Grading system

Students are expected to complete successfully all particular courses before being approved for promotion to the successive year. During each semester students` performance in all mandatory courses is evaluated and recorded. The final assessment by the instructions of the departments or clinics holding the course. At the end of each course the students ranking  is evaluated from the score achieved in the MCQ test or oral examination.

The student’s assessment scale includes the following grades:

Digital values                Marks                                          Crediting marks
                               in English                in Polish   
    5                             very good           bardzo dobry                        yes
   4,5                     better than good        ponad dobry                         yes
   4,0                            good                        dobry                            yes
   3,5               better than satisfactory    ponad dostateczny               yes
   3,0                     satisfactory                 dostateczny                      yes
   2,0                        fail                         niedostateczny                    no

    -                    credit or pass                zaliczone                            yes


The examiners can use the description “excellent” (celujący - 5) to express their appreciation of the examination candidate’s outstanding breadth and depth of knowledge.

The mean (average grade) is the arithmetic of all grades obtained in examinations (unsatisfactory grades included).

The recognition of studies is a prerequisite for the creation of an Open European Area of Education and Training, where students and teachers can move without obstacles, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This system was developed in a pilot scheme established within the Erasmus Program as a means of improving academic recognition for study abroad. ECTS provides an instrument to create transparency, to build bridges between institutions and to widen the choices available to students. The system makes it easier for institutions to recognize the learning achievements of students through the use of commonly understood measurements – credits and grades, and it also provides a means to interpret national systems of higher education.

The ECTS system is based on three core elements:

- information (on study programs and student achievement),

- mutual agreement (between the partner institutions and the student)

- and the use of ECTS credits (to indicate student workload).

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At the beginning of each course, the coordinator presents the internal rules of the Department - attendance policy, mid-term examinations than student has to pass in order to qualify for the final exam.

During each course, a student is required to take quizzes and mid-term exams, the number of which depends on the department’s policy. If a student fails the first term quizzes or mid term exams, they may retake them since the passing grade is a prerequisite to take the final exam.

In case of failing the final exam, a student is eligible to sit for a retake. If a student fails the retake, they have the last chance to take the another retake (commission) in front of the board of commissioners.

In order to be eligible for the commission exam, a studnet has to apply for the Dean`s permission. Such exam shall take place within 14 days after the Dean’s has approved the student’s application submitted within 7 days from the date of the retake.

Failing either a quiz, a mid-term  (and retakes) or final examination (and two retakes) means that a student has to repeat the whole course. During the course which is taken for the second time, a student is obliged to attend classes.

A student who fails only one subject can be admitted to the higher year on condition that they retake the failed course.

If a student fails more than one course, they do not get promoted to the next year. They have to repeat all the failed courses – must attend all seminars and classes and sit for all the credits, colloquiums and final exams.

NOTE:

At the beginning of the first year of studies a student receives a Student’s Record Book (“INDEKS”). All achievements (failed/passed exams, credited seminars, etc.) from all years of study must be registered in the Student`s Book and examination protocols given for every academic year. After completing an academic year a student must submit the Student`s Book to the Dean’s Office for crediting/not crediting the completed academic year by the Deputy Dean of the English Division. The Student`s Book is given to a student for the next academic year together with a new examination protocol. The examination protocol from the previous year is kept in student’s personal files.  A student may come and review his/her files in the Dean’s Office, but the files cannot be borrowed.