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academic-calendarThe Bahrain Polytechnic operates on a two semester system. The First Semester starts in September and ends in January, and the Second Semester starts in late February and ends in June. Classes during the summer term may be offered, and this normally starts in July and ends in August. The approved dates for each Academic Year are available on the Academic Calendar.

Classes normally run Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (local time).

The Bahrain Polytechnic Academic Calendar is updated yearly, and the Academic Calendar below for the current year shows the key academic dates as well as the key dates for public and academic holidays. Note that public holidays are subject to lunar sighting or announcement by the Government.

 

Key Dates for Academic Year 2018/2019

August 2018

3Last day for new students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2018-19
20Arafa day 1439*
21-23 Eid Al-Adha Holiday 1439*

September 2018

2Faculty attendance required. All faculty return from leave.
4-24“Online enrolment period (see website for details)

Add and Drop Period ends one week after the start of classes”

10Al-Hijri New Year Holiday 1440*
12Orientation days for new students
16First day of Semester 1, 2018-19 classes
19-20Ashoora Holiday*
24Add and Drop Period ends
30Last day to pay the fees online

October 2018

1Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
1“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee)”
2-29Withdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC in Building 8.
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
30“Last day to Withdraw without academic penalty

(students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”

November 2018

4-8Mid Semester Break
11-15Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
18-29Programme / Major Transfer period for Semester Two 2018/2019 (degree students ONLY)
20Prophet’s birthday *

December 2018

2-6Major Selection period for Semester Two 2018-2019 (degree students ONLY)
16-17National Day,  Accession Day Holiday and the compensation day
20Last day for current students to submit applications for Credit Recognition to be considered for course pre requisites for Semester 2, 2018-19 (at least 2 Months prior if required for enrolment)
23-27Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave

January 2019

1New Year’s Holiday
13-17Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
17Last day of Semester 1 (attendance requirements)
30-31Faculty & Academic Boards

February 2019

3-21Mid-year break
3-14Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
7Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
10-13Submission of appeal for course results (4 working days)
17Faculty attendance (All faculty return from leave)
12-28“Online enrolment period (see website)

Add and Drop Period ends  one week after the start of classes”

24First day of Semester 2, 2018-2019 classes
28Add and Drop Period ends

 

March 2019

6Last day to pay the fees online
7Students with unpaid fees: Course Registration dropped
TBAApply for Fee Exemption (Financial difficulties)
7“Last day for submitting official withdrawal form to W with refund (less fee).
Payment of fees due in full.”
10 March – 4 AprilWithdrawal period (W), complete clearance and submit an official withdrawal form to the SIC

April 2019

4“Last day to Withdraw without academic Penalty

(students withdrawing after this: WF grade applies)”

14-18Mid Semester break; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
21-25Assessment Week  (refer to Course Booklet)
TBAApply for admission for academic year 2019/2020
28 April – 9 MayProgramme / Major transfer period for Semester One 2019/2020 (degree students)

May 2019

1Labour Day Holiday
6First day of Ramadan 1440*
12-16Major Selection period for Semester 1,2019/2020 (degree students)

June 2019

4-6Eid Al-Fitr Holiday 1440* and the compensation days
9-12Non Teaching day; Compulsory Academic Annual Leave
23-27Final Assessment week (refer to Course Booklet)
27Last day of Semester 2 (attendance requirements)

July 2019

10-11Faculty & Academic Boards meeting
14 July- 29 AugustCompulsory Academic Annual Leave
18Results released to students (Self Service Banner)
21-24Submission of appeal for course results (5 working days)
TBAAll dates for the summer term will be published if any courses are offered
TBALast day of Summer term (if offered for attendance requirements)

September 2019

1Faculty attendance (All academic staff return from leave)
TBAReview of appeal applications made before xxxx for Semester 2, 2018-19

Notes:

  • TBA:To Be Advised
  • Electives Courses (5 Weeks):
    • Withdrawal with WR grade (will not affect GPA) and with refund, 5 working days (first week) after the classes start
    • Withdrawal with W grade (will not affect GPA) and without refund, 5 working days (second week) after WR
    • Withdrawal with WF grade (will affect GPA) and without refund, 5 working days (Third week) after W until the classes end
  • * will be determined upon sighting of the moon or as notified

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