Incoming students select courses for the upcoming semester at the time of registration. Continuing students make initial course selections for the coming semester prior to the end of the current semester.
Adding and Dropping Courses
Students may add or drop any class during the set period at the beginning of each semester, according to available space.
Students may not enroll in courses with time conflicts without the approval of the departments concerned (special arrangements allowed for time conflicts with practicums and lab periods). Students may be required to drop courses with time conflicts.
Summer Sessions Courses
A large number of courses are offered during the summer months (July-Sept.). There are two sessions for summer months. The first session is from late June to early August. The second session is from early August to early September. Students may register for a maximum of 6 credits per session. Students from other schools must file a certificate of eligibility form at the Registrar Section.
The following students can apply to transfer credits:
1. Transfer Student (inter-university)
2. Transfer Students (intra-university)
3. Students who enter a new program of study as freshmen after having studied for one semester or more in another tertiary institution
4. Students who have participated in a legitimate pre-matriculation program, and have now passed the exam for admission to a degree program
5. Students of evening study programs who have now passed the exam for admission to a degree program
* You may only apply for credit waiver once, which is in the academic year that you are first admitted. The credit waiver application deadline is two weeks from beginning of the semester.
* Students who are transferring into their second year may not have more than 40 credits waived. Students who are transferring into their third year may not have more than 80 credits waived.
* For students with an appropriate number of potential waived credits to enter an appropriate university year, for those applying to entering the second year, the waived credits need to reach 32; entering the third year, the waived credits need to reach 64; entering the fourth year, the waived credits need to reach 86.
TRANSFER BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS
Undergraduate students can apply for transfer to another department between their first and second years or between their second and third years. Students can transfer to another department only once, and must complete all required courses and credits in the department to which they transfer before they graduate. Students who wish to transfer to another department may be required to take a transfer test and obtain the approval from the Transfer Review Committee. After student receives the approval of transfer to another department, he/she cannot apply to cancel or change it.
Undergraduate students (excluding International students) may apply for a second major during their sophomore year, up until their first semester in their senior year. Students applying for a double major must obtain the approvals of their department chairpersons from the two majors. They should not only complete all subjects and credits required by the first major for graduation, but also complete at least 40 credits in the second major (including all subjects and credits for the 2 specialties). Students who successfully complete the requirements for the second major will have the additional major listed on their diploma. Those who drop out of the double major program and have not finished enough credits to qualify for a minor may count those credits related to their major fields of study toward their graduation requirement. The time limit to complete the bachelor's degree can be extended for two years longer than for students who don't have a double major. These students may apply for an additional one-year extension as necessary.
Undergraduate students (excluding International students) may select a minor field during their sophomore year, up until their junior year, based on their own interests. Student with a minor must complete a minimum of twenty credits in the minor. Those who successfully complete the required credits will have the minor listed on their diploma. Those who do not complete the minimum credits can count the credits related to their major fields of study toward their graduation requirement. Credits required for the minor field must be completed within the required time, but the time limit to complete the bachelor's degree can be extended for two years longer than for students who don't have a minor. No additional time will be granted after the above extension.
1. Calculation of Students' Final Grades
a. Calculation policy for the class which has in-class work:
1) Student's Performance 30%
2) Midterm Test 30%
3) Final Exam 40%
4) Final semester grade=(1)+(2)+(3)
b. Calculation policy for the class which doesn't have regular in-class work
1) Midterm Test 40%
2) Final Exam 60%
3) Final semester grade=(1)+(2)
c. Calculation policy for the class, which doesn't have midterm exam
1) Student's Performance 30%
(Including homework, class notes, reports, quizzes, tests, and participation)
2) Final Exam 70%
3) Final semester grade=(1)+(2)
2. Grading policy for students absent from midterm or final exam due to personal factors.
a. No make-up for Midterm exam and the semester grade will be penalized 8%.
b. There will only be one make-up final exam. The grade for the make-up exam is based on 60. Scores above 60 will be calculated as follows:
60+[(make-up exam score-60)*0.5]
Score below 60 remain as is.
3. The grading policy for the students who have a proper reason for absence from an exam.
a. Midterm: No penalty and no make-up.
b. Final: Only one make-up will be administered; no penalty for student's grade.
4. Teachers may set up grading policies on a 100-point basis different from those listed in 1) above for their classes; however, the teacher who is responsible must report the policy that will be followed to the departmental office within the first two weeks of the semester. After being approved by the Academic Affairs Division, this policy may be implemented.
Attendance and Grades
The University operates a strict attendance system for students. Missing (excused or unexcused) over 1/3 of the class periods during a semester for a class will result in the student being excluded from the final exam and receiving a grade of zero (0) for the course.
Grades and Academic Standards
The university's grading system is based on a 100-point scale. For undergraduates, the minimum passing grade is 60; for graduate students, it is 70. No credits are earned if a student receives a failing grade in a course. Grades are translated into an A, B, C system for English transcripts and the calculation of grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale.
At least 128 course credits are required in order to earn a bachelor's degree. Master's and doctoral degrees require the completion of twenty-four credits and eighteen credits respectively.
Students from any department who have completed the requirements for graduation in good standing (defined below) may apply for permission for early graduation to the University Affairs Committee. Students may apply to graduate one semester or one academic year early.
1. Early graduates must have completed all required courses, with a grade average of 85 or higher and student conduct grade of 80 or higher each semester, and have grades of 70 or higher for all physical education and military education courses.
2. Early graduates must be in the top 5% of their department for their year level each semester.
Students will be dismissed from the university under the following conditions:
1. A student fails to register for a new semester and is absent from the university without leave.
2. A student fails to apply to be reinstated or to continue a leave of absence after the original period of leave has expired.
3. A student is on academic probation.
4. For undergraduate students, he/she is on disciplinary probation.
5. For graduate students, a failing grade on an examination is the cause for dismissal.
6. A student fails to pass the qualifying examination for the doctoral program.
7. A student fails twice on the oral defense of the doctoral dissertation.