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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY DASMARIÑAS STUDENT HANDBOOK SY 2010-2014
Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY DASMARIÑAS STUDENT HANDBOOK SY 2010-2014

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DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY DASMARIÑAS

STUDENT HANDBOOK

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 VISION De La Salle University – Dasmariñas is a

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 VISION De La Salle University – Dasmariñas is a Filipino

VISION

De La Salle University – Dasmariñas is a Filipino Catholic University established and managed by the De La Salle Brothers and their lay partners in the historic province of Cavite in response to the needs of the Church and the Nation for human and Christian education, particularly the youth at risk. Guided by the Lasallian values of Faith, Service, and Communion, the University participates meaningfully in the process of social transformation by forming God-centered, people-oriented, and patriotic persons who serve as responsible and professionally competent stewards of God’s creation.

MISSION

To realize this vision, the University shall strive to become a leading institution nationally and globally in the integral formation of the youth by offering relevant, responsive, and community-oriented academic programs, research and extension services, and promoting a keen sense of history, arts and culture.

Following in the footsteps of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, the University shall continue transforming itself into a caring community guided by Gospel values, with a fervent spirit of service, love for learning, and excellence through a holistic formation of its members.

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 WHO ARE THE LASA LLIAN STUDENTS? Lasallian learners are

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WHO ARE THE LASALLIAN STUDENTS?

Lasallian learners are unique and gifted individuals who….

strive to integrate Gospel perspectives and values in the conduct of their daily lives;

are committed to excellence in order to be of greater service to GOD and country;

take progressive responsibility for their own learning and development;

express concern and compassion for the plight of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society and respond to their needs; and

work together creatively, constructively, and enthusiastically to support the Lasallian Mission.

Source: Lasallian Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family 2 nd Edition, Copyright April 2009

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISION COMMITTEE SY 2009-2010 MEMBERS: Dr. Cristina

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STUDENT HANDBOOK REVISION COMMITTEE SY 2009-2010

MEMBERS:

Dr. Cristina Dela Cruz, Dean,COE

Mr. Paulino Gatpandan, Associate Dean, COS

Arch. Antonio Gutierrez, Associate Dean, CEAT

Ms. Silfa Napicol, Associate Dean, CLA

Mr. William de Arca, Official Representative, CCJE

Mr. Eduardo Malvar, Official Representative, CBA

Ms. Irma Gatdula, Official Representative, CIHM

Ms. Evelyn Perez, Director, SDAO

Ms. Brenda Martinez, Director, SPO

Mr. Jose Ritche Bongcaron, Director, Planning Office

Ms. Chealyn Lleno, Director, SWAFO

Ms. Teresita Unabia , University Registrar

Dr. Carmelyn Antig, President, POLCA

Mr. Allan Rosarda, Official Representative, SWC

Gene Roumer Sarmiento/Enrico Montemayor, University Student Council SY 2009-2010

John Lour Flores/Sebastian Susaya, Official Representative, COESC SY 2009-2010

Roy Dexter Eulin/Mia Adrielle Muñoz, Official Representative, CIHMSC SY 2009-2010

Mary Fredellise De Jesus/Gregor Christopher Viscayda, Official Representative,

CBASC SY 2009-2010 Jet Caesar Lontok/James Luther Nones, Official Representative, CCJESC SY 2009-2010

Joseph Larry Balce Jr./Kate Angelica Esguerra, Official Representative, COSSC SY 2009-2010

Liberty Joy Lumbo/Mikko Paulo Alibin, Official Representative, CLASC SY 2009-2010

Irish Joy Rodriguez, Official Representative, CEATSC SY 2009-2010

Rizza Mendoza/Thammylet Tudio, Official Representative, Heraldo Filipino

Randolf Olayvar, Official Representative, PAG

Julius Rocas, Official Representative, Auxiliary Groups

Jonel Mendoza, Official Representative, SCE

Sebedi Justin Busayong, Official Representative, CSO

CHAIR:

DR. ISABELITA C. CELESTINO

Dean, Office of Student Services

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE De

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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De La Salle University-Dasmariñas: Vision-Mission Statement…

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Who Are the Lasallian Students?

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3

Section 1

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General Directives

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Section 2

Program Offerings

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Section 3

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Admission to the University ……

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17

Section 4

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Enrollment Matters

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Section 5

Financial Information ……

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Section 6

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Attendance

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Section 7

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Examinations

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Section 8

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Grading System

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Section 9

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Honors List

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Section 10 -

Retention Policy

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43

Section 11 -

…… Graduation Requirements…

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Section 12 -

Graduation with Honors …….……

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Section 13 -

Student Clearance

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Section 14 -

Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance

And Development

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Section 15 -

Student Services

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Student Wellness Center …………………………… 51

National Service Training Program

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Sports Development Office

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Student Development and Activities Office ….…… 54

Student Publications Office

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Student Welfare and Formation Office .…………… 75

Section 16 -

Offenses, Violations and Sanctions ……

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80

Section 17 -

Guidelines for Off-Campus Activities………….…… 88

Section 18 -

Student Government ……

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89

Section 19 -

Auxiliary Services

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Section 20 - Section 21 -

Guidelines for Faculty Consideration ……………… 96 Guidelines for the Conduct of Community

Extension Service

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Section 22 -

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Section 23 -

Student Accident Insurance Grievance Procedure ……

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Section 24 - Section 25 - Accord of Understanding

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Section 24 - Section 25 -

Accord of Understanding …… Other Regulations

A. Rules and Regulations Implementing Anti-Sexual

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Harassment Act of 1995

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.……… 112

B. Guidelines on Academic Honesty

C. Guidelines on Anti-vandalism Rule

D. Guidelines Governing the Entry and Stay

of Foreign Students in the Philippines ………

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E. Anti-Hazing Law

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F. Guidelines on Random Drug Testing ……………131

Alma Mater Hymn

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Three Basic Lasallian Prayer ……

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Centennial Prayer

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Transitory Provisions …………………………………138

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Campus Map

Prescribed School Uniform

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Section 1 GENERAL DIRECTIVES Students of De La Salle

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Section 1 GENERAL DIRECTIVES

Students of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas are expected to act as mature Christians at all times, whether on or off campus, and show respect for proper authority, for the rights of fellow students, and for the good name of the University. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to the formation of Filipino Christian men and women, and to maintain an order necessary for the common good, students are expected to adhere to the following:

1.1 Familiarize themselves with the contents of this Student Handbook, and strictly comply with all the provisions herein.

1.2 Bear in mind that the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas is a Catholic University; therefore, all students are required to attend masses and/or similar activities, and are mandated to complete spiritual retreats and recollections as prerequisite for graduation.

1.3 In the performance of their obligations, all students must act in accordance to and/or with respect for the Christian principles, traditions and ideals of the Filipino nation, and within the framework of the policies, rules, and regulations of the University.

1.4 The University expects its young men and women to observe/maintain the standards of responsibility and dignity which are part of the spirit of the school. When a student does not measure up to these standards (e.g., when a student undertakes unscrupulous activities; engages in premarital sexual relations; performs acts which malign his/her personhood as well as the name of the school; and other similar acts) s/he asked to withdraw from the University after due process.

1.5 As a Catholic institution for learning, this university does not tolerate sexual indiscretions. Violation of this policy merits appropriate corrective action, including but not limited to, requiring the student to go on leave or withdraw from the university.

1.6 It is considered unethical for any student to make any unfavorable act towards another, including sexist remarks and actions. Areas exclusively used by men/women that are marked accordingly (i.e., ladies’ and men’s rooms) are off limits to the opposite sex.

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1.7 Persons in Authority

1.7 Persons in Authority Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 School administrators and facult y members

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School administrators and faculty members exercise authority in loco parentis” in relation to all students of the University. As such, they shall have the right and duty to accost and refer any erring student to the Student Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO) director or student formatores for appropriate action.

They may also report cases of violations of University rules and regulations committed in their presence. The SWAFO director, student formatores, and security guards are also persons in authority and must be accorded proper courtesy.

1.8 The wearing of prescribed uniform is compulsory unless a student has a written permit from the dean of Student Services or in his/her absence, the SWAFO director.

For males, the prescribed uniform is beige Santana polo barong with the embroidered logo of the University, white sando inside (tucked-in), and chocolate brown slacks (straight cut). They are enjoined to wear closed black leather shoes with dark colored socks. Maong/Denim jeans of any color, cargo pants, sandals, and rubber shoes are not allowed. For females, the prescribed uniform is white blouse with school patch on the left collar, emerald green slacks (semi-straight cut), and closed black leather shoes, if socks were to be worn, plain black or skin-tone is acceptable. Students are required to wear the prescribed uniform, inside the school premises from Mondays to Fridays except on Wednesdays and Saturdays which are washdays. Students who have no classes but need to come to the University on days that are not washdays must also wear their school uniforms. Students who come to school at 5:00 p.m. onwards are allowed to enter the campus in decent civilian clothes but are required to put on their IDs. Students with National Service Training Program (NSTP)/Physical Education (PE) subjects may wear their NSTP/PE T-shirt the whole day on which these subjects are scheduled. However, PE shorts are not allowed inside the campus.

Students should wear their collegiate prescribed practicum uniform and/or corporate attire during the designated day/s.

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a. all kinds of shorts and torn/worn out jeans

b. spaghetti straps, racerback, tube

c. blouses and dresses with plunging neckline/backless

d. midriffs, hanging blouses, off shoulder blouses and dresses

e. All kinds of slippers, worn out shoes

f. skirts more than 2 inches above the knee

g. body hugging blouses and skirts /pants/shorts/leggings

h. haltered blouses and dresses

i. see-through attires

For ladies only a pair of earrings is allowed to be worn. However, cross-dressing (e.g., overt gays sporting make-up and wearing female attire) on campus is not tolerated. Body piercing is likewise not allowed.

1.9 Identification Card (ID Card)

Every student officially enrolled must have an identification card validated in each enrollment period and must be displayed at the middle portion of the blouse/polo while on campus. Such identification card must bear the signatures of the University Registrar and the

student. Found ID cards must be surrendered at the SWAFO. Security guards, student formatores, or other persons in authority have the right to ask for the students’ ID cards when the need arises. In case a student has lost his ID card, s/he should:

a. report the loss to any SWAFO officer as soon as possible.

b. present current registration form.

c. secure the Certificate of Loss Form and referral form at the SWAFO.

d. apply for a new ID card at the Office of the University Registrar upon referral from the SWAFO.

e. pay the necessary amount for the new identification card at

the Cashier. While the new ID card is being processed, the SWAFO issues a temporary gate pass indicating the number of days such gate pass will be in effect. ID cards may only be confiscated by persons in authority when students commit a violation of school rules and regulations inflagrante delicto (caught in the act). Upon confiscation of the identification card,

the person in authority will submit the same to the SWAFO which issues a temporary gate pass, good for one (1) day.

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 1.10 Courtesy to Members of the Academic Community In

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1.10 Courtesy to Members of the Academic Community

In dealing with all the members of the community, students are expected to observe the usual norms of politeness, etiquette, and courtesy. School administrators, faculty members, and support staff, in their obligation to exercise the judgment of good parents in loco parentis, may call the attention of students who display unbecoming behavior on campus or during officially sanctioned University activities outside the campus.

Abusive behavior or discourtesy towards University officials, faculty, staff, student formatores, and security guards shall be dealt with appropriate disciplinary action.

1.11 Student groups who invite guests from outside the campus e.g., guest lecturers, speakers, and seminar participants are required to inform the Office of the Dean of Student Services, the Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, and the respective college dean at least three (3) days before the activity.

1.12 Student Representation

Students may be allowed to participate in any outside activity, contest, play, band, choir, conference, congress, association, society, or group as representatives of the University or any of its recognized student organizations provided there is a written authorization from the respective college dean (for academic-related activities) and noted by the dean of Student Services.

1.13 Bulletin Boards

Announcements shall be posted only on designated bulletin boards. Properly prepared posters or notices may only be posted after being noted by the Marketing Communications Office (MCO) and approved by the director of the Student Development and Activities Office. When posting an announcement on any bulletin

board in any college, courtesy dictates that the college dean should be informed.

a. Students who post announcements without prior approval of the said office shall be penalized accordingly. Posters and streamers from outside entities must be noted by the MCO, and then approved by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services.

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b. The standard duration of all postings is two (2) weeks. It is the responsibility of the concerned student group to remove all posted information materials after expiration date.

c. Students caught defacing, mutilating, or removing posters within the validity period shall be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

1.14 Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited within the premises of the University. (100 meters from the perimeter to any point – RA9211 Tobacco Regulation Act)

1.15 Boycotting

Any student who impedes, obstructs, prevents, or defeats the right and obligation of a teacher or professor to teach his subjects or the right of the students to attend classes shall be subject to disciplinary action.

1.16 Littering

Meals, snacks, and drinks should be taken only in the canteen or within its immediate vicinity. However, students who wish to eat in other designated areas are advised to dispose of their wrappers, food containers, tissue papers, and the like in trash cans and not in open places. Eating inside the classroom is generally prohibited.

1.17 Proper decorum

Propriety and prudence especially in conduct, manner, or appearance are expected at all times inside and outside the University.

1.18 Public Display of Affection

Wholesome interaction among students is encouraged by the University. However, acts or gestures that tend to offend other members of the community are not tolerated in the campus.

The following are considered offending to the members of the Lasallian community:

a. kissing

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 b. embracing c. necking d. petting e. sitting on

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b. embracing

c. necking

d. petting

e. sitting on somebody else’s lap

f. partners staying in dark inconspicuous places

g. partners staying in parked vehicles with lights off and closed windows

h. arm/s on hips or waist of opposite sex

1.19 Storm Signals

DLSU-Dasmariñas follows storm signals for both Metro Manila and Southern Luzon; that is, if storm signal number three (3) or four (4) is sounded in either area, classes in the undergraduate and graduate levels shall be automatically suspended. Offices and the entire campus shall be closed.

1.20 Floods, earthquakes, jeepney/bus strikes, coup d’etat, and other emergency situations

Announcements by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) or by other government agencies that apply specifically only to Metro Manila concerning floods, earthquakes, transport strike, coup d’ etat, or other emergencies do not automatically apply to DLSU-Dasmariñas. However, should the need to suspend classes arise, the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Academic Services (VCFAS) shall consider the following:

a. Both the safety of students, faculty, and staff, on the one hand and the continuation of classes to ensure academic standards, on the other.

b. Announcements will be made as early as possible. These will be posted at the security guard outposts in all gates and in front of the Gregoria Montoya Hall. Whenever possible, announcements over DZMM AM radio band will be made.

c. If no announcement was made until five o’clock in the morning, it should be assumed that classes will be held and offices will be opened. However, announcements on suspension of classes may be made later in the day.

1.21 Suspension of Classes

Administration officials authorized to make decisions on suspension of classes are the Vice Chancellor for Finance and

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Administrative Services (VCF AS) and the Vice Chancellor of

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Administrative Services (VCFAS) and the Vice Chancellor of Academics and Research (VCAR).

1.22 Students’ Compliance with Classroom Policies and Procedures

Students should follow the usual classroom policies and procedures as well as those set by the teacher. Students who violate such policies may be referred to the SWAFO for proper action.

1.23 Students’ Duty to Inform Parents/Guardians

It is the duty of the students to keep their parents/guardians informed of their academic standing and the consequences of excessive absences or failures. Notices that may be sent by the University to parents/guardians are merely by way of courtesy. They do not relieve the students of their obligation to inform their parents/guardians of their standing in school. Therefore, the lack of knowledge about the student’s status on the part of the parents/guardians shall not be blamed on the University nor shall the latter be held responsible for such ignorance.

1.24 Use of University Facilities

The University encourages students’ use of campus facilities for meetings as well as social, cultural, and recreational activities. Misuse or careless use of such facilities however disqualifies the students from using the same facilities in the future. Unauthorized use of facilities shall be charged with either a minor or a major offense.

1.25 Change of Residence or Civil Status

Students who have transferred residence or have changed their civil status should inform in writing the Office of the University Registrar at the earliest possible time. Students are liable for incorrect information on their identification card, registration forms, and other school documents.

1.26 Campus curfew

For campus security reasons, all students, except those residing in the school dormitories, should be out of the campus by 9:00 p.m. unless authorized by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (AVCAS).

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Section 2 PROGRAM OFFERINGS De La Salle University-Dasmariñas offers

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Section 2 PROGRAM OFFERINGS

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas offers various programs under its seven (7) colleges. These programs are as follows:

College of Business Administration

BS Accountancy

BS Business Administration major in:

Agribusiness Management Business Management Business and Operations Management Business Management (Evening Class) Economics Entrepreneurial Management Entrepreneurship Human Resource Development Management Management Accounting Marketing Management Marketing and Advertising Management

BS Office Administration major in Office Management

Associate in Office Administration

College of Business Administration – Graduate Studies

Diploma in Business Administration

Master in Business Administration – Executive Program

Master of Business Administration –Techno

Master of Business Administration – Regular

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration

College of Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education with area of concentration in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Elementary Education with area of concentration in Special Education

Bachelor of Physical Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education major in:

English Filipino Social Studies Biological Science Physical Science Mathematics

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 College of Education – Graduate Studies  Master of

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College of Education – Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Education major in:

Educational Management Guidance and Counseling Religious and Values Education

Doctor of Education major in:

Counseling Psychology Educational Management

Doctor of Philosophy major in:

Counseling Psychology with concentration in Community Counseling Counseling with specialization in School and Community Counseling

Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education with specialization in English

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

BS Architecture

BS Civil Engineering

BS Computer Engineering

BS Electrical Engineering

BS Electronics Engineering

BS Electronics and Communications Engineering

BS Graphics Design and Multimedia *to be offered 1 st semester, SY 2011-2012

BS Environmental and Sanitary Engineering

BS Industrial Engineering

BS Mechanical Engineering

BS Industrial Technology

Two-Year Certificate in:

Automotive Technology Computer Technology Electrical Technology Industrial Electronics major in Industrial Electronics Technology

College of International Hospitality Management

BS Hotel and Restaurant Management

BS Tourism Management

College of Criminal Justice Education

BS Criminology (semestral program)

BS Criminology (trimester program)

College of Criminal Justice Education – Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology

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College of Liberal Arts

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Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development

Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

College of Liberal Arts – Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Teaching – English

Master of Arts in English as Second Language

Master of Arts in Teaching - Social Sciences

Master of Arts in Filipino

College of Science

BS Applied Mathematics

BS Biology major in Human Biology

BS Biology with Concentration in Environmental Science

BS Medical Biology (Accelerated Program)

BS Computer Science

BS Information Technology

Associate in Computer Science (2yrs.) with Certificate in:

Programming and CISCO Networking Technology Programming and Internet Technology

College of Science – Graduate Studies

Master of Arts in Mathematics

Master of Science in Mathematics (with Thesis)

Master in Mathematics (non-Thesis)

Master in Science in Biology (with Thesis)

Master in Biology (non-Thesis)

Master of Science in Biology major in Conservation Biology (with Thesis)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (with Thesis)

Master in Environmental Studies (non-Thesis)

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Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Section 3 ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY Admission Policies (Filipino

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Section 3 ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY

Admission Policies (Filipino Applicants)

For Freshmen

Freshmen

Dasmariñas must:

applicants

for

admissions

in

De

La

Salle

University-

a. have satisfactorily completed their secondary education or its equivalent;

b. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student wishes to enroll;

c. be of good moral character; and

d. recommended by the School Principal or Guidance Counselor.

For Transferee/Second Course Takers

A student with previous college work wishing to transfer to De La Salle University-Dasmariñas must:

a. have passed the interview and evaluation by the respective Deans or Department Chairs;

b. have passed the qualifying exam given by the respective departments (Accountancy, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology programs);

c. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student wishes to enroll; and

d. be of good moral character.

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For Freshmen

Admission Policies (Foreign Applicants)

For Freshmen Admission Policies (Foreign Applicants) Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Foreign freshmen applicants for

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Foreign freshmen applicants for admissions in De La Salle University- Dasmariñas must:

a. have satisfactorily completed their secondary education or its equivalent;

b. have passed the interview by the Office of the University Registrar;

c. have passed the English Proficiency Examination;

d. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student wishes to enroll;

e. be of good moral character; and

f. recommended by the School Principal or Guidance Counselor.

For Transferee/Second Course Takers

A foreign student with previous college work wishing to transfer to De La Salle University-Dasmariñas must:

a. have passed the interview by the Office of the University Registrar;

b. have passed the interview and evaluation by the respective Deans and Department Chairs;

c. have passed the English Proficiency Examination;

d. have passed the qualifying exam given by the respective departments (Accountancy, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology programs);

e. have met the stanine scores required by the program the student wishes to enroll; and

f. be of good moral character.

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3.1. Freshmen Requirements and Procedures (Filipino Applicants)

3.1.1 Requirements for application

a. filled-out application form;

b. 1 pc. 2x2 picture and 1 pc. 1x1 picture; and

c. F-138 (for those who stopped after fourth year, present original copy)

3.1.2 Requirements for confirmation

a. form 138 (4 th year high school card)

b. original certificate of good moral and recommendation letter

c. 3 pcs. 2x2 pictures / 6 pcs. 2x2 pictures (for Criminology students only)

d. photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate

e. photocopy of Police/NBI clearance (for Criminology students only)

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3.1.3. Procedure for application

3.1.3. Procedure for application Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 COUNTER 17  Secure Application Form

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COUNTER 17

COUNTER 17  Secure Application Form  Submit accomplished Application Form. (For those who stopped after
COUNTER 17  Secure Application Form  Submit accomplished Application Form. (For those who stopped after

Secure Application Form

Submit accomplished Application Form. (For those who stopped after fourth year, please present original F-138) Note: Incomplete requirements shall not be accepted

Claim Payment Slip

shall not be accepted  Claim Pa y ment Sli p COUNTER 16  Present Payment

COUNTER 16

Present Payment Slip and pay the Application/Entrance Exam Fee Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

Fee Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE COUNTER 17  Present Official Receipt and submit

COUNTER 17

Present Official Receipt and submit Payment Slip

Secure Entrance Test Permit

Check the Examination Schedule

Entrance Test Permit  Check the Examination Schedule Take the Entrance Ex am as Scheduled 

Take the Entrance Exam as Scheduled

Present the Entrance Test Permit

Take the Test

Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Results

Test  Confirm the Sche dule of Release of Test Results COUNTER 17  Present the

COUNTER 17

Present the claim stub on the date of release of test result

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3.2 Freshmen Application Requirements and Procedure (Foreign Applicants)

3.2.1 Requirements for application

a. accomplished Interview Slip and Track Clearance Form;

b. filled-out Application Form;

c. photocopy of Good Moral Character;

d. Transcript of Records or Form 138 (4 th year high school card)

3.2.2. Requirements for confirmation

a. Form 138 (4 th year high school card / official authenticated

grades)

b. original certificate of Good Moral and Recommendation Letter

c. 3 pcs. 2x2 pictures / 6 pcs. 2x2 pictures (for Criminology students)

d. photocopy of NSO Birth Certificate

e. photocopy of Police/NBI Clearance

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3.2.3. Procedure for application

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COUNTER 17 Students Admissions Office (SAdO)

Secure Interview Slip and Track Clearance Form

Office of the University Registrar

Interview with the University Registrar

Registrar  Interview with the University Registrar COUNTER 20 Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office
Registrar  Interview with the University Registrar COUNTER 20 Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office

COUNTER 20 Institutional Testing and Evaluation Office (ITEO)

Present Clearance Form signed by the University Registrar

Secure Payment Slip/Test Permit

JFH 306B, 3 rd Floor – Language Learning Center (LLC)

Interview with the Director of LLC (Result of the test shall be discussed here)

COUNTER 16 Accounting Office

Pay Testing Fee

here) COUNTER 16 Accounting Office  Pay Testing Fee GMH 201, 2 nd Floor –Testing Room
here) COUNTER 16 Accounting Office  Pay Testing Fee GMH 201, 2 nd Floor –Testing Room

GMH 201, 2 nd Floor –Testing Room

Present the Official Receipt and Entrance Test Permit

Take the Language Test as scheduled

Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result

 Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result COUNTER 17 Student Admissions Office (SAdO) 

COUNTER 17 Student Admissions Office (SAdO)

Present Certificate of Participation issued by LLC

Secure Application Form

Submit accomplished Application Form (Or photocopy of Certificate of Good Moral)

Claim Payment Slip

of Certificate of Good Moral)  Claim Payment Slip COUNTER 16 Accounting Office  Present Payment

COUNTER 16 Accounting Office

Present Payment Slip and pay the Application / Entrance Exam Fee ($50) (Non refundable)

COUNTER 17 Student Admissions Office

Present the Claim Stub on the date of the release of test result

Claim Test Result

of the release of test result  Claim Test Result Dean/Associate Dean/Chair  Present Interview Slip

Dean/Associate Dean/Chair

Present Interview Slip and Test Result together with Transcript of

Records/F-138

PASSED
PASSED
Result together with Transcript of Records/F-138 PASSED FAILED  Choose another course If PASSED  Take

FAILED

Choose another course

If PASSED

Take Conversational English as scheduled

If FAILED

Take Intensive Language Proficiency Program as scheduled

Take Conversational English as scheduled If FAILED  Take Intensive Language Proficiency Program as scheduled
Take Intensive Language Proficiency Program as scheduled COUNTER 17 Student Admissions Office (SAdO)  Present

COUNTER 17 Student Admissions Office (SAdO)

Present the Official Receipt and submit Payment Slip

Secure Entrance Test Permit

Check the Examination Schedule

Entrance Test Permit  Check the Examination Schedule Take the Entrance Exam as Scheduled  Present

Take the Entrance Exam as Scheduled

Present the Entrance Test Permit

Take the Test

Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result

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3.3 Application Requirements and Procedure for Transferees and Second Course Takers

3.3.1 Requirements for application

a. filled-out Application Form

b. accomplished Interview slip and Referral slip

c. Curriculum Checklist

d. photocopy of Transcript of Records or Certification of Grades

e. photocopy of Certificate of Good Moral Character

3.3.2 Requirements for confirmation

a. result of entrance exam

b. honorable dismissal

c. transcript of records

d. original certificate of good moral

e. 3 pcs. 2x2 picture

f. photocopy of NSO Birth certificate

g. photocopy of Police/NBI clearance (for criminology students only)

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Procedure for application

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COUNTER 17

Secure Interview Slip and submit accomplished Interview Slip (for Foreign Applicants only)

Secure Referral Slip for Transferees

Applicants only)  Secure Referral Slip for Transferees College Dean/Associate Dean/Chair’s Office  Present

College Dean/Associate Dean/Chair’s Office

Present Referral Slip for Transferees and Photocopy of Transcript of Records or Certification of Grades for the interview

PASSED

Records or Certification of Grades for the interview PASSED FAILED COUNTER 17  Present Referral Slip

FAILED

COUNTER 17

Present Referral Slip

Secure Application Form

Dean/Associate

Dean/Chair recommends

you to take another course

Go back to Step 1

you to take another course  Go back to Step 1 COUNTER 17  Submit accomplished
you to take another course  Go back to Step 1 COUNTER 17  Submit accomplished

COUNTER 17

Submit accomplished Application Form together with the Referral Slip and Photocopy of TOR Note: Incomplete requirements shall not be accepted

Claim Payment Slip

requirements shall not be accepted  Claim Payment Slip COUNTER 16  Present Payment Slip and

COUNTER 16

Present Payment Slip and pay the Application/Entrance Exam Fee Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

Fee Note: Application/Entrance Exam Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE COUNTER 17  Present the Official Receip t and

COUNTER 17

Present the Official Receipt and submit Payment Slip

Secure Entrance Test Permit and Check the Examination Schedule

Entrance Test Permit and Check the Examination Schedule Counter 20 (GMH 201 – TESTING ROOM) 

Counter 20 (GMH 201 – TESTING ROOM)

Present the Entrance Test Permit and take the Test

Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result

Test  Confirm the Schedule of Release of Test Result COUNTER 17  Present the claim

COUNTER 17

Present the claim stub on the date of release of test result

Claim Test Result

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3.4 Application Requirements and Procedure for Uniters and Graduate Studies

3.4.1. Requirements

a. filled out Application Form

b. original and photocopy of Transcript of Records with Special Order (S.O.)

c. four (4) latest passport size pictures with white background

d. 2 pcs. photocopy of college diploma – for masteral applicants; and both college and master’s degree diplomas for doctoral applicants

e. original and photocopy of NSO birth certificate

f. original and photocopy of NSO marriage certificate (for married female applicants)

g. photocopy and original recommendation letters from two individual personalities

h. original and photocopy of certificate of employment (from present employer)

i. 2 pcs. photocopy of business permit (if self-employed)

Note: Items A-C: CTP applicants A-I: for graduate student-applicants

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3.4.2

Procedure

Counter 17

Submit original and photocopy of requirements and accomplished application form

Secure payment slip for academic folder

Secure referral slip for entrance exam (for non-DLSU-D graduates under COE, CLA, COS Graduate Studies)

non-DLSU-D graduates under COE, CLA, COS Graduate Studies) Non-DLSU-D Graduates Counter 20  Secure entrance ex
non-DLSU-D graduates under COE, CLA, COS Graduate Studies) Non-DLSU-D Graduates Counter 20  Secure entrance ex

Non-DLSU-D Graduates

under COE, CLA, COS Graduate Studies) Non-DLSU-D Graduates Counter 20  Secure entrance ex am payment

Counter 20

Secure entrance exam payment slip

Counter 20  Secure entrance ex am payment slip Counter 16  Present payment slip and

Counter 16

Present payment slip and pay for entrance exam fee (for Non-DLSU-D graduates under COE, CLA and COS Graduate studies

graduates under COE, CLA and COS Graduate studies Counter 20  Secure entrance permit  Take

Counter 20

Secure entrance permit

Take entrance examination as scheduled

permit  Take entrance examination as scheduled Graduate Studies Office  Claim entrance test result as

Graduate Studies Office

Claim entrance test result as scheduled

Office  Claim entrance test result as scheduled Counter 17  Present official receipt and claim

Counter 17

Present official receipt and claim academic folder

Secure student number and enrollment permit

DLSU-D Graduates

student number and enrollment permit DLSU-D Graduates Counter 16  Present payment slip and pay for

Counter 16

Present payment slip and pay for academic folder

16  Present payment slip and pay for academic folder Counter 17  Present official receipt

Counter 17

Present official receipt and claim academic folder

Secure student number and enrollment permit

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3.5. Application Requirements and Procedure for Re-enrollees

3.5.1

Requirements for application

a. accomplished referral slip

b. photocopy of previous registration form

c. photocopy of report of grades

3.5.2.

Procedure for application

COUNTER 17

Secure Referral Slip

for application COUNTER 17  Secure Referral Slip COUNTERS 6 and 12  Present Referral Slip

COUNTERS 6 and 12

Present Referral Slip

Referral Slip COUNTERS 6 and 12  Present Referral Slip DEAN’S/CHAIR’S OFFICE  Proceed to

DEAN’S/CHAIR’S OFFICE

Proceed to Dean’s/Chair’s Office (Present Referral Slip together with the Registration Form and/or copy of Grades for the interview)

& Unite

Form and/or copy of Grades for the interview) & Unite COUNTER 17  Submit accomplished Referral

COUNTER 17

Submit accomplished Referral Slip

Claim Enrollment Permit

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3.6. Application Requirements and Procedure for Cross-enrollees

3.6.1 Requirements for application

a. accomplished referral slip to Registrar’s office

b. filled-out application form for cross-enrollees

3.6.2 Procedure for application

COUNTER 1 (Office of the University Registrar)

Secure Referral Slip for Cross-Enrollees

Registrar)  Secure Referral Slip for Cross-Enrollees COUNTER 17 (Student Admissions Office)  Submit

COUNTER 17 (Student Admissions Office)

Submit Referral Slip for Cross-Enrollees

Secure Application Form for Cross- Enrollees

Submit accomplished Application Form

Enrollees  Submit accomplished Application Form COUNTER 1  Present Student Number  Secure

COUNTER 1

Present Student Number

Secure Enrollment Permit

Observe Enrollment Procedure

Secure Enrollment Permit  Observe Enrollment Procedure COUNTER 17  Present the original and photocopy of

COUNTER 17

Present the original and photocopy of the Registration Form

END
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A. Curriculum Flowchart Students maintain a curriculum flowchart where they record their grades every end of the semester and/or summer. During the college’s Pre-Registration Period, the updated curriculum flowchart is presented to his adviser, chair and/or associate dean to facilitate evaluation of subjects taken and units earned, as well as the subjects to be taken in the ensuing semester/s.

B. Pre-requisite Subject/s Pre-requisite subjects should be strictly followed, e.g. ENGL100 ahead of all other English subjects. However, a student may be allowed to simultaneously enroll in pre-requisite under the following conditions:

1. when the pre-requisite is a repeated subject and when the student is graduating at the end of the school term;

2. when it is approved by the University Registrar.

C. National Service Training Program (NSTP) All students are required to complete six (6) units of National Service Training Program (NSTP). NSTP subjects should be completed at the end of first semester of the second curriculum year.

D. Physical Education (PE) All students are required to complete eight (8) units of Physical Education (PE) subjects. PE subjects should be completed at the end of second semester of the second curriculum year.

E. INTRO

complete

INTR101 and INTR102 during the first and second semesters respectively preferably on the 1 st curriculum year.

All

freshmen

and

transferees

are

required

to

F. Academic Load Regular academic load per semester should not exceed the number of units prescribed in the approved curriculum. During the summer term, a student can enroll up to a maximum load of nine (9) units only.

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G. Overload Graduating students may be given an overload not exceeding six (6) units, in excess of the normal load specified in the curriculum during the regular semester and three (3) units during the summer term.

ENROLLMENT POLICIES General Policy

1. A student is considered officially enrolled after s/he has made full payment or initial payment as mandated by the Accounting Office and has his/her Certificate of Registration form cut at the Accounting Office. The original copy of registration form will be given to the student.

2. A student cannot make any modifications or new transactions if s/he has not completed yet transaction one (1), which means payment of fees.

Specific Policy

1. Students are only allowed up to third transaction to change their schedules. In excess of this, the student shall accomplish the Enrollment Transaction Form subject for the consideration of the Office of the University Registrar.

2. A student with unpaid balance or old account is not allowed to enroll if s/he is not cleared by the Accounting Office.

3. A foreign student shall be put on-hold and shall only be cleared upon presentation of his/her certificate of eligibility.

Adding/Dropping of Subjects

1. Student secures Adding/Dropping Form 1-A.

2. Adviser checks/approves the subjects to be added/dropped and the total number of units.

3. Adviser and Associate Dean sign the form. The signature of the subject teacher is needed when a student drops his/her subjects, however the Department Chair and/or the Associate Dean may sign for the subject teacher if the student has not yet attended the 1 st session.

4. Student proceeds to Office of the University Registrar for encoding.

5. Office of the University Registrar releases the updated Certificate of Registration.

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Cross-Enrollment (Dasma URL/Registrar)

A student is allowed to cross-enroll in another school only on the following conditions:

1. The student is graduating during the current semester or summer term.

2. The subject to be cross-enrolled is not offered at DLSU-Dasmariñas and has the same description and number of units as that offered in another school.

3. The school where the students will enroll is at least at par with the quality of education that DLSU-D is known for.

A student who wishes to cross-enroll in another school should seek the endorsement of the college dean while the University Registrar approves the cross-enrollment and releases the permit. The cross-enrollment slip should be properly filled out.

Withdrawal of Enrollment/Dropping of Subjects

Students currently enrolled in DLSU-Dasmariñas who wish to withdraw their enrollment, effectively ending their status as matriculated students must get a dropping form from the Office of the University Registrar. An appointment should be made with the Class Adviser to have an exit interview and to complete the required form. Claims for refunds are made according to the memorandum from the Commission on Higher Education. Also, refer to the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools Art. 13 Student Admissions, Sec. 66. The student will be charged based on the total assessment using the following rates:

10% If the student drops during the 1 st week of classes 20% If the student drops during the 2 nd week of classes 100% If the student drops after the 2 nd week of classes

Returnee/Re-enrollee

A returnee or re-enrollee is a student who has returned after a leave of absence. The following are the steps a student will follow should s/he re- enroll:

1. Get a Re-enrollee form from the Student Admissions Office where the student will also be interviewed.

2. Go to Counter 6 of the Office of the University Registrar to verify his/her records.

3. Go to Counter 12 of the Accounting Office to check his/her financial status.

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4. If s/he is cleared at Counters 6 and 12, the Student Admissions Office will send the student for interview at his/her former College Dean/Department Chair.

5. If a student passes the interview, s/he will go back to the Student Admissions Office to get the enrollment permit.

6. The student will proceed to the College Dean/ Department Chair for advising of subjects to be enrolled. The Dean/Chair will provide the student with the current curriculum and advise the student to have the subjects taken and passed be credited. S/he then proceeds to the enrollment venue.

Shifting

A student may be allowed to change or recommended to change to another curriculum. This is termed as shifting and this must be filed two (2) weeks before enrollment. The student who will shift to another course should:

1. Secure and fill out the Shifting Form at Counter 1.

2. Obtain his/her grade point average from the corresponding Records Verifier.

3. Go to his/her present Dean/Associate Dean who signifies that the student is allowed to shift to another course.

4. Proceed to the Associate Dean of the College s/he is shifting to for the evaluation of records and availability of slots. The Dean will sign the shifting form upon the recommendation of the Associate Dean.

5. Go back to counter 1 for the Advising Form.

Foreign Students

Foreign students who wish to apply for admission are required to consult with the liaison officer of the Office of the University Registrar regarding requirements of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation, and the Department of Foreign Affairs. They may also send a letter of inquiry to the Office of the University Registrar. Permanent aliens need to present a verified Alien Certificate of Registration. The registrar evaluates the eligibility of student applicants who graduated from schools abroad.

A foreign student applicant who does not speak English as a second language is required to take the proficiency test in English. After passing the proficiency test and/or the college entrance test, the applicant follows the procedure outlined for incoming local students.

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Section 5 FINANCIAL INFORMATION 5.1 Student Transactions Student Handboo k SY 2010-2014 143 Students should

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Students should transact at the transaction area at counters 11 & 12 for the following:

Assessment of fees

Request for Statement of Account

Examination permits

Request for refund of excess payments

Student clearance

5.2 Enrollment / Payment of Fees

5.2.1 Students should pay at the transaction area at counters 14, 15 & 16 only.

5.2.2 The term regular fees include tuition, laboratory, miscellaneous (Registration fee, Library fee, Medical/Dental fee, Student Services fee, Athletic and Developmental fee), and other fees to be paid by the students in connection with their enrollment in the University.

5.2.3 A student may pay in full or in installment. If payment will be made in installment, the payment scheme will be:

40%

of tuition and fees upon enrollment

 

30%

of tuition

and

fees

on

or

before

the

preliminary

30%

examination of tuition and fees or the balance on or before the

midterm examination

** For summer:

50% of tuition and fees upon enrollment 50% of tuition and fees on or before the midterm examination.

5.2.4 A student is considered enrolled if he paid at least the down payment during enrollment.

5.2.5 A student may pay in cash or in cheque. However, a student will no longer be allowed to pay in check if it was returned by the

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bank

returned check.

for any

reason and a penalty will be imposed for

the

5.2.6 Penalty for late enrollment starts on the first day of classes.

5.2.7 Payments through cheques for account balances will not be accepted three (3) weeks before the final examination period.

5.2.8 Payments through cheques will not be accepted for old account balances.

5.2.9 Payments through accredited banking facilities are accepted. The list of accredited banks can be obtained from the Treasury Office.

5.3 Examination Permits

5.3.1 Examination permits are issued one (1) week before the scheduled examination period. Students who have paid the required installment amount will be given their permits.

5.3.2 Examination permits are required of all students when taking the preliminary, midterm, and final examination. Such permits are to be presented to the test faculty proctor before the start of each of the examinations.

5.3.3 The final exam permit must be presented when claiming the semestral report of grades and before enrolling for the following semester.

5.3.4 The registration form is required when claiming the examination permit.

5.4 Withdrawal, Leave of Absence or Dropping of Subjects with Refund

5.4.1 Claims for refund are made according to the memorandum from the Department of Education, Culture and Sports/Commission on Higher Education which states that:

“When a student registers in a school, it is understood that he is enrolling for the entire school year for elementary and secondary courses, and for the entire semester for collegiate courses. Within two weeks after the beginning of classes, anyone who has already paid pertinent tuition and other fees in full or for any length of time

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longer than one month maybe charged ten percent of the total amount due for the term if he withdraws within the first week of classes regardless of whether or not he has actually attended classes. The student may be charged all the school fees in full if he withdraws anytime after the second week of classes. However, if the transfer or withdrawal is due to justifiable reasons, the student will be charged the pertinent fees only up to and including the last month of attendance.” (Also refer to the Manual of Regulations for Private Schools Art. 13 Student Admissions, Sec. 66)

5.4.2 The student will be charged based on the total assessment using the following rates:

10%

If the student drops during the 1 st week of classes

20%

If the student drops during the 2 nd week of classes

100%

If the student drops after the 2 nd week of classes

5.4.3 The student must be cleared from all accountabilities before the application for Leave of Absence will be processed.

5.5 Students’ Refund

5.5.1 Refund for excess payment for the semester will be processed only upon request. The following are the documents to be submitted at the student accounts counter:

- Original registration form

- Original official receipts

- Dropping Form

5.5.2 The excess amount will be credited to the account of the student for the next semester if no request for refund was made.

Students’ refund should be made payable to the parents or guardian. A valid ID of the parent or guardian and an authorization letter should be presented if the student will be the one to claim the cheques.

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Section 6 ATTENDANCE

6.1 The name of a student who is officially enrolled appears in the final class list provided by the Office of the University Registrar. Prompt and regular attendance in all classes is required of all students from the first meeting of every course to the end of the semester.

6.2 The maximum allowable number of absences of a student per semester is 20% of the number of class hours. For instance, 20% of 54 hours is 11 hours. A student shall be given a grade of 0.00 if s/he incurs absences more than the allowable percentage of class hours.

A

student is considered absent if s/he arrived after the:

a.

first 15 minutes for a one hour class

b.

first 25 minutes for a one and a half-hour class

c.

first 30 minutes for a two-hour class

d.

first 45 minutes for a three-hour class

6.3 student who comes late for class receives one-third absence if s/he

A

arrived in class within the time schedule described above. A one-third

(1/3) absence may be added to another two-third (2/3) absence to make a full absence.

6.4 Although members of the faculty are expected to begin their classes promptly, sometimes, unavoidable circumstances may cause some faculty members to be late for class. In such cases, the following guidelines are to be observed:

a. For a one-hour class, students should leave the classroom only after 15 minutes has passed; for a one and a half hour class, students should leave after 25 minutes has passed; for a two- hour class, students should leave after 30 minutes has passed; and for a three-hour class, students should leave after 45 minutes.

b. Faculty members arriving late within the time schedule may mark absent students who leave their classes earlier than the prescribed time.

6.5 Students should not be marked absent during make-up classes. No academic requirements shall be imposed upon students on make-up class day.

6.6 Meetings missed by late enrollees ( as reflected in the Certificate of Registration) due to valid reasons, such as sickness, accidents, financial difficulties, conflict in schedule, and late subject offering

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should not be counted as absences. Checking of attendance shall be based on the date of registration.

6.7

Approved Absences

An approved absence is an absence not credited against the student and that no grade deduction is made. The following are considered approved absences:

a. When a student represents his/her college in institutional or collegiate academic activities inside the University as recommended by the Chair or unit head and approved by the college dean; and

b. When a student is asked to represent the University in any activity, endorsement for approved absences must be made by the concerned unit head or college dean and approved by the dean of Student Services. (See Section 20 on Guidelines for faculty consideration)

6.8

Absences due to sickness duly certified by a doctor, parent, or guardian are not considered approved absences. However, the faculty member should give special consideration on absences due to sickness before giving the student a grade of 0.0.

6.9

A

student is held responsible for all lessons and assignments that she

missed during his/her absence.

6.10

Leave of Absence

A student who, for any reason cannot enroll at any semester, should

file a Leave of Absence (LOA) at the office of the college dean. Such leave of absence is good for a maximum of one year. If the student failed to enroll after the leave expires, his/her slot will be given to a student who wishes to be in the program.

A student may file a leave of absence (LOA) even after the deadline

for dropping a course if the absence is due to serious illness, serious or debilitating accident, pregnancy, or serious financial losses of the

family.

A student who is officially under LOA is not allowed to enroll in any

other degree program in any school or HEI. A student may be granted a maximum of only two (2) LOA’s (CEAP Registrar Manual 2009, p. 48).

Filing of LOA will be done until the end of Prelim Period. If a student does not file an LOA within the specified period, s/he will be considered on Absence Without Leave (AWOL).

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Section 7 EXAMINATIONS

7.1 Major Examinations during regular semesters include the prelims, midterms, and finals and during summer term midterms and finals. Physical Education, National Service Training Program (NSTP), and Laboratory examinations are administered the week before the regular examination week.

7.2 Examination permits are required in every major examination. Such permits are secured from the Accounting Office.

7.3 Students are expected to come on time during examination days. Consideration maybe given to a student who arrives within the first 15 minutes provided that no other student has finished taking the exam.

7.4 In case of conflict in examination schedules, examination in General Education (GE) subjects takes priority over major subjects.

7.5 Students who failed to take any of the three major examinations may apply for a special examination which faculty members usually administer during the week immediately after the last day of the regular examination schedule. In applying for special examination, the students are advised to adhere to the following procedures:

a. The special examination has to be taken at the most three (3) days before the deadline for submission of grades.

b. The student requests a special examination from his/her professor/instructor. He fills out a Request Form for Special Examination obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.

c. The accomplished form together with the supporting documents (medical certificate, affidavit, etc.) is submitted to the professor/instructor concerned for notation.

d. The student then brings the form with the attached document/s to the dean of the college where s/he belongs for approval.

e. Once approved by the college dean, s/he then proceeds to the Cashier to settle the special examination fee.

f. The student goes back to his/her professor/instructor and submits the accomplished form together with the official receipt.

g. The professor/instructor prepares the special examination and administers the same on a scheduled date and time.

7.6 If the student still fails to take the special examination on time, the professor/instructor may compute his/her grade with a 0.0 grade for the missed examination component.

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Section 8 GRADING SYSTEM

At the end of every semester, the academic performance of the student shall be computed using the Absolute Grading System.

Grade Point

Percentage

4.00

98-100

3.75

95-97

3.50

92-94

3.25

89-91

3.00

86-88

2.75

83-85

2.50

80-82

2.25

77-79

2.00

74-76

1.75

71-73

1.50

68-70

1.25

64-67

1.00

60-63

0.00

Below 60

N.C

No Credit

8.1 A student is marked officially dropped (O.D.) if s/he followed dropping procedure prescribed by the Office of the University Registrar. A student is given N.C. if his/her name appears in the class list but s/he failed to show up in the class.

8.2 A grade of 0.00 (Failed) is given for the following reasons:

a. Inability to satisfy the minimum requirements of the subject/s

b. Excessive absences

c. Cheating (refer to section 16 of this handbook)

8.3 The approved form for dropping a subject should be presented by the student to his/her professor/instructor. Otherwise, the students shall

be given a grade of 0.00.

8.4 Change of Grade A change of grade by the teacher may be allowed only if there was a mistake in the computation of the final grade. However, the change must be substantiated by necessary documents namely, the class record, the final examination paper, and other related documents.

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8.5 Only grades in academic courses are included in the computation of the semestral grade point average (GPA) or the overall grade point

average.

8.6 The GPA may be obtained through the following procedures:

a. Multiply the credit for each course by the corresponding grade point to get the equivalent points.

b. Add all the equivalent points to get the total: and

c. Divide the total equivalent points by the total number of credit units during the semester up to three decimal places, then, round off to two decimal places.

Example:

The GPA and the overall GPA are computed up to three (3) decimal places only. The third decimal place is automatically

dropped after rounding off. No rounding off of numbers is allowed

thereafter.

Courses

Grade Points

Credit Units

Equivalent Points

SOCSCI106

3.25

3

9.75

MATH111

2.75

3

8.25

ENGL101

3.5

3

10.50

SOSC102

3.00

3

9.00

PHL103

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8.7 All college subjects enrolled and corresponding grades obtained by the student at DLSU-D or any post secondary school shall be reflected in the official transcript of records. All grades shall be considered in the computation of the overall GPA.

8.8 If a student’s grade is not entered in the grading sheets submitted by the professor/instructor to the Office of the University Registrar because the student failed to take the final examination and/or accomplish other work/task prescribed for the course, his/her grade automatically becomes 0.00 two (2) weeks after the last day of the final special examination schedule.

8.9 In the computation of semestral/graduation honors and academic scholarship, grades in INTRO and National Service Training Program

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(NSTP) are not included. However, the grades in these subjects must all be passed.

8.10 Preliminary and midterm grades shall be distributed by the faculty members two (2) weeks after the major examination.

8.11 Grades can be viewed through Student Portal. S/He may print the copy of grades. This copy of grades is not official unless certified by the Office of the University Registrar. In case there is a discrepancy between the grade recorded on the grading sheet and the grade reported to the student, the grade reflected in the grading sheet shall be considered official and final.

8.12 The notation “grade in progress” of undergraduate students may only be used by a faculty in any one of the following cases:

a. Thesis-Related. When a student has successfully defended his/her thesis/paper but fails to submit the required hardbound/cd copies.

b. Practicum Deficiency. When a student has incomplete practicum hours.

c. Absence. When a student fails to take the final examination due to absences as defined by 6.7 (approved absences) and 6.8(sickness duly certified by authority) of Section 6 of the Student Handbook.

d. Academic-Related Violation. When a student allegedly commits a violation related to academics (i.e. cheating as stipulated in the Student Handbook) in the subject handled by the teacher and has a pending case with SWAFO.

Duration: In cases a to d, a non-graduating student must submit/complete the deficiency within the succeeding semester. Further, for case d, grade may only be released upon clearance from SWAFO. Upon completion/clearance, the teacher shall compute his/her final grade and file a Special Report of Grade (SRG). Otherwise, a grade of “0.0” may be given by the end of the succeeding semester and the student will be asked to re-enroll.

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Section 9 HONORS LIST

9.1 A student with excellent grades in all academic subjects for both degree and non-degree courses deserve recognition through being included in the publication of the Honors List at the end of every semester of each school year. To qualify for the Honors List, a student should meet the following criteria:

a. A minimum academic load as prescribed in the curriculum during the semester i.e., must not drop any subject prescribed in the curriculum.

b. No grades lower than 3.00 in any academic subject.

c. Must have passed NSTP, YESP and INTRO subjects; and

d. Must not have been found guilty of having committed a major offense.

9.2 Students who get a GPA of 3.50 qualify for First Honors, and those with GPA of 3.00-3.49 qualify for Second Honors.

9.3 The Honors List is prepared by the Office of the University Registrar and a copy is furnished to all college deans. The list is posted at the college.

Certificates of Recognition are sent to the respective colleges for distribution.

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Section 10 RETENTION POLICY

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The University Retention Policy is summarized as follows:

a.

A student who accumulates 24 academic units of failures at the end

of the semester of any school year is considered ineligible to enroll in the succeeding semester. However, if there were only 48 academic units left before graduation, the student would still be allowed to enroll

provided a de-loading of three (3) academic units is made to allow for

a better academic performance during the semester.

The corresponding units of subjects retaken and then passed with a grade of 2.00 or better shall be deducted from the accumulated units of failures. The failing mark however will still appear in the official transcript of records.

http://www.dasma.dlsu.edu.ph/registrar/studentlinks/retentionpolicy.asp

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Section 11 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

11.1 No student shall be recommended for graduation unless s/he has complied with all the requirements and other prerequisites prescribed for graduation, that is:

a. s/he has passed all the subjects specified in the curriculum of his/her degree program; and

b. s/he has formally applied for graduation.

11.2 All candidates for graduation should pay the necessary graduation fee before participating in the graduation ceremonies and/or before s/he will be cleared by the Accounting Office.

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Section 12 GRADUATION WITH HONORS

12.1 Students who have maintained the required academic standards may be recommended by the Honors and Awards Committee for graduation with honors.

a. In order to graduate with honors, a student must not have a grade below 3.00 or its equivalent in all academic subjects taken inside and outside the University.

b. A student must have earned 80% of total credits in the University.

c. Grades in National Service Training Program, YESP and INTRO subjects are not considered in the computation of the GPA but should all be PASSED.

12.2 The GPA of a graduating student refers to the cumulative GPA. The following cumulative GPA requirements apply to students graduating with honors for degree courses.

Honors Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

GPA 3.76 - 4.00 3.51 - 3.75 3.26 - 3.50

For non-degree courses, graduating students who meet the requirements are given the following honors:

Honors With Excellent Distinction With Marked Distinction With Distinction

GPA 3.76 - 4.00 3.51 - 3.75 3.26 - 3.50

Grades in all academic subjects in the program enrolled in the University shall be considered in the computation of the GPA.

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Section 13 STUDENT CLEARANCE

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Student clearance is a strict requirement upon filing of request for school records at the Office of the University Registrar as proof that a student is cleared of all his/her administrative accountabilities and other financial obligations to the University.

13.2

Procedure

a. Student fills out the Student Clearance Form available at the Counter 1 of the Office of the University Registrar.

b. The student proceeds to secure the signatures of the unit heads indicated in the form.

c. Once completed, the student presents the clearance to the Office of the University Registrar so that the amount to be paid for the documents requested may be indicated.

d. The student goes to the cashier to settle the fees and goes back to the Office of the University Registrar to present the official proof of payment/receipt.

e. The clerk in-charge stamps the release date of the document requested on the duplicate copy of the clearance.

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Section 14 Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance and Development (SPREAD)

In fulfillment of its mission to be a resource for the Church and the Nation, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas extends financial assistance to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. The funds that mostly come from the general budget are supplemented by donations from agencies or foundations that have continually supported the financial program.

14.1 Internally Funded Scholarship

14.1.1 Financial Aid Grant (FAG) Interested students may apply for financial aid through the In-charge, Scholarship. The amount of financial aid in the form of tuition discounts is determined by the SPREAD Committee. Following are the forms of tuition discounts:

14.1.1.1. 100% Tuition and Laboratory Discounts First and second year grantees of 100% discount on tuition and laboratory fees are required to render a minimum of 180 service hours. Third and fourth year students who are granted 100% discount should complete a minimum of 100 hours.

14.1.1.2. 50% Tuition and Laboratory Discounts First and second year grantees of 50% discount on tuition and laboratory fees should complete a minimum of 90 service hours. Third and fourth year students should complete a minimum of 50 service hours.

14.1.1.3. Student Assistantship Program (SAP) The Student Assistantship Program is another form of financial assistance whereby grantees avail of a full discount on tuition, laboratory, and miscellaneous fees. A student assistants should complete 320 service hours at any unit in DLSU- Dasmariñas.

All grantees must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 with no failing mark in any

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subject to qualify for renewal of financial assistance in the following semester.

14.1.2 Financial Aid for Student Trainees (FAST) Tuition fee adjustment is given per semester to qualified applicants of the Financial Aid for Student Trainees (FAST). Students under this grant assist in the execution of enrollment procedures and policies. There is no grade point requirement for applying and granting FAST however, students must have no failing mark in any subject to qualify for the program. Relatives up to the second (2nd) degree of consanguinity or affinity of any contractual, part-time, full-time permanent and probationary employees of DLSU-D are not allowed to apply for FAST. The number of grantees is based on the availability of funds.

14.1.3 Tuition Discounts for Editors of Heraldo Filipino (HF), Athletes, ROTC Officers, USC Officers, Rondalla Members, and Performing Arts Group (PAG) Members Up to 100% discount on tuition and laboratory fees may be given to the editors and deserving members of the editorial staff of Heraldo Filipino (HF), the official student publication of DLSU-Dasmariñas, the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC) officers; the University Student Council (USC) officers; the members of the varsity team (in certain sports as officially determined by the Sports Development Office); the members of the Performing Arts Group (PAG), upon recommendation of the Dean of Student Services; and Rondalla members, upon recommendation of the Dean of College of Education subject to the approval of the SPREAD Committee.

14.2 Academic Scholarship

14.2.1 Entrance scholarships are extended to valedictorians and salutatorians of all secondary schools recognized by the Department of Education.

Valedictorians receive a full discount on tuition while salutatorians receive 50% discount. Entrance scholarships are extended to valedictorians and salutatorians from any Dep-Ed recognized secondary schools who belong to a batch of more than 24 graduates (duly certified by the principal).

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No grade below 3.0 in any academic subject and weighted average of 3.25-3.49 = 50% tuition discount

Note: Section 8.9 and 9.1.b rule shall apply to academic scholarship application.

14.2.3

New scholarships may be granted to qualified applicants depending on availability of funds.

Some sectors of the University that sponsor scholarships are the Parents of La Salle Cavite (POLCA), DLSU-D Alumni Association, University Student Council (USC), Heraldo Filipino (HF) and some college student councils.

14.3 Externally Funded Scholarship Various scholarships sponsored by organizations sourced through the Office Vice Chancellor for Mission, External Affairs and Development (VCMEAD) are granted to economically deprived students subject to the approval of the SPREAD Committee.

The following are to be prepared by all applicants on top of the requirements set by individual sponsors:

Accomplished SPREAD Application Form

Accomplished Financial Information Sheet

Letter from parent/guardian to support the need for financial assistance

Parent’s latest Income Tax Return (ITR) or an affidavit of non- filing of ITR (stating the job and estimated monthly income)

Photocopy of 4 th Year high school grades (for freshmen)/ Report of Grades obtained during the previous semester (for upperclassmen) as certified by the Registrar

Letter of recommendation for financial assistance from the high school principal or guidance counselor (for freshmen)/ recommendation from the Dean (for upperclassmen)

Honors/awards/recognition received in high school (for incoming freshmen)

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Latest 2x2 colored ID picture (3 copies)

Vicinity sketch of residence

DLSU-D Entrance Test Result (for incoming freshmen)

Time Record and Performance Evaluation Report (for old financial aid grantee)

One (1) long folder with fastener (for new applicants)

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Section 15 STUDENT SERVICES

DLSU-D believes in holistic development. While innovative classes and lectures strengthen academic excellence, the Office of Student Services (OSS) supervises the extra-curricular activities and various student development programs. Under the OSS are the Student Wellness Center (SWC), National Service Training Program (NSTP) Office (Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)), Sports Development Office (SDO), Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO) (Council of Student Organizations (CSO), Cultural Arts Office (CAO), International Students Office (ISO), Student Commission on Election (SCE), University Student Council (USC)), Student Publications Office (SPO) (Vicissitude, Heraldo Filipino, University Student Council publications; and collegiate and departmental student publications), and Students Welfare and Formation Office (SWAFO).

Section 15-A) Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center (SWC) seeks to integrate the six dimensions of student life – physical, intellectual, emotional, occupational, social, spiritual, and environmental. It takes a more proactive stance by facilitating the students’ fuller appreciation of their potentials, strengths, resources, and sense of agency. It aims to help the students successfully go through the different constellations of development, namely: developing competence, managing emotions, moving through autonomy toward interdependence, developing mature interpersonal relationships, establishing identity, developing purpose and developing integrity. This, along the desire to foster a university life atmosphere that enhances the students’ sense of wellness.

15-A.1. Services

The SWC offers the following services to help the students achieve holistic wellness and to face life’s challenges, stresses and opportunities to their maximum advantage and satisfaction.

Psycho-education Services – this is the preventive component of the program. It aims to facilitate students’ personal empowerment and to help promote college success through academic adjustment and achievement, prevention activities, information generation and sharing, advocacy, as well as wellness, life skills and interests enhancement.

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Career Services – this centers on the students’ career planning, development and education. It encompasses, among other things, the systematic assessment of their attitudes, interests, personality, needs, values, skills, personal mission or goals, their work or career options, as well as their decision on which career path to take.

Counseling and Therapy Services – this is the responsive or intervention component of the program. It is designed to meet the immediate personal, social, emotional, physical or psychological needs and concerns of individual students. Such needs may require counseling/therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, or referrals which may be done individually or in groups.

Testing and Inventory Services – this is a built-in service which focuses on psychological assessment/testing of students as need arises. Complementing the other services, this aims to assist students in understanding, monitoring, managing, and planning their developments in terms of their goals, values, adjustments, abilities, interests and competencies, achievements and aptitudes.

Extension Services – this expresses our desire to continue in fostering pro-social behaviors among our students and within our ranks, which, we hope to do in partnerships with other individuals and groups. This is also to strengthen and systematize our responses to the calls from the margins of society. In doing so, we hope to inspire each one to commit to causes larger than one’s self.

Research, Data Management and Evaluation – this is a system support service which seeks to maintain, enhance and support the total operation of the program. It aims to coordinate and support (if appropriate) research activities of counselors and to manage all relevant student information. It also facilitates the development of appropriate evaluation tools to be used in assessing the different dimensions of the SWC program implementation.

15-A.2. Organization/faculty

The SWC is composed of duly licensed/certified, academically- prepared and professionally trained counselors and psychologists who are housed in the different satellite offices. It is headed by a director who, together with the guidance counselors and psychologists, coordinates with the deans of the seven colleges of the university for the implementation of the SWC program. The counselors and psychologists are specifically assigned according to their area of specialization to ensure the most competent delivery of services to the student clientele.

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15 – B) National Service Training Program (NSTP)

The National Service Training Program is aimed at enhancing civic consciousness and defense preparedness among students by developing the ethics of services and patriotism while undergoing any of the two (2) program components designed to enhance the youth’s active contribution to the general welfare of the nation. The two program components are:

Civic Welfare Training Services (CWTS) – deals with activities contributory to the general welfare and the betterment of life of the members of the community. It also helps in the enhancement of CWTS social services especially those devoted to improving health, education, environment, entrepreneurship, safety, recreation, and morale.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) – designed to provide military training to tertiary level students to motivate, train, and mobilize them for national defense preparedness.

Freshmen attend NSTP orientation for them to be able to choose which NSTP component to enroll in. Shifting from one component to another is not allowed. Graduates of CWTS of the NSTP belong to the National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC) and could be tapped by the state for literacy and civic welfare activities through the joint efforts of the Department of National Defense (DND), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and other concerned agencies/association. All incoming freshmen enrolled in any baccalaureate and in any two (2) year technical-vocational or associate courses are required to complete the NSTP component as a prerequisite for graduation. A program component shall be completed for an academic period of two (2) semesters. It shall be credited three (3) units per semester. Graduates of the ROTC program shall be part of the National Service Reserve Corps and the Citizen Armed Forces pursuant to RA9163, subject to the requirements of the DND. Students are required, as much as possible to complete their NSTP requirement during their first curriculum year.

Section 15 – C) Sports Development Office (SDO)

The Sports Development Office (SDO) is tasked with promoting physical wellness for students by providing them with opportunities for developing themselves physically specially in the field of sports.

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Under the SDO are different varsity groups and opportunities for physical wellness like the Intramurals. Following SDO and Scholarship Program for Educational Assistance and Development (SPREAD) procedures, selected (especially recruited athletes) members of the varsity team enjoy scholarship grants and other privileges as provided for in Section 14 of this handbook on Scholarships.

Section 15 – D) Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO)

The Student Development and Activities Office, conducts year-round projects and activities in coordination/partnership with other units/departments within/or outside the university. The projects seek to provide leadership opportunities and training for student leaders and students with leadership potentials. They aim to develop and enhance their talents, skills, abilities and other qualities necessary for them to succeed as individuals or as members or leaders of their own organizations.

Following are the units under the SDAO. They provide opportunities to students for holistic development through membership and/or participation:

Student Activities Office (SAO)

The University encourages students to participate in co- curricular and extra curricular activities as part of a well-balanced training. For this purpose, it seeks to encourage the formation of student groups whose activities are geared toward social, cultural, religious, literary, and recreational aspects of student development.

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D.1 General Policy

The establishment and operation of recognized student organizations in the University are governed by Batas Pambansa Blg. 232 otherwise known as Education Act of 1982 specifically, on student organizations and their activities on campuses.

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D.2 General Provisions Governing SAO

The authority to regulate the establishment and operations of all Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) is vested upon the Student Development and Activities Office (SDAO) through the Student Activities Office (SAO).

The SDAO through the SAO, with the approval of the Dean of the Office of Student Services (OSS) has the authority to:

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a. formulate and evaluate policies and procedures for student activities upon consultation with concerned parties;

b. approve initiated and participated co/extra curricular activities/ projects which may be college-wide, university- wide, and those which involve other schools, companies, institution, etc;

c. revoke the accreditation of a student organization to operate, for cause, upon consultation with the Executive Board (EB) of the Council of Student Organizations (CSO); and

d. renew the certificate of recognition of a student organization in consultation with the EB of CSO.

In case of conflict within an organization, or between two or more organizations/parties involved, and when no resolution on the issue at hand has been reached, the SAO may intervene and render a decision appropriate.

SAO may create committees to assist the office and serve as a training ground for potential student leaders. Such shall be composed of bona fide members of Recognized Student Organizations (RSO), which shall be recommended by CSO EB and appointed by the SAO with the approval of the SDAO.

15. D.3 Activities and Services

Accreditation and Re-accreditation of Student Organizations

The Student Activities Office provides support and direction for all Recognized Student Organizations on campus. The SAO Coordinator meets with students who want to create new student organizations, those who want to disband current groups on campus, those that need help with planning events and those who are looking for additional assistance. The Office also assists students in understanding policies and procedures relevant to the governance and operations of student organizations.

Assembly for Parents of Student Leaders

An annual assembly for the parents of student leaders is being held for parents to recognize and understand the roles and responsibilities that their children play on campus. This activity also

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highlights the opportunities and benefits that are in store for student leaders and how parents can serve as their children’s primary source of motivation. Furthermore, this is also a good time for the parents to bond with their children through various activities and challenges.

Wellness

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Wishing W.E.L.L. is a program designed to track and process the experiences of each student organizations for the past semester. It also aims to evaluate if student leaders are coping well with the demands of their respective positions by allowing them to discuss concerns that they have encountered. Ultimately, this wellness program intends to further enrich the enthusiasm and commitment of the students to continually serve their respective organizations.

Student Awards Program

This is the annual student awards program spearheaded by the Student Activities Office. It recognizes the outstanding performance of student leaders, artists, writers, athletes, councils and organizations. This event also aims to provide student models of leadership, commitment to excellence, cooperation, teamwork and service to others.

The Student Activities Office also works to provide meaningful venues and resources to campus advisers such as:

Campus Advisers’ General Assembly (CAGA)

CAGA is a welcome assembly of campus advisers. This program aims to orient the advisers on the new and existing guidelines of SDAO pertaining to student activities. CAGA also serves as a venue to establish a network of Lasallian campus advisers who deeply understand and value their role in guiding and helping student leaders on how to deliver quality services to students.

Lasallian Campus Advisers’ Seminar Series (LACASS)

LACASS are learning sessions spearheaded by the Student Activities Office for the purpose of providing advisers with trainings that would help enhance their knowledge, attitudes and skills as advisers. Ultimately, this program aims to further deepen the advisers’ commitment to serve their respective student organizations.

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Consultation Services

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The Student Activities Office, through its Coordinator, welcomes student leaders and advisers who would like to visit SDAO for questions/assistance related to the organizations they are handling.

15. D.4 Nature and Status of Student Organizations

The Council of Student Organizations (CSO) is the mother organization of all existing Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) in the University. Its primary purpose is to monitor the RSOs and perform its other functions stated in their constitution.

Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) refers to any organization of students duly recognized by the Accreditation Board and the CSO, operating in pursuant of rules and regulations set by the Student Activities Office.

The two kinds of RSOs are as follows:

Co-curricular Organizations These are those that support the academic development of its members. The main thrust is based on the objectives and nature of the academic program each organization aims to complement.

Interest Organizations These are those that cater to the development of its members in a specific field of interest. Such interest shall be of significance to the members’ development of ethics, skills and talents.

Classification of Status

Probationary Status

- Status of newly recognized organizations