Student Academic Load and Subject Sequence
- The load and sequence of subjects shall be in accordance with the approved curriculum for each program or course of study. Reasonable exceptions to this rule may be permitted taking into account the best interest of the student and the objectives of SPCBA. Such instances usually come in the form of a formal advice or communication from the Dean’s Office.
- As a general rule, no subject may be taken unless the pre-requisite subjects have been taken and passed.
- Upon the discretion of the Registrar and the College Dean, a graduating student may be allowed an additional subject load in excess of the regular load indicated in the curriculum.
- Upon recommendation of the Registrar and the College Dean, a non-graduating students may be allowed an additional load of not more then three (3) academic units in excess of the regular load if the purpose of such overload is to make up for a previously failed subject or to grant the student regular status upon passing the subject.
- Laboratory subjects that are paired with an academic subject should be taken during the same semester as the academic subject even if separate grades are given for both.
Section 92 of the Manual of Regulations for Private Higher Education states that a graduating student may be allowed additional subject loads of not more than six (6) academic units in excess of the normal load prescribed by the College for the last school term. Likewise, a graduating student may, on a case-to-case basis, be allowed to take several Physical Education (PE) courses in a semester.