together with a fairly high degree of skill in the use of those concepts and techniques in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course.



Good. Good level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques with a considerable skill in using them in satisfying the requirements of a piece of work or course.



Near Competent. Level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques requires more efforts to satisfy the requirements of a piece of work or course.



Deficient. Level of knowledge or mastery of concepts and/or techniques requires intensive efforts to satisfy the requirements of a piece of work or course.



Highly Deficient. Knowledge or mastery of concepts and /or techniques and understanding of the subject matter unacceptably low.



Failing. Very poor with very limited knowledge or limited mastery and understanding of concepts and/or techniques; comprehension of the subject matter is very limited.



Incomplete. Course may be completed at a later time without prejudice.



A “passing” grade refers to any grade above “1” and a “failing” grade refers to grade equal to “1” or below.


        3.6.2 Grade Point Average . The grade point average is calculated by averaging (with weighting according to the number of credits that each course carries) all the grade points obtained in every course taken for credit except those graded with Pass/Fail. One semester credit is earned from a course for each hour of lecture, two hours of workshop or seminar or three hours of laboratory work per week for a semester, provided the student has registered to take the course for credit. Whilst grades D and F count toward the computation of the cumulative average, the courses in which a student received these grades do not count toward the total credit requirement for degrees or the Diploma.  
        3.6.3 Incomplete. The grade 'I' (Incomplete) can be given only if:  a) there is a special reason, accepted by the course instructor, which makes it impossible for an individual student to be graded before the meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students); b) there are other special reasons which are accepted by the Academic Senate.  
An 'I' grade given in any course and reported to Academic Senate will be recorded on the transcript. Registration for the course in subsequent semester should take place and the new grade given by the Instructor recorded on the transcript without deleting the 'I' grade.  
An 'I' grade will subsequently be converted to 'F' unless the course is satisfactorily completed at a time specified by the Instructor, which must not be later than one semester from the time at which the final grade would normally have been recorded.  
Courses spanning two-semesters, when not completed at the end of two semesters will be given an incomplete “I’ grade. If at the end of the subsequent semester in which the course remains incomplete, the ‘I’ grade for these courses will be converted to fail ‘F'.  
        3.6.4  Pass/Fail. The pass/fail grading can be used if knowledge and mastery of concepts or techniques or the degree of skill in the use of those concepts and techniques cannot be assessed precisely enough to assign a ‘letter’ grade. Instructors teaching a course graded on a “Pass/Fail” method must like any other course, have a specific set of requirements, what are to be assessed and the method of assessment.  

        3.7.1 Mid-semester grading is compulsory for all semester-long courses and must be reported to the Registry by the middle of the ninth week of the semester. Students are informed of their grades at the end of the tenth week and School Deans receive the complete list of grades for students in his/her School. The Deans subsequently inform the student Advisors concerned. Mid-semester grades are not recorded on the official transcript, but can be viewed in the SIS.  

The purpose of mid-semester grades is to provide an indication of a student’s progress for his/her own benefit and for that of the Advisor.

        3.7.3 Corrected mid-semester examination papers must be discussed and returned to students by the course instructors (AS87.06).  
        3.7.4 Advisors are expected to discuss mid-semester grades with each of their students, particularly those in their first semester. If any problems arise which are not directly related to academic difficulties, such as stress, anxiety or inability to formulate appropriate study strategies, the student should be referred to the Student Affairs Unit.  


At the beginning of each semester, the Registry sends to each course instructor a class list showing the names of the students registered for the course. After the last date for adding/dropping, a revised list is distributed. Before each final examination, the Registry will send course instructors an additional copy of the revised class list.

        3.8.2 Course instructors will enter a grade mark in ink against the name of each student on the revised class list or can enter grade directly through SIS.  
        3.8.3 Course instructors will send a signed copy of the class list with the grade marks entered or a print-out in case grades were directly entered in SIS, to the School Dean.  The School Dean will countersign each class list to indicate that it has been discussed and agreed upon by the School. Thesis/research study/project grades given by the Program Committee are also subject to a review at the School grades meeting, at which a relative assessment of all grades given to the graduating class will be made (AS 87.04.1). The School Dean will send the original lists to the Registry by mid-day on the date indicated on the Academic Calendar, or on such other date as may be indicated by the Registry.  
        3.8.4 A course instructor may amend a grade mark by altering the class list sent to the School Dean of the student concerned. The amendment should be made by putting a cross through the incorrect mark and entering the new mark in ink. Each amendment must be initialed by the course instructor and the School Dean concerned.  
        3.8.5 If there are mistakes that need to be rectified, only Faculty members delegated in writing by the course instructor can initiate corrections of course grades in the absence of the instructor (CFE203.2).  
        3.8.6 No changing of grades after the meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students) is normally permitted. In the exceptional case of an amendment after the meeting of the Academic Senate, the endorsement of the course instructor, the School Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs must be obtained, on the originals of class lists containing the grades which have been amended. Supporting documents to justify the amendment must be provided.  
        3.8.7 Final grades should not be disclosed before the Academic Senate (Review of Students) meeting and the decision of the Senate should not be communicated to a student by Faculty members directly (CFE203.3).  

        3.9.1 A student has the right to review his/her marked scripts (examinations, projects, assignments, etc.).  
        3.9.2    If not satisfied with his/her grade, a student may, after the meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students), appeal to the relevant course instructor for re-assessment. The level of review to be carried out is at the instructor's discretion.  
        3.9.3  A student appeal for revision of his/her coursework assessment should be made to the instructor within one week after grades are released/announced. If necessary, a student, after seeking help from the Advisor, may make an appeal through the Field/Area of Study Coordinator and the School Dean for recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  
        3.9.4 If a student believes that his/her academic performance has been adversely affected by illness or some other external factor, he/she should consult the Advisor as soon as possible and before the next meeting of the Academic Senate (Review of Students).  

        3.10.1 For the Doctoral program, the minimum cumulative GPA for continuation of the program and graduation is not less than 3.50.  
        3.10.2 Students in the Master’s and Diploma programs are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75.  
        3.10.3 Students who failed to attain the minimum grade requirement at the end of the semester will either be placed on probation or be recommended for dismissal.  
        3.10.4 The standards of academic performance of Certificate or Special Program students (i.e. students not registered for a degree or Diploma) are to be monitored by the Academic Senate. In practice, the Academic Senate receives for information each semester the report of the grades attained and the number of credits earned by Certificate students.