Student Manual

Stay well informed about your rights and duties.

  • Enrollment and Leave of Absence

    Enrollment and Leave of Absence

    Enrollment: For the initial enrollment, all the documentation requested and described in the Vestibular (College entrance exam) Manual must be delivered to the Administrative Office. If this does not occur within the time provided for in the calendar, the enrollment may be canceled. All of our undergraduate courses are organized by discipline on a semiannual basis and re-enrollments are made at two times of the year, July and December. For this to happen, the contract and the enrollment form, which you receive at the end of each semester, duly completed, must be delivered to the Administrative Office. Be sure to renew your enrollment within the deadlines set in the calendar.

    Leave of absence: Partial and/or total leave of absence per course is granted to keep the student linked to the University and to assure them the right to renew their enrollment, when their studies are temporarily interrupted. Leave of absence is prohibited before completion of at least one semester. Leave of absence is valid for two years, consecutive or not. The student who requests leave of absence during the school term, only after the end of one semester, remains under the obligation to pay off the installment corresponding to the month in which they filed their request. Leave of absence during the semester can only be requested within the deadline set in the academic calendar.

  • Evaluation

    Criteria and evaluation

    The evaluation of school performance is made by subject focusing on attendance and achievement. Attendance to classes is mandatory, absences not provided for by law cannot be cleared. Regardless of the result obtained, students who do not attend at least 75% (seventy-five percent) of classes and other activities are considered to have failed the course.

    Learning checks can include: written, oral, graphic tests, seminars, arguments, practical assignments, among others, laid down in the bylaws.

    Students will have two bimonthly grades per course, from which the arithmetic average will be obtained. If it is greater than 7.0 (seven), the student will be approved, observing the 75% minimum attendance.

    The bimonthly and final exam grades will be graded from 0 (zero) to 10 (ten), allowing only a fraction of 0.5 (half) point. If the average is less than 7.0 (seven) and greater than 3.0 (three), the student must take the exam.

    In the exam, the passing average must be equal to or higher than 6.0 (six), and it will be that resulting from the arithmetic average between the grade of this test and the average of the bimonthly grades.

    Attention: Notes and absences will only be informed on the internet, accessing with your RA and PASSWORD on the Academic Portal.

  • Test and Academic Concession

    About the Tests

    Test revision: The student will be guaranteed, as long as duly substantiated and instructed, at least, with the copy of the test and the respective answers, the right to request, individually, the test revision, within 3 (three) working days from the date of the test in the classroom, in a specific request obtained from the Administrative Office. If the student has not appeared in class on the date of the test, the deadline will begin to run from the date of publication of the note on the UDC Centro website. For the purposes of the test revision request, only Sundays and holidays are excluded from the counting of the term, considering that Saturday is considered an academic day.

    Academic concession: An academic concession may be granted to the student who, having failed to attend the exams or final exam, proves legal impediment, illness, medical certificate or reason of force majeure duly proven and request it, within 2 (two) days from the date of its realization (with the due financial charges). The student may request an academic concession of a single bimonth per course. The academic concession tests of bimonthly tests will be held at the end of each academic semester, the content of which will cover all the content taught during that semester. If the student fails to attend the academic concession test, they will be assigned 0 (zero).

  • Dispensa de Disciplina

    How to request course Exemption

    The student may request exemption from courses offered in the current semester, presenting the following documents: a) School transcript containing workload, concept or grade and final result - original document; b) Evaluation system used - photocopy; c) The programs of the courses taken at the institution of origin, with the respective stamp - photocopy;

    Requests will be analyzed based on the documents submitted, with a decision within 72 hours.

    After analysis, the student is included in the enrollment by course, being able to take the course of the following semester, following the existing prerequisites.

    In the case of the student enrolled in the initial semester, via the selection process, the enrollment will correspond to the full amount of the 1st installment, and the exemptions from disciplines will be discarded as of the 2nd installment.

    In the case of the student enrolled via internal and external transfer, the enrollment will be in the amount corresponding to the courses to be taken according to the equivalence previously analyzed.

    Attention: For the equivalence of courses and the program of the course taken at another institution to occur, it must be at least 75% of the content and workload of UDC Centro.

  • Absences

    About the absences

    The Legislation in force does not provide for excuse for absences due to illness. What Decree-Law 1044/69 admits is the exemption from schoolwork and the assignment of home exercises to students with relative physical disabilities, to compensate for absences from classes, concomitant with the absence, as evidenced by the medical report.

    It is the student's responsibility to control their absences, and they may be absent, especially in cases of illness, in up to 25% of the workload foreseen for academic activities.

    Students who fail to attend at least 75% (seventy-five percent) of classes and other activities are considered to have failed the course.


    Special assistance arrangement

    It is ensured the granting of a Special assistance arrangement to students with congenital or acquired conditions, infections, trauma or other morbid conditions, determining relative physical incapacity and to pregnant women (from the 8th month of gestation) duly proven and supported by the Special Legislation of according to the following rules:

    In order to enjoy this benefit, the student, or their legal representative, must file a request at the Administrative Office, addressing the Course Coordination in question, attaching a Medical Report, within 72 (seventy-two) hours after the beginning of the occurrence; The report must specify the ICD (International Disease Code), the date and the period of absence that may not be less than 07 (seven) consecutive days.

    The student or their representative must get from the Administrative Office the necessary activities and work that will compensate for absences from classes, concomitant with the absence.

    The benefits of the Act do not exclude the pregnant student, for a period of up to 90 (ninety) days, counted from the date of the eighth month (according to Medical Certificate, indicating the impossibility of classes), from academic activities, and she must remain in contact with the Course Coordination and Teachers, carrying out the determined home activities.

    Failure to present the work at the specified time will imply the registration of absences from classes in the period corresponding to the absence.

    The exams must take place at the University in the normal calendar. In special cases, the student must contact the IES in advance. The Univeristy reserves the right not to accept the requests after the 72 (seventy-two) hours mentioned above, as well as not to receive Medical Reports sent by Mail or Fax and that are not personally filed by the interested party or their representative.

    ATTENTION! Authorization with retroactive date will not be granted, since the purpose is to compensate for the absence from classes during the occurrence of the impediment situation. Note: Absence from classes or exams for a period of less than 07 (seven) days, will not be subject to special consideration with the home work arrangement and special arrangement evaluation, as the student is allowed to present to the teachers of the courses where they are enrolled to justify and miss up to 25% (twenty-five percent) of the classes given in each course, as well as to provide substitute tests corresponding to those not taken (academic concession).

  • Wireless and Intranet

    Wireless and Intranet

    Wireless: UDC Centro has a WI-FI, "Wireless-Fidelity" system in the institution's blocks and patios. The system works as a data network that allows users to enter the world of high-speed mobile Internet access. Any student who has a Notebook, can use the WI-FI system within the IES.

    Intranet: Through the Intranet, the academic community of UDC Centro has the possibility to have access to services that make data available through the computer network. It is an internal computer network that safely uses Internet services such as www and e-mail. Its main objective is the rapid and efficient dissemination of information among users. Through it, it is possible to share documents and services of interest to the academic community. By accessing the UDC Centro page, you will have more information on how to use the Intranet.

  • Leveling

    Leveling and Monitoring

    Leveling:Every newcomer at UDC Centro has the possibility to carry out leveling activities. The student who has some kind of learning difficulty (mainly due to lack of assimilation of the content) will be advised to participate in specific activities. The timetable for leveling courses is published by the Course Coordination.

    Monitoring: At UDC Centro, students from the 5th semester onwards can apply for monitoring exercises in the areas of their learning. There are paid and unpaid monitoring, all with pedagogical monitoring and certification of the work performed. To register, stay tuned to the published selection notices.

  • Prerequisites

    Breaking Prerequisites

    Students who are concluding their graduation can request the coordination of their Course through the Administrative Office, studies to break the prerequisites foreseen in the curricular matrix. This privilege can be enjoyed by graduates who have problems with conflicts in schedules. The complete regulation of this academic right is in the General Coordination.

  • Internships

    About the Internships

    In all baccalaureate courses and in those involving pedagogical practices, the practice of internship is mandatory. Each student, at the beginning of their studies, must go to the coordinator of their Course and request the regulation on the functioning of the internship in each Course.

  • Psychopedagogical service

    About the service

    The UDC has professionals to assist the cases of students who need specific assistance. If there are referrals from teachers or coordinators or the will of students themselves, the General Coordination promotes an appointment.

  • Scientific research


    Students at UDC Centro can apply to work together with scientific initiation projects developed by the teachers of their courses. For each project financed by UDC Centro or partnered with external institutions, there are rules that organize institutional scientific production. You can find more information in the Course Coordination or directly with the teacher who are developing the research.

  • Extension

    Extension courses

    The offer of Extension Courses at UDC Centro follows criteria that include the choice of areas of interest to the academic community. Courses can be recommended by students, teachers and people in the community. The functioning of these courses is linked to the Graduate sector, but counts on the participation, collaboration and dissemination of each course coordination.

  • Events

    Participation in events

    The academic community of UDC Centro has an incentive to participate in scientific events of proven importance in different areas. Students and teachers who have selected works or who want to participate in important events must send a request to the General Coordination. Orders will be evaluated and awarded according to the budget.

  • TCC and TFG

    TCC and TFG

    In all courses held by UDC Centro, there is a need to produce a project in the last semesters of graduation. Each course has a specific regulation that ranges from the form of production to the basic rules for presenting the work. Since the beginning of the Course, students are informed about these details and receive instructions on how to proceed to fulfill the rites of the Final Project.

  • Activity Hours

    Activity Hours

    In compliance with current legislation, each course at UDC Centro has a specific regulation that provides for the number of hours that students must work in activity hours until the completion of the undergraduate course. There is an incentive from the Course Coordination so that these hours are divided between research, extension and teaching activities. In each Course there is a responsible coordinator who monitors the production of the students and transfers the documents to the Administrative Office.

  • Activities

    Complementary activities

    In compliance with current legislation, each course at UDC Centro has a specific regulation that provides for the number of hours that students must work in activity hours until the completion of the undergraduate course. There is an incentive from the Course Coordination so that these hours are divided between research, extension and teaching activities. In each Course there is a responsible coordinator who monitors the production of the students and transfers the documents to the Administrative Office.