Advising Center

A Word from the Director of the Academic Advising Center

First of all, I would like to welcome you all at the Academic Advising Center at Galala University. As a student center institute, we strive to ensure all students has the opportunities and resources they need to succeed and that is an integral role of your Academic Advising Center at Galala University as advising is an important part of undergraduate education.

The purpose of advising is to assist students in taking responsibility for their own learning and develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their potential and their career and life goals.

Advisors at GU provide maximum support and guidance to students as they navigate their way through curricular requirements and academic challenges.

We also assist students in discovering the many on-campus resources and provide their advisees with ongoing encouragement and support.

Every newly admitted student is assigned a Program Academic Advisor who will remain with them from their first semester of college until graduation.

Program Academic Advisor follows-up the student academic progress and help students to:

  • Choose their academic path
  • Select courses each semester
  • Choose the Field Training
  • Choose the concentration and graduation project

If you have any question or concern please feel free to visit us at the Academic Advising Center at the first floor, the main Administrative Building.

We also offer scheduled phone appointments Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:30pm based on availability.

To schedule an appointment, you can email us at advising@gu.edu.eg

or you can Chat with us on Microsoft Teams.

Best of luck for all of you,

Dr. Hala El Ganzoury

Director of the Academic Advising Center


Student responsibilities during the advising session:

  • To insure maximum benefits, students need to:
  • Be proactive; seek advising from appropriate advisors.
  • Schedule and arrive on time for appointment with advisor.
  • Update student record when necessary (e.g., change of address, phone number).
  • Follow dates and deadlines on the academic calendar.
  • Frequently check GU email for official communication.
  • Know that advisors are helpful and available during class registration and non-registration periods.
  • Make notes and keep all paperwork forms from advising sessions.
  • Take responsibility for actions and decisions that affect academic progress.

Educational System at GU:

Galala University follows the Credit-Hour (CH) system.The Credit-Hour (CH) system is used in the United States of America, Canada and several other countries and it measures the contact hours between the instructor and the student per semester. At Galala University we also follow the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). ECTS is given as a numerical descriptive value expressed in terms of Student Workload (SWL). SWL is the number of working hours typically required to complete the learning activities of course units in order to achieve their expected learning outcomes.


Study Levels at GU:

Study Level

Student Status

0

Freshman

1

Sophomore

2

Junior

3

Senior -1

4

Senior -2

Some Programs require 5 Levels instead of 4 based on the nature of Study, and its total duration.


Course Grade

The GPA of each course is calculated based on the grades achieved by students during their study of this course.

The following table shows how to calculate the GPA based on the achieved grades. Please note that students must get a minimum Grade D in order to pass the course and be considered in the calculation of the Cumulative GPA

% of the achieved grades

Letter Grade

Points

More than 97%

      A+

4

93% to less than 97%

      A

4

89% to less than 97%

      A-

3.7

84% to less than 89%

      B+

3.3

80% to less than 84%

      B

3.0

76% to less than 80%

      B-

2.7

73% to less than 76%

      C+  

2.3

70% to less than 73%

      C

2.0

67% to less than 70%

      C-

1.7

64% to less than 67%

      D+

1.3

60% to less than 64%

      D

1.0

Less than 60%

      F

0.0

How to Calculate Your Grade Point Average (GPA)

The Cumulative GPA at the end of any semester is calculated based on the total points achieved in all courses studied during this semester divided by the total number of Credit Hours of these courses; taking into consideration the rules relevant to the repeated and improved courses.


Academic Advising Leadership

Dr. Hala El Ganzoury

 Director of the Academic Advising Center

Dr. Hala El Ganzoury is the Director of the Academic Advising Center. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Manitoba. Canada, as well as a doctoral degree in teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA. She has 25+ years working experience in the field of higher education at several prestigious Higher Education institutes across the USA and Canada including the University of Minnesota Duluth, University of Winnipeg, Hampton University, and University of California Irvine. Her skills and credibility have been earned as faculty member, program evaluator, quality assurance reviewer, assessment coordinator, administrator, and consultant in higher education. You can meet Dr. Hala in person at the Academic Advising Center at the first floor, the main Administrative Building or email her at advising@gu.edu.eg.


Contact US:

If you have any questions  please feel free to visit us at the Academic Advising Center on the first floor, the main Administrative Building.

 We also offer scheduled phone appointments on Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:30pm.

 To schedule an appointment you can email us at advising@gu.edu.eg.

If you Have Any Questions Call Us On (010)123-456-7890