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Isabela State University Academic Information

The University offers curricular programs that are in the consonance with the regional and national development thrusts of the government.

A curriculum Review and Evaluation Committee is set up at the University/ Campus/ College levels to periodically asses the responsiveness and relevance of curricular offerings, to propose necessary revisions, and to develop and propose new relevant curricular programs for endorsement to the University Academic Council.

All curricular programs are subjected to periodic accreditation by the proper accrediting bodies to ensure quality and excellence of said program.

There is a University Academic Calendar which conforms with a school calendar prepared by CHED and approved by the Board. It consist of three (3) terms: two (2) semesters of 18 weeks each one (1) summer of 6 weeks.

Students applying for admission to the Laboratory High School, Collegiate and Graduate School must satisfy the requirements prescribed by the University and other requirements as maybe prescribed by the particular College/School.

The Deans together with the Department Chairmen distribute the teaching loads of the faculty members in their respective colleges. The class schedules are prepared in coordination with the Campus Registrars and the College Secretaries concerned. Maximum utilization of physical and human resources are considered in the preparation of the class schedule and the faculty teaching load. Echague Isabela

Students are allowed to enroll the maximum required number of units prescribed in their curricular programs in each semester

Non-graduating students must not take more than 26 academic units per semester.

Graduating students may be allowed to take a maximum of 27 units during the last semester and 12 units during the summer term except for Teacher Education Programs

A student maybe allowed to register within one (1) week after the start of classes.

Students of the university maybe allowed to cross-register in another institution provided the approval of the Dean of the College and Registrar is secured prior to cross-registration.

Students of the universities/colleges who desire to cross-register at the university should have the written permit/approval of the Dean/Registrar of the institution of origin.

An orientation program is conducted by the Director of the Student Affairs at the beginning of every academic year for the benefit of undergraduate students enrolling for the first time in the university.

Based on number of units enrolled.
Regular student-is one who carries full load called for in a given term by the curriculum for which he is registered, provided, that if a student has already finished some of the required subjects, said subjects are added to the units he is actually taking in the computation of his load for the purpose of determining his status. 

Irregular student-is one who carries a load less than full load called for a given semester by the curriculum for which he is registered or one who carries full load but is enrolled in subjects across one level.

In a four-year course: Based on year level.
A freshman is a student who has not completed the prescribed subjects of the first year of his curriculum, 25 percent of the total number of units required in his entire course.

A sophomore is a student who has completed the prescribed subjects of the first year of his curriculum, or has finished 25 percent but less than 50 percent of the total number of units required in his entire course.

A junior is a student who has completed the prescribed subjects of the first two years of his curriculum, or has finished 50 percent but less than 75 percent of the total number of units required in his entire course.

A senior is a student who has completed 75 the prescribed subjects of the first, second, third year levels of his curriculum but not the subjects of the fourth year, or has completed 75 percent of the total number of units required for his entire course.

In courses other than the four-year, students are classified on a similar basis.

No student allowed absences exceeding 20 percent of the contact hours in any regular semester.
Instructor/Professors control tardiness by reasonable penalties or by whatever measure may seem best adapted to the circumstances. Late arrival of 15 minutes is equivalent to one-hour period of absence.

A grade "Inc." is given a student who fails to take the Final Examination during the examination period. A grade of "5" is given a student whose academic performance is below the passing mark.

Dropping subjects maybe allowed seven (7) days after the start of classes subject to the approval of the Dean/Chairman of the college where the student is enrolled.

A student may add/change a subject within one week after the opening of classes by submitting the duly approved prescribed form; provided that he does not carry more than the maximum academic load allowed.

Changing of classes. Transfer of students to other classes must be made only for valid reasons and with the consent of the professor concerned.

Subjects unscheduled for a given term maybe offered upon written request of at least fifteen (15) students for undergraduate and five (5) students for graduate, duly endorsed by the Registration Adviser and approved by the Dean of the College concerned to be noted by the registrar. Exception to the required number of the petitioners may be allowed under the following conditions:
  • The student is graduating during the term.
  • The subject requested is a major subject.
  • When an old curriculum is superseded by new curriculum.
  • Failure of students to take the subject/s is attributed to the institution.

Every petition/request for substitution of subject is subjected to existing rules and regulations.

The size of the class under normal situation does not exceed forty (40) students. However, beyond this number may be increased to fifty (50) depending upon available facilities, classrooms, and the nature of class activities (e.g. lecture, discussion, recitation or laboratory work).

The Campus Head/Dean has authority to limit enrollment if such limitation is necessary, subject to the approval of the President.

  • In general, credit for a course is determined by the number and length of class meetings per week per semester. For a lecture subject, a class meeting of three (3) hours a week earns three (3) units of credits. For a laboratory subject, a class of three (3) hours a week earns 1 unit of credit
  • Students must follow the sequence of subjects according to the approved curriculum. Subjects with pre-requisites are marked as such in the curriculum. Subjects taken and completed without satisfying the prescribed pre-requite will not be credited for graduation purposes
  • Simultaneous enrollment in a semester of pre-requite and succeeding subjects is to be avoided. If done without proper permit, only the pre-requisite subject may be credited during the semester
  • In general, students may be allowed to enroll one academic program at a time where their subjects are included in the curriculum

A transfer student may apply for validation of subjects taken from another institution following the procedures below:
  • Must submit credentials for evaluation and secure a validation form from the Registrar's Office
  • Must report to the Dean for test validation
  • Must submit validation test results to the Registrar's Office and proceed for enrollment
  • Subjects taken from other State Universities or Colleges (SUCs) need not be validated provided that the course description/content and the number of units of the subject to be validated are the same
  • Must pay a validation fee of P20.00 per subject at the Cashier's Office

  • Prelim, Midterm and Final examinations are scheduled by the Registrar's Office
  • No teacher is allowed to change the approved schedule or even the venue of classes without prior approval by the Dean
  • Students taking examination held outside the official examination scheduled with valid reason/s will be charged with a prescribed fee per subject
  • Integration period of one (1) day may be allowed before the final examination to enable students to review and prepare for the said examination
  • Students must have their permits signed by the faculty or proctor after each examination as proof of having taken the examination

Special Examination
  • Special Examination are given to students who failed to take the scheduled periodic exam for any of the following reasons:
  • Illness or injury caused by acident evidence by a medical certificates
  • Death of a member of the family evidenced by testimony and/or letter from guardian/parents
  • Other emergencies or reason determined as valid and meritorious by the Chair/Dean
  • Special examination may be given within one (1) week after the scheduled periodic exam. Affected students must apply for special examination at the Chair/Deans' Office, submitting the prescribed form
  • Special examinations will be based from the syllabus. The Chair/Dean may designate a faculty member who will administer the special examination if the teacher/instructor of the student is not available

The work of students is graded at the end of each term in accordance with the following system:


1.00                          98-100
1.25                          95-97
1.50                          92-94
1.75                          89-91
2.00                          86-88
2.25                          83-85
2.50                          80-82
2.75                          77-79
3.00                          75-76
4.00                     70-74 (cond.)
5.00                   Below 70 (failure)
Inc.                        Incomplete

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