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3.2.2.4    Continuation Requirements

Doctoral

  • Cumulative Average Point (CAP) should not fall below 3.00 for two consecutive semesters or 3.50 for three consecutive semesters.
  • Where a module is required for the graduate candidature and the minimum grade is not met, a student may repeat:

(a) The same module only The improved grade point of the repeat/replaced module will replace the weaker one in the CAP (Cumulative Average Point) computation in the semester in which the successful attempt is made; and

(b)One‐third of the curricular requirements not exceeding three modules, whichever is lower.

  • All students of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme are also required to pass every NUS module with at least a B- grade or CS (Completed Satisfactorily) grade. Students who fail to achieve this will have to retake such modules and bear the full tuition costs on a per modular basis while they repeat the modules for which they did not attain a minimum satisfactory (B-) grade or CS grade. Students who do not attain the minimum grade will only be allowed to repeat the module once. In addition, students who receive Unsatisfactory grades for the same clinical placement twice, or any two clinical placements, will be discontinued from the programme regardless of CAP.  In cases where there is evidence of a significant failure in duty of care to clients seen under supervision, incompetency or gross misconduct, the clinical faculty retains the right to terminate a placement at any time. In such cases, the placement will be considered a failure.

Masters

  • Cumulative Average Point (CAP) should not fall below 2.50 for two consecutive semesters or 3.00 for three consecutive semesters.
  • Where a module is required for the graduate candidature and the minimum grade is not met, a student may repeat:

(a) The same module only once. The improved grade point of the repeat/replaced module will replace the weaker one in the CAP (Cumulative Average Point) computation in the semester in which the successful attempt is made; and

(b) One‐third of the curricular requirements not exceeding three modules, whichever is lower.

  • All students of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme are also required to pass every NUS module with at least a B- grade or CS (Completed Satisfactorily) grade. Students who fail to achieve this will have to retake such modules and bear the full tuition costs on a per modular basis while they repeat the modules for which they did not attain a minimum satisfactory (B-) grade or CS grade. Students who do not attain the minimum grade will only be allowed to repeat the module once. In addition, students who receive Unsatisfactory grades for the same clinical placement twice, or any two clinical placements, will be discontinued from the programme regardless of CAP.  In cases where there is evidence of a significant failure in duty of care to clients seen under supervision, incompetency or gross misconduct, the clinical faculty retains the right to terminate a placement at any time. In such cases, the placement will be considered a failure.

Graduate Diploma

  • Where a module is required for the graduate candidature and the minimum grade is not met, a student may repeat:

(a) The same module only once. The improved grade point of the repeat/replaced module will replace the weaker one in the CAP (Cumulative Average Point) computation in the semester in which the successful attempt is made; and

(b) One‐third of the curricular requirements not exceeding three modules, whichever is lower.