FOR FACULTY OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE STUDENTS
General FAQS for All Undergraduate Students (Full Time and Evening University):
During the online registration period students can submit a request online to exceed the maximum credit limit. If approval is granted, the courses are added to the student’s registration.
Failing a course serves to depress one’s GPA. You should therefore do all in your powers to avoid failing a course. If the course is repeated and passed, the grade obtained is also used in the calculation of one’s GPA.
Students who attend less than 75% of lectures or tutorials may be debarred from writing the final examination. Please check the course outline for the courses you are taking to ascertain if this debarment rule will apply.
Have a medical report completed by a doctor and submit it to the Campus’ Health Service Unit. If the medical is accepted by the Health Services Unit, then you will not be penalized. The grade AM will be assigned to the courses affected.
The Invigilator will take any student complaining of feeling unwell during an examination to the Campus Health Service Unit for assessment. If the case is genuine, you will not be penalized in terms of your GPA. The grade FM will be assigned to the courses affected
Overrides must be submitted online. It is the responsibility of the student to check the Banner system to see if their override request has been approved / denied. Once approved, the student must then register for the said course(s). Please note that the Faculty personnel cannot register a student for a course, this must be done by the student him/herself.
By visiting the Departmental Office under which their programme resides.
Please visit the Student Accounts section at the Bursary where the matter will be sorted out.
Students must seek permission from their Head of Department to do this, and such request will only be granted if the relevant pre-requisites are satisfied.
Yes, but a formal request in writing must be made to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs Admissions.
No, this will not be automatic. The requisite forms must be competed and submitted to the Dean’s Office.
Minors must be declared by the end of the registration period of the student's final semester. To declare a minor the student must complete the required form and submit it to the Dean’s Office or send a request via e mail to the Assistant Registrar - Recruitment & Enrolment, Student Affairs (Admissions). If this is not done, and if the student does not satisfy the course/credit requirements for the requested Minor, the Minor will not be awarded. For the purposes of this regulation, the end of registration means the “Add/Drop” period.
Yes. A Minor in the Faculty of Food and Agriculture comprises 15-16 credits. A student pursuing a Major can use the 10 elective courses at level II/III to pursue up to two Minors if so desired.
Not automatically. For this to happen, a request must be submitted to change from a Major to a Special. This request must be submitted in writing to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs Admissions, usually at the end of the second semester of the second year.
Student must write to the Senior Assistant Registrar - Recruitment & Enrolment, Student Affairs (Admissions) seeking approval to pursue a Double Major. This request must be submitted prior to the start of the final year of study.
To change an option (major), a student must write to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs Admissions seeking approval and this must be done during the second semester of his/her first year of study.
No. In order to qualify for the award of a degree a student must:
A Dean’s hold is placed on a student’s record when his/her GPA is below 2.0 in a semester. At this stage the student is placed on a Warning for the next semester.
A student is placed on Warning when their GPA is below 2.0. To remove the Dean’s hold the student must visit the Dean’s Office to be advised and then the hold is removed to permit registration.
A student is placed on RTW status after two consecutive semesters of GPA below 2.0. A student on RTW status must stay out of the University system for one academic year and then apply for re-entry to the University (the application period is normally November to January for Full-time students and January to March for Evening University students).
If the re-entry student registers for a new programme then the GPA record will start anew. If, on the other hand, the re-entry student continues in the programme he/she was pursuing prior to the RTW then the academic record continues.
They can seek to meet with the Dean and to outline a plan to improve their academic standing. A decision will then be made as to whether the RTW can be deferred for a semester.
A student with an OVERALL GPA of less than 2.0 will not be eligible for GATE. If the student brings the GPA up to 2.0 after Semester I, they can seek to get GATE approval for Semester II.
Only in compelling circumstances and only the Dean can approve such a request.
A student must complete the requisite Credit and Exemptions application form and attach the relevant course outlines from the institution where credits were attained. This request must be submitted to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Student Affairs Admissions.
A consultation is a review of the script by the Examiner/Lecturer with the candidate. Consultations are only permitted to students who have failed the course. In the case of a remarking, the script is remarked by a new examiner. Marks can be changed (either up or down) and the new mark awarded becomes the final mark.
Yes, but only to satisfy elective course requirements.
From the 2014/2015 academic year students will be awarded grades for their Foundation courses and these will be included in the calculation of the cumulative GPA in addition to the semester GPA. Which determines academic standing (Warning, RTW and Good Standing), and subsequently GATE status.
A student can pursue a maximum of 3 co-curricular credits.
Co-curricular courses credits can be used to meet Level I credit requirements.
To learn more about the Co-Curricular Programme at the St. Augustine Campus and to see the list of courses currently offered, visit https://sta.uwi.edu/cocurricular/
Complete the Degree Audit form at the Dean’s Office and see an advisor.
Semester timetables are available on the UWI website. Final examinations timetables are available in students’ “mysta” accounts.
Trinidad and Tobago nationals registered in the Evening University are covered by GATE for the summer semester.
Minimum number of courses – 2
Maximum number of courses – 4
Yes. Students must write to the Senior Assistant Registrar - Recruitment & Enrolment, Student Affairs (Admissions) seeking approval to pursue a Double Major. This request must be submitted prior to the start of the final year of study.
Yes. Students must write to the Senior Assistant Registrar - Recruitment & Enrolment, Student Affairs (Admissions) seeking approval to change their status from Evening to Fulltime.
Handbooks are available online at http://sta.uwi.edu/faculty-booklet-archive
Semester timetables are available online at http://www2.sta.uwi.edu/timetable/index1.html . To access your examination schedule follow the instructions online at https://sta.uwi.edu/examinations/schedule.asp .
A maximum of seven and a half years (fifteen semesters and seven summer School sessions)
Yes, but approval by the Dean of the Faculty offering the course must be obtained.