PY Study System

The Study System:

The PY adopts the annual system in which students have to complete all the requirements in one academic year (2 semesters + an exceptional summer semester) with a GPA no less than 3 out of 5. 

Drop, Transfer and Withdrawal:

- In case a student does not complete all the PY requirements in one academic year or if his/ her cumulative GPA is less than 3 out of 5, he/ she shall not be placed in his/ her college;

- Students’ transfer from one track to another shall be considered only by KSU Vice-Rector for Academic and Educational Affairs notwithstanding that transferred students shall restudy the courses of the new track, which results in delaying the completion of the Preparatory Year program;

- Dropping semesters is not allowed.

- Students are entitled to withdraw from the university in accordance with the rules and regulations. 

Tracks: 

At KSU, students are admitted in the following tracks:

a. Health Colleges Track: It includes the colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Applied Medical Sciences, Nursing and Prince Sultan College for Emergency Medical Services;

b. Engineering and Science Colleges Track: It includes the colleges of Engineering, College of Computer and Information Sciences, Architecture and Planning, Business Administration, and Food and Agriculture Sciences;

c. Humanities Colleges Track: It includes the colleges of Arts, Education, Law and Political Science, Tourism and Antiquities, Languages and Translation; 

Attendance and Denial: 

-  Students who attend less than 75% of the course classes and tutorials shall be denied from sitting to its final exam;  

-  Students are responsible for tracking their attendance percentage in each course; 

-  Attendance is taken from the first day of the academic semester until the last day before the final exams. 

- Students who come 10 minutes late to class are marked absent and marked late if they come after the first ten minutes;

- Excuses are invalid as they are included in the absenteeism maximum percentage allowed (25%).

- Students have to attend the orientation program because it is part of the study in PY. 

Majors:

Students will be placed in their colleges by the end of the academic year according to the criteria set by each college and approved by the Admission and Registration Deanship.