Al Buraimi University College established the Admission and Registration Department as a part of its policy which considers students as the center of the educational process. This department organizes different activities related to the students' affairs from the moment of their enrollment, till the moment of their graduation. For this purpose, it has been supplied with qualified staff, necessary programming and modern equipments to facilitate different activities and procedures for students.

Admission Dead Line

Students are advised to enroll into the college within the below specified two periods:

  • Students can enroll at the beginning of the first semester every academic year. The applications for admission can be submitted from June 15 to September 15.
  • Students can enroll at the beginning of the second semester of every academic year.
  • Applications can be submitted from January 15 to February 15.

Admission Requirements

The student must have successfully completed his/her general secondary education or its equivalent from Oman or any other country. In the  case of completing the secondary education outside Oman, the student must attest his/her certificates and transcripts from the Ministry of Education of Oman.

The college welcomes fresh graduates of secondary education as well as the graduates of previous years.
The college accepts the applications from all students regardless of their nationalities. It also grants foreign students who like to join the collage, a resident visa.

Documents & Registration Fees

  1. Original transcripts of the secondary education.
  2. Authentic and attested certificates for the secondary education documents.
  3. A photocopy of the student's identity card.
  4. A photocopy of the passport.
  5. An endorsed copy of the birth certificate

Procedures of Students Admission

The college announces the commencement of receiving admission applications via the various means of mass media every semester.

The student goes to the admission and registration department and does the following procedures:

  1. Fill out the college enrollment application form fully and without any mistake with the assistance of a person in charge there.
  2. Pay the registration fees (100 OR) in the accountant's office.
  3. Give the enrollment application form along with the certified documents and receipt back to the admission and registration department.
  4. The registrar enters some information about the student into the computer directly and gives the student his/her temporary university ID number signed and stamped properly. Then the student can take the identity card from the department of students' affairs.
  5. The student takes a letter from the admission and registration department and goes to a medical center where he/she can obtain a medical test certificate.
  6. The student is informed of the appointment of the English language placement test
  7. The student goes to the college on the announced dates to take the English placement test.
  8. The student goes to the college to complete the registration procedures for the semester in which he/she is admitted according to the dates announced by the admission and registration department.

Steps of Course Registration

  1. The Admission and Registration Department in the college announces the dates and procedures of course registration in each semester according to the academic calender. The registration period is two weeks earlier than the commencement of the semester.
  2. The student goes to the Admission and Registration Department to take the carbonated registration form for that purpose. The admission and registration department announces the timetable during the registration period. The timetable shows the names and codes of courses, number of credit hours, number of sections, timing, days, classrooms, and the names of instructors.
  3. The student consults his/her academic advisor to fill the registration form according to the timetable and study plan. Then both the advisor and the student sign the form.
  4. The student goes to the accountant for paying the tuition fees according to the number of credit hours that the student wants to register. The accountant signs the form and gives a receipt to the student.
  5. The student goes to the admission and registration department and gives the registrar his/her carbonated registration form. Then the registrar records the courses for the student online, signs the form and takes a copy of it.
  6. The student receives a printed copy of his/her timetable from the admission and registration department immediately after he finishes the registration process.
  7. The student gives each of the academic advisor and the accountant a copy of the registration form and keeps a copy for him/herself.

Educational System

The college adopts the credit hours system. This system gives students the opportunity to register their courses according to the major's plan of study. The student should take his/her academic abilities into consideration when he decides the number of credit hours for a particular semester. In addition, this system enables the student to choose his/her instructors, the days and timing that best suit him/her. On the other hand, the academic year is divided into two semesters of 17 weeks for each. The college can also add  summer courses of 8 weeks depending on the circumstances and the courses required by students. The minimum number of credit hours that a student can register is 12 but the maximum number is 18.

Regulation

Students are advised to read the regulations of granting the bachelor, advanced diploma and diploma in the college to know all the details about the credit hours system. These regulations clearly show the system of study at the college, plans of study, evaluation strategy, methods of counting the semester and accumulative averages, registration of courses, dropping or adding courses, attendance policy, duration of study at the college, student's study load, foundation program, warning or expulsion from the college, postponing study or quitting the college, changing the major or college, courses equivalency and all the instructions that organize study at the college and specify the requirements for getting the academic degrees in the college. Students also should know all the regulations related to discipline and in-campus accommodation.

Defenitions

Student ID Number

The ID number is given to the student once he/she is admitted in the college.This ID number indicates the student's program of study (Bachelor, Advanced Diploma or Diploma), year of enrollment, academic department, major and serial number in the major.

Credit hour

 It is an academic measurement unit. There are 16 theoretical lectures for each credit hour in the semester.

Plan of study

It includes all the compulsory, optional and free-elective courses that the student has to complete successfully in order to graduate.

Compulsory courses

They are the courses that the student must complete successfully before graduation. They are classified into college and academic department compulsory requirements.

Optional courses

They are the courses that the student can choose from a group of courses offered by the college or the academic program. They are considered part of the requirements of the study plan.

Prerequisites courses

They are the courses that the student must pass before registering others.

Timetable

It includes the total number of courses presented by academic departments in the college. It shows the course code, number of credit hours, sections, names of instructors, days and timing of lectures and numbers of classrooms. The student can use this timetable to choose the courses that he/she wants to study in a semester in coordination with his/her academic advisor.

Study load

It is the total number of credit hours that a student can register in a semester.

Dropping or adding courses

The student can drop or add a course or more during the first week of the semester but he/she has to get the approval of the academic advisor first.

Course withdrawal

The student has the right to withdraw a course or more until the end of week 13 of the semester. The fees of the dropped courses are not refundable under any circumstances.

Academic Advisor

The academic advisor is an instructor named by the head of the department to advise a group of students academically from their enrollment till their graduation.