Credit Transfers Policy

  1. Unit exemption is granted to a student who has previously studied a similar course at Degree level, at RU Diploma level or at another recognized Diploma.
  2. A student must have successfully completed and acquired a CREDIT and above at diploma level.
  3. One must have acquired B- (minus) and above at Diploma level for exemptible core units.
  4. One must have acquired C+ (plus) and above at Diploma level for exemptible RFC units.
  5. Exemptible units are determined by the Dean of the School/Department and approved by the University Senate.
  6. A student may be exempted up to a maximum of 49% of credits, subject to meeting all other conditions highlighted in this email and in the KNQA guidelines.
  7. Exemptions do not reduce the number of credit units required to be taken for a particular programme.
  8. There are no grades or credit points awarded for exempted courses.
  9. A student will be required to fill in an exemption request form from the school and will only be approved during progression from Diploma to Degree and not in the middle of the degree program.
  10. No exemptions are awarded for students progressing from certificate level to diploma level.
  11. All previously approved exemptions may not be affected by these guidelines unless otherwise advised by the Dean of your School.

These guidelines are subject to change whenever there is a review by the RU Senate, CUE and/or KNQA.

Semester Registration

Registering for a Semester

  1. Students are required to register for their respective semester course loads before the start of each semester.
  2. Pre-registration is carried out before the end of the preceding semester and before the start of the semester that the courses are to be taken.
  3. To register, a student is required to log in to the Students Portal and select the courses to register from the list of courses on offer.
  4. Failure to register within this period is considered to be an indication that a student will be away for that semester.
  5. A student who is not registered in the manner described above shall not gain or claim academic credit for that course, irrespective of any academic work done.
  6. The University reserves the right to call off a course if it lacks quorum and students affected will be provided alternative courses that they can register for.
  7. A student wishing to be away for a semester is required to formalize it by submitting an application for deferment to the Registrar – Academics (see the section on Deferments).
  8. Students on practicum/attachment/community service/clinicals, research projects, or such other courses that do not require weekly class attendance are required to register for such courses at the end of the previous semester, and certainly before commencing work on the course.
  9. A student taking practicum/internship/field attachment/community service out of the country or in areas without reliable means of access may be required to pay an extra fee for the course.
  10. A student wishing to add/drop a course can do so within the first two (2) weeks of the semester by completing an Add/Drop Request Form available on the University website.

How Many Courses Should One Take in a Semester?

  1. The number of courses that one is expected to take in a semester is called the Semester Course Load.
  2. A full-time student is expected to take a Semester Course Load of six (6) courses per semester as a minimum, and seven (7) courses as a maximum unless with approval from HoD/Dean.
  3. The Semester Course Load may vary from programme to programme.
  4. The minimum Semester Course Load for part-time students is normally communicated by each School.
  5. Courses that are not normally taught in the regular manner also form part of a semester’s course load when they are due. These may include but are not limited to research projects, seminars, community service, practicum / attachment, clinicals, among others.