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SUBJECT LOADS
  1. The academic load of each course is prescribed in the prospectus issued by the Registrar's Office.
  2. Students with good academic records may be allowed to carry more than the regular load with the permission of the College Dean in consultation with the Department Head concerned.
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ADDING/DROPPING OF SUBJECTS
  1. Adding or dropping of subjects is done within a period scheduled by the Registrar.
  2. A fee is charged for adding or dropping of subjects except when the revision is due to changes made in the schedule by the Registrar.
  3. No credit may be earned by a student whose subject is set up by the faculty member alone without the permission of the Dean and concurrence of the Registrar.
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STUDENT CLASSIFICATION
  1. A student is classified according to his course and year, e.g. Juan dela Cruz, AB Economics, 4th Year.
  2. The units earned per year are the following:
    1. Freshman - 42 units or less
    2. Sophomore - 43 units to 84 units
    3. Junior - 85 units to 126 units
    4. Senior - more than 126 units.
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CLASS ATTENDANCE
  1. Prompt and regular attendance is required of all students. Absences are recorded from the first day of classes.
  2. The first bell is a signal for the students to go to their classes.
  3. Students are considered late when they enter after the second bell. Three occasions of tardiness is equivalent to one absence.
  4. Regardless of reasons, maximum number of allowable absences of students is equivalent to twenty percent (20%) of the total number of class hours.
    • MWF classes - 10 absences
    • TTH classes - 7 absences
    • Summer classes - 10 absences
    • Daily classes - 15 absences



  5. Students who exceed the allowable number of absences are dropped from the classes.
  6. Special assignments may be given at the discretion of the teacher.
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SCHOOL TERMS/HOURS
  1. The academic year consists of the first and the second semester. The CHED prescribes 100 class days spread over 18 weeks.
  2. Summer term consists of six weeks of classes.
  3. Students are to schedule their activities on activity hours, non-class days and Saturdays so that classes are utilized entirely for academic work. These activities must be supervised by officers/ faculty members concerned.
  4. In case of emergency, suspension of classes shall be with the approval of the College President or any authorized school official.
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EXAMINATIONS
  1. Examination schedule is prepared by the College Registrar and is posted on the registrar's Bulletin Board.
  2. There are three general examinations: Trinal, Mid-term, and Final. Students are required to present their exam permits and ID to the proctors.
  3. Students are held responsible for their schedule of exams. Ignorance of the schedule is not a valid reason for missing the test.
  4. Late students are expected to finish the exam at the same time as the rest of the students in the class.
  5. A student may be excused from taking the exam on the scheduled time only for the most serious reasons as illness or death in the family.
  6. Schedule for special exam is posted in the Registrar's Bulletin Board.
  7. Students are not allowed to stay or loiter along the corridors during the examinations.
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GRADING SYSTEM
  1. NDMC adopts the cumulative system of grading. Teachers assign marks only on the basis of performance.
  2. Grade Components:
    1. Item I (CSW) includes the following:
      1. Projects, Reports, Term Papers
      2. Class Participation such as recitation, experiments seat works and others
      3. Short tests or quizzes
    2. Item II includes the following:
      1. For Trinal: Trinal Exam
      2. For Midterm : Midterm Exam
      3. For Final: Final Exam
  3. Computation of the Grades:
    1. For Trinal Grade
      • Highest Grade - 85%
      • Lowest Grade - 70%
        1. Item I:CSW grade equivalent
        2. Item II: Trinal exam grade equivalent
      • Trinal Grade (TG) = (Item I + Item II)
        2

    2. (From the Beginning to Trinal)
    3. For Midterm Grade
      • Highest Grade - 90%
      • Lowest Grade - 70%
        1. Item I:CSW grade equivalent
        2. Item II: Midterm exam grade equivalent
      • Tentative Midterm Grade
        (TMG)
        = (Item I + Item II)
        2
        Midterm Grade (MG) = TG + (TMG * 2)

    4. (From Trinal to Midterm)
    5. For Final Grade
      • Highest Grade - 95%
      • Lowest Grade - 70%
        1. Item I:CSW grade equivalent
        2. Item II: Final exam grade equivalent
      • Tentative Final Grade
        (TFG)
        = (Item I + Item II)
        2
        Final Grade(FG) = (MG + (TFG * 2))
        3
      • Passing Score is 40% of the total test items.
      • Total Score - Passing Score
        Highest Grade - Passing Grade
      • Computing the Class Interval.
        • TS - Total Score
        • PS - Passing Score
        • HS - Highest Score
        • PG - Passing Score

      • Where:
        Example: (Trinal)
        TS - PS = 100 - 40 = 60 = 6 (class interval)
        HG - PG 85 - 75 10

        95 - 100------85
        89 - 94------84
        83 - 88------83
        77 - 82------82
        71 - 76------81
        65 - 70------80
        59 - 64------79
        53 - 58------78
        47 - 52------77
        41 - 46------76
        40------75
        34 - 39------74
        28 - 33------73
        22 - 27------72
        16 - 21------71
        0 - 15------70

    6. (From Midterm to Finals)
    1. Final grades computed at 70-72 = 70%
    2. Final grades computed at 73-74 = 75%
    3. Final grades computed at 92.77 = 95%. However no grade must go beyond the ceiling grade which is 95%.
    4. A mark of Incomplete (INC) may be removed upon fulfillment of the deficiency within a period of forty five (45) days. Failure to do so would automatically change the INC to F (Failure).
      • F - Failed
      • DRP - Dropped
      • INC - When the student failed to take the final examination only.
    5. The following marks may appear in the Scholastic Record:

    6. Any question on grades must be coursed through the faculty concerned.
    7. Changes in grades must be done officially by the faculty member and submitted to the Registrar's Office.
    8. A copy of rating slip shall be given to the student at the end of the semester, a second copy is mailed to their parents/guardians.
  4. Notes:
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