Students' permanece rules
Students’ permanence rules in Official MA Degrees at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (applicable to MA in English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication)
The permanence rules in force at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid were ordained by its Governing Council at the session held on 14th November 2008 (BOUC no. 14, 20-XI-2008), and read as follows:
I. Enrolment modalities
I.1. Universidad Complutense de Madrid allows for two different modalities of enrolment:
a. Full-time: students who enrol in 60 or more credits in a single academic year will fall under the full-time modality. First-year students are required to enrol full-time, save disabled students, to whom exceptional regulations apply.
b. Part-time: students who enrol in less than 60 credits in a single academic year will fall under the part-time modality. Part-time students must nonetheless enrol in at least 30 credits per year, unless the remaining credits to complete their studies amount to a lower number.
I.2. Disabled students will not be subject to the enrolment minimums set by the university.
- The demarcation of credits shall be carried out by the student during the enrolment process, and the university will deem them full- or part-time accordingly. Should any alterations in the enrolment take place, the student’s commitment modality may be subject to change.
- The online enrolment platform will expressly refer to optional credits.
II. Enrolment cancellation
II.1. Students may request the full cancellation of their enrolment by addressing a petition to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology, from the moment they enrol to the end of the first term (up to 31st December). A refund of fees will only take place if the request is effected prior to the official start of the academic year.
II.2. A partial cancellation of the enrolment may only occur if class schedules are altered once term-time begins.
III. Examination Call Regulations
III.1. Each module shall be liable to a maximum of six calls. On the fifth and sixth calls students may exercise their right to be assessed by a board of three lecturers, appointed in accordance with the current statutes at the Facultad de Filosofía. In any event, one of the examiners will be drawn from another Department akin to the module or subject under evaluation.
III.2. An extraordinary call shall be granted to students who, having exhausted all six calls for a module, fulfil any of the following requirements:
- The credits remaining to complete their studies amount to a maximum of 30%.
- Have been granted no additional call for another module belonging to the same course.
- The average mark in their academic record, following the closure of their corresponding module records, equals or surpasses that of the two previous classes graduated from the course.
III.3. Students who have exhausted the ordinary number of calls, but meet none of the requirements above, might nevertheless be granted an extraordinary one. They must, however, be able to supply documentary evidence of such extraordinary circumstances as:
- Serious and prolonged illness hindering the student.
- Serious and prolonged illness or decease of the student’s spouse, child, parent or sibling.
- Serious economic/labour reasons of particular relevance to the case.
- Seriously detrimental situations affecting the student’s academic life.
- Other analogous relevant circumstances deserving particular consideration.
Requests on the grounds of any of these exceptional situations will be resolved by the Dean, or whom they delegate to, following a report by the Study Commission.
III.4. An extraordinary call will only be granted once for each module or subject, and solely on the academic year within which it is requested; however, the student may choose the call when they wish to sit it. The examination will be held before a board of three lecturers, appointed in accordance with the current statutes at the Facultad de Filosofía. In any event, one of the examiners will be drawn from another Department akin to the module or subject under evaluation. The test will deal with the contents of the official syllabus established by the pertinent Department, which the student must be acquainted with. In addition to the test, the Board will assess the student’s academic record and other particular circumstances.
III.5. The student must enrol on the module corresponding to the extraordinary call, and may additionally enrol on as many modules as they deem convenient insofar as they keep to the limits of their respective curricula. If the student were unable to pass the module at the extraordinary call, they shall not be allowed to proceed with their current studies at this University; nonetheless, the results obtained in the remaining modules of the year will retain their validity.
IV. Minimum Pass Rate
IV.1. First-year students who have not passed any module or any basic or compulsory subject on their first-year calls, and who lack one of the justifications described in the third point of the previous section, will not be allowed to proceed with their current studies. They shall nevertheless be allowed to commence, for a single further time, another course of studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
IV.2. Student requests providing documentary evidence of any such circumstances will be resolved by the Dean, or whom they delegate to, at the proposal of the Study Commission and in accordance with their criteria.
V. Compensation-Related Rules
V.1. If one or two modules are pending for the completion of studies within a degree, such students shall be liable to the policies on Compensation Boards of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as ordained by its Governing Council on 21st January 2008.
V.2. The curricula will include module compensation policies, under the terms set forth in the pertinent statutes of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.