GRADING SYSTEM

 

Bachelor in Sacred Theology and Institute for Theological Formation

 

1.00     –           96%-100%      –           Excellent

1.25     –           94%-95%        –           Very Good

1.50     –           92%-93%        –           Very Good

1.75     –           89%-91%        –           Good

2.00     –           87%-88%        –           Good

2.25     –           84%-86%        –           Good

2.50     –           82%-83%        –           Fair

2.75     –           79%-81%        –           Fair

3.00     –           75%-78%        –           Passed

5.00     –           74% & below   –           Failed

 

Starting First Term, AY 2017-2018, more than two 3.00 grades in courses for S.Th.B. program automatically disqualifies the student from academic honors.

 

Licentiate in Sacred Theology

 

1.00     –           96%-100%      –           Excellent

1.25     –           94%-95%        –           Very Good

1.50     –           92%-93%        –           Very Good

1.75     –           89%-91%        –           Good

2.00     –           87%-88%        –           Good (minimum grade required for S.Th.L.)

2.25     –           84%-86%        –           Good (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

2.50     –           82%-83%        –           Fair (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

2.75     –           79%-81%        –           Fair (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

3.00     –           75%-78%        –           Passed (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

5.00     –           74% & below   –           Failed

 

Doctorate in Sacred Theology

 

1.00     –           96%-100%      –           Excellent

1.25     –           94%-95%        –           Very Good

1.50     –           92%-93%        –           Very Good

1.75     –           89%-91%        –           Good (minimum grade required for S.Th.D.)

2.00     –           87%-88%        –           Good (Non-credit for S.Th.D.)

2.25     –           84%-86%        –           Good (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

2.50     –           82%-83%        –           Fair (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

2.75     –           79%-81%        –           Fair (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

3.00     –           75%-78%        –           Passed (Non-credit for Graduate programs)

5.00     –           74% & below   –           Failed

 

Starting First Term, AY 2017-2018, any graduate student who receives a Non-credit grade for his/her program is automatically disqualified from Academic honors.

 

Credits

 

For each unit of Academic credit in the Faculty of Sacred Theology, the student is expected to have accomplished at least 16-18 hours of attendance in the classroom, and at least 36 hours of academic work outside the classroom (total of 52-54 hours).

 

Each unit of UST Credit is equivalent to 2 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The Ecclesiastical Faculties of UST adopt the following table of equivalence for ECTS:

 

UST CREDIT Classroom Lecture

required in a Term

Off classroom requirements in a Term (reading & research, field work, individual study) TOTAL Academic Work Hours required per term ECTS Equivalent
1 unit 16-18 hours / term 36 hours / Term  52-54 hrs/Term 2 ECTS
2 units 32-36 hours / Term 72 hours / Term 104-108 hrs/Term 4 ECTS
3 units 48-54 hours / Term 108 hours / Term 156-162 hrs / Term 6 ECTS
4 units 72 hours / Term 128 hours / Term 200 hrs / Term 7 ECTS

 

 

 

 

POLICIES FOR ACADEMIC HONORS

(Bachelor in Sacred Theology)

 

Policy Statement

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of Sacred Theology confers honors upon her students who exhibited academic excellence following the following guidelines:

 

Policy Guidelines and Conditions:

  1. The Candidate must earn the following General Weighted Average (PPS No. 1024a):

Cum Laude                             1.451 – 1.750

Magna Cum Laude                 1.201 – 1.450

Summa Cum Laude                1.000 – 1.200

 

  1. Transferees and second-degree students must meet the required general weighted average for the courses taken in the University.

 

Furthermore, candidates for honors must:

  1. have no failing grades or unremoved Incomplete grade in any course; shifters and transferees with failure, even in courses not required for their program, are not eligible to graduate with honors;
  2. have no more than two grades of 3.00 regardless of the courses (a third grade of 3.00 will constitute a disqualification from Academic honors), this policy covers all those who started their program in the Faculty since AY 2017-2018;
  3. have completed in the Faculty of Sacred Theology at least 76% of the total number of units or hours for graduation (92 units);
  4. have taken not less than 75% of regular load per term of study, unless a lighter load was due to justifiable causes as may be determined by the Dean or his representative;
  5. have never committed a major or grave offense or infraction of the UST Student Handbook.

 

 

 

POLICIES FOR ACADEMIC HONORS

(Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology)

 

Policy Statement

The Ecclesiastical Faculty of Sacred Theology confers honors upon her students who exhibited academic excellence following the following guidelines:

 

Policy Guidelines and Conditions:

  1. The Candidate must earn the following General Weighted Average (PPS No. 1024a):

Cum Laude                             1.451 – 1.750

Magna Cum Laude                 1.201 – 1.450

Summa Cum Laude                1.000 – 1.200

 

  1. Transferees and second-degree students must meet the required general weighted average for the courses taken in the University.

 

Furthermore, candidates for honors must:

  1. have no failing grades or unremoved Incomplete grade in any course; shifters and transferees with failure, even in courses not required for their program, are not eligible to graduate with honors;
  2. have not incurred any No Credit grade (that is, no grade below 2.00 for S.Th.L. and no grade below 1.75 for S.Th.D.), this policy covers all courses enrolled starting First Term, AY 2017-2018;
  3. have not gone beyond the maximum number of years for the program (five years maximum for each of the Licentiate and Doctorate programs); this policy covers only those students who started in their program on the First Term of AY 2017-2018 onwards;
  4. have completed in the Faculty of Sacred Theology at least 76% of the total number of units or hours for graduation (42 units for S.Th.L. and 18 units for S.Th.D.) except those who are allowed to cross-enroll in the courses at the Graduate School (Social/Pastoral Communications) and ICLA (Missiology) for their major programs;
  5. have never committed a major or grave offense or infraction of the UST Student Handbook.

Class Attendance

A student who has incurred absences equivalent to more than 20% of the required total number of hours in a given term is given a grade of failure due to absences (FA).

Change or Dropping of Subject or Course

Any change of subject or course shall not be valid unless done during the regular period of registration by accomplishing the prescribed form and complying with all the other pertinent requirements.

To drop a course after the period of registration, the student must fill up the UST Form 6, secure the approval of the Dean and secure from the Secretary the corresponding endorsement of adjustment of fees.

Any regular student, especially those who enjoy 100% discount for tuition fees, may not be allowed to drop a course unless with a grave reason.

When a student drops a subject without the Dean’s approval, failure in the corresponding subject will be given.

Adjustment and Refund of Fees

Dropping of Program before the official start of classes: Student who officially drop a program before the official start of classes shall be charged with five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) only.

Dropping of Course/Program within the First Two Weeks from the Official Start of Classes shall be charged as follows: a) First Week: 25% of the total fees for the course / program, b) Second Week: 50% of the total fees for the course / program, c) After the second week of classes, concerned students shall be charged in full.

Application for refund of fees and/or adjustments should be made at the Accounting Division promptly after dropping the course/program. The date of the actual submission of dropping forms at the Accounting Division shall be the reckoning date for refund and/or adjustment of fees.