The Structure of the General Foundation Program
The General Foundation Program (GFP) at A’Sharqiyah University consists of four components: English, Mathematics, Information Technology (IT) and Study Skills. All newly-registered students of A’Sharqiyah University take a placement test during the orientation week of the first and second semesters. Based on placement test results, students are assigned one of the three levels: Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3. As determined by their initial level, students have to follow the prescribed study path that will lead to a score of at least 60%, which represents the exit requirement for the Foundation Program. A similar exit requirement of 60% applies to both IT and Mathematics. There are three components in Mathematics: Basic Mathematics and either Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, depending on the academic specializations of the students’ selected college.