The Degree Completion Program (DCP) is a program offered to former DLSU-D students who were unable to finish their undergraduate degree for various reasons. DCP allows returnees to complete their undergraduate degree fully online through the University’s virtual learning environment.
A prospective student will be considered a “returnee” based on the following criteria:
- at least 3rd year standing based on curriculum assessment done by the Office of the University Registrar (OUR);
- at least 1.5 overall grade point average (GPA);
- has been on leave of absence (LOA) or absent without leave (AWOL) for at least one school year;
- is clear of any university disciplinary violations/sanctions; and
- has no outstanding balance or is willing to settle any outstanding balances before enrollment.
General Program Guidelines
- DLSU-D ACE classes will observe a trimestral academic calendar set by the Office of the University Registrar.
- Instruction will be fully-online and electronic classes will be conducted in the University's virtual learning environment, DLSU-D ACE Online ( https://dlsudace.edu20.org/).
- Returnees can enroll a maximum of twelve (12) units per term.
- A returnee can file for an overload of three (3) units in the last term.
- Courses will be conducted in tutorial mode with a maximum of five (5) students per class.
- Learning activities and assessments can be a combination of synchronous session or asynchronous session equivalent to 54 hours of coursework including final examination and quizzes.
- Synchronous sessions require the instructor and the students to be online at the same time. Asynchronous sessions allow students to work on learning activities on their own schedule.
- To ensure the veracity of assessments, major exams need to be conducted in any of the following modes:
- Online oral exam via Skype video conference
- E-proctoring (student takes exam while proctor watches online via Skype). This needs to be coordinated with the Registrar's Office.
- Project-based assessment where the student is asked to present the plan, execution and results of a course project live via Skype or chat or through video production.