Degree plan Registration and Transcripts
The student must fill out the form of the Degree plan and send it to the Cultural Mission after it is authenticated and signed by his University Advisor. The postgraduate students must send it during the first semester and the undergraduate students must send it during the first academic year.
The student should select the required credit hours of the semester according to the Degree plan and registering them during the period of registration. The student must send the registration documents to his academic advisor at the Cultural Mission bearing in mind that any delay will result in his inability to register in the current semester, a fact which will make him accountable to the immigration authorities, withholding of his monthly payment and ultimately may cause the termination of his scholarship.
Commitment to the minimum credit hours
The student is obligated to take the minimum credit hours required to complete his/ her degree according to the academic system of the university except during the period of writing the master or doctoral dissertation. Not registering the minimum credit hours will render the residency of the student in the USA illegal which will expose him to penalties such as detention or deportation. The following table shows the minimum credit hours which the student must register according to the system of the university in which he/ she is studying:
|Academic System||Min. credit hrs. that must be earned during the semester|
Drop and Add
The Cultural Mission pays the tuition fees for each semester to the academic institution in which the student is studying. The student must be committed to the courses he selected for each semester and must not resort to the process of dropping and adding except in the specified period. The student must furnish the Cultural Mission with the registration document after the end of the period of dropping and adding. The student will be responsible for the payment of the tuition fees of the courses he dropped or added without informing his academic advisor in the Cultural Mission, in the unspecified period of dropping or adding or if the courses were not included in the Degree Plan. If the Cultural Mission paid these tuition fees, it will be deducted from the student’s next month’s stipend. The registered credit hours must not be below the minimum credit hours shown above.
The student must place an order for his official transcript at the registration office of the university after the end of each semester and ask them to send it directly to his academic advisor at the Cultural Mission within three weeks after the end of the semester. Delay in sending the transcript in the specified period will automatically result in withholding the monthly stipend and may lead to the termination of the scholarship.
Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of the Student
The regulation of the scholarship stipulates that the minimum cumulative grade point average that the student is expected to achieve as a condition of the continuation of his scholarship and the payment of his salary is 2 points out of 4 points for undergraduates; and 3 points out of 4 points for the postgraduate students. These points are the minimum required by the universities in order for the students to continue in their studies as well as by the regulations of the immigration authorities of the USA. Obtaining a cumulative grade point average below 2 points might cause the deportation of the student by the American authorities.