|Arriving at Siam|
|Current Students - Student Center|
Welcome to Siam University! You are about to start an exciting chapter of life. The information presented here is there to help you make the most of your learning experience at Siam.
A NEW HOME
SIAM wants your new home to be as comfortable as possible. For this reason the university provides on-campus services and facilities that help make students feel at home: canteens and restaurants, convenient stores, a bookstore, a commercial bank, several ATM's, copy centers, etc.
A general orientation meeting is scheduled for all new students at the beginning of the first semester, usually around mid-June. Don't miss that meeting as it will help you get a good start in your studies and get acquainted with your instructors and fellow students!
STUDENT ID CARD
Siam University issues a Student Identification Card for all its registered students. New students who have been cleared for registration will be given a temporary ID card.
ID cards are not transferable. A student may not allow any other person to use his/her Siam University ID for any purpose. ID cards are the property of Siam University and are intended for University purposes only. Every student is responsible for his/her ID and any circumstance of misuse. A student who alters or falsifies his/her Siam University ID card or produces or distributes false IDs of any kind is subject to disciplinary action. Lost cards should be reported immediately to the Registrar Office.
Replacement of Siam University ID card may be ordered at the registrar office for a fee of THB 50.00.
INTERNET & E-MAIL ACCOUNTS
Students may request an internet account (dial-up) and e-mail address at the IT department, ground floor, building 15. The internet account allows students to access the internet from home.
On-campus broadband wireless internet access is also available to all students after receiving a login account from the IT department.
NORMAL COURSE LOAD
Student’s course load may vary with student’s individual circumstances.
To maintain the full-time status an undergraduate student must enroll in at least 4 courses (12 credit hours) per semester. The maximum number of courses is 7 (21 credit hours) per semester. Special permission must be obtained in order to enroll in 8 or more courses.
Graduate students are required to take between 9 to 15 credit-hours per semester.
Students register courses during the registration period as announced on the academic calendar.
Undergraduate students must complete the a registration form (QF-10-01) available at the office of their academic program and at the Office of the Registrar. After having obtained the signature of their advisor and program director, students can then enroll online by logging on the web site of the registration office (http://reg.siam.edu).
Late registration is possible, usually within a period of 2 weeks after first day of class, with a penalty fee of 100 Baht per day late.
Students may add and/or drop one or several courses before the end of the add/drop period for the term, as published in the academic calendar, by filling out and processing an ADD-WITHDRAWAL COURSE form (QF-10-02). Students are entitled to a fifty percent refund for that course and will not get a withdrawal mark (W), as long as they drop the course before the end of the add/drop period for the term. Students who withdraw from a course and add a course in the same time, substituting one for the other, do not need to obtain a refund or make a payment.
The form is available at the office of each academic program and at the Office of the Registrar, building 12.
Fill it out and have it signed for approval by your faculty advisor. Give the pink voucher to the secretary of the office. Then submit the rest to the registrar office (open daily between 8.30am and 7.00 pm), along with your original courses registration form.
The academic year starts in June and comprises 2 sixteen-week semesters and a summer session.
The university uses a credit system similar to many universities around the world. One credit-hour involves a minimum of 15 hours of class work per semester. For example a 3-credit course requires at least 45 hours of class meeting, usually divided into 3-hour classes distributed on 15 weeks.
Undergraduate students are required to wear a student uniform. Each college has a different uniform identifying the students with their college. For example the International College uses a beige color jacket with dark pants or skirt. Contact the secretariat of your college for information on how and where to purchase the uniform.
There is no uniform for graduate students. Nevertheless, they should dress in a manner appropriate for campus life.
A minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to take the final examination, as per Thai Ministry of Education policy.
EVALUATION & GRADING
Letter grades are used to show the academic standing of a student. The letter grades are converted to grade points as follows:
Two or more tests including mid-term and final examinations are given during the examination period each semester. Instructors may also schedule regular quizzes, a term project and oral test according to the nature of the course.
Students must obtain at least a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.00 for a bachelor's degree completion, and 3.00 for a master's and doctoral degree.
Academic action taken on a student can be both favorable and disciplinary.
When a student is performing well, all actions on him/her in the academic area are said to be favorable to the student. For example, when a student obtains a high GPA he/she is put on the Academic List of Honors; when he/she consistently achieves very high marks, he/she is given higher honors.
However, if his/her achievement is below standards, disciplinary action is taken against him/her. Disciplinary Action against the student is two kinds depending upon the severity of the poor performance measured in time; Probation or Dismissal.
The University, in wishing to provide recognition to exceptional students, has an honor system. Students are given awards for hard work measurable in grades, beginning with semester grades and ending with cumulative grades until graduation.
Students maintaining a high scholastic average are eligible for graduation with honors.
Requirements For Honors
Students who obtain a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 (1.99-1.50) but above the limits set for dismissal from the University will be put on probation, except the first semester of the freshman year.
Students will be dismissed from the University upon the following categories:
CODE OF CONDUCT
It is essential that students exhibit a considerate and respectful demeanor towards their teachers and fellow students at all time in order to maintain a pleasant campus atmosphere.
New students should get acquainted without delay with the rules and regulations of their college which are provided in the orientation documentation package.
The general principle governing student conduct standards and rules at Siam University is that students are expected to conduct themselves as mature and responsible individuals.
In order to promote personal development, protect the University community, and maintain order and stability on campus, students who engage in serious acts of misconduct may be subject to disciplinary sanctions, including but not limited to a grade reduction, failing grade (F), suspension or dismissal from the program or the University.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:18|