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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Access Academy?
Access Academy is a non-credit program for students enrolling in East Delta University for their undergraduate studies. This program consists of three courses that concentrate on the diverse capabilities (both personal and academic) that a student might have.

2. Who needs to take it?
All the students taking admission in East Delta University need to go through Access Academy.

3. What are the courses offered? Are the courses offered for all departments?
Following is the breakdown of the courses:

Course Code Credit No. of hours/Classes/Duration Target Students
AA 099-Academic Reading and Writing Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester For All
AA 150-Fundamentals of Quantitative Reasoning Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester Students of School of Engineering who get below 40% in their admission test
AA 200-Student Development Seminars Non Credit Course 45 hours /26 classes/ 1 semester For All

4. What is the cost per course?
The tuition fees for each Access Academy course will be 9000/- BDT per course. The overall program cost (as informed by the University authority) covers Access Academy courses.

5. What is the grade distribution and passing grade?
There will be letter grades, grade points and numerical percentage as per the following scale. In order to pass in Access Academy courses, a student must score at least 72% of their total grade which means C. The AA grades will be exhibited in the final transcript of your degree.

Percentage (Marks) Letter Grades G.P.A
93% & Above A 4.0
89% – <93% A- 3.7
86% – <89% B+ 3.3
82% – <86% B 3.0
79% – <82% B- 2.7
75% – <79% C+ 2.3
72% – <75% C 2.0
69% – <72% C- 1.7
65% – <69% D+ 1.3
60% – <65% D 1.0
<59% F 0.0

6. What happens when you complete all recommended Access Academy courses?
The students will be provided with a certificate after their successful completion, and the students will be called Access Academy Graduates. For the final degree graduation, each student needs to complete their AA courses.

7. What happens if a student fails to complete a course?
If a student fails to receive at least 72% marks in a course they will have to retake the course.