1. Criteria for the Admission of Students in the College: The Admission Officer is chiefly responsible for the Admission of the students into the College. The College admits students irrespective of their race, color or religion. Our Educational Organisation is proud to be one of the most multi-racial institutions in Cyprus. Their entry into the College is based on their qualifications, their own personal preferences, and educational/professional aims. The basic requirement for entry in the College is a Leaving Certificate from a secondary school with six-year’s duration or an equivalent qualification.
2. Procedures for Registration: The following documents are required for first time European applicants.
- School Leaving Certificate, either original or a certified true copy, from a secondary school with six-year’s duration or an equivalent qualification. Equivalency is decided by the Admissions Officer.
- Receipt of payment of fees and other charges.
- Registration form properly completed and signed by the new student.
- Three recent passport sized photographs.
For first time International applicants, the following documents are required:
- Passport or other official travelling document, which after being photocopied is returned to its owner (validity of passport of least two years).
- Receipt of payment of fees for the whole year duly issued by a bank in their country and receipt from the college that the money has been duly received.
For an existing student’s renewal of registration for the next academic semester, the following are required:
- Certificate of successful completion of the previous year or semester of study, as the case may be.
- Receipt of payment of fees for the year or semester of study, as the case may be.
- Student identity card, which was issued by the College to the student upon his registration for the first time.
For the registration of students who have failed in their studies of the academic semester, the following are required:
- Certificate of failure in their studies in the previous year or semester in the College, as the case may be.
- Receipt of payment of fees and other charges.
- Student identity card, which was issued by the College to the student, upon his registration for the.
3. Periods of Registration: For purposes of registration, examination, assessment and promotion, the academic year is divided into two semesters. The first academic semester begins on the 1st of September and finishes on the 31st of January. The second academic semester begins on the 1st of February and finishes on the 30th of June. Lessons of the first academic semester begin on the 5th of October and finish on the 14th of January. Lessons of the second academic semester begin on the 4th of February and finish on the 20th of May. The ten-week summer intensive course in the English language begins on the 14th June and finishes on the 23rd of September.
New students are admitted both in the first and in the second semesters. In addition, admission of new students is possible, for the ten-week summer intensive course in the English language, during June. The conditions for the ten-week intensive course in the English Language are the following:
- The short intensive course in the English language is taught in the College and shall cover five teaching periods of 50 minutes each daily.
- At the end of the short intensive course in the English Language no credits will be given and no certificate will be awarded.
- In case of admission of international students for the summer English intensive course, together with the application to the Ministry of Education for approval of the relevant list of prospective international students, a time-table of this course shall be submitted to the Ministry together with the corresponding lecturers of English, so that inspection of the course is feasible during the summer period. Registration takes place, for all programs of study as follows:
- For the first academic semester, in September, before the beginning of the lessons.
- For the second academic semester, in January, before the beginning of the lessons.
- For the summer English intensive course, in English, in May and June, before the beginning of the lessons.
4. Late Registration: Students who did not register for the course during the designated registration period cannot be assured of space in courses they wish to take and they will be charged late registration fee. The teachers are not obliged to give make-up tests or homework to a student who registered after the late registration period. Casa College reserves the right to refuse changes in courses and sections both for educational and administrative reasons. Courses and subjects once determined cannot be varied in any way. Students should decide the course on the date of the registration.
5. Transfer Students: The transfer of a student from one program of study to another program of study of the College can be carried out, without exams, during the first month of the lessons of the student’s first semester in the College. For this purpose the student must apply to the Academic Director of Studies.
- After the first month of lessons in the first semester of the studies of a student, transfer of that student is possible only after an examination in the subjects of the program of study in which he asks to be transferred. For this purpose the student must apply to the Academic Director of Studies.
- Transfer of a student from one program of study to another after the end of a semester is possible, provided that the transferred student will be considered as a new student for that program. For this purpose the student must apply to the Academic Director of Studies, and if his application is accepted it is sent to the Ministry of Education and Culture for final approval.
The transfer of a student from another College must be first approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The following conditions must be satisfied for such a transfer:
- The students who receive the necessary number of credits will be registered to the corresponding semester.
- The students who need up to 6 credit hours (2 subjects) are registered to the corresponding semester and will have to attend classes and sit examinations at the end of the semester and for these 2 subjects in order to receive the required credits.
- Students who have less of the above number of credits will be permitted to repeat the semester and their credits will be evaluated accordingly.
- All transfer applications will be examined by the Academic Director of Studies and the Head of the Program of Study of the relevant Course of Casa College.
6. Examinations and Markings: The assessment of students is made up of two components:
- Continuous assessment of any type
- Final semester written exams.
For workshop subjects, there may be only continuous assessment without written final semester exams. However, the lecturer may do a special exercise for each student in the workshop towards the end of the semester and the grades awarded represent the final semester written marks. Marking may take the form of a number or a characteristic of a group of markings, as follows:
- Mid-term exams (1 -14 marks)
- Attendance (1 -10 marks)
- Participation, co-operation and involvement in the lessons (1 -8 marks).
- Home-work, quizzes, tests, and other written exercises (1-8 marks).
The 60 marks for the final written test refer to such exams at the end of the semester, and such tests examine the whole of the content of a subject that has been taught in the current semester. The final mark for each subject in each semester is the total of the addition of the marks of the continuous assessment and the written exam at the end of that semester. The student can obtain up to 40 marks in the continuous assessment and up to 60 marks in the final written exam at the end of the semester, in each subject. This makes a total of 100 marks. The passing mark is 50.
7. Conditions for Promotion & Graduation from the College: The student is promoted from one semester to the next one as follows:
- Business Administration (4 years, plus an optional foundation year, Bachelor of Science)
- Hotel Administration (4 years, plus an optional foundation year, Bachelor of Arts)
The student is promoted if he obtains 50 marks in each subject. If a student fails at the end of the October – January Fall Semester he is referred for re-examination in February. If a student fails at the end of the February-May Spring Semester he is referred for re-examination in September. Such re-examination is only in written form and concerns the whole of the content of a subject taught in the respective semester. The passing mark for this re-examination is 50 points and is accompanied by the letter (r) which stands for re-take exams. Students who fail in the re-take exams are allowed to repeat the subject(s) they have failed in the following semester and sit the final exams like in any other subject.
8. Internal Rules and Procedures: There is a set of Internal Rules and Procedures in the College, and details of them can be obtained from the Academic Director of Studies. These are:
- The tuition and fees are paid in advance. The International students will need to pay the full amount of tuition and fees of their first year of study before they arrive in Cyprus.
- Students wishing to cease their studies or are obliged to do so are refunded part of their paid tuition and fees. In such case students need to apply in written to the Academic Director of Studies.
- The date of application is considered to be the date the student decided to discontinue his studies and apply for money refund.
The return of tuition and fees is completed as follows:
Fall and Spring Semesters Request Dates:
- Before the commencement of classes 50% of the paid fees
- During the 1st week of classes 10% of the paid fees
- During the 2nd week of classes5% of the paid fees
- After the 2nd week of classes 0% of the paid fees
Summer English Intensive Course Request Dates
- Before the commencement of classes 50% of the paid fees
- During the first 3 days of classes 10% of the paid fees
- Between the 4-6th days of classes 5% of the paid fees
- After the 6th day of classes 0% of the paid fees
None of the other charges paid to the College is refunded to students. No tuition fees and other charges are refunded to students who have been suspended, deported or transferred to another college. In addition, students who present false or invalid documents to the authorities are not allowed to apply for money refund.
9. Attendance Policy: Class attendance is considered an important part of the educational process at the College. Therefore, students are obliged to attend classes regularly. Failure to attend class may result in administrative withdrawal from the class or failure in the course.
- The students who do not attend their lessons regularly for a period of more than 15 days are reported, by the Principal of the College, to the Migration Authorities.
- Students who are absent from the College for a period of more than 5 consecutive weeks are not allowed to sit the final examinations. Nonetheless, these students are allowed to sit the re-take examinations.
- Unexcused absences in excess of 50% either of the total, number of attentive lessons or in individual, subjects with either valid or invalid excuses, will result in failure. Students will either need to repeat the whole semester or individual subjects.
- Students who fail to co-operate with the College, failing to complete set work, refusing to attend classes, irregular attendance etc. will be cautioned by the Registrar. If, after warning, it is not possible to obtain co-operation, the student will be cautioned by the Principal and then will render the student liable to immediate, expulsion. The Immigration Authorities will then cancel the visa and the student will be asked to leave the country.