Regulations

 

 

 

International college of TUMS

International students

 

 

 

Definitions

College: The college organizes language courses for international students. All new students are required to provide a valid English language certificate in order to obtain a pre-university and general language score. Otherwise, they must take the placement test and participate in English language classes.

The International College Students:  All new students introduced to the International College for English language approval by the Vice Chancellor in International affairs are regarded as the college international students.

The learner: All international college students who are required to attend English/Persian language classes.

Admission of international students to the college

Students should refer to the International College to determine the English and Persian language levels after being admitted to the Admission Unit of the International Vice Chancellor of the University, after being introduced by the Office of International Affairs Development, Admission Unit.

English language

English language course approvals

Students referred to the International College are divided into the following groups:

1. Students who have a valid certificate (IELTS; score 5.5 or TOEFL IBT; score 60) are exempted from attending English language classes if the certificate is confirmed.

2. International students entering the second semester in 2017 and earlier are exempted from the placement test and classes due to their nationality in English-speaking countries or whose language of instruction was English in schools, they can take the English language proficiency test after being introduced by the International Campus Vice Chancellor for free.

3. Those students who are not subject to above mentioned article 1 and 2, are required to take the placement test. These students can be exempted from attending International College language classes if they obtain the required score, or they must attend International College English language classes if they do not obtain the required score.

Admission process

Placement Test

The time for holding the placement test for international students is set twice a month on Sundays.

The International College English Level Test is an equivalent to the IELTS test and consists of two parts, written and oral.

In order to participate in English language classes, if the student does not want to start classes from level one, a placement test will be taken from him/ her at the time of registration, and the level will be determined based on the result.

Otherwise, the student can submit a written request to participate in level one classes to the college's Vice Chancellor for Education and participate in classes without the need for a placement test. It should be noted that in this case, the student cannot request a placement test after participating in the class.

Complain to the placement test result

Students who object to the announced results after the English placement test must pay $ 50 to have the test results re-examined and a portion of the test may be repeated if necessary.  If the result of the placement test is changed, the student will be credited with the above fee, which will be included in their next semester tuition. Otherwise, there will be no refund fee.

Objections to the results of the placement test must be submitted in the form of a written letter to the Vice Chancellor for Education up to one week after the announcement of the results. Also, up to the fourth session of the semester, classes designated by the college, provided the student participates in all sessions and with the approval of the professor, the student can submit his objection to the result of determining the level to the international college.

How to register for the placement test

Students, after receiving a letter of introduction from the International Vice Chancellor of the University and paying the fee related to the English language proficiency test and with the approval of the financial unit, refer to the English language expert of the International College to determine the time of the placement test.

Re-placement test

Students who refuse to participate in English language classes for 6 months after the placement test and the requirement to participate in the English language course must take the re-placement test after this time and the cost of the re-placement test is the responsibility of the student.

Students can request a re-placement test if they regularly attend classes according to the first level test by paying the re-placement test and if the college education unit approves, they can take the re-test.

Students who have been forced to drop out of the course due to excessive absences will not be allowed to take the re-test.

If the student's complaint is approved by the International College against the score of the first level test, it will be possible to hold a re-placement test.

Also, if the professor approves that the student level is different from the level set for him/ her, the student can submit his objection in writing to the college's vice chancellor, and if the college approves, it will be possible to hold a re-test.

Note 1 If the student is accepted at a higher level, the result of the latest test will be the criterion for attending classes.

Note 2 If the student is accepted at a lower level, the decision will be made by the College Vice Chancellor.

How to announce the results of the placement test and review the students' documents and certificates?

The results of the placement test and the review of the documents submitted by the students will be announced to the student's representative unit (International Campus Education or the International Education Vice Chancellor of the requesting faculty).

How to calculate the level test?

According to the agreement, the grades will be sent to the International Campus Vice Chancellor in the form of an IELTS score.

How to calculate the grade average score and the degree offered by the student


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Classification of students after the international college English language placement test

Students are divided into two categories according to the result of the placement test


No.Course Course nameScore of the placement testNumber of credits number of hoursThe highest rate of hours
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1English language preparation courseEnglish Preparatory Course 1 (Level 1)3.5<_6068
2English language preparation courseEnglish Preparatory Course 2 (Level 1)4>_6068
5General EnglishGeneral English (Level 5)536068
3Pre-university EnglishPre-University English 1 (Level 3)436068

1. Students who are exempted from attending classes based on the results of the placement test and a report on the fulfillment of the admission requirement will be sent by the International College for registration in the student file to the Admissions Office.

2. Based on the result of the English language proficiency test, the student is evaluated in one of the 5 levels of the International College, according to which he / she must participate in the classes and after completing the course, report the fulfillment of the admission condition by the college. International will be sent for registration in the student file to the Admissions Office and the Vice Chancellor for Education.

Note If a student is exempted from attending classes while studying and after passing levels from 5 levels of International College, by presenting a valid certificate or according to the result of the re-placement test, the criterion of grade declared to the International Vice Chancellor is mentioned in the provided certificate and the re-placement test.

Levels of English language classes for international students

English language classes in the form of codified units include 5 levels, the first and second levels are known as preparatory courses, the third and fourth levels are known as 3-unit pre-university English and the fifth level is known as 3-unit general English.

Students whose English language level is assessed as very poor in the placement test so that they are not able to attend their main classes in English, before entering the main courses, for one semester in English preparatory classes under Language preparation semester.

Class attendance rules

It is very important that students attend classes regularly and on time.

Regardless of the reason for nonattendance, students can have only 4.17 total absence sessions during each semester. This number of absences is for emergencies only.

If students arrive in class more than 10 minutes late, they will be delayed and if they are more than 20 minutes late, they will be absent. Also, both sessions that the student arrives late to class or leaves the class earlier will be considered as an absence session.

The student will not be able to cancel English language classes in any way, and in case of absence, it will include the elimination of absence, and in addition to paying tuition, the student must participate in the same class (level) in the next semester.

If a student delays attending language classes and does not attend classes for 6 months, he or she must retake the placement test and take classes based on the results.

Students are required to follow the rules for attending classes. Otherwise, their course will be cancelled and they will not be allowed to take the final exam. In addition, the student's name will be sent in the reports on the payment of tuition for the deleted course.

How to score

The score of international students' pre-university and general language courses will be determined based on the score that the International College will report on their participation in English language classes.  For those students who are exempted from attending classes by presenting valid IELTS and TOEFL certificates, an equivalent score of 20 will be sent to the International Campus Vice Chancellor for Education.  Also, for students who participate in the college English language placement test and are exempted from attending the class according to the test result, the equivalent of the score obtained in the test for pre-university language and general language courses will be included in their records.

The Final Exam

Classroom activity and homework are very important in language classes. The final exam will consist of two parts, written and oral. Participation in the oral exam requires obtaining at least half of the total score in the written exam and the minimum passing score in the oral exam is 12 out of 20 points. It should be noted that if the student does not get a passing grade, he will not have the right to retake the test.

If the student does not attend the day of the written exam at the end of the semester, no re-examination will be held at all, regardless of the reason for absence, and he / she will have to pass that course again.

If a student does not attend the oral exam day, the college can retake the exam by paying $ 50 at the time specified by the college, if the college determines that the absence is justified and provided that the student have obtained at least 60 marks in the written exam.

Note If the student does not get a passing score in the oral exam, while his oral score is 8 or more and his class and written score is 65% of the total score or more, he can participate in a course of conversational reinforcement classes appropriate to his class level.  If he gets a passing score at the end of the course, he can attend the next level classes, and if he does not get a passing score, he has to pass that level again.

 

Time of score announcement

  • The professor is obliged to report the final grade of that course to the International College Education Department within 10 days after the end of the final exam.
  • The Vice Chancellor for Education of the International College is obliged to submit the students 'grades to the Education Department of the International Campus of the University up to 4 weeks after the final exam of each semester and after considering the students' objections.
  • Note: In order to send a score to the International Campus Vice Chancellor, the student must pass at least level 4 of the International College English language classes.

Note: If it is accepted after passing several levels and after determining the level again at higher levels, the criterion of the score announced to the International Campus Education Unit is the score obtained at level 4 for pre-university language and level 5 for general language.

According to the records dated July 5, 2017, the score of the pre-university language (if any) at the end of the first semester and the score of the general language of the students of these three fields at the end of the semester will be presented to the Vice Chancellor for Education of the International Campus.

Note: For students who fail the pre-university language course at the end of the first semester, the grade of this course should be announced as "unfinished" for them.

Note Regarding students who do not succeed in passing the pre-university language course at the end of the first semester, it was decided to provide them with a general language unit in the second semester and at the same time to improve the pre-university and general language of the relevant student.  Then, at the end of the second semester and before taking the general language test, a pre-university language test will be taken from them and its score will be provided to the education deputy for inclusion in the student's transcripts for the relevant unit.

Persian Language

Persian language educational approvals

Persian language is offered for non-Iranian students in the form of pre-Persian language (14 credits equivalent to 320 hours), a semi-specialized language.

Semi-specialized Persian language is provided by the College Persian Language Chair.

Pre-Persian language classes in the form of 14 credits (equivalent to 320 hours in four levels) are offered to students in the first, second and third semesters of university and will be completed by the end of the third semester.

Pre-Persian language is considered as a prerequisite unit of semi-specialized Persian language.

Semi-specialized Persian language is offered in the fourth semester of the university.

Semi-specialized Persian language is considered as a prerequisite for specialized Persian language.

At the end of the semi-specialized Persian language course, a competency test is held.

Persian language is provided by the college and specialized Persian language is provided by the educational deputy of the campus.

Persian language classes are compulsory for non-Iranian students majoring in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing.

Persian language classes for medical, dental and nursing students are provided by the college, Persian language chair and Persian language classes for pharmacy students are provided by the campus education deputy.

Pre-Persian language classes are offered in the form of 18 credits (equivalent to 320 hours in four levels) in the first and second semesters of university.

The duration of the final exams is not included in the 80-hour training time.

Persian language classes are formed with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 students.

Classes are one and a half hours according to educational regulations.

The class approach focuses on four skills. But more emphasis is placed on the skill of speaking in the form of patient and physician.

Prerequisite for the basic sciences exam is a semi-specialized Persian language score.

Participation in the adequacy test is allowed up to 2 times. If the student does not get a passing score in the exam, he / she is required to pass the course.

Absence from the adequacy test is considered as one time to take the test.

 

Placement test

At the beginning of entering the university, students must take the Persian language placement test and participate in classes based on the results.

The time for holding the placement test for international students is set twice a month on Sundays every week.

The international college Persian language placement test consists of three parts: test, written and oral.

Note The student can submit a written request to participate in level one classes to the college's vice chancellor for education and participate in classes without the need for a level determination test. It should be noted that in this case, the student cannot request a placement test after participating in the class.

The cost of participating in the Persian language placement test for the first time is $ 15 and the cost of re-participating in the test is $ 50.

By observing one of the following conditions and paying the fee, the student can participate in the re-placement test:

A. At least one semester has passed since the previous level placement test.

B) The student has completed at least one of the levels specified in the college language education system and has successfully passed the previous level.

The placement test must be taken after payment and before the start of each semester.

How to register for the placement test

Students, after receiving a letter of introduction from the International Vice Chancellor of the University and paying the fee related to the Persian language level test, and with the approval of the financial unit, refer to the Persian language expert of the International College to determine the time of the placement test.

 

Object to the result of the placement test

Students who object to the announced results after taking the Persian placement test must pay $ 50. The test results will be re-examined and part of the test may be repeated if necessary. If the result of the placement test is changed, the student will be credited with the above fee, which will be included in their next semester tuition. Otherwise there will be no refund fee.

Objections to the results of the placement test must be submitted in the form of a written letter to the Vice Chancellor for Education up to one week after the announcement of the results. Also, up to the fourth session of the semester classes designated by the college, provided the student participates in all sessions and with the approval of the professor, the student can submit his objection to the result of determining the level to the international college.

 

Re-placement test

Students who refuse to participate in the Persian language class for 6 months after the placement test and the obligation to participate in the classification are determined, after this time must participate in the re-placement test and the cost of the re-placement test is the responsibility of the student.

Students can request a re-placement test if they regularly attend classes according to the first level test by paying the re-level test and if the college education unit approves, they can take the re-test.

Students who have been forced to drop out of the course due to excessive absences will not be allowed to take the retest test.

If the student's complaint is approved by the International College against the score of the first level test, it will be possible to hold a placement test.

Also, if the professor approves, and it is determined that the student level is different from the level set for him/her, the student can submit his objection in written form to the college's vice chancellor, and if the college approves, it will be possible to hold a re-examination.

Note 1 If the student is accepted at a higher level, the result of the recent test will be the criterion for attending classes.

Note 2 If the student is accepted at a lower level, the decision will be made by the College Vice Chancellor.

Classification and grading of students after the International College Persian language proficiency test



No.Course Course namePlacement test score (Score 20)Number of creditsNumber of hoursThe highest rate of hours
1Level 1Pre 10-538080
2Level 2Pre 26-1038080
3Level 3Pre 311-1448080
4Level 4Pre 415-1848080

Class attendance rules

The presence of the student in all sessions related to each lesson is mandatory and the nonattendance of the student in any of the sessions is considered absence.

The professor is obliged to be serious about the attendance and on-time attendance of students in the class, and if a student arrives in class up to 15 minutes late, the student's delay will be recorded and three times the delay will be considered as an absence session.

The student's absence hours at any level should not exceed 8.40 (i.e. 16 hours out of 80 teaching hours), otherwise the student's score in that course will be zero.

 Unjustified absence in the exam means getting a zero score in that course and justified absence in the exam will cause that course to be cancelled. It is the responsibility of the College Board of Education to determine whether the absence from the exam session is justified or not.

If a student does not attend the day of the oral examination, he / she can take the oral re-examination at the time specified by the college if the college determines that the absence is justified and provided that he / she has obtained at least 50% of the score in the written examination.

Final exam

Total grade point average and written grade is 50% and oral grade is 50% of the total grade.

Persian language passing score is at least 12 out of 20.

The student leave

The application for student leave must be submitted in written form by the student at least two weeks before the start of classes and the student's application is submitted to the College Board of Education and cannot be removed after the start of classes and must pay the selected course tuition.

Evaluating student academic achievement

Students are assessed at each level based on the amount of attendance and activity in the class, educational activities and the results of written and oral exams.

The class activity score average is 50, the written score is 20, and the oral score is 30.

The minimum passing score is 12 out of 20. It should be noted that if the student does not get a passing grade, he will not have the right to retake the test.

Class scores are determined based on classroom activity, class attendance, and the learner's ability.

The student score is reported to the International Campus Education and is announced to the Student by the Campus Education.