The Undergraduate Programs

Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2018-2019

FINAL DEPARTMENTAL
EXAMINATIONS October 18-19, 22-23, 2018

First Semester Second Semester Summer
First Day of Regular Classes June 25, 2018
Pre-Enrollment Period
5th Year
4th Year
3rd Year
2nd Year
Second Coursers &
Transferees
All Curriculum Years
Bonifacio Day
Deadline for submission of
Grading Sheets & Blue Class
Records for validation
July 16, 2018
Preliminary Examinations July 23, 2018
Ninoy Aquino Day August 21, 2018
Eidul Adha (Feast of the sacrifice) Tentative August 22, 2018
National Heroes’ Day August 27, 2018
Mid-term Examinaton September 03-08, 2018
Mid- term Departmental Examination September 10-13, 2018
Deadline for submission
of Grading Sheets, & Print-out for Re-validation and Questionnaires, Key Answers & Test Papers (Non-Departmental Subject/s)
September 24, 2018
Final Departmental Examination October 18-19, 22-23, 2018
Regular Saturday Classes October 20, 2018
FINAL EXAMINATIONS October 24-27, 29-30, 2018

For Entrance Examination

a. Two colored ID pictures (with white background and name tag)
b. Entrance Fee = P 300.00

For New College Students

a. All applicants for admission are required to pass the School’s Entrance Examination
b. Form 138 (High School Card)
c. Certificate of Good Moral Character
d. Four Copies of Colored ID Pictures ( 2 X 2 )
e. 2 Xerox Copies of Birth Certificate from NSO

For Old Students

a. Latest Registration Card
b. Latest Clearance
c: Graded Class Cards

For Cross Enrolees

a. Cross Enrollment Permit
b. Three Copies of colored ID Pictures ( 2 x 2 )

For Transferees

a. Honorable Dismissal from last school attended
b. Copy of Grades or Transcript of Records ( for evaluation purposes )
c. Certificate of good moral character
d. Four Copies of colored ID pictures ( 2×2 )
e. 2 Xerox Copies of Birth Certificate from NSO

New Students and Tranferees

  1. Secure the college Entrance Examination Result at the Guidance Office
  2. Submit the CEE Result and the original copy of the prescribe admission requirements at the Registrar’s Office for Registration Form
  3. Fill out the Registration Form and proceed to the PE and NSTP Department for Registration
  4. Present the Registration Form to the Enrollment Adviser for approval
  5. Proceed to Accounting Department for assessment of fees
  6. Pay the fees at the Cashier’s window
  7. Proceed to the Guidance Office for submission of class schedule
  8. Proceed to the Medical and Dental Clinic for check-up
  9. Secure classcards

Old Students

Old students are required to present Certificate of Clearance from the Library Department, Medical and Dental Clinic, the Accounting Department for the issuance of Registration Form. After satisfying the above requirements, the procedure indicated below should be followed:

  1. Present the GRADED CLASSCARDS to the Enrolment Adviser
  2. Accomplish the Trial Registration Form, student prepares his schedule
  3. Fill out the Registration Form and submit to the Enrolment Adviser for approval
  4. Proceed to the Accounting Department for assessment of fees
  5. Pay the fees at the Cashier’s window
  6. Proceed to the Guidance Office for submission of class schedule
  7. Secure CLASSCARDS

The student is now officially enrolled. Submit the classcard to the Instructor on the first day of classes. Students are advised to read the Bulletin Board for announcements regarding changes in classroom assignments, schedules and other similar information

Enrollment Reminders

A. Regular students or those who did not incur any academic deficiency are advised to enroll on the enrollment designated date.


B. Revisions, dropping and inclusions must be approved by the Adviser and Department Chair/Dean.


C. Violation of prerequisite subjects and the maximum units allowed shall be subjected to academic sanction/penalty.

Entrance Exam Schedules and Fee

Entrance Exam Schedules Entrance Exam Fee Guidance Contact Number
Monday – Friday P 300.00 314-00-30
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Freshmen Orientation

During the first weeks of classes of each school year, orientation program for freshmen students is conducted with the recognized Student Campus Organization being assigned to undertake this task.

The freshmen students are acquainted with the school programs, environment and its educational and career goals. Proper attitudes toward college study, skills and other facets of academic life are also discussed during the orientation program.

The student-to-student orientation program makes it possible for the freshmen student to feel comfortable talking with their peers (co-students) who have gone through the same situations.

Thus, they can freely talk and seek advice on such areas of study as time management, taking down notes, homework difficulties, etc. In addition, the student advisers can help the freshmen with proper planning and personal adjustments.

Scholarships

  1. High School Valedictorians (full scholarship) and Salutatorians (half-scholarship)

    There must be at least 50 members in their high school graduating classes to qualify for these scholarships.

  2. Academic Scholars

    Those who obtain high average rating during each semester of the school year, subject to the approval of the Dean of studies.

  3. All government-mandated scholarships

Dean’s Honor List

Superior Scholarship

SUPERIOR SCHOLARSHIP PERFORMANCE OF ANY STUDENT SHALL BE RECOGNIZED THROUGH THE PUBLICATION OF THE DEAN’S HONOR LIST EVERY SEMESTER/SUMMER TERM.

  1. To qualify for the Dean’s honor list, a student must obtain in any semester/summer term a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 and with no grade below 2.5 in any academic subject, including Typing.
  2. Students included in the Dean’s Honor List shall be categorized, as follows:
    1. First Honor – With GPA of 3.50
    2. Second Honor – With GPA of 3.0 – 3.50

    Students who qualify for the Dean’s Honor List are awarded the “Certificate of Academic Proficiency” for every semester/summer term of their qualification to the list.

    The inclusion of a student in the Dean’s Honor List shall be duly noted in his official academic records in the Registrar’s Office.

  3. Honors and Awards Committee

    There shall be an Honor and Awards Committee in the School which shall determine at the end of each semester/summer term the students who shall be included in the Dean’s Honor List and also those who will graduate with honors, to be composed of:

    1. The Vice Dean, as Chairperson
    2. The Registrar, Member
    3. The President of PSBA Faculty Association, Member
    4. The President of two (2) recognized Campus Organization to be designated by the President for a term of one school year, June 1 of one year to May 31, of following year.
  4. Graduation with Honors

    On graduation, student who remain in the Dean’s Honor List at least twenty-five (25%) percent of their study in PSBA shall be entitled to graduate with Latin Honors of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude in accordance with the following cumulative GPA:

    # Honors Cumulative GPA
    1 Summa Cum Laude 3.800 or higher
    2 Magna Cum Laude 3.600 to 3.799
    2 Cum Laude 3.400 to 3.599

    Grades in subjects taken by a student in other schools before admission in PSBA may be included in the computation of the Cumulative GPA for purposes of determining qualifications for graduation with honors, provided such subjects do not constitute more than 25% of the total units required for graduation and are in subjects which are creditable for the course/degree program in which he is graduating.

Course Credits and Grading System

  1. Course Credits

    The progress of a student in his study measured in unit-credits earned. One unit credit is equivalent to 17 to 18 hours of classroom instructions, including examinations. Thus, a typical subject (class) meets for 3 hours per week for 18 weeks in a semestral term, or at least 54 hours for a full summer term. Assuming a passing grade, 3 units-credit are earned for the subject.

    1. Study Load – The maximum study load a student can normally carry is 21 units per semester and 9 units in a summer term.
    2. Students are not allowed to carry an overload of subjects. However, in the case of a graduating student or in special cases upon approval of the Dean of Studies, a student may carry an overload of not more than 3 units behind the normal maximum load.
    3. No overload without prior approval of the Dean of Studies will be credited.
  2. Grades & Grading System

    Grades are symbol which provide records of a student’s participation in the relevant study experiences; and the quality of a student’s performance in achieving the course goals is evaluated and recorded in the form of grades.
    Grading is the sole responsibility of faculty members; however, it must be based on the policies and procedures prescribe by the School Administration.

    1. The Ten-Point Numeral Grading System

      PSBA adopts the Ten-Point Numeral Grading System, with grade points and corresponding narrative descriptions, as follows:

      Ten Point Numerical Grades Description
      1.00 Excellent 4.00
      1.25 Very Good 3.75
      1.5 Very Good 3.5
      1.75 Good 3.00
      2.00 Good 2.5
      2.25 Fair 2.0
      2.5 Fair 1.5
      3.0 Passing 1.0
      4.0 Conditioned 0.0
      5.0 Failed 0.0

      Note: Grade of 4.0 (conditioned) is used only for mid term grading; not for final.

    2. Grade Point Average (GPA) is computed as follows:
      • To get the honor points, multiply the credit for each course (subject) enrolled during a semester/summer term by the grade point credit for the grade in each course (subject).
      • To get the total honor points, add all the honor points.
      • To get the Grade Average, divide the total honor points by the total number of credits earned during the semester/ summer term. Indices are computed to four (4) decimals places and the third number is rounded off.
      • The cumulative GPA is computed by averaging all the GPA’s of a student for all the semesters/summer terms of his enrollment in PSBA.
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