Based on the recommendation of the colleges, the University Council may accept the principle of studying by affiliation in some colleges and specializations that allow this option. The University Council sets the rules and procedures for affiliation according to the following regulations:
- a. The credit hours required for the graduation of an associate student must not be less than the credit hours required of a regular student.
- b. The associate student will be treated, with regard to admission, grading, transfer, dismissal, and re-enrollment, in exactly the same manner as a regular student, except for class attendance.
- c. On the basis of the College Council’s recommendation, the University Council determines the rules required to evaluate the performance of associate students.
- d. The student’s transcript, graduation certificate, and degree must indicate that the student studied by affiliation.