Credit for Previous Work
Students who had previously enrolled at the University and who have broken residency for a period of more than one calendar year will be evaluated for completion of their selected degree program under the requirements outlined in the current edition of the Academic Calendar. Courses completed within seven years of the student’s readmission to the University will be applied towards the completion of the selected degree program. Both the Registrar and a Department Head or School Dean will evaluate courses completed more than seven years prior to the student’s readmission to the University to determine if the courses are applicable to the selected degree program. In some circumstances, the student may be required to repeat a previously completed course where substantive content changes have been made during the student’s break in residency.
Transfer of Credits from Bugema University
Students may transfer credits earned in Bugema University; however, they should understand that each receiving institution would evaluate the suitability of the courses in relationship to its own programs and requirements.
The Registrar’s office issues transcripts of academic record on written request by the student, but no transcript can be issued until all financial obligations to the University are met. The first transcript is free, but there is a fee for all subsequent copies of the transcript.
Transfer of Credits to Bugema University
Bugema University gives you the privilege to transfer credits from a recognized university you have been attending in order to complete your degree requirements here. For this reason, if you are a transfer student, you must be in good social and academic standing at any colleges or universities you previously attended. Please note that your transcripts will not be regarded as valid unless the registrars of these institutions send them directly to the Office of the Registrar of Bugema University.
Students who have attended other institutions of higher learning must submit complete transcripts of studies, even though no credit was earned. Such credit will not enter GPA calculation but can be counted toward degree requirements.
Withdrawal from the University
Students who wish to withdraw from the University must obtain a Clearance Form from the Registrar’s office. A student should fill in the form and obtain all the signatures on the from as indicated. Withdrawal from the University only becomes effective on submission of the withdrawal form duly filled out.
Adding and Dropping Courses
If you wish to add or drop a course, you must fill out a form from the Registrar’s office, get the approval of the lecturer(s) concerned, and return the form to the Registrar’s office. A fee is charged for any changes in this respect. Courses may be added up to the published “Last day to enter any class.” Courses dropped by this date will not appear on the student’s permanent record. When courses are dropped after this date but before the published “Last day to drop a class with W,” a W (Withdrawn) will be recorded, but no tuition refund can be given. If any course is dropped after this date, an F (Failure) is recorded.
Students are required to attend all class activities, including lectures, tutorials and practical lessons. Attendance is regarded as a vital aspect of education at Bugema University. Absences are counted from the first day of classes and are classified as excused and unexcused.
Excused absences involve reasons of illness, authorized trips, or circumstances beyond the students’ control. Absences for any reason other than those mentioned above are considered unexcused. Class work such as quizzes and tests missed during an excused absence may be made up through arrangements with the instructor(s) involved. Class work missed during an unexcused absence may not be made up. If the student’s number of absences exceeds 25 percent of the total number of contact hours in the semester for a particular class, the student may be advised to drop the course.
Consistently coming late to class is not acceptable. Coming to a class late 5 – 10 minutes three times is counted as one absence. Entering a class after 15 minutes or missing 15 minutes or more from a class is considered an absence.