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Education and Examination Code
Through your (application for) enrolment, you declare that you agree with the Education and Examination Code.
Study Progress Monitoring
What?Ghent University Global Campus adheres to the Ghent University general policy concerning study progress.
As a student, it is important to obtain your diploma within a normal period of time. Therefore Ghent University and Ghent University Global Campus pay a lot of attention to study progress: the progress you make throughout your studies.
In particular the study progress in the first Bachelor year is monitored closely.
Study progress is assessed at the end of every exam period. A study progress monitoring measure can be taken in case of low study progress (< 50% of the taken courses passed),.
Any study progress monitoring measure is mentioned on your transcript of records. The measure is taken when you re-enroll, and follows the regulations of the Education and Examination Code of the year of re-enrolment.
2 types of study progress monitoring measuresThe following types of study progress monitoring measures can be taken:
Binding conditions and refusal to enrol for a contract to obtain a diploma
- If a student has obtained credits for less than 50% of the personal enrolment curriculum (i.e. a success rate below 50%), a binding condition will be imposed upon the next enrolment for the same study programme
The contents of the binding condition referred to in 1 will be determined in the Education and Examination Code of the academic year in which the student enrolls again for the same study programme.
For the academic year 2021-2022 the binding condition means that the student needs to have obtained credits for at least 50% of the personal enrolment curriculum. Moreover, if the student has obtained credit for less than 50% of the ECTS-credits of the first deliberation set, s/he is required to obtain credits for at least 75% of the personal enrolment curriculum belonging to the first deliberation set of the Bachelor’s programme.
In the academic year 2022-2023 the binding condition means that the student need to have obtained credits for at least 50% of the personal enrolment curriculum. If the student has obtained credits for less than 50% of the ECTS-credits of the first deliberation set, s/he is required to obtain credits all credits of the personal enrolment curriculum belonging to the first deliberation set of the Bachelor’s programme, except for a maximum of 8 ECTS-credits.
- If the student does not meet the above-mentioned condition, s/he is not allowed to enrol with a contract to obtain a diploma for the same study programme again
Refusal to enrol at Ghent University / Ghent University Global Campus
Regardless of the contract type and any previously imposed binding conditions and whether or not these conditions were met, enrolment for the study programmes at GUGC will be refused for students who, after 3 years of enrolment, have acquired less than one third of the ECTS credits that they took up during those enrolments.
Leave of Absence and Study Progress
When considering a Leave of Absence, it is important to keep in mind the Study Progress regulations. If a binding condition has been imposed, it will be applicable at the moment of your return from the Leave of Absence. The exact moment of starting your Leave of Absence may influence the calculation of your study progress rate.
Always consult your study counselor to make an assessment of your situation before taking a Leave of Absence.
Students may annually file an appeal against the decision to impose binding conditions as well against the decision to refuse enrolment, by means of a substantiated request with the Institutional Appeals Committee as specified article 64). In exceptional circumstances, enrolment may still be granted.