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Registration Policy​

The registration procedures involve two main stages for both regular and visiting students.

  1. Advising/Selection of Courses: Students are assigned advising appointments with their academic advisors based on their earned credit hours. Students must consult with their advisors prior to registration in order to draw up their plan and get help with registration.
  2. Paying Fees: Students take the completed registration form signed by the advisor to the cashier’s office to pay the fees. No student is considered registered unless fees are paid. Once fees are paid, the booked courses are confirmed. The student’s schedule will be sent to the student via UD email

Web Access to Online Registration

  1. Login to your UD account by clicking Login (if you have already logged in, then go to My Account page)
  2. Enter user name and password (which has been sent to student’s UD email account).
  3. Select “Online Registration” from the main page of the UD account.
  4. Select “Profile” from the left top of the list, change the user name and password and click on “Save.”

Note: At-risk students may not use online registration; they must register through their advisor.

Booking Online

  • Click on “Online Registration.” A window divided into 2 sections will appear:
    • The first section displays the academic student information
    • The second section displays the semesters available for registration.
  • Select the semester to register in.
  • Select the course name. A small window will appear containing all the sections offered for the selected course.
    • Select the course section required.
    • Re-registering in courses that have already been completed before requires the Registrar’s approval.
  • Press “Save Booking” on the bottom of the booking window. A window will appear confirming the following:
    • Course booking was unsuccessful, giving the reasons for that. In this case, the student will have to fix the booking again.
    • Course booking has been done successfully for a period of 36 hours from the time of booking. If this is the case, print 2 copies of the registration form, which appears automatically, by pressing on the print command. This printout is then presented at the billing office.
  • To find out the validity duration of the booking, press on “Back” on the left bottom of the window. To end the session, press on “Log Out”.
  • Re-registering in courses that have already been completed before requires the Registrar’s approval.

Confirming the Booking

After completing the online booking the student must do the following in order to confirm the booking.

  • Pay the tuition as well as other fees at the Accounting Department, UC building.
  • Collect the class schedule at the Registration Department, UC building.

Drop and Add

During the Drop and Add period, the student may change his schedule online by changing sections or courses, adding or dropping online. The student should follow the steps below for that purpose:

  • Enter your user name and password in the left menu on the UD webpage.
  • Press on the Online Registration icon.
  • Press on the semester for which you want to do the Drop and Add for courses registered in.
  • Remove the check mark from the course that you want to drop.
  • Select the new course that you want to add, by pressing on the course title where you will get a small window, then press on the course code for the preferred section and close the window.
  • Press on (Save booking) at the bottom of the page.
  • The Drop and Add form will appear automatically
  • Print 2 copies and sign them.
  • Go to the Accounts department to pay the course fees and get their signature.
  • Go to the Registration department to get your schedule.

Other Online Registration Services

The students can view the following information through the side list:

  • The Academic Curriculum
  • Academic Transcripts
  • The Course Offerings for the semester
  • Student’s Class Schedule
  • Student’s Course Grades
  • Final Exams Schedule

Students must first register for the regular internship or industry project through the Internship and Career Development Center (ICDC). For the Industry Project, eligible students submit the required documents to ICDC during the regular registration period for the spring semester. Students eligible for the regular internship must submit the needed documents to ICDC two weeks after the start of the spring semester in order to register for the summer regular internship course. The ICDC sends a list of eligible students to the Registrar who will only register students approved by the ICDC. Students registering in the Regular Internship may not take any classes that start before 5:00 p.m. in order to avoid overlap with the interns’ office hours at the institution providing the internship.

  1. Study Load
    The students’ study load in one academic term can range from a minimum of 6 credit hours to a maximum of 9 credit hours, as follows:
    1. Students who register for 9 credit hours are considered full-time students. Students who register for less than 9 credit hours (but not less than 6) are considered part-time students.
    2. When appropriate, the MBA Program Director may decrease or increase a student’s study load depending on their GPA. The MBA Program Director may approve an increase in a student’s study load to more than 6 hours if the student’s GPA was at least 3.0 at the end of the previous term or when the student is graduating in the same or the following term. The MBA Program Director may give approval for a student to register in less than 6 credit hours if it is considered that there is a valid reason for this.
    3. The maximum study load for students with an academic warning must not exceed 6 credit hours.
  2. Registration Hold/Discontinuation
    • A student may be permitted to put a hold on his/her registration upon submitting a written request to the Registrar in the Registration Department. The request will be accepted on condition that the student has been a regular student at UD for at least one term.
    • Students who do not register for a particular term and who have failed to make a request for Registration Hold are considered “Discontinued” in the Registry’s records.
    • A registration hold  must not exceed two separate or consecutive terms during the entire period of study. This includes terms from which the student has withdrawn without a failing grade.
    • The request should be submitted in the first half of the term.
    • If the student’s “Discontinued” status exceeds two separate or consecutive terms then his or her registration status will be considered “Cancelled”. The student may apply for re-registration upon approval of the CBA Dean and UD President, based on the recommendation of the MBA Program Director.
    • Course credits over five years old will not be accepted in the program.

      In all cases, a list of all students who have requested a registration hold is forwarded to the Program Director
  3. Drop and Add
    The Drop/Add period lasts for one week after the beginning of classes. During this period, students may drop or add course(s). Students who wish to do this should first consult their academic advisor and then complete the Drop and Add form. For more information, refer to the section entitled Study Load.
  4. Withdrawal (without failure) from Course
    1. Students are permitted to withdraw from courses after submitting the appropriate Drop and Add form. However, they must maintain the required minimum number of credits. Withdrawal from courses must occur no later than the end of the 6th week of classes.
    2. A grade of “W” will be recorded on the student’s transcript for the course from which s/he has withdrawn (if this is between the start of the 2nd week and the end of the 6th week).
    3. If students do not apply for withdrawal within the period mentioned above, they are expected to attend the courses they have registered for.
  5. Student ID Numbers
    Each ID Number consists of 8 digits, written in order from left to right, as follows: the first four digits indicate the academic year in which the student joined the program. The fifth digit indicates the academic term in which the student joined the program. The sixth, seventh and eighth digits indicate the student’s serial number in the program. For example, a student’s ID number might be written as follows: 20101001: This number is for a student who joined the university in the academic year 2010 (2010) during the first academic term (1) whose serial number is (001).
  6. Course Code and Number
    Each course has a code which consists of letters and numbers. The letters indicate the program offering the course. The first digit from the left indicates the level of the course.

To allow students to acquire additional skills in business-related areas, students in the College of Business Administration (CBA) are provided an opportunity to do a double major choosing any two of the eight majors within the same degree program. The student must take an additional 10 courses (30 CH) from the second major (8 major courses along with a second internship). In addition to having a CGPA of 2.25, the student must maintain a CGPA of 2.25 points in these 10 additional courses. In the case of double majors, students receive one degree certificate with both majors mentioned. A written application (available from Registration) must be filled out by students in their third year to choose the double major after completing a minimum of UD 60 Cr. Hrs.

A dual degree is granted for students receiving two Bachelor’s degrees from two different Colleges. The student should have completed all the first degree requirements at UD and then must take an additional 20 courses (60 credits) for the second degree to meet its specific major requirements. In addition to having a CGPA of 2.25 for the first degree, the student must obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.25 in these additional 20 courses. The student will be awarded a separate diploma for each degree.

Academic AdvisorA faculty member who is assigned to counsel students on academic matters.
Academic CalendarAnnual listing of all official dates and deadlines for the academic year.
Academic WarningA letter issued to students whose cumulative grade point average (CGPA) drops below 3.0 by the end of a particular term. The third consecutive warning letter leads to dismissal.
Academic YearAt UD,a period of time during which the university is in session. At UD, the academic year starts in September and ends in August.
Academic StandingThe academic status of a student during a particular period. The student will be considered in “Good Academic Standing” if his/her CGPA is at least 3.0. Otherwise, the student’s status will be considered as “Academic Standing: Probation”. Academic probation status will be removed once the student’s CGPA reaches the required level. Academic standing is shown on student transcripts.
AdmissionFormal application and acceptance as a regular student in a degree program.
AppealA letter submitted by a student appealing for a review of a grade or of a decision taken by UD against the student.
AuditPermission granted to any UAE resident to attend and participate in a course without having to do any homework assignments or take any exams. However, adherence to the university’s attendance policy is mandatory.
Class ScheduleA list of courses offered each term including the days, hours, classrooms where the courses are given, as well as final exam details.
CourseA unit of study consisting of a number of instructional activities over a prescribed period of time and dealing with a single subject. A required course means that the student must register for that particular course; A course is called an elective if the student may choose this or a different course from a specified basket of courses.
Credit HourThe equivalent of one hour of lectures per week, for one regular term.Most courses at UD are worth 3 credit hours.
CurriculumA structured set of courses fulfilling the objectives of an entire program of study. The curriculum is normally divided into a set of Pre-MBA courses as well as major (required) courses.
Disciplinary StandingThe disciplinary status of a student during a particular time. A student’s status is given as “Disciplinary Standing: Probation” if s/he has been involved in either severe academic or non-academic misconduct. Otherwise, the student is shown as being of ‘Good Disciplinary Standing’. Disciplinary standing is shown on transcripts.
DismissalThe expulsion of a student from the university for either unacceptable conduct or unsatisfactory academic achievement.
Drop and AddA period of time at the beginning of each term when students may adjust their course schedules by dropping or adding courses or changing sections of a course.
FeeCharges for services other than tuition fees.
First-Time StudentSee under Student, Regular.
Full-Time StudentSee under Study load.
GPAThe grade point average for courses taken at UD during a particular term. A cumulative GPA (CGPA) is the average of the grade points received for all courses taken at UD.
Grade PointNumerical value associated with each grade letter (A = 4, B+ = 3.5, B = 3, etc.) received on a particular course.
ID CardUniversity student identification card provided by the University controlling access to university facilities and services.
Incomplete GradeA temporary grade assigned for a course when an excused student is not able to take the final exam.
MajorA field of study also referred to as a concentration.
Part-Time StudentSee under Study load.
PetitionA written request seeking a waiver of or an exception to a university regulation, policy or deadline.
PrerequisiteA course required to be completed before another course may be taken.
RegistrationThe process of enrolling in classes officially.
Student, EnrolledA UD student who is not necessarily registered in courses.
Student, RegisteredA UD student who has registered in courses for a particular term.
Student, RegularA degree-seeking student who has been accepted (by the MBA program Director) at UD and who has enrolled accordingly. Regular students transferring from other universities are called “transfer” students while those joining a university for the first time are called “first-time” students.
Student, VisitingA student of another accredited institution who receives permission to register (for up to two consecutive terms and a maximum of 18 credit hours) as a non-degree seeking student. Visiting students may be admitted as regular students, subject to admission policies.
Student ScheduleA listing of the courses a particular student is taking in a given term that specifies the days, timing, locations of classes, in addition to final exam details.
Study LoadThe total number of credits for which a student is registered during any term. A study load of at least 9 credit hours is a full-time load; otherwise, the load is called a part-time load.
TermA period of instruction (30 hours) followed by final exams.
TranscriptA student’s academic and disciplinary record.
Transfer, CreditCredit from course work completed at another institution that is accepted at UD.
Transfer, StudentSee under Student, Regular.
Tuition FeesFees charged for registering for courses each term.
Withdraw, CourseThe act of officially dropping a course(s) without withdrawing from the university.
Withdraw, UniversityThe act of officially leaving the university for reasons other than graduation.


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