Frequently Asked Questions
- I wish to switch from full-time study to part-time study, what should I do?
- I wish to change my major (or add another major, minor etc), what should I do?
- If I pursue 15 credits in any discipline area, will I automatically be awarded a minor in that area?
- If I pursue 54 credits in any discipline area could I declare a “Special” in that area?
- If I entered the University before 2003, would my degree be assessed under the GPA system?
- Could Level 3 courses count toward Level 2 credits?
- When do I declare my major(s)/minors in preparation for graduation?
- I am doing a cross-faculty double major and am being asked to take FOUN 1101. According to the Faculty Booklet, this course is not for Humanities students. Do I have to do FOUN 1101?
- Would my summer courses be counted toward my degree?
- I wish to add a sixth course for the semester as a first-year student.
- I wish to add an additional course for the semester/year as a second-year student.
- How many out-of-faculty courses am I allowed to pursue as an FHE student?
- I am a student of another faculty but am also pursuing a degree programme at FHE (double major student). Am I still required to complete a “thesis (HUMN 3099)”?
- Must I do HUMN 3099 (UC300) or are there other courses, which can be substituted for it?
- There is a “warning” status on my on-line student record. What does this mean?
- There are anomalies in my on line student record. How can they be rectified?
- I am not sure who my academic advisor is or whether one has been assigned to me. What should I do?
- I wish to consult with someone re my readiness to graduate and course credits. To whom should I go?
- I missed a coursework exam. What should I do?
Submit a letter re change status to the Assistant Registrar (Admissions). Only after receiving an official approval, should a student proceed with a change in registration accordingly. ...Return.
Submit a letter re change of option to the Assistant Registrar (Admissions). Full-time students should do this no later than the start of their third semester (beginning of Year 2), while part-time students can do so no later than the beginning of their fifth semester. ...Return.
3. If I pursue 15 credits in any discipline area would I automatically be awarded a minor in that area?
No. Awards can only be granted for minors that have been formally declared as a minor by the Faculty. For example students can pursue 15 credits of Philosophy courses, but no minor in that area currently exists. ...Return.
No. Awards can only be granted for Specials that have been formally declared as a “Special” by the Faculty. For example students can pursue 54 credits of Linguistics or Literatures in English courses, but no “Specials” in those areas currently exist. ...Return.
All active student records have recently been converted to the Banner GPA system. However, while pre-GPA students are currently being assessed based on the year they matriculated, they are also being assessed under the GPA system. Whichever system is more advantageous to the student in his/her graduating year, he/she would be awarded the “better” class of degree. ...Return.
Yes. However, the student must ensure that he/she has the specific number of Level 2 courses required for the programme in accordance with the Regulations: “a minimum of 18 credits shall be for Level II courses (not including Foundation Courses)”. It should also be noted that “a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 24 credits shall be for courses exclusively Level III (but not including HUMN 3099 or its substitute).” ...Return.
Usually at the commencement of the third year for full-time students or at the beginning of the final two semesters for part-time students. ...Return.
8. I am doing a cross-faculty double major and I am being asked to take FOUN 1101. According to the Faculty Booklet, this course is not for Humanities students. Do I have to do FOUN 1101?
No. Students pursuing cross-faculty majors are required to fulfil the foundation course requirement specified by the Faculty in which they are registered and not the foundation requirements set by the Faculty in which the double major is pursued. Foundation courses are set according to Faculty, and not according to programme or major. ...Return.
Yes, but only if the courses done in summer are part of the student’s current programme, which was previously declared. If these are extra courses – No! NOTE: If students have completed their programmes (as declared in our records) by the end of Semester II, then their names will go forward on a graduation pass list, so summer courses will not be counted! ...Return.
First-year students (both full-time and part-time) are NOT allowed to add extra courses at this stage. ...Return.
Second-year, full-time students are NOT allowed to add extra courses at this stage. According to the regulations: “A full-time student should normally register for not more than 15 and not less than 12 credits per semester, except in the case of the final two semesters of the degree programme, in which case a student may seek permission to register for a maximum of 42 credits to complete the degree.” ...Return.
Throughout the entire degree programme, no more than 30 credits (distributed so as not to exceed 12 credits in any one year of the full-time programme) may be selected from courses other than Humanities courses, except with the special permission of the Dean. ...Return.
13. I am a student of another faculty but am also pursuing a degree programme at FHE (double major student). Am I still required to complete a “thesis (HUMN 3099)”?
Yes. Students pursuing double major programmes are in fact pursuing two degrees. Thus the student is required to complete all the relevant courses toward both programmes. ...Return.
Students may choose from among the following courses, which are accepted substitutes for HUMN 3099:COMS 3099; LITS 3501 together with LITS 3502; LING 3099; CANV 3499; FILM 3099 or FILM 3199. However, students must have the relevant pre-requisites for any of these courses before they will be allowed to pursue them . ...Return.
A “warning” status reflects poor academic performance (i.e. the receipt of a term GPA of 0.75 or less). This should be taken seriously and the student should seek counsel from his/her academic advisor. If such poor performance is maintained by a student for the following semester, the student will be asked to withdraw from The UWI. ...Return.
Students must bring any anomalies in their online student records to the attention of the Senior Assistant Registrar (Examinations) and/or the Faculty Office for rectification. ...Return.
17. I am not sure who my academic advisor is or whether one has been assigned to me. What should I do?
Students who have never met with an academic advisor, or are not sure whether one has been assigned to them, must visit their departmental office and bring this to the attention of the Secretary of the department, who should advise the student further. ...Return.
18. I wish to consult with someone re my readiness to graduate and course credits. To whom should I go?
Students should consult with the Faculty’s or School's Administrative Assistant (Student Affairs) or the Administrative Officer for degree evaluation.....Return.
The University only accepts serious illness as a possible cause for missing coursework examinations. If this was the case, students must submit a medical certificate to the Campus Medical Officer for authorization, and subsequently submit a written request, together with the original medical certificate from the physician, to the Assistant Registrar (Admissions) for recourse. ...Return.