ACADEMIC CALENDAR ATTENDANCE POLICY WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE OF STUDY DEFERMENT FROM COURSE OF STUDY ACADEMIC CALENDAR ACADEMIC CALENDAR ATTENDANCE POLICY WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE OF STUDY DEFERMENT FROM COURSE OF STUDY ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019 Our Academic year starts in April, with major breaks in June and December. Find out more here. ATTENDANCE POLICY The following NYP Assessment Regulation shall be applied to all modules, unless otherwise stated, that are given a letter-grade (i.e. modules that have letter grades of DIST, A, B, C, D and F) taken by students in a Semester: Under the NYP Assessment Regulations, students who do not achieve 75% or above for attendance shall be allowed to continue with their studies and sit for assessment, but will have their final overall grade capped at ‘D’ with a corresponding grade point of 1.0 (50 marks) if they pass the module. While NYP will send notifications on attendance to students and parents/guardians, students are strongly encouraged to check their attendance records frequently through the Student Attendance System. To help you keep track of your attendance, NYP has developed a mobile-friendly interface (https://attendance.nyp.edu.sg) where you can access using any of the web browsers in your mobile device. Alternatively, you can also continue to check your attendance records through the Student Portal. The computation of your attendance rate will take into account approved absence with valid reasons, i.e. medical leave or other approved leave will not affect your attendance computation. The only absenteeism officially accepted are: a. Medical Leave - Supported by an official medical certificate. Medical certificates must be obtained from a medical practitioner registered with the Singapore Medical Council or a dental practitioner registered with the Singapore Dental Council, who ought not be a family member. Medical certificates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners are not accepted. b. NYP Student Activities - Representing Singapore/NYP at official events with prior approval from NYP c. Compassionate Leave - Demise of immediate family members d. NS Obligations - e.g. medical check-up at CMPB, reservist training e. GCE O Levels - e.g. re-taking of GCE O-Level Examinations f. Public Transport Disruption g. ITE/Secondary School Graduation h. Statutory Obligations - e.g. attend court hearings Please go to the Statement of Absence system in the myNYP Portal to update your absence from classes. You must submit the original documentary evidence, including medical certificates, within the next two (2) working days from the last day of the absence to your school’s administration office. Once this is done, your absence will not be counted in the calculation of your attendance. WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSE OF STUDY PROCEDURE Students who wish to withdraw from their course must complete a Withdrawal Form which can be obtained from myNYP Portal/i@Central/respective School’s General Administration Office. Students under 21 are to obtain their parent's/guardian's signature. Remember to return all property belonging to Nanyang Polytechnic and settle all ourstanding bills prior to the submission of the withdrawal form. Please proceed to the following offices before submitting the withdrawal forms personally at i@Central: a. Respective School's General Administration Office b. Library @ Blk A, Level 4 International students must return their Student Pass to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority(ICA) within seven (7) days from the date of withdrawal. REGULATIONS There will be no processing of withdrawal from 15th week of the 1st or 2nd Semester till the release of the semestral results. For any withdrawals received during the above period, students will be considered to have sat for the exam and may be removed. If students are not removed, the withdrawal date will be post-dated to the day the semestral results are released. If you have paid your fees, the fees will be refunded to you based on the refund guidelines as stated here. If you have not paid your fees upon withdrawal, you will be billed the fees payable. Nanyang Polytechnic reserves the right to take any appropriate action it deems necessary where a student fails to comply with withdrawal procedures and regulations. DEFERMENT FROM COURSE OF STUDY PROCEDURE Students who wish to defer from their course must complete a Deferment Form which can be obtained from myNYP Portal/i@Central/respective School’s General Administration Office. Students under 21 are to obtain their parent's/guardian's signature. Please submit the completed form to your respective course manager.