Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism (FHT), PSU Phuket Campus, Thailand

 
   
 

Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism
Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus

 
 

 

 

 

Bachelor Degree Program (BBA)

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FHT ACADEMIC

 

Academic Leave Student Status
Examination misconduct Termination of student status
Graduation TOEIC Score & English course
Internship Transferring course
Registration Transferring faculty / type of course / field of study
Resignation Transferring from other educational institutions
Sick leave and personal leave Withdrawal

 

 

 

 

Academic Leave

 

1 Q: What other information does the students need to know about academic leave?
A: Academic leave refers to the absence from academic sessions for the whole semester. If registration for courses has been made, they will be canceled and there will be no records of the registered courses in that semester on the academic transcript. Any academic leave must not exceed three consecutive semesters.

Academic leave is not permitted for the first three semesters of the student’s enrollment except in case of illness, military service or being awarded a scholarship, which the University considers a benefit to the student. To take sick leave, or academic leave due to an extended illness, the student is required to submit a medical certificate on every occasion.
 
2 Q: How does a student apply for academic leave?
A: To apply for academic leave, the students have to submit a completed request form to the campus registration office within 30 days from the first day of that semester. If any students do not register and fail to apply for leave, their names will be removed from the student information system and provide a formal letter stating the reasons with a consent letter from his or her parents or guardian to be submitted through the academic advisor. Any academic leave must be approved by the Dean. The student is required to pay the fees stipulated by the University to maintain his or her educational opportunities for every semester he or she takes leave, except for the semester for which the registration fees have been paid.

 

 

 

Graduation

 

1 Q: What other information should the students know about nomination for conferment of a degree?
A: Students nominated for conferment of a degree must have completed all the courses and course requirements of the program on which the candidate has studied for a degree without being awarded a letter symbol ‘I’ or ‘R’ on any courses, including equated or transferred courses. In addition, the candidate must have passed extra-curricular activities for student development stipulated by the University. Be a current student of the University and have a cumulative grade point averaging 2.00 or above. Students transferred from other institutions must have studied at the University for at least One Academic Year. The time period of conferment, for a 4 year program a student cannot be conferred before 9 semesters. The exceptions are those students with equated or transferred courses.
 
2 Q: What conditions are required for a first class honors degree?
A: A student must have achieved a cumulative grade point averaging 3.50 or above. Never received a grade point score lower than 2.00 or the letter symbol F or U in any courses. Studied at the University within the number of continuous academic years stipulated in the academic plan of the field of study to be conferred.
 
3 Q: What conditions are required for receiving a second class honors degree?
A: A student must have achieved a cumulative grade point averaging 3.25 or above but have not qualified for first class honors. Never received a grade point score lower than 2.00 in major courses of the program or the letter symbol F or U in any courses. Studied at the University within the number of continuous academic years stipulated in the academic plan of the field of study to be conferred.

 

 

 

Examination misconduct

 

1 Q: What other information should the students know about the misconduct in evaluation processes?
A:

When a student’s misconduct is found in the evaluation process, such as in an examination, the person in charge of the evaluation or the proctor of that course is required to report this misconduct, together with the evidence of such misconduct, to the faculty to which the student is affiliated and to the course instructor. The Student Discipline Committee of the respective faculty is required to consider the appropriate penalty and submit the decision making to the University to proceed to the next step. A student who cheats in the examination will receive an E or F or U for that particular course. He or she will be liable to be put on probation throughout the period of his or her student status. Provided serious offense is established, one or more of the following disciplinary penalties may be imposed;


- Being suspended for at least one semester.
- Receiving ‘E’, or ‘F’, or ‘U’ for every course registered in that semester.
- Being asked to leave.
- Expulsion.

 

 

 

Internship

 

1 Q: Suggestions for students who are in a critical status for practical training course enrollment.
A: Those students who are in a critical status must consult with their advisor, before undertaking practical training course enrollment in order to calculate study results in the pre-grade system from preventing problems, which can impact their internship after the grades have been announced.

 

 

 

Registration

 

1 Q: When is the deadline for students’ registration?
A: Basically, the students are required to register according to the university’s academic calendar but if there are any reasonably urgent cases, which mean they cannot register on time, they will be a late registration until first week of that particular semester. After that they are unable to register for that semester.
 
2 Q: How many credits should the students register per trimester?
A: The students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 28 credits, except for students who have a probationary status or critical status. These students can register for a maximum of 20 credits only.
 
3 Q: Can the students add / withdraw courses until the credits are higher / lower than the specified regulations by the faculty?
A: Adding or withdrawing courses until the total credits are higher or lower than the university’s regulations are prohibited, except those students who receive the Dean’s permission to do so. Otherwise, that enrollment will be considered as void.
 
4 Q: When is the deadline for students to add more courses?
A: Adding more courses must be done within the first week of that semester.

 

 

 

Resignation

 

1 Q: How does a student apply to resign from university?
A: If a student wishes to resign from university, they must completed the necessary documents at the registration office together with a consent letter from the student’s parents through their academic advisor’s to seek the president’s approval. The approval is subject to the student’s financial clearance at the University.

 

 

 

Sick leave and personal leave

 

1 Q: What should the students do when they take sick leave and personal leave?
A: Taking sick leave or personal leave for a maximum of 7 days during a semester the students must receive permission from student’s academic advisor as well as submitting the leave letter. In cases of exceeding 7 days, they must be approved by the Dean via their academic advisor. The assignments or examinations that the student fails to complete, will depend on the course instructor’s consideration. The student may be required to take other examinations, carry out other tasks or be made exempt from that task.
 
2 Q: What should students do if there is a case of illness or uncontrollable circumstances during the examination?
A: In the case of illness or uncontrollable circumstances, which cause the student from taking the examinations, he or she is required to apply for delayed examinations to the Faculty within a day after that particular examination finished, unless he or she has a reasonable explanation, by completing the form at the registration office and the application will be reviewed by the faculty committee. The student may receive the symbol ‘I’, or his or her registration may be canceled as a special case and receive the symbol ‘W’, or the application may be rejected and he or she may be considered as absent from the examination. To take sick leave, the student is required to submit the medical certificate on every occasion.

 

 

 

Student Status

 

1 Q: How many categories of student status?
A: There are three student status categories: 1. Regular 2. Probationary 3. Critical student.
 
2 Q: What is a regular student?
A: Regular students are those who earn cumulative grade points averaging 2.00 or above.
 
3 Q: What is a critical student status?
A: Critical students are those earning a cumulative grade point averaging between 1.00-1.99 in the first semester of the study at the University.
 
4 Q: What is a probationary student?
A: Probationary students are those who earn cumulative grade point’s averaging below 2.00, divided into the following sub-categories.
 
5 Q: How many categories of probationary students? Explain?
A:

There are three probationary student categories:


1. Students who have studied at the University for 2 semesters and earned cumulative grade point averaging 1.25 or above, but lower than 2.00 in the second semester, or regular students who earn cumulative grade points averaging 1.50 and above but lower than 2.00 in the following regular semester, will become first-time probationary students.


2. First-time probationary students are those who receive cumulative grade points averaging 1.70 and above but below 2.00 in the following semester, will be assigned as second-time probationary students.


3. Second-time probationary students are those who receive cumulative grade points averaging 1.90 and above but below 2.00 in the following semester, will also be assigned as third-time probationary students.

 

 

 

Termination of student status

 

1 Q: What information should the student know about termination of student status?
A: Termination may take place on the following grounds;

 

1. Death or resigning.

2. Being asked to leave or expulsion on disciplinary grounds.

3. Failure to register within 30 days from the first day of a semester without obtaining approval for academic leave.

4. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 1.00 in the first semester of his or her study at the University excluding the academic leave or suspension semester.

5. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 1.25 in the second semester of his or her study at the University excluding the academic leave or suspension semester.

6. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 1.50 except for the students studying in the first 2 semesters at the University.

7. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 1.70 in the semester after his or her first probation.

8. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 1.90 in the semester after his or her second probation.

9. Having a cumulative grade point averaging less than 2.00 in the semester after his or her third probation.

10. Students can be terminated if a student spends more than 8 continuous academic years as designated in their academic plan of his or her field of study. This period of time includes those students who have transferred from another institution.

 

 

 

TOEIC Score & English course

 

1 Q: What TOEIC score does the student need to graduate?
A: The students must receive a TOEIC score of at least 630.
 
2 Q: If the students ID 49XXXXXXXX-58XXXXXXXX does not get 630 TOIEC scores for the graduation, what should they do?
A: 1. The students who received a TOEIC score of 500 must take 2 additional courses, which are 811-353 Intermediate English for Business and 811-456 Advanced English for Business. Beside some English courses based on the curriculum, they should obtain average grade points of both courses not less than 3.00 otherwise they cannot be considered graduation.

2. If any students received a 550 TOEIC scores and above, they MUST take 811-456 Advanced English for Business. Beside some English courses based on the curriculum, they should obtain average grade points not less than 3.00 otherwise they could not ask for the graduation.

3. These rules and regulations are only used for the fifth year students.

4. If any first to forth year students have already taken these courses, they will be considered as elective courses and cannot be used with these rules and regulations.
 
3 Q: How many times in an academic year does the faculty arrange free TOIEC Test for students? When? And what should students do?
A: The faculty will arrange 4 free TOIEC Test per academic year, separated into two periods as follows;
1. Semester 1/2015
- First and second year students-free TOEIC test will be on Wednesday 21st October 2015.
- Third and fourth year students-free TOEIC test will be on Wednesday 28th October 2015.

2. Semester 2/2015
- First and second year students, free TOEIC test will be on Wednesday 16th March 2016.
- Third and fourth year students, free TOEIC Test Arrangement will be on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.
 
4 Q: If students miss free TOEIC test, can they have a makeup TOEIC TEST?
A: For those students who miss the free TOEIC test, they can apply for a TOEIC test in a different round by paying money in advance ensuring you keep payment evidence and filing it to the academic office as we can reimburse cash to the student not exceeding 800 baht. When this has been approved, we will announce to the student so he/she can come and pick it up from the finance department.
 
5 Q: Can students enroll on English course by not following the specified levels?
A: Students cannot enroll on English courses who have not followed the specified levels except those students who have previously taken orderly English courses but obtained an E grade. These students will be allowed to enroll in the higher level English courses, as these are considered as a pass in lecture class.
 
6 Q: Exception for English Registration
A: Any new students who are holding a TOEIC scores higher than 630 scores in the first semester, can choose one language course from opened foreign language courses but not less than 20 credits. However, the students can enroll in English courses, which require a TOEIC scores from 500 scores and above depend on the advisors’ suggestions.
Any students that have enrolled in English courses and hold a TOEIC scores higher than 630 scores, will have a chance to apply credits from one foreign language course to complete 20 credits based on the curriculum structure and the advisors’ permission.

 

 

 

Transferring course

 

1 Q: What are the conditions of transferring courses?
A: Transferring courses that are identical to the ones in the new program or field of study is allowed, but that course must be at least D grade or higher. Equating or transferring courses must be approved by the Faculty and relevant department on the following criteria.

 

1. The courses to be equated or transferred must contain the same content with the same level of difficulty and contain equivalent content or at least three-quarters of the content of the course in the student’s new program.

2. Courses to be equated or transferred must have the results that meet the level of achievement required by the Faculty or department and also have a grade point 2.00 and above or the equivalent.

3. The number of courses to be equated or transferred must not exceed three-quarters of the total credits of the new program.

 
2 Q: What should the students do about equating of courses and transferring for students who previously studied at the University and passed a re-entrance examination for re-admission to the University?
A: A student who previously studied at the University, and passed a re-entrance examination for re-admission to the University, may be eligible to have certain courses equated and transferred. He or she is required to complete the process of transferring courses within the first semester that he or she re-enters the University by completing the form at the registration office.
 
3 Q: What should students, who have transferred from another university, regarding equating and transferring courses.
A: A student who transfers from another university is eligible to have certain courses equated or transferred. He or she is required to complete the process of transferring courses within the first semester that he or she enters the University by completing the form at the registration office.
 
4 Q: What more should students know about equating and transferring courses?
A: 1. Equating or transferring courses from domestic or foreign educational institutions must be approved by the faculty committee.

2. The equated or transferred courses will be assigned the same grades or symbol as previously awarded. The credits for such courses are calculated as part of the cumulative credits and the cumulative grade points average.

3. Students are not allowed to re-register for the same course, unless their earned grade is below the Faculty’s requirements, in which case, they can register for the same course but the credits of the course are counted only once for cumulative credits.

 

 

 

Transferring faculty / type of course / field of study

 

1 Q: What should the students do if they would like to transfer faculty / type of course or field of study?
A: The students can transfer faculty / type of course or field of study by completing the form at the registration office. They must also get permission from parents, academic advisor and approval from the relevant faculty committee.
 
2 Q: What are the conditions for transferring of faculty, type of course or field of study?
A: Students applying for a transfer of faculty, type of course or field of study must have studied at the original faculty or the type of course or field of study for at least one semester, excluding any semesters during which they were on academic leave or being suspended. Conditions and criteria for accepting transferred students are subject to the consideration of the faculty committee.
 
3 Q: What should the student do if they are given approval to transfer to a new faculty / type of course or field of study?
A: Students who are given approval to transfer to a new faculty / type of course or field of study might be eligible to transfer certain courses with the grades earned. The credits of such courses will be calculated as part of the cumulative credits and the cumulative grade point average. Procedures of transferring credits must be completed within the first semester that the transferring faculty / type of course or field of study is approved by completing the form at the registration office.

 

 

 

Transferring from other educational institutions

 

1 Q: How should the students proceed with their application for transferring from other educational institutions?
A: The application for transferring credits must be submitted to the University at least two months before the registration date of the semester. The students are required to submit their academic transcripts and course descriptions from the previous curriculum to the University, directly.

 

 

 

Withdrawal

 

1 Q: When can students withdraw from their courses without “W” being recorded on the transcript?
A: Those students who want to withdraw should do so within the first two weeks of the start of the semester. “W” will not be recorded on the transcript.
 
2 Q: When will “W” be recorded on the transcript if the students withdraw their course(s)?
A: “W” will be recorded on the transcript, if the students withdraws course(s) after the first two weeks but within the first nine weeks of regular semester. They must receive permission from their academic advisor and their course instructor.
 
3 Q: Will "W" status be recorded, if the student withdraws from the course once the enrollment period is complete?
A: In cases where the withdrawal period has ended, students are not permitted to do so except in necessary cases.

 

 
   
   
 

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