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Students are evaluated on the basis of their academic performance during the semester. Assignment of a grade for a student's work in a course is primarily the prerogative of the instructor after consultation with the Dean. Besides the final examination, different components could be used for the grade composition: attendance and participation, individual and group assignments, projects, discussions and presentations, labs, written papers, essays, practical and oral examinations, theses and dissertations for advanced degrees, etc.

If a student fails a course he/she cannot take a second examination until the course or its equivalent is retaken. Students who receive “incomplete” grades are an exception to this rule. Students who fail with a grade between 57-59 may re-sit the exam upon request and must pay additional fee for re-sitting the exam.

All in-class examinations must be taken and all take-home assignments collected, completed, and submitted at the time and places designated on the official schedule published by the Registration and Record Office. Exceptions to this schedule are made only in serious cases, including for emergency reasons, and generally only with the prior approval of the Dean of the School. If a student is absent for a good reason from a final exam he/she must apply to the School's Dean to earn the course special examination privileges.

An evaluation of each student's progress is made by the Registration and Record Office after each semester. In addition to the cumulative grade-point average, this evaluation considers completion of all university requirements and the ratio of courses satisfactory completed to all courses attempted by the student. Students who are not making satisfactory progress are informed of the result of their evaluation.

For more information about examination and evaluation rules, please see Khazar University “Examination and Evaluation Guidelines”.