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General Regulations is intended to provide a concise reference and guide for students of University GOC. For further information on particular aspects of policies and procedures — or their application to particular situations — contact the University GOC.

General Regulations

The University believes that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all helps create a climate that is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas. The University will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions andtreatment in University programs and activities.

  • 1.1 The University GOC provides education leading to undergraduate degrees in various specialties. It also offers programs leading to graduate degrees.
  • 1.2 Undergraduate studies entitle the Licensee’s degree in science. This grade also provides access to higher education graduate.
  • 1.3 All undergraduate programs of the University are recognized by the Ministry of National Education.
  • 1.4 Graduate studies leading to the Master’s degree or PhD degree.

  • 2.1 Material-The material is a body of knowledge considered as a whole for Study and Teaching.
  • 2.2 Courses-A course is a unit of study that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors and has a fixed roster of students. It is usually an individual subject. Students may receive a grade and academic credit after completion of the course.
  • 2.3 Compulsory courses-The course is a mandatory part of a program and is required of all students enrolled in this program.
  • 2.4 Course Option-The course with Option is a course which the student can choose among a determined set group.
  • 2.5 Prerequisites Course-A course prerequisite (requirement) is a course which the student has to successfully complete to have access to an other one.
  • 2.6 Co-requisites Course-A corequired course is a course that the student has to take at the same time as another one unless he complete it previously.
  • 2.7  Semester-The semester is a period of twenty (20) weeks during which the University pursues courses of education. The semester includes the period of eavluation of knowledge acquired by students.
  • 2.8 The University year is divided into two semesters:
    • The semester from October to February
    • The semester from March to July.
  • 2.9 Degree-Education is the time required for a student to complete a program. The tuition of a program is measured in number of semester. The minimum education is the minimum number of semesters required of a regular student to complete a program.
  • 2.10 Credit-Credit is a unit that allows the University to assign a numerical value to the workload required of a student to achieve the objectives of an educational activity.The credit is twelve weeks of a semester spent by the student to a course of action or practical work, seminars, training or research, including in each case if any, the number of hours personal work required following the estimation of the University.
  • 2.11 Côte-Côte is the numerical result obtained during an examination or control and generally expressed between 0 and 10.
  • 2.12 Grades-The rating is the overall assessment of a student’s results, given by the teacher at the end of its course and takes the form of a letter A, B, C, D, E, F. Grades are determined from of those obtained in the various checks carried out at each course.
  • 2.13 Average semester-The semester average, according to the relative value of credits, pre-weighted average of the grades obtained in each course chosen by the student during the semester.
  • 2.14 A grade point average is a number representing the average value of the accumulated final grades earned in courses over time. More commonly called a GPA, a student’s grade point average is calculated by adding up all accumulated final grades and dividing that figure by the number of grades awarded. A failing grade in a course not included in the GPA when the course is completed successfully.

  • 3.1 Regular students-The regular student applies for a rank of the University and must meet the admission requirements and specific educational requirements to chosen degree
  • 3.2 Special or visiting students-The student becomes special even though it was previously registered as a regular student, when he failed the conditions of eligibility required in Article 3.1. He will receive at the end of his studies a certificate of studies. This certificate summarizes the number of time he spent at the University with the ongoing successful and unsuccessful. The free student does not postulate grade. There can register for only a few classes. To be admitted, it must have sufficient training to take these courses at a profit and in some cases it may be called upon to prove. The University is not required to admit students free for all its courses. In this case, he receives a certificate of studies. If the student wishes to change his free status for that of a regular student, the University will recognize in the program leading to a degree the credits he obtained with at least the note ” C ” as students taking free courses.


  • 4.1  – To be admitted as a regular student or as a special or free student must:
    • have sufficient knowledge of the French language, French being the language of instruction in UGOC.
    •  meet the other requirements for admission to each special education cycles as specified in the relevant academic regulations.

The University is not required to admit all applicants who meet the admission requirements.

  • 5.1 Admission-Candidates wishing to enroll for the first time in a degree program must complete the official application of unformulaire and present it before the deadline, together with the documents requested in accordance with written instructions on the Form of Application for admission made online at the following address:. or the registrar’s office at the following address:
    University GOC
    1 Impasse Alouette (Ave. M. L. King)
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Phone: (509) 3912-0101
  • 5.2 Re-admissions:
    • 5.2.1 Regular students must renew each semester admission.
    • 5.2.2 Any student who receives the words “NO LONGER ALLOWED TO CONTINUE STUDIES IN UGOC” is not permitted to apply for re-admission.
    • 5.2.3 The heads of the Department may instruct for opinion readmission applications to the Governing Council.
  • 5.3 Equivalence, Exemptions, Substitution-There Equivalence has a course when one of the courses completed by a student meets the requirements of a course registered in this program.There Exemption in courses, when training and experience allow a candidate to allow him to take a course not included in its program.There is substitution when a course replaces another during the program. A candidate who wishes to obtain a degree equivalency, exemption or substitution must be requested in writing at its application and provide supporting documentation.The equivalence, the exemption or Substitution must be recommended by the Head of Department and must be approved by the Governing Board for undergraduates.

  • 6.1 Registration requirements
    • 6.1.1 A Notice of Allowance is not a registration. The candidate admitted must comply with registration formalities on time, early in his studies.
    • 6.1.2 Subsequent entries. The student already engaged in a program of study must register at the beginning of each semester in accordance with the instructions given to him in time.
  • 6.2 Registration requirements
    • 6.2.1 All students, whether newly admitted or is already engaged in a degree program at the University, received before the start of each course of study an electronic registration form partially filled.

      The student must complete the electronic registration card in person at the Directorate of Administration of the University by the deadline specified on the form and on the academic calendar.

      At the same time the student must make the minimum required payment on account of tuition or make arrangements with the Department of Finance. In return, the student receives a final student card validated by the Department of Finance.

    • 6.2.2 The student who submitted his registration form after the deadline must pay additional administrative rights. No registrations will be accepted for the semester after the deadline to change the choice of courses.
  • 6.3 Full-time registration-Regular full-time student if he registers for all subjects required for the semester.

  • 6.4 Part-time Registration-The student is part-time if it falls to less material required for the semester.

  • 6.5 Course selection-To make his selection of courses each semester, the student must proceed in two stages. His choice of course will be official until he has completed the second stage. The first step is to make online renewal. To this end, the Education Services of the University shall send in good time, to each student on the site Ugoc courses next semester he fills.

    The second step is the validation of the course selection by the Head of Department. The course selection proposal completed by the student is approved by the University subject to places being available in the classrooms. If it presents no scheduling conflict and if the prerequisites or corequisites course requirements are met, the student’s choice of course is printed. This impression is validated by the University of the student’s course selection.

    It is up to the student whose course selection proposal was not accepted to apply again.

Any student may, within two weeks of the academic year, change course selection. In this case, it does with the Head of its Department.

This request must be approved by the procedure set forth in Article 6.5.

The official list of students enrolled in each course is established after the two week period.


Students who wish to give up one or two courses, passed the period of change in the choice of courses, may do so by contacting by email at the condition:

  • that the course or courses in question are not co-requisites for any of the courses he has retained in his choice.
  •  that the abandonment occurs later than the end of the second week of the semester.
  • the number of credits it remains part remains above the minimum number of credits required in the case of a student enrolled full-time undergraduates. The record will indicate that there has been abandoned by the R rating.

  • 9.1 Students who wish to abandon her studies must notify in writing the Academic Affairs with whom he can discuss in advance if he deems useful.
  • 9.2 If it has never taken a course, it is necessary to formulate its abandonment desire without wasting time.
  • 9.3 If the dropout occurs during the first two weeks of classes, registration is suspended and the results of the work of the student for the semester are not counted in the cumulative record.
  • 9.4 If by cons, the student withdraws after the first four weeks of classes, registration is suspended if the results of the work of the student are considered satisfactory or if it is a case of illness supported by a medical certificate.
  • 9.5 The rights continue to run only from the date of receipt of the written notice sent by the student. It must include student card exclusive property of UGOC his departure notice. However, he loses the benefit of any reimbursement.


When a student notifies the University of abandoning his studies or is absent from the University for over forty five joursconsécutifs, his candidacy is automatically canceled. It must reapply for admission before re-register.


  • 11.1  If a teacher abandons its course or is suspended, the matter should be resumed or continued at the discretion of the University.
  • 11.2 In the case of riots, vandalism, strike, or other generally any circumstances causing a disturbance in the curriculum, they will be seen in the next recess or adjourned curriculum in the case of discount Exit Project. In the latter case, an extension of time in consultation with the graduating candidates facilitate the option of a new date.
  • 11.3 If for any reason beyond the administration, the course does not give, so that the student had already acquitted, he will follow the next semester at no extra cost. No refund will be made even if the student should leave the University.
  • 11.4 if some students decide not to momentarily take a course for any reason, the course will be included at no additional cost, the next semester it will be given.


At the beginning of each course, the teacher tells the student on its portal the objectives of its courses, the evaluation form that will be used and the methods of evaluation (evaluation criteria, relative importance of different elements of the evaluation, number and dates of exams).

The choice of form and methods of evaluation is left to the teacher, who must inform the educational services using the formulas provided for this purpose.

    • 12.1.1 Evaluation by mode of work
      • Individual evaluation-The student is not subject to proper scrutiny. The evaluation covers all work imposed on it for the duration of the course: essays, tutorials, oral presentations, practical work, individual participation in a working group. This assessment is made by the teacher responsible for the course in collaboration with colleagues, if necessary.
      • Evaluation Group-To be applied to each member of a group evaluation of the collective work, this group must be restricted and that the assessment of the group does not account for the totality of the final grade.
    • 12.1.2 Assessment by way of exams-The assessment is made only by way of exams, in the form of a test objective questions during the semester and an end-of-semester examination. The final exam can be optional if it follows frequent partial examinations; during the note then considers the final exam if the student presents it.
    • 12.1.3 Assessment by way of papers and exams-The evaluation covers the different works that are taxed at the student for the duration of the course and it is complemented by user reviews.
    • 12.1.4 Ongoing assessment-The method of continuous assessment is to divide the subject content of a course into a number of blocks that are prerequisites to each other and some of which may be optional, and monitor student learning in each block by a one-hour test at the most. In the case of failure in one of these checks, the student has the privilege to undergo one or more checks of recovery, prior to the study of another block. This scheme allows students to progress at their own pace.
  • 12.2 Notation (notes of appreciation)-The performance of the student in each course is expressed by a note of appreciation awarded by the professor from the ribs obtained in the various studies and examinations requested to the student. In marginal cases, the teacher can consider the results of additional work not included in the calculation of the average coast.

The rating of each course is expressed by one of the following letters:

A + Exceptional
A Excellent
B + Good
C Average minimum required
D Recovery Fails
E Failed without Recovery
F Forward

I Incomplete and inadequate as a prerequisite
J Incomplete but adequate as a prerequisite
M Remis: this notion applied to research funding indicates that these credits are not awarded.
R Abandonment
S Success in a course from another faculty
T completed: the rating applied to research funds or drafting i indicates that these credits were allocated.

  • 12.3 Note “Or I Incomplete J”-The note “Incomplete I or J” can be given to a student by a teacher in courses where the teaching methods used allow teaching and individualized learning pace. These methods must be duly recognized by management

The following conditions apply:

the student who wishes to receive a grade of “Incomplete” requests it to her teacher during the last week of classes.

 based on the partial results obtained by the student, the teacher determines the note that will give him or I mean “Incomplete and Unsatisfactory as a prerequisite”, or J meaning “Incomplete but adequate as a prerequisite. “

the student is required to include in his next over the course for which he asked for a grade of “Incomplete”. Partial results obtained in the first half in addition to those obtained in the second half to determine the final grade will be necessarily expressed in the second half by one of the notes A, B, C, D or F.

  • 12.4 Success or failure in a course
    • 12.4.1 A student who passes a course is assigned a rating of A, B or C for the course.
  • 12.5  Resuming a course
    • 12.5.1 A student who has been failed in a course must take the same course as soon as it is available or exceptionally a course deemed equivalent by the Coordinator of educational programs.
    • 12.5.2 A student who suffered a failure at an elective course does not have to retake the course.
    • 12.5.3 A student has the privilege to take a course already managed in order to improve his GPA. However, the number of credits the course is counted only once and the last score, which can not be less than C is only used in the calculation of averages.
    • 12.5.4 There is no supplemental examination available to students who have failed a course.
  • 12.6 Average
    • 12.6.1 At the end of each semester, assessing the overall performance of a student by calculating its average semester and cumulative GPA: Attendance and Works.
    • 12.6.2 For the calculation of these averages is assigned to the notes the following:
      A credit worth 4 points
      B is 3 points per credit
      C is 2 points per credit
      D is worth 1 point per credit
      F is worth no points
    • 12.6.3 For the calculation of these averages is assigned to the notes the following:
      A + 10
      A 9
      B + 8
      C, J, S, T   6.50
      D, I   6-5
      E  4-3
      F, R 2-0
    • 12.6.4 Upon the resumption of a course, the last score obtained by the student for the course replaces the previous note in the calculation of the cumulative average. If a student decides not to take a course in which he failed, the note F continues to be counted in calculating the GPA.

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