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Academic Regulations

Admission Requirements

  • The students are admitted to CCIT on the basis of their general secondary school certificate record (or equivalent).
  • Applicants must not be more than 22 years of age at the time of enrolment. A student must be in sound health and free from diseases, and a recent medical report to this effect should be presented.
  • Applicants should satify the conditions and scores stated by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, these are:
    1. High school certificates “Thanaweya Amma” Mathematics Section.
    2. High school certificates “Thanaweya Amma” Science Section, with additional preparatory courses to cover mathematics background needed for studying in CCIT. (These courses will be considered as zero credit).
    3. IGCSE, American Diploma, or equivalent diplomas from any other country
  • Transfer applications from accredited universities and academies are also accepted by the Academy.
  • he Academy considers readmission applicants for students who were unable to continue their studies for one semester or more in light of their studies before their withdrawal

    Full-Time Student

  • The Academy recommends that full–time students take normal load of 18 semester hours in order to meet graduation requirements within the 4 academic years.
  • No student may schedule more than 18 semester hours without the permission of the College Dean unless having achieved a grade of excellent in the preceding semester and in no case is a student allowed to enroll for more than 21 semester hours. A student must have a cumulative average on no lower than “B” to schedule a load of more than 18 hours. If a student is concurrently enrolled in another college or university, the above policy still applies .

    Academic Advisor

  • Students are personally responsible for completing all requirements established for their degree by the College / Department. It is the student’s responsibility to know the requirements for the appropriate degree program. Faculty advisors will assist students in preparing schedules, completing degree plans, and generally will counsel students on academic matters, but advisors may not assume responsibility for the student’s academic progress and ultimate success of failure in a given program of study.
  • Any substitution, waiver, or exemption for any established requirement or academic standard may be accomplished only with the approval of the department head and the college dean.

    Change of Schedule

With the permission of the academic advisor, a student may add a course or courses up to the end of the third week of the semester, or withdraw a course or courses up to the end of the fourteenth week of the semester. To a course, the student must obtain a slip from the register and gave it properly executed in the allowed time. A grade of “W” (Withdrawal) will be recorded if the course is officially ped by or in the fourteenth week. Refunds for ped courses will be made according to the refund of fees schedules. Anyone who is properly enrolled in a course cannot receive credit, and anyone who is not officially ped from a course cannot receive a refund.

Grading System

  • The letters A, B, C, D, F, I, and W are used as follows :
    • A, B, and C, are passing grades. D is conditional passing grade, which is not counted as passing grades unless the student achieves the proper Cumulative Grade Point Average for this registered credit hours.
  • If he fails to do so, he shall have to repeat the courses with grade D to raise his GPA. This is to be arranged with his academic advisor.
  • If a student fails to attend the final exam without excuse, his grade shall be zero.
  • A student’s grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of grade points accumulated by the total number of semester hours attempted.

General Assessment

Semester Grade:
  • Excellent 4.0-3.4
  • Very Good 3.4-2.8
  • Good2.8-2.4
  • Pass2.4-2.0
  • Fail less than 2
    • he semester is graded out of 4, where it is calculated as follows: each grade has a number of points, A+=12, A=11.5, A-=11, B+=10, B=9, B-=8, C+=7, C=6, C-=5, D=4, F=0. The points achieved each term are divided by the total number of credit hours for each semester.
Course Grade:
  • A+ >95% 84.9 < B+ < 80 65 < C+ < 69.9 50 < D < 54.9 I: Incomplete
  • 90% < A< 94.9% 75 < B < 79.9 60 < C < 64.9 F<50 W: Withdrawal
  • 85% < A- < 89.9 70 < B- < 74.9 55 < C- < 54.9U: Unreported grade
    • For each course, the student’s assessment is according to his marks through the semester.

Academic Probation and Disenrolment

Students are placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA is less than 2.00 at the end of any semester on hours attempted at the Academy. In this case, a student is not allowed to register more than 12 new credit hours, and he will need to bring his GPA up to a 2.0 or above within two semesters or else he becomes subject to dismissal.


Students withdrawing from study during a semester must fill out a withdrawal permit, have it properly executed by the registerar in order to leave a clear record. A student completing this process before the beginning of the final examination period will have a “W” record on the permanent record. A student who withdraws without following this required procedure will be awarded an “F”. Students cannot officially withdraw from study after the last day of classes prior to final examinations or while under disciplinary investigation.


Transcript requests should be addressed to office of the registrar. All requests must be in writing. One official transcript will be furnished without charge. A fee of 10.00 L.E. (Egyptian pounds) will be charged for each additional copy and must accompany the request. No transcript will be issued until the finance department reports all accounts settled.

Repetition of Courses

  • If a student gets an F or a conditional pass in any course, whether mandatory or an elective, the fail grade is recorded in the student’s permanent record, and included in computing his Semester and cumulative Grade Point Averages.
  • A student must repeat the required courses with grade F. If the course is elective, the student may be allowed to register for another course after counseling his Academic advisor, depending on the study plan and available courses.
  • If a student makes an incomplete grade in some course, he must arrange to remove it not later than the beginning of the 2nd week of the next semester. Otherwise, he has withdrawn the course.

Class Attendance

  • Students are expected to attend every class session. Each instructor will maintain current records and will, upon request, furnish an accurate report of any student’s attendance pattern to the registration office. Attendance is checked from the first class meeting therefore, late registrants will have some absences when they first meet a class.
  • When students are absent, for any reason, they are still responsible for the content of the missed lecture and for any assignments. If the absence causes the student to miss a major examination, that examination may be made up if the instructor is convinced that the absence was justified. A student’s attendance record is a legitimate part of the criteria, which the instructor may use in assigning a grade for the courses. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of the attendance policies for their classes.
  • After the student has missed over 15% of class, the student will be asked to withdraw from the course and a grade of “W” will be entered.
  • In case of illness or other forcing circumstances, absence may reach 20% without forcing withdrawal.

Graduation Requirements and Degree

To qualify for Bachelor degree in computer science the candidate must:
1. Achieve 144 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0, distributed as follows:

  • General Requirements:
    • 12 mandatory credit hours.
    • 3 elective credit hours.
  • College Requirements:
    • 75 mandatory credit hours.
  • Major Specializations:
    • 30 mandatory credit hours.
    • 12 elective credit hours
  • Minor Specializations.
    • 12 elective credit hours.

2. Pass 4 professional training courses, each course counts for zero credit, leading to a certificate in one of the following tracks:

  • Oracle: OCP
  • Cisco: CCNA
  • Microsoft: MCSA
  • Microsoft: MCDBA
  • Microsoft: MCAD

Minor in CS for Other AAST Students

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Computer Science must complete 18 credit hours (6 courses) divided into 3 core courses and other 3 elective courses corresponding to choice of a concentration in Web Programming or Theoretical Computer Science . For more details, refer to program detailed structure.

Minor in IS for Other AAST Students

Students wishing to pursue a minor in information systems must complete 18 credit hours (6 courses). For more details, refer to program detailed structure.

Minor in SE for Other AAST Students

Students wishing to pursue a minor in software engineering must complete 18 credit hours (6 courses). For more details, refer to program detailed structure.

Catalogue Changes and Student Responsibility

It is the student responsibility to know and comply with regulations governing admission, registration, degree plans, graduation requirements, payment of tuition, withdrawal, academic probation, academic suspension, etc. Each student will complete the requirements for graduation in effect of the date of college entrance. Through a bona fide change in major or for other causes, the requirements in effect at that time must be met. A student who withdraws and subsequently returns to the Academy may be required to fulfill the most recent requirements. The academic advisor will assist in such cases. The semester, in which a course is offered, is subject to change. Every effort is made to achieve fair and reasonable adjustments for students affected by curricular change. The curriculum, policies, and producers of the Academy are under continuing evaluation and review , does not constitute a contract with the student.

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