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Academic Rules and Regulation


  1. Attendance is mandatory for all courses, lab hours and field work. Any absence does not excuse students form their responsibility to make up for the work and any assignments or announcements made during their absence.
  2. Control of absenteeism from either clinical assignments, lab or lecture hours, should be made under the direct supervision of class coordinator and/or the administration.
  3. In case of absence without a valid excuse, the student shall receive a written notice, a zero for missed assignments/exams and will have to work double the missed clinical experience.
  4. Absence from announced quizzes or examinations is not allowed unless the student presents a valid excuse. The student may then sit for a make-up examination if a decision to that effect is made by faculty/administration.

Examinations and Make-ups

  1. A passing grade of 65 is required for major, humanities and basic science courses for first year B.S students. (course average)
  2. A passing grade of 70 is required for major and other core courses for second and third year B.S students. (course average)
  3. A passing grade of 60 is required for nursing and other courses of the practical nursing program. (course average)
  4. A student is not allowed a make-up for a failed course unless his/her final course average is above 55/100 for major courses and 50/100 for all other required courses.
  5. A pass (P) or fail (F) grade is given for make-up exams. The original grade obtained will remain on the student’s transcript and will be used to compute the cumulative average.
  6. When a course is repeated, the grade obtained last will be used to compute the cumulative average.
  7. Failure to submit required assignments, papers, projects etc…. within deadlines will result in a grade zero for that given assignments. Delays should be discussed with concerned faculty.

Evaluations and Promotions

Student’s evaluation includes performance in class, clinical assignments, professional attitude and mannerisms.

A semester and yearly average of 60 for practical nurse, 65 for first year B.S students and 70 for second and third year B.S students, is required.

  1. Probations and Failures
  2. Placement on Probation

    A student will be placed on probation in case he/she fails:

  1. 2 make-ups of failed courses at the end of a semester
  2. to attain the minimum required semester or yearly average
  3. the practicum of a major course
  4. the make-up of a major course unless the faculty decides otherwise
  5. to exhibit a proper conduct towards fellow students, faculty, administration, hospital staff or colleagues

N.B:    Probation is the last chance for a student to make-up for any deficiencies and its period may only be extended once by exceptional decision from faculty/administration.

Removal of Probation

At the end of a semester or summer session, a probation may be removed if the student:

  1. achieves the required average for the following semester/summer session
  2. passes all courses taken during the following semester/summer session.
  3. obtains the yearly average required if the semester failed is the last one of the student’s academic year
  4. demonstrates behavior and manners compatible with ethical conducts for health professions

Repeating a year

       A student will be required to repeat the year if he/she fails:

  1. make-up of a major course
  2. practicum of a major course
  3. to remove a probation within two semesters
  4. to attain the minimum yearly average

N.B:    A student repeating a year is required to attend classes regularly and repeat all failed courses required for that academic year. Repetition is allowed only once and failure will then imply the student to be dropped out of the program.


Students pay tuition fees after completing registration requirements. Payment is done in installments during the academic year.

Contracts with Makassed General Hospital (MGH) grant students a loan exempting them from tuition fees provided they commit to work at MGH after graduation for the duration of the contract. Students interest by this contract shall fill an application form justifying their need for this kind of assistance. Applications are distributed to students at the end of the fall semester where they have to demonstrate the needed academic credentials. Once the contract is validated, students will only pay annual registration fees.

Credit System

At the end of the probation period following registration and admission to the first year of the BS program, and based on their evaluations, students may be transferred or chose to transfer to the credit system. This allows them to take a minimum of 9 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 4 credits during the summer session. Second and third year BS students may also be transferred to the credit system based on performance evaluations and recommendations of their faculty. The program will then be distributed over a maximum period of 5 years during which students have to pass all required didactic and clinical courses.

Students who have signed a contract with MGH and are transferred to the credit system during their course of study will have to pay for all courses they are required to repeat or were not allowed to take due to failure in certain prerequisites. The contract will therefore be suspended for the academic year the student is required to repeat, and he/she will have to pay for the fees of the repeated year. The contract will be reactivated once the student succeeds in course requirements of that year. Students repeating exams of failed courses will have to pay one third of the credit value of that course.

A student who failed the theory but passed the practicum component of a nursing course, will repeat both the theory and the clinical, if his/her clinical grade is below than 80%. If the clinical grade is above 80% the student will repeat 50% of the requirements and pay for the 50% of the clinical credits only.

N.B. Transfer to the credit system may only be undertaken during the probation period of the first year, and following the first term exams for second and third year BS students.

Transfer from other Academic Institutions

Transfer students should have passed courses required for the program at the institution with a minimum average of 65%. Otherwise, the courses should be repeated according to the grading system of the College. Equivalence is made for a maximum of 49% of the program courses.

 Dismissal from College

A student may be dismissed upon a decision made by the faculty/administration if he/she:

  1. fails to meet the requirements of a repeated year
  2. fails to remove a probation within two semesters
  3. engages in behavioral misconduct. This includes inappropriate statements posted on social media

N.B:    A warning and a notice hold valid for the three academic years. Any three warnings whether for academic or behavioral reasons may result in a decision for dismissal.

  1. Graduation with Distinction and Awards

A student may be awarded his/her degree with distinction if:

  1. he has cumulative yearly average of 85 or more for the BS program; 81 or more is required for BP program
  2. no disciplinary action was made against him/her
  3. he/she has been recommended by college faculty/administration for the Distinction Award

The Lion`s Award 

This is a non-monetary award offered by the Beirut Lions Club to a nursing student who has been distinguished for academic achievement and professional attitude and nominated by faculty/administration to receive the award.