Scholarships and Grants
Entrance scholarship is awarded to those who graduated as valedictorian (with highest honors), salutatorian (with high honors) and first, second or third honorable mention (with honors) of a class of 50 or more students for the first semester.
A bonafide student of MMSU may be allowed to cross-enroll in another institution by using a written permit from the University Registrar duly endorsed by the Department Chairman, Adviser and Dean of the College provided that:
Fees and Other Costs
Academic Load and Credit
Dropping of Courses
A student may, with the consent of the instructor/professor and dean of his college, drop a course by filling out the prescribed MMSU Form 5C on or before the prescribed dropping period in the Academic Calendar. After three-fourths (3/4) of the total class hours prescribed for the semester/summer has lapsed, a student maybe allowed to drop a course only by reason of illness, duly certified by the University Physician and approved by the University President.
A student who drops a course without the approval of the dean of his college shall have his registration privileges curtailed or entirely withdrawn.
No student shall be allowed to register in any subject after the lapse of 12 percent of regular class meetings. Time lost by late enrollment is considered time lost by absence. It is counted against the student when detemining the required period of class attendance.
Regardless of scholastic standing, a student is automatically dropped from the subject and given a grade of 5.00 when he has been absent for more than 20 percent of the required number of hours. However, if the majority of the absence is excused for good reason, the student is merely dropped from the subject by putting the mark “OD” (officially dropped) in his grade sheet.
Excuses are for time missed only. All work covered by the class during the absence should be made up to the satisfaction of the instructor/professor within a reasonable time from the date of absence.
If a student decides to withdraw from his classes due to prolonged absence for good cause, he must file an application for leave of absence (LOA) to enable him to obtain honorable dismissal and not forfeit the privilege to re-enroll at the university.
Leave of Absence (LOA)
A leave of absence is non-enrollment of a student in the university for one semester subject to renewal. Prolonged leave of absence should be requested in writing to the Dean of the College where a student is enrolled. Any student requesting for LOA should state the reason for which it is desired and specify the period of leave which must not exceed one academic year.
For LOAs availed of during the second half of the term, the faculty concerned shall indicate the class standing of the student (Passing or Failing) at the time of the application for the leave.
If the student withdraws after three-fourths (3/4) of the total number of hours prescribed for the course had already elapsed, professors/instructors concerned may give him a final grade of 5.00 if his class standing at the time of his withdrawal is below 3.00.
No LOA shall be granted within two weeks before the last day of classes. A student who withdraws from his college without an official LOA shall have his registration privileges curtailed or entirely withdrawn.
To motivate students to attain a highly favorable attitude towards scholarship and to achieve uniform evaluation and recording in the tertiary and graduate levels, the following revised grading system has been adopted effective the second semester of SY 2000-2001:
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A grade of 4.00 means conditional failure. It may be removed by successfully repeating the course or by passing a re-examination. If a student passes the re-examination, he is given a grade of “3.00”; if not, he is given a grade of ” 5.00”. Only one re-examination is allowed and must be taken within one academic year from the date the grade of “4.00” was received. It the condition is not removed within the prescribed time, it becomes a “5.00” automatically.
A mark of “Inc” is given if a student whose class standing throughout the semester is passing but failed to take the final examination or to complete other requirements for the subject due to illness or other justifiable reasons accepted by the instructor or professor. A grade of ‘Inc” must be removed within one academic year from the date the grade was given, otherwise, the student shall be given a grade of ‘5.00” by the University Registrar.
Faculty members shall not allow any student to remove a grade of “Inc” or “4.00” without a Removal Permit which is obtained from the Registrar’s Office and duly approved by the Dean and University Registrar.
If a student is unable to complete an “Inc” grade or remove a grade of “4.00”, he may earn credits for the subject only by repeating and passing it.
A regular period for removing/completing grades of “Inc/4.00” is scheduled before the start of each term.
All undergraduate students are expected to obtain a general weighted average (GWA) grade of at least 3.00 in all subjects enrolled in order to receive a baccalaureate degree.
Any student who wishes to stop schooling or to withdraw from his studies must submit an application for honorable dismissal signed by the parents/guardians. The application should be endorsed by the adviser, department chairman, and college Dean and approved by the University Registrar.
Residence Requirement and Maximum Residence Rule
A student is in residence when he is registered for course work or thesis work in the campus or works in absentia, with prior approval by his adviser and the members of his advisory committee.
Students pursuing four-year degree programs are allowed only five academic years from the start of their undergraduate work. Those pursuing five-year degree programs shall be allowed only six academic years from the start of their undergraduate work, except for the degree programs of Engineering which is seven and a half (7.5) academic years. The maximum residence rule (MRR) to complete a degree includes the period when the student is on LOA. In general, a student who exceeds the MRR may be given an extension of only one semester if he is going to graduate in that semester. No further extension will be given.
Information on this matter for graduate students is indicated under Graduate School Policies.
A student who has committed dishonesty may be placed on probation, suspended or expelled in any of the following acts to academic depending on the gravity of the offense:
Classification of Students
A student may shift/transfer to another curriculum in the same or another college/unit provided that:
Clearance of Students