Rockfield College of

Sciences and Technology










Academic & Study Regulations







Students enrolled at RCST Rockfield College of Sciences and Technology Switzerland are expected to meet standards of academic achievements with overall successful courses completion that results in the award of degrees and qualifications. Student Performances will be evaluated at the end of six months to determine the level of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). RCST will not allow students to remain enrolled who are not meeting standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).


The percentage of credit hours successfully completed must equal a minimum of two-thirds (2/3) of the credit hours attempted in order to be satisfactorily progressing with the University’s maximum time frame. Satisfactory academic progress standards apply to all students and include all periods of the student’s enrolment.


Academic Probation

Student who is making unsatisfactory progress at the end of a grading period will be placed on academic probation for the next grading period. If the student on academic probation achieves satisfactory  progress for the subsequent period but has not achieve  the required grades for overall satisfactory progress, the student may be continued on probation for one more grading period.


Academic Suspension or Dismissal

Student who fails to achieve or maintain overall satisfactory academic progress during or at end of two successive probationary grading periods will be suspended from enrolment (such enrolment may be terminated by the University)


Reinstatement of Academic Suspension

A student whose enrolment is suspended for unsatisfactory progress may reapply for admission after a minimum of one grading period. A student who returns after the enrolment was suspended for unsatisfactory progress will be placed on probation for the next grading period. The student will be advised of this action, and the student’s file will be documented accordingly.


Leave of Absence (LOA)

RCST will grant a leave of absence (LOA) to enrolled student who has medical or personal reasons that prohibits the student from progressing on the registered study program, and that make it difficult for the student to complete the courseworks on schedule.  Student is eligible for maximum duration of 60-days for LOA.  Student requesting LOA will send a written signed letter to Student Service Office -;  (a) Medical Leave of Absence, the student request must be accompanied by a letter from a physician or medical practitioner.  (b) Personal Leave of Absence, the student request may require documentation supporting the need for the leave.


Depending on standard duration for the enrolled study program, the student will be allowed one Leave of Absence per academic year – maximum of 60-days period.  Student requesting LOA must be academically active in enrolled program; have completed major part or reasonable number of courses while enrolled in RCST.  Special consideration will be given to students on active Military, Para-Military and National Emergency services.


Any student placed on a leave of absence is not eligible to receive student services (e.g., advisement, transcript evaluation, course approval).  Student registered and enrolled on RCST program course prior to the leave of absence may continue in the course. If the student chooses not to continue in the course the student would be required to withdraw from the course according to the Course Withdrawal Policy.  

Student registered for an RCST Examination prior to the leave of absence will be allowed to take the examination at any time during the remainder of the LOA 60-days eligibility period.


Incomplete Course

Students receiving at the discretion of the Faculty member, a grade of “I” will be evaluated according to the minimum standard for academic progress and will be re-evaluated at the end of the first two weeks of the following course, during which time the student may complete missing work. Courses indicating an “I” at the end of the two-week period will become an “F” with a “0” added to the GPA.

Student who withdraws during the last quarter of his/her program will receive a grade of “incomplete” if the student requests the grade at the time of withdrawal and the student withdraws for an appropriate reason unrelated to the student’s academic status. A student who receives a grade of incomplete may re-enrol in the program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdraws and complete those incomplete subjects without payment of additional tuition.


Withdraw, Withdraw Failing, Transfer of Credits

If a student withdraws prior to the mid-point in a course, the student receives a “W” and the GPA is not affected. If a student withdraws after the mid-point, the student receives a “WF” and receives a “0” for the course at the discretion of the Faculty member. This is included in the GPA. Transfer of credit courses does not affect the GPA. The student who receives a “W” grade will have a 12-month period following the date the student withdraws to complete the course at no additional tuition.


Course Repetition

Students must repeat courses in which they have received an “F” grade or from which they withdraw. Students will be charged the regular tuition fees for each course they repeat in which they received an “F” grade. Graduate students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on all courses that carry a graduate credit. At RCST, no grade below C is acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree and if a student receives a grade below C in any graduate course, that course must be repeated. The new grade will replace the old grade for grade point average calculation but the old grade will remain in the transcript. Student, who wishes to improve a Course Grade, may request to Repeat the Course / Exams, and pay same regular fee to repeat a course.


Student Grievance Resolution (Appeal)

Student wishing to make a complaint against Examination and Academic Records, (or Faculty and Staff) regarding an alleged wrong or omission must make such complaint/appeal in writing and send it to the Office of Student Services and or Office of Academics. The next step is to present the complaint to the Office of the President. The President’s Office will refer or direct the complaint to the appropriate University official. On making the complaint, the student will be advised of the process of acceptable resolution depending on the nature of the complaint. RCST would attempt to resolve the complaint satisfactorily to all parties concerned, and then the case shall be closed, with a written notice to that effect sent to the complainant and the respondent.


End of Program Assessment and Student Feedback

End of program evaluation or Assessment review is required for students completing an academic program. The Final Assessment offers the opportunity for both the student and the University to review and assess all degree program requirements for each student and the overall academic program.


Changes and Revisions to Curriculum and Brochure

RCST reserves the right to make any changes in the curriculum content, course text books, course requirements, brochure, student handbook, graduation requirements and tuition fees without informing students. Changes and new policies are reflected in updates on our websites and brochures.



Enrolment at RCST may be terminated by the student or by the University. Termination of enrolment by the student must be submitted in writing to the Office of Student Services. The University may terminate a student's enrolment for any Academic issue listed in the Student Handbook. Additionally, the University may terminate student’s enrolment with regards to series of misbehaviour including:

▪  Failure to show meaningful progress on assigned courseworks within three months of enrolment

  Non-compliance with academic and administrative regulations pertaining to study program

  Failure to progress on assigned project and research within a reasonable period of time

▪  Obstructing and Interfering with program structure and procedures by student or the student's sponsors

▪  Noticeable cheating, and altering of grade results of course examination

▪  Noticiable false and questionable information on Admission Application

▪  Consistent cheating at examination and/or plagiarizing in course exams / assignments

 Illicit communication and statement directed to Faculty, Staff, Students and Guests

▪  Non-payment of Tuition Fees as agreed / prior arranged, and systemic irregular payment

▪  Poor academic performance; and non-cooperative attitudes to corrective academic measures

 Failure to follow corrective action, and refusal to abide by academic and administrative decisions

▪  Falsified document(s) and information used to gained admission and enrolled on a study program

 Indisciplines and irreponsible behaviours toward RCS Faculty, Staff, Students and Guests

 Use of abusive language of any kind and methods directed at Faculty, Staff and Students


Disclaimer Notice

RCST University reserves the right to make changes to program structure, courses curriculum, graduation requirements, tuition fees, academic regulations and policy etc. without informing the students. Any changes and new policies direction will be effective immediately, and may be reflected in subsequent updates for online and print publications.






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