JOIN UOB

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. To have a secondary school certificate, or its equivalent, with a GPA of not less than 70%, and not less than 66.6% for students with disabilities, bearing in mind that admission is done according to the competitive rate and in a competitive manner.
  2. No more than one academic year has passed since the student obtained his secondary school certificate or its equivalent.
  3. Go to the personal interview held by the University.
  4. Take the general aptitude test conducted by the University:
    • in Arabic for public schools.
    • in English for private schools.
  5. Successfully pass any test or personal interview conducted by the college.
  6. Be medically fit.
  7. Be of good conduct.
  1. The degree track (literary, science, business, etc…) must be suitable with the colleges assigned to each.
  2. Applicants who meet all the requirements will be assigned to colleges based on the capacity of the academic programs and the competitive rate based on the results of secondary school tests, admissions tests and the personal interview.
Secondary School Certificates and Tracks Under Which the Student Is Allowed to Apply to the University of Bahrain

  1. Bahraini Secondary School Certificate in the following tracks (provided that the GPA should not be less than 70%):
    Literary track, scientific track, business track, religious track, industrial track (technical only), textile and print advertising branches, unified track, apprenticeship (advanced).
    The University accredits certificates granted by private schools in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which are recognized by the Ministry of Education, provided that these certificates are based on twelve academic years starting from the first year of primary school.
  2. Arab Secondary School Certificate granted by the Ministries of Education in Arab countries:This certificate shall be treated the same as the Bahraini general secondary school certificate after being approved by the competent authorities in the Ministry of Education, provided that these certificates should be based on twelve academic years starting from the first year of primary school.
  3. Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate:The University accredits the second section of this certificate only.
  4. India Higher Secondary School Certificate:The University accredits the Senior level of these certificates only.
First: Admission Requirements:

Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-IGCSE) are accepted according to the regulations and conditions in force at the University, in addition to the following regulations and conditions:

  1. The certificate must be accredited by the concerned authorities in the Ministry of Education.
  2. The university applicant must have passed at least 8 (eight) courses – according to the Extended System – with at least: two of them being at the advanced level (A-Level), or one of them being in the same level in addition to two or more of the advanced supplementary level (AS-Level) with a grade of (C) with one course with a grade of (D), or the equivalent of these two grades in the numerical grading system.
  3. The period of passing any of the required courses shall not exceed 4 years.
  4. The courses should be in the fields of: mathematics, science, social sciences and arts, taking into consideration the special requirements of the colleges as follows:

Colleges: Science, Engineering, and Information Technology

  • a mathematics course at the advanced level (A-level).
  • a physics course at the AS-level as a minimum.
  • a chemistry course at the regular level (GCSE) as a minimum.

College of Health Sciences

  • two Mathematics and Biology courses at the AS-level as a minimum.
  • two physics and chemistry courses at the regular level (GCSE) as a minimum.

College of Business Administration

  • a mathematics course at the AS-level as a minimum.

Colleges of Law and Arts

  • an Arabic language course at the advanced level, or an English language course at the advanced supplementary level for the Bachelor’s program in English.

College of Applied Education

  • Accepted students shall be distributed by the college itself to its majors according to the students’ choices and results.

Second: Calculating the certificate percentage:

  • The grades obtained by the student for the courses he or she passed are given the percentages indicated in the following two tables:

Alphabetical system:

Grade      Equivalent percentage

A*                    100%

A                       95%

B                        85%

C                        75%

D                       65%

Numerical system:

9                      100%

8                      98%

7                       95%

6                      88%

5                       82%

4                       75%

3                       65%

  • To calculate the student’s nominal percentage: add up the percentages of the eight highest grades obtained by the student (provided that the courses required for each college should be calculated) and divide the total by eight.

Third: Exemption from the Foundation Year Program:

The applicant will be exempted from the foundation year if at least a grade of (C) was obtained in the English language course that was studied as a first language at the levels: regular, advanced supplementary, or the advanced level, or if a grade of no less than (B) was obtained if he studied it as a second language at any of the aforementioned levels.

Fourth: Course Accreditation

The student may apply for the accreditation of the courses he passed at the advanced level (A-level) with a grade of (B) and above with courses similar to those of the first level (100) in the program in which he was accepted, provided that the number of equivalent hours does not exceed.

  • Undergraduate Programs
  1. To have a Bahraini mother or father or a Bahraini spouse: to have the same treatment as a Bahraini student, provided that the following required documents are attached when submitting the application:
    • the passport of the person granted the right to education (whether it is a Bahraini mother, father, wife, or husband).
    • birth certificate.
    • marriage certificate

In addition to the other documents required for all students.

  1. Gulf nationals: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from inside or outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, whether from a public or a private school.

Note for Kuwaiti students: A no-objection letter from the cultural attaché at the Kuwaiti embassy must be submitted.

  1. Arabs: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from schools within the Kingdom of Bahrain only, whether public or private.
  2. Foreigners: To be a secondary school graduate or the equivalent from schools within the Kingdom of Bahrain only, whether public or private.

General Note: Please attach a copy of the residence permit (valid) with the passport (with the exception of students from the Gulf countries).

To apply for postgraduate programs, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent (in case of applying for a master’s program), or a master’s degree (in case of applying for a PhD program) from a recognized university, and to fulfill the following conditions:

Availability based on the GPA as follows:

  • Master’s: The GPA of a bachelor’s student should not be less than (2.67) out of (4.0) according to the points system or its equivalent from other assessment systems such as (3.34) out of (5.0) or 77% or C+.
  • PhD: The GPA of a master’s student should not be less than (3.0) out of (4.0) according to the points system or its equivalent from other evaluation systems, and that the bachelor’s GPA must meet the conditions mentioned in the previous item.
  • The bachelor’s and master’s degrees must be in a discipline that the student studied in a regular manner, and that major must qualify him to study in the program he wishes to enroll in.
  • The applicant must pass the tests conducted by the department.
  • The student must submit two recommendations from academic professors.
  • To take the exemption exam for pre-requisite English language courses conducted by the university for applicants (with a fee of BD 50), if he does not have an IELTS certificate for the academic level or a TOEFL certificate.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS

TARGET STUDENTS:

Graduates of government schools from within the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis.

  1. Search for “University of Bahrain Services”.
  2. Select “e-Admission Service”, enter the personal number, the expiry date of the ID and the block number. Note: The address (block number must be correct) and the identity card must be valid.
  3. Please attach a colored photograph.
  4. Please add your contact numbers and email.
  5. Please add the academic programs you wish to enroll in at the University (12 choices or according to the choices available based on the secondary school track), priority in admission will be competitive according to the student’s competitive rate “which is the sum of: 70% of the secondary school GPA + 15% of the general aptitude test result + 15% of the personal interviews result” and according to the available seats offered by colleges and academic departments. Also, choices can be changed.

Students shall be notified of the date of the general aptitude test and the personal interview conducted by the University through the website (SIS), and that is by entering the website at the time announced by the University through its official social media and the University website, by entering (username = university ID number, password = personal number), after that the dates will appear, and if the student does not take the general aptitude test and does not attend the personal interview, his application will be canceled, and he will implicitly confirm that he has no desire to join the University.

Admission results will be announced on the website (SIS) and through an admission letter that will be sent via e-mail.

Dear Student,,,

To view the admission result of the University of Bahrain, kindly follow the following steps:

  1. Go to the University’s website sis.uob.edu.bh, then click on UOB Admission Requests, and choose (Admission Post Service).
  2. Enter the university number in the username field and the personal ID number in the password field.
  3. Accepted students

The steps to confirm acceptance will appear to you as follows:

  • First Step: View the student’s pledge, verify the student’s personal number and name, enter the University’s rules and regulations link for studying, if you are a student with a disability, please specify the type of disability or choose “other” for the rest of the students.
  • Second Step: Identify the parents, or one of them, whether they are university or non-university students, with an indication of the highest academic degree they have obtained.
  • Third Step: View the acceptance letter and the program you have been admitted to, the study duration of the introductory program, and some important instructions.
  • Fourth Step: View the tuition fee payment instructions.
  • Fifth Step: Pay the tuition fees. The University confirms that the application for admission shall be considered canceled if the student does not confirm his acceptance on the specified date.

Important note for scholarship students: You can print the acceptance letter through the website and deliver it to the entity providing the scholarship.

  1. Students who were not accepted: A message will show stating that the University apologizes for not accepting your application currently, and if you still want to join by taking any vacancies that may be available after the admission process, please press (YES) during the acceptance period, or press (NO) if you no longer wish to join the University.

Major Selection Change: It is possible to submit a request to change selections after completing the admission confirmation process on the date specified for this by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of meeting requests will be considered according to the University’s regulations and vacancies available in academic programs. Those admitted to the Associate Diploma programs at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request a change of selections.

For students admitted to the College of Applied Education

Students admitted into the programs of the College of Applied Education may transfer if the following conditions are met:

  1. Passing the first semester of the Associate Diploma Program with a GPA of no less than 3.0 out of 4.00 provided that 12 credit hours must be passed.
  2. Passing two semesters with a GPA of no less than 2.5 out of 4.00 provided that 24 credit hours must be passed.
  3. Successfully pass the Associate Diploma Program with a GPA of no less than 2.33 out of 4.00.

During the application period: it is possible to change the choices for the programs that have been selected, as follows:

  • Via the Information and e-Government Authority website (bahrain.bh) for public school students.
  • Via the student service website (uob.edu.bh) for students at private schools or schools from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, the aforementioned applicants can upload documents or edit data after completing the application process during the application period.

After the announcement of results: it is possible to change the choices after the admission confirmation process on the date determined by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of responding to the requests will be considered according to the University’s guidelines and regulations and the available seats in the academic programs. Note that scholarship students and students accepted into the Associate Diploma Program at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request choices change.

  • Important Notes
  1.  Students are only accepted once in the first semester of each academic year.
  2. The applicant’s admission to the University is valid only for the semester in which he was accepted, and he is not entitled to postpone the admission or to not attend the University.
  3. Admission results shall be announced on the University’s website.
  4. The application for admission shall be canceled if the student does not confirm his admission on the specified date.
  5. Scholarship students can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.
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TARGET STUDENTS:

Graduates of private schools from within the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis.
Secondary school graduates from public or private schools for the past year only (the academic year 2019-2020).
Secondary school graduates from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and Gulf nationals only.
Graduates of Nasser Center for Rehabilitation and Vocational Training

  1. Click on the “UOB Admission Requests” link, then select Undergraduate Applications.
  2. View the instructions and conditions, and to proceed with the application procedure, please click on the (Accept) button.
  3. Enter the student’s personal number.
  4. Enter the student’s main data: (name, address, place of birth, religion, gender, nationality, the country from which the student graduated, the name of the school from inside and outside of Bahrain, choose the study type “public or private secondary”, secondary school track, secondary school GPA, phone number, e-mail).
  5. Enter the choices, which will appear according to the secondary school track and the programs allowed to apply to only.
  6. Upload the required files, which are:
  7. Graduation certificate and transcript from a secondary school or its equivalent.
  8. Private school students: A statement, graduation certificate, and transcript issued by the Ministry of Education must be attached when submitting the application, along with a statement and graduation certificate and transcript of grades from the school. Also, documents can be uploaded and data can be edited after the completion of the application process during the application period.
  9. Secondary school graduates from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain for Bahrainis and Gulf nationals: please obtain the graduation certificate accreditation from the Ministry of Education.
  10. A copy of a valid passport (and for non-Bahraini students residing in Bahrain, please attach a copy of a valid residence permit).
  11. A valid ID card.
  12. A colored photograph.
  13. Please add the academic programs you wish to enroll in at the University (12 choices or according to the choices available based on the secondary school track), priority in admission will be competitive according to the student’s competitive rate “which is the sum of: 70% of the secondary school GPA + 15% of the general aptitude test result + 15% of the personal interviews result” and according to the available seats offered by colleges and academic departments.
  14. Please click on the (Verification Code) button, and accordingly a message will be sent to the email you included in the application. Please enter the code into the designated field. Confirm the application by pressing the (Save) button.
  15. Pay the fees (non-refundable 10 dinars).
  16. After completing the payment process, the student will receive the University ID number in the receipt (kindly retain the number). It is possible to edit the data, information and choices, and upload the documents after saving the application up until a date that will be announced in the application period.

Notice:

You can add or modify the submitted documents or modify the wishes before issuing the acceptance by entering the link UOB Admission Requests and then choose the following:

  • Updating the uploaded files, during the period you are permitted to do so and when the operation mode is (Opened).
  • Updating the application data and desires, during the period you are allowed to do so and when the status of the operation is (Opened).

Students shall be notified of the date of the general aptitude test and the personal interview conducted by the University through the website (SIS), and that is by entering the website at the time announced by the University through its official social media and the University website, by entering (username = university ID number, password = personal number), after that the dates will appear, and if the student does not take the general aptitude test and does not attend the personal interview, his application will be canceled, and he will implicitly confirm that he has no desire to join the University.

Admission results will be announced through an admission letter that will be sent via e-mail.

  • Accepted students
  1. Log on to the University’s website uob.edu.bh.
  2. Enter the university ID number in the username field and the personal number in the password field.
  3. Steps to confirm the acceptance will appear to you as follows:

First Step: View the student’s pledge, verify the student’s personal number and name, access the university’s rules and regulations link. If you are a student with a disability, please specify the type of disability or choose “other” for the rest of the students.

Second Step: View the acceptance letter and the program you have been admitted to, view the study duration of the introductory program, and view some important instructions.

Third Step: View tuition fee payment instructions.

  • Students with Scholarships

They can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.

  • Students who were not accepted

After entering the University’s website, a message will show stating that according to the University’s rules and regulations, you are not allowed to enroll in the University of Bahrain.

During the application period: it is possible to change the choices for the programs that have been selected, as follows:

  • Via the Information and e-Government Authority website (bahrain.bh) for public school students.
  • Via the student service website (uob.edu.bh) for students at private schools or schools from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, the aforementioned applicants can upload documents or edit data after completing the application process during the application period.

After the announcement of results: it is possible to change the choices after the admission confirmation process on the date determined by the Deanship of Admission and Registration through (SIS), and the possibility of responding to the requests will be considered according to the University’s guidelines and regulations and the available seats in the academic programs. Note that scholarship students and students accepted into the Associate Diploma Program at the College of Applied Education are not entitled to request choices change.

  • Important Notes
  1.  Students are only accepted once in the first semester of each academic year.
  2. The applicant’s admission to the University is valid only for the semester in which he was accepted, and he is not entitled to postpone the admission or to not attend the University.
  3. Admission results shall be announced on the University’s website.
  4. The application for admission shall be canceled if the student does not confirm his admission on the specified date.
  5. Scholarship students can print the acceptance letter through the website and submit it to the entity providing the scholarship.
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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Choose to UOB Admission Request for postgraduate programs
  2. Enter the required personal information
  3. Choose and select the program you wish to apply for (higher diploma – master’s – PhD)
  4. Choose and select the student’s pre-qualification (Bachelor – Master’s)
  5. Enter personal contact information (e-mail – mobile number – address)
  6. Choose an English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS) and enter the result, or choose the English language exam at a fee of 50 Bahraini dinars, then press +
  7. Click on Submit

Note: You can add or modify the uploaded documents by accessing the UOB Admission Requests link and then choosing to modify the files of postgraduate students during the period you are allowed to do so and when the status of the operation is (Opened).


  • Graduation certificate of the pre-qualification, provided that it is from a recognized university, with its equivalency attested and approved by the competent authorities.
  • Academic record (transcript) of the bachelor’s degree (and the master’s degree for applicants to PhD programs).
  • A valid passport.
  • A valid smart or ID card.
  • A certificate proving that the applicant has obtained the required score in the English language test (TOEFL or IELTS) for the academic level (in the event that an exemption from entering the English language test is desired).
  • Two recommendations from the applicant’s academic professors.
  • One recent colored photograph.
  • The application fee of 10 BD in addition to the fee of 50 BD for the English language exam, non-refundable.
  • For Kuwaiti students, you must provide – in addition to the aforementioned documents – a letter of no-objection from the cultural attaché at the embassy of the student’s country in the Kingdom of Bahrain).

A date will be set for an interview.

Admission results will be announced by sending an acceptance letter via e-mail.

Pay the acceptance fee to confirm your admission to the postgraduate program.

After the completion of the online application process, the applicant must bring the originals of all the above-mentioned documents when referring to the Admissions and Alumni Affairs Department for equivalency on a date to be determined later.

You can view the previous qualifications for the specialization you wish to apply for. Click here.

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TRANSFER FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

     We welcome your interest in transferring to UOB if the following conditions are met:

  1. The other university must be recognized by the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
  2. To submit a newly approved academic record to the Deanship of Admission and Registration, with the required documents, including a certificate of good conduct and behavior from the university from which he is transferring from, and a recommendation from two of his professors at that university.
  3. The secondary school certificate must be qualified for admission to the program the student wishes to transfer to, in accordance with Clause (1) of Article (6).
  4. His/her studies must be regular at the university he/she is transferring from (total system).
  5. The student must have successfully passed (30) credit hours or its equivalent at the university from which he/she is transferred, and his/her cumulative average should not be less than (2.33) out of (4.0) (C+ or its equivalent in other academic evaluation systems).
  6. The relevant academic department council must approve the transfer request, after reviewing his/her academic record, the scientific content of each course he passed, and specifying the courses that he/she is exempted from studying, in accordance with the provisions stipulated in Article (37) of this system.
  7. The student must not have been suspended from one of the academic programs at the university.
  8. When submitting the transfer request, he/she should not have dropped out from the university from which he/she was transferred for more than (16) weeks.
  9. The student must take a minimum of 50% of the hours required for graduation at the university.
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VISITING STUDENTS

     UOB welcomes visiting students if the following conditions are met:

  1. The other university must be recognized by the concerned authorities in the Kingdom.
  2. To submit a newly approved academic record to the Deanship of Admission and Registration, with the required documents, including a certificate of good conduct and behavior from the university from which he is transferring from, and a recommendation from two of his professors at that university.
  3. The secondary school certificate must be qualified for admission to the program the student wishes to transfer to, in accordance with Clause (1) of Article (6).
  4. His/her studies must be regular at the university he/she is transferring from (total system).
  5. The student must have successfully passed (30) credit hours or its equivalent at the university from which he/she is transferred, and his/her cumulative average should not be less than (2.33) out of (4.0) (C+ or its equivalent in other academic evaluation systems).
  6. The relevant academic department council must approve the transfer request, after reviewing his/her academic record, the scientific content of each course he passed, and specifying the courses that he/she is exempted from studying, in accordance with the provisions stipulated in Article (37) of this system.
  7. The student must not have been suspended from one of the academic programs at the university.
  8. When submitting the transfer request, he/she should not have dropped out from the university from which he/she was transferred for more than (16) weeks.
  9. The student must take a minimum of 50% of the hours required for graduation at the university.
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FAQs

  • I am a new student who took the general abilities test and the major’s interview and I still haven’t received the results.

The admission results will be announced via a message (SMS), and you can find them on your website as well.

  • What is the procedure in the event of not passing the entrance exam for the major I was nominated for?

The Admissions and Alumni Affairs staff will contact you to choose an alternative major.

  • How many times can I transfer from a major to another?
    You can only transfer twice.
  • What are the requirements that must be met for the transfer from an Associate Diploma to a Bachelor’s?
    You can find these requirements in full in the transfer request form on the page of the Deanship of Admission and Registration on the University’s website.
  • How are applicants accepted for the transfer?
    Admission is based on the available vacant seats and according to the highest GPA.
  • Can I transfer if I have only finished 8 credit hours?
    Yes, if the completed eight hours are equivalent to 3 courses.
  • I am a scholarship student; can I submit a transfer request?
    Yes, provided that a no-objection letter from the sponsor is attached.
  • Can I submit a transfer request after passing the foundation semester only?
    No; you must meet the necessary requirements for this transfer, including successfully passing three courses, or passing an average of not less than 9 credit hours and not more than 66 credit hours.
  • Can I submit a transfer request to a major that I have already studied and transferred from to another major?
    No, you can’t.
  • Can I submit a transfer request for undergraduate programs after transferring to an applied education program?You can’t transfer to undergraduate programs if you have previously transferred from one of them to an applied education program.
  • Where can I obtain a major transfer form, and to which entity do I submit it?
    You can obtain the transfer form from the Admissions and Alumni Affairs Department in the Deanship of Admission and Registration, which shall be submitted to the same department.
  • I am a student who was expelled from a bachelor’s degree. Can I submit a transfer request to an associate diploma?
    Expelled students can’t submit a transfer request after the expulsion.
  • I am a student who have previously submitted a transfer request and was expelled before the results of the transfer were out. Does the application remain or gets cancelled?
    The transfer request will be canceled if the student gets expelled from the University.
  • Does the secondary school track get considered at the time of submitting the transfer request?
    Yes, your secondary school track is taken into account when you submit your transfer request.
  • Are there fees for submitting a transfer request from one department to another within the college?
    No, there aren’t any.
  • Are there fees for submitting a transfer request from a major in one college to another in another college?
    Yes, a transfer fee of 10 (ten Bahraini dinars).
  • I am a student who submitted a transfer request, where can I find the result?
    The admission results will be announced by sending a message (SMS) or via (Notification) on your website.
  • Where can I find a minor selection form?

From the office of the head of your academic department.

  • Do I need the approval of the minor’s department?

Yes, the approval of the minor department is one of the requirements.

  • How do I choose and select a minor?

By referring to the office of the head of your respective academic department.

  • Where do I submit the minor form?

The form must be submitted to the Admissions and Alumni Affairs Department of the Deanship of Admission and Registration

  • Which minors can I choose?

The academic department (main major) sets out the minors.

  • Where and how can I view the schedule of courses offered for the next semester?

The course schedule can be viewed through the link provided on the announcements page on the University website (uob.edu.bh).

  • How can I find out when my courses will be registered for the next semester?

This can be done through the advertisements page on the University’s website, in addition to social media.

  • How can I find out who my academic advisor is?

This can be done by looking at the student’s academic data page in the Student Information Management System (SIS). If the name of your academic advisor does not appear on the mentioned page, you can contact the relevant academic department.

  • What are the cases that require the use of the electronic help page (the Help disk)?

Through this help page in the registration system, you can write and record the issues you face regarding the registration of your courses, as those concerned from the registration department will find a solution, or explain and clarify the matter to you in the event of any confusion, as this page is dedicated to dealing with several registration issues.

  • What is the necessary procedure if I want to register a new course whose lab time interfere with the lab time of another course I have registered, or the time of another lecture?

The student will see a notification on his registration page indicating this conflict, and he will have two options: to cancel the course registration application, or submit his scheduled registration application to the relevant academic department head, who has the right to accept or reject the application according to objective academic considerations.

  • What can I do if the course I want to register for is conditional on the approval of the head of the academic department concerned with the course?

The system will allow you to send a request to the head of the course department if:

It is an application to register in the practical training course.

It is an application to registers in one of the courses that requires the approval of the head of the academic department.

  • When should I pay the fees after completing my courses registration for the next semester?

Between the two semesters, or the so-called drop and add period, before the start of classes, as the date for payment shall be announced then.

  • How can the student know what he has accomplished from his study plan and what is left for him, so that he can plan for the courses to register for the next semester?

He can do this through the subtitle (Degree audit) listed on the student’s academic data page.

  • Is there a way for the student to know – hypothetically – his GPA?

He can do this through the subtitle (GPA Simulator) listed – also – on the student’s academic data page.