1. Credit: The academic year is divided into two semesters of fifteen weeks each not including final exams, and a summer session of six weeks, not including the examination period.  Passing grades at the end of each course give the student credits for his/her course work.  Credits are based on the number of hours spent each week in class.  One credit hour equals one 50 minute class session per week for 15 weeks.
  2. Advising: Each student is assigned an advisor to provide advice and assistance in the planning of his/her program.  It is the student's responsibility to contact the advisor, to know the requirements of his/her program, and to select the correct courses to fulfill all University, Departmental, Major, and Minor requirements.
  3. Pre-registration: Pre-registration is usually held in November for Spring Semester, April for Summer Session and Fall Semester.  The student meets with his/her advisor to review (1) all requirements for Acceptance to Major and Graduation; (2) courses taken to date; and (3) the list of courses to be offered.  With the advisor's help, the student plans a program of study for the coming semester.  To maintain enrollment in the University, a student must take a minimum of 15 credits.  The student completes the Registration Form, obtains the advisor’s signature, and takes the form to the Registrar’s Office for computer entry.
  4. Registration: Registration takes place each semester just before classes begin on days announced by the Registrar's Office.
  5. Course Cancellation:  The University reserves the right to cancel any course in cases of necessity, such as when the number of students registering is insufficient.
  6. Overload:
    (i)    To exceed the full-time load of 17 credits a student must have a semester GPA of 3.00 or better and the approval of his/her advisor and the Office of the Academic Vice President.
    (ii)    Students, whose approved paradigms require it, may enroll for 18 credits with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
  7. Course Changes:  To change courses the student needs to complete the Add/ Drop form, to secure the required approvals, and to keep the completed form with the Registrar's Office.  Course changes may occur only during the first week of classes or the first two days of a Summer Session.
  8. Required Courses:  Courses marked “R” (Required) in the paradigms of the various programs must be passed for graduation, but do not carry credit.

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Phone: +1-202-526-6097
Fax: +1-202-526-6096
Washington, DC USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine

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