I. Transfer and change of major
A. Transferring from one LAU Campus to Another:
Students who intend to transfer from one LAU campus to another may do so, provided they declare their intention by filling out a Transfer Form and submitting it by the specified deadlines. Once they transfer, they must register for, at least, 2 regular semesters in the new campus, before they are allowed to transfer back.
B. Transferring from the Associate to the Bachelor’s Program or vice versa:
Students may request to transfer from the Bachelor’s Program to the Associate Program, or vice-versa. Such requests are handled by the Registrar’s Office. Courses common to both Programs, and courses needed as electives in the new Program, will be counted towards graduation.
C. Change of Major:
- A student may request, at any time, from the School concerned, to change their major. The Admissions’ conditions, and/or his/her academic performance at LAU, will be taken into consideration. Acceptance in the new major is also conditional on availability of places.
- Students with an approved Change of major will have the option of dropping, from the Grade Point Average (GPA) computation, the grades of 3 courses taken at LAU, belonging to the requirements of the old major and not to any requested new major. Only grades C and below can be deleted.
- Students must submit a request to have their grades deleted at the Registrar’s Office, no later than one semester of the Change of major, and not after graduating, or after leaving the University for more than 2 consecutive semesters. This rule applies for changes of major within a School, or when a student transfers from one School to another.
- Students who benefited from the above stated rule in C.2., cannot return to their old major, and cannot request to have their major changed, again, to any major which requires a course whose grade was deleted from the GPA computation.
D. Intensive English Regulations:
- To promote students from Intensive English to regular English courses, the following criteria should be used:
- ENG003 students must pass the course with a final grade of C or above, or score 500 or above, on the English Entrance Exam (EEE), or the equivalent in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- ENG002 students must pass the Intensive English course with a grade of C+ or above, or score 500 or above on the EEE, or the equivalent in TOEFL.
- Students in ENG002 and ENG003 may take one course for credit each semester from the Arabic or Math disciplines, in addition to a Physical Education course upon advisor’s consent.
E. English Requirements:
- Entering Freshmen and Sophomores, with a score between 500 and 549 on the EEE, or its equivalent in TOEFL, must take ENG009 Remedial English, (zero credit), ENG101 English I, (3 credits), and ENG102 English II, (3 credits) before the Sophomore-level English courses.
- Entering Freshmen and Sophomores, with a score between 550 and 599 on the EEE, or its equivalent in TOEFL, must take 6 credits of English (ENG101 English I, and ENG102 English II), before taking the Sophomore-level English courses.
- Entering Freshmen and Sophomores, with a score between 600 and 649 on the EEE, or its equivalent in TOEFL, must take 3 credits of English (ENG102 English II), before taking the Sophomore-level English courses.
- Entering Freshmen and Sophomores, with a score of 650 or higher on the EEE, or its equivalent in TOEFL, can take Sophomore-level English courses directly.
- Students passing ENG003 Intensive English III, with an average of C, or above, or the IECE, with a grade of C, or above, are required to take ENG009 Remedial English, ENG101 English I, and ENG102 English II.
F. Physical Education Regulation:
Students may accumulate up to 2 credits of Physical Education besides PED101 Basic Health. Beyond this, Physical Education credits will not count towards graduation.
- Transfer and change of major
- Registration rules
- Withdrawal from the university
- Classification of students and academic load
- Attendance regulations and makeup policy
- Classroom scheduling and class size
- Tests and examinations
- Scholastic standing
- Academic suspension
- Readmission after suspension
- Disciplinary action