The academic year of the University is from September to August each year.
The academic calendar is determined by the Registrar in the consultation with respective Deans and approved by the President. The approved academic calendar is circulated to students and published on the College website and intranet at least 3 months before the start of a new academic year.
Each academic year consists of two semesters (Fall semester and Spring Semester) and a summer term.
An LTH structure specifies for each course:
Each course has an associated credit and a LTH structure. The credit assigned for a course is determined by the LTH structure specified for that course.
|Mode of Instruction||Associated Credits||Additional number of hours to be spent at home|
|L||Largely in lecture mode||1 credit per hour of lecture||2 hours per lecture hour|
|T||Tutorial in interactive mode, and in small groups||0 credit per hour of tutorial session||0 hours per tutorial hour|
|H||Hands-on activity or project||1 credit per 2 hours of hands-on or project activity||2 hours for every 2 hours of hands-on activity|
|GPA||Letter grade||Percentage approximation||Letter grade description|
|4.00||A||95-100||Outstanding. An "A" grade reflects outstanding performance in exams, assignments, and projects, as well as attendance and conduct.|
|3.00||B||83-86||Good. A "B" grade represents good achievement, demonstrating an understanding of concepts and a presentation of work with high standards.|
|2.30||C+||77-79||Satisfactory. A "C" grade represents satisfactory work, demonstrating a basic comprehension of the material and the basic achievement of the proposed learning outcomes.|
|1.00||D||60-65||A"D" grade represents a marginal pass.|
|0.00||F||Below 60||An "F" grade represents failing performance.|
|OTHER CODES APPEARING IN THE TRANSCRIPT|
|FA||Failure due to lack of class attendance|
|I||Incomplete grade (missing components from the grade)|
|S||Satisfactory Completion (for extramural optional courses)|
|W||Withdrawal from the course|
Students must maintain a Cumulative GPA >=2.00 at all times during their study at KCST.
During a prescribed period at the beginning of each semester session and the summer term, students shall register for a set of courses consistent with:
The University encourages each student to take a full load of courses as required by their academic program. However, credit hours in excess of 18 during a regular semester are not recommended and will be carefully monitored by the academic Advisor, who may consult with other University personnel concerning the student’s prognosis for success. In these cases, approval by the Dean must be obtained before the student may be assigned more than 18 credit hours.
In the Summer term, a student may not register for more than nine credit hours without approval by the Dean.
The University will permit a student to register for fewer courses. Students applying for or holding a scholarship from the Private Universities Council (PUC), must register for a minimum of 12 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters.
KCST has a clear and transparent policy for changing programs within KCST:
Students are only permitted to change their degree program once throughout their years of study at KCST. Students must follow the following criteria:
The total number of the successfully passed credit hours in the enrolled program must be at least 24 and no more than 75.
Students are allowed to change the program according to the below conditions: