Guidelines for 4th Quarter AY 2019 - 2020


All courses offered in the 4th Quarter AY 2019-2020 will be conducted via online delivery through Cardinal EDGE.


The CAN PASS, CANNOT FAIL policy is extended to 4th Quarter of AY 2019-2020. With this policy, students who fulfill course requirements and pass the course will be given a passing mark. Those who cannot complete the course requirements on time or pass the course will be given a grade of IP. Students are given all the chances for two quarters to convert the IP grade into a passing mark. Students can attend the classes where they got an IP grade without having to pay tuition and other fees.

As with the previous quarter, students who will get a grade of IP in the 4th Quarter of AY 2019-2020 will be given two quarters to complete the course requirements, until the end of 2nd Quarter AY 2020-2021. All IP grades in thesis courses can still be completed up to four (4) quarters.


It is the student’s responsibility to refrain from infractions of academic integrity, from conduct that may lead to suspicion of such infractions, and from conduct that aids others in such infractions. Any of the following sanctions may be imposed to any student who is found guilty of committing online academic dishonesty:

  • Failed mark in the course.
  • Suspension for a period of less than one term, with or without community service.
  • Suspension for a period of one term or more, with or without community service.
  • Non-readmission to the University.
  • Dismissal from the University.
  • Expulsion.

The following are considered academic dishonesty:

  • Using another MyMapua email address to login to any platform (such as BlackBoard and Coursera) with or without permission.
  • Asking or hiring someone else to do their exams, homework, Coursera course, papers, projects, or other academic requirements.
  • Recording and saving copies of exam questions or answers, or answer keys for distribution.
  • Receiving copies of exam questions or answers, or answer keys to an exam from someone who has already taken it.
  • Plagiarizing or the unethical act of stealing the thoughts of another without proper citation or reference, acquiring information from the Internet without acknowledging the author, copying from another student’s work without permission and submitting it as own work.
  • Massive, pre-meditated, organized online cheating using instant messaging/email during a quiz or exam.
  • Any form of dishonesty in peer-reviewed assignments/submissions (e.g., Coursera peer-graded submissions).
  • Engaging in any activities that will dishonestly improve results, or dishonestly improve or damage the results of others.
  • Any other form of dishonesty or cheating in any assessment or course requirement.


Faculty members may require time limit to an examination, but because of the possibility of the varying quality of Internet connectivity of students, consideration must be given to students. For example, students can begin a one-hour exam within a three-hour period.

Faculty members should give maximum consideration to students who lost Internet connection during examination.


Students with a grade of IP in the 3rd Quarter of AY 2019-2020 can convert their IP grade to passing mark until the end of 1st Quarter of AY 2020-2021. All IP grades in thesis courses can still be completed up to four (4) quarters.

Students with IP grades must communicate with their instructor to determine how they will complete the course requirements.

Students who received IP grade in the 3rd Quarter of AY 2019-2020 but failed to convert their IP grade to passing mark by the end of the 1st Quarter of AY 2020-2021 need to re-enroll the course in the 2nd Quarter AY 2020-2021, if offered.


Allowing students to perform in-campus research for thesis work will be dependent on the policy of the government and the university.

Considering the current situation, it is advisable for students to request thesis topics from their thesis advisers in the areas of computational research, data analysis, meta-analysis or correlation research, and similar endeavors.


The evaluation of academic status for Academic Year 2019-2020 will be suspended. No student will be removed from his/her program for this academic year due to academic status.


Students who would like to shift must email the Registrar at from June 8 to July 24, 2020. The rules of shifting apply and can be found in the Academic Handbook, which students can download from their MyMapua account.


Prerequisite requirement is waived in the 4th Quarter of AY 2019-2020. A student who passed an advanced course but got an IP in the prerequisite course will get credit in the advanced course. If a student fails to complete this IP grade in the prerequisite course by the end of the 2nd Quarter of AY 2020-2021, he will need to re-enroll the prerequisite course in the 3rd Quarter of AY 2020-2021, if offered.


For other concerns and more information, students may get in touch directly with their respective dean or department chair.

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