Regulations

  • Enrollment

    1. Enrollment takes place just once per academic year and, once formalized, is irrevocable. Nonetheless, students may make changes to their enrollment, with due cause, within 10 days of formalizing enrollment. It is recommended that students carefully read the enrollment report that includes the subjects that the student has enrolled in; if any mistakes are noticed, they must be corrected as soon as possible (right away, if possible) and within the abovementioned 10-day period in any case. After this period, any changes in enrollment must be proposed in a written request containing the reasons for the request.

    2. Ordinarily, all students must enroll annually the minimum number of credits to be established for each degree, so that the pace of their studies are orderly distributed according to the number of courses in the curriculum. Students must register first on those core subjects are pending from the previous courses and complete the rest of the credits with other subjects, until the minimum of 40 ECTS or a maximum of 78. Within these limits can be set maximum and minimum specific degree.

    3. Part-time students: Those students who can not have a full-time to overcome the studies may apply for status as part-time students by application addressed to the Rector of the University, which will resolve the report of the Board of the Centre. May enroll for a minimum of 3 credits and a maximum of 39.

  • Continuance in the curriculum

    The students of first degree course in all the calls for an academic year have not obtained a minimum of 12 credits in courses at the Engineering and Architecture Branch and 18 ECTS in the rest of the branches for core subjects basic, can not continue their studies in the degree to which they have enrolled.

  • Assessment examination sessions

    1. Student may take a maximum of four assessment examination sessions (two sessions per academic year) for each subject. Students who fail to pass a subject following the third examination session must request an extension of two additional sessions; the request must be formalized within the month following the publication of scores from the third examination session by means of a substantiated written request addressed to the dean or director of the center.

    2. Enrollment in each subject entails the right to assessment of the ordinary and extraordinary examination sessions in the academic year for which enrollment is formalized. Some subjects or tests (required in certain cases to finalize the degree program) may have only one examination session, as established in their curriculum.

    3. Students may not voluntarily choose to withdraw from assessment examination sessions, but they may be excused from those which they cannot attend due to a duly justified reason, claimed by means of a formal request addressed to the dean or director of the center, within the time period that is set for each academic year. Students who successfully withdraw from an examination session in a subject may not attend the exam in question.

    4. Withdrawals obtained only have an effect for academic purposes and therefore do not imply the full or partial canceling of the subject, and they only have an effect on the examination session and associated subject; as a result, they do not have economic effects

  • Recognition of certain activities

    1. Participation in university cultural, sports, student council, fraternal and cooperative activities that are approved by the Office of the Executive Council or by each Center will receive academic recognition, up to a maximum of 6 elective credits, in accordance with the provisions in each curriculum.

    2. The required application form should be submitted to the Center in question. Credits obtained must be made effective with the Office of the Registrar. The value of these credits is the same as the value of credits for enrolled subjects.

    3. Students who have enrolled in elective subjects cannot cancel their enrollment in them if they subsequently obtain credit via recognition of activities; these credits must be taken into account when formalizing enrollment.

    Recognition of certain activities

    Recognition of these credits will not include grades, so they will not be used to calculate the grade point average.

    The requirements for recognition of credits for professional accreditation are outlined in APPENDIX I and for official higher education in APPENDIX II.

    In all cases, in order to assess the recognition, the correspondence will be taken into account between the skills and knowledge associated with the subjects undertaken by the student or associated with previous work experience, and those set out in the curriculum or that are cross-disciplinary in nature.

    Under no circumstances may the credits corresponding to Final Year Projects be recognized.

    Procedure:

    Students will submit their recognition application to the ISSA Administrative Office for registration. The application should also include an academic certificate that verifies that the student has passed the study programs to be recognized and, where appropriate, proof of participation in the activities indicated in point 5.

    If recognition of credits for professional experience is required, the documentation specified in point 4 of APPENDIX I should be provided.

    In all cases, the recognition committee for the degree program will assess the skills acquired in previous studies and will issue the required recognition report indicating the subjects of the Degree in Management Assistance that are recognized and that therefore do not need to be taken.

    After examining the recognition report, the Office of the Executive Council will issue the corresponding decision. The ISSA Administrative Office will communicate with the student by regular mail and email.

  • Change in degree program and transfer of academic transcript

    1. In cases where it is possible for students to change their degree program, the student must petition the Center in charge of the curriculum, which will make a decision based on the criteria it has established.

    2. Students who wish to transfer their academic transcript to another university must apply for and obtain admission to the degree program in which they will continue their studies.

  • Special Final Year Examination Session

    Students who have not yet formalized their enrollment and who are no more than 30 credits away from completing their degree program may participate in a special examination session held in December, in which they will be tested on all subjects. Such students must proceed in one of the following manners:

    • Enroll within the period assigned to them according to the enrollment schedule; then, in mid-November, they must register for the special Final Year examination session;

    • Enroll within the period specifically indicated for students taking the special Final Year exam; this period usually opens in mid-November.

  • Issuance of Academic Transcripts and Diplomas

    • Academic transcripts may only refer to subjects whose records have been registered with the Office of the Registrar: that is, records signed by the instructor and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.

    • Requests for diplomas will only be accepted when all records needed to complete the student's studies have been registered with the Office of the Registrar, in accordance with the student's curriculum. The request will only be accepted for processing when this condition is met; a receipt may be issued as evidence that the fees for issuance of the diploma have been paid.