Q1: What is the required maximum and minimum number of course credits per semester for undergraduate program?
A: 1. The minimum number of course credits per semester for 1st to 3rd-year students is 12 and the maximum is 25.
2. The minimum number of course credits per semester for 4th-year (5th-year of Architecture Department) students is 9 and the maximum is 25.
3. Students whose final grade average reaches at least 80 for the previous semester may take one or two extra courses.
4. Students taking courses for their Focused Course Programs, minor, double major, and/or Teacher Education Program can take additional courses upon approval of special case application.
Q2: Why can’t I add/drop courses online during the add/drop period? Why can’t my student ID card stamp the registration mark?
A: Please complete the registration procedures first (including paying the tuition fees or completing the student loan procedures) and bring the receipt to the Registrar Section (Taipei Campus) or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section and stamp the registration mark your student ID card. Upon completing the registration procedures, you can add/drop courses online. For student loan related questions, please inquire the Student Advising Section of Student Affairs Division (Taipei Campus) or Taoyuan Student Affairs Section.
[Apply Course Reduction After the Midterm Examination]
Q: How do I apply for course reduction if I fail 1/2 or 1/3 of the course load during the midterm examination?
A: 1. Login to the Student Information System to drop classes.
2. If you fail 1/2 of the course load, you can drop no more than three classes.
3. If you fail more than 1/3 but less than 1/2 of the course load, you can drop no more than two classes.
4. If you fail less than 1/3 of the course load, you can drop one class.
• Application period: two weeks after the midterm examination; Monday 9am to Friday 4pm.
• Total credits following the drop must still meet the minimum course load requirements.
• For student who do not complete the credit hour tuition payment for certain courses before the deadline, those courses will be treated as course- reduction courses by the Academic Affairs Division and will be calculated into the total number of course-reduction courses.
[Calculation of GPA]
Q: What is GPA? How to calculate GPA?
A: GPA is the grade point average.
The correspondence of scores, letter grade, and grade points for undergraduate programs are as followed:
A (score 80 to 100) 4 point, B (score 70 to 79) 3 point, C (score 60 to 69) 2 point, D (score 50 to 59 score) 1 point, E (below 49) 0 point.
The correspondence of scores, letter grade, and grade points for college programs are as followed:
A (score 80 to 100) 4 point, B (score 70 to 79) 3 point, C (score 65 to 69) 2 point, D (score 60 to 64) 1 point, E (below 60) 0 point.
Calculation: The product of each course’s credit hours multiplied by its corresponding grade points is summed for each student, then divided by the total credit hours taken to obtain the Grade Point Average (GPA).
[Academic Ranking for Applying Graduate School Program]
Q: How can I obtain the academic ranking if I want to apply for graduate school program?
A: After inquiring the general recruitment and admission regulations for the respective graduate school, please bring the academic ranking form to the Registrar Section or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section and a staff member will look up your academic ranking for you.
[Make-up Examination Grade]
Q: How is the make-up examination grade calculated?
A: 1. No makeup for midterm examinations will be made and the semester grade will reduced by eight percent. The percentage originally assigned to the midterm will be added to the final.
2. There will only be one makeup final examination. The grade for the makeup examination is based on a score of 60. If scores are above 60, any points above 60 will only be counted for half their original worth.
Q1: How can I apply for transcript? A: The procedures for applying the Chinese and English versions transcript are as below:
Apply the transcript directly from the Automated Document Application Payment Machine (15 NTD per copy for single semester (not applicable for graduated students); 30 NTD per copy for cumulative academic transcript), retrieve the transcript directly from the printer (wait approximately for 30 seconds). The printer on Taipei Campus is located at the Examination Center (1st floor of E building), the printer on Taoyuan Campus is located beside the Automated Document Application Payment Machine.
For alumni who cannot come to apply in person, can entrust family/friend or the Alumni Relations Section at +886-2-2882-4564 extension 2716 to apply it for you.
Q2: How can I know my academic ranking?
A: When you apply your transcript from the Automated Document Application Payment Machine, you can select the option with ranking.
Q1: How do I review the English computer card for midterm or final examinations?
A: Fill out the e-form from Ming Chuan University Homepage/ Work/ e-form according to your request.
Q2: What is the deadline for score reviewing?
A: The deadline for midterm examination score reviewing is two weeks after the grades are official posted.
The deadline for final examination score reviewing is from the official grades are posted until the first week of the semester begins.
Q: What is the procedures for grade correction?
A: As the faculty has proven that there was an incorrect grade, the grade correction proposal needs to be discuss and pass by the Department Affairs Committee Meeting, School Affairs Committee Meeting, and Academic Affairs Committee Meeting. Upon approval by the Academic Affairs Committee Meeting, the grade correction will take effect.
[Summer Sessions Grade]
Q: Does the grades for summer sessions calculated into the semester academic grade average?
A: The grades earned during the summer sessions will not calculated into the semester academic grade average, it will be calculated upon the graduation grade average.
Q1: What is the registration procedures and when is the deadline?
A: When you receive your registration notice and itemized fees statement, please pay before required deadline. Please bring your tuition payment receipt within three days from the beginning of the semester along with the student ID card to the Registrar Section to get the registration mark on the student ID card. For students who applied for the Assistantship and Loan, please submit the completed the application procedures receipt.
Q2: If I have special reasons unable to complete the registration procedures by the required deadline, what can I do?
A: Students due to illness or special incidence that cannot complete the registration procedures by the required deadline, please have your family member or classmates represent you to apply delay registration for you. The representative should bring along documentation proof provided by your guardian to the Registrar Section. The delay registration period is within two weeks as the school starts.
Q3: What is the consequence for missing the registration deadline?
A: According to Article 13 of General Provisions for Study, Students who fail to ask for extension or fail to make the registration deadline (including paying fees) will be compelled to withdraw from the university.
Q: How can I apply for early graduation?
A: Students with outstanding grades in bachelor’s programs can apply to graduate one semester or one academic year early with approval from the Department Affairs Committee Meeting, the School Affairs Committee Meeting, and the University Affairs Committee Meeting. They must meet the following conditions: 1. Have completed all the required credits and having final average grade of 85 or higher for each semester, conduct score of 80 or higher, and physical education and military education score s of 70 or higher. 2. Remain among the top five percent of students for the same year-level within the department, section or specialized degree program every semester.
Q1: What is the standard tuition fees for each department and school?
A: Please inquire the Standard Tuition and Fees for Each School and Department.
Q2: How can I complete my tuition payment?
A: The Bursar Section will print the fee invoice and distribute to students every semester. Once receiving the tuition payment, please complete the payment within the required deadline via the assigned Bank (walk-in service, ATM transfers) and credit cards. If you lost your fee invoice, you can reissue it from the Bursar Section or print it from the Fees Query of your Student Information System and complete the payment within the required deadline.
Q3: What is the payment standards for students in the extended study period?
A: If you take 9 course credits or below, you pay the course credits fee. If you take above 9 course credits, you need to pay the full tuition and miscellaneous fee.
[Change Personal Information]
Q1: How can I change my name or date of birth?
A: 1. Log in Ming Chuan University Homepage/Work/E-form/Student Name Change, Birth Date Correction Application Form (For any questions, please inquire the Registrar Section (02) 2880-9705; Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section (03) 350-7001 extension 3142).
2. For current students, please bring a copy of your National ID card (ARC card for foreign student); for graduate students, please bring your diploma and a copy of your National ID card to the Registrar Section or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section.
Q2: How can I change my National ID number?
A: 1. Log in Ming Chuan University Homepage/Work/E-form/Student National ID Change (For any questions, please inquire the Registrar Section (02) 2880-9705; Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section (03) 350-7001 extension 3142).
2. For current students, please bring the original copy of your Household Registry Transcripts; for graduate students, please bring your diploma and the original copy of your Household Registry Transcripts to the Registrar Section or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section.
Q3: How can I change my permanent or mailing address?
A: For changing your permanent address, please bring your Household Registry Transcripts and a copy of the front and back of your National ID card to the Registrar Section or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section. (If the permanent address has not changed on the National ID card, please turn in your Parental Agreement Form stating the changed address.)
Q: How can I apply for deferred enrollment?
A. New students who meet the following conditions and provide proper proof before the registration deadline may apply for deferred enrollment.
1. Students with critical illnesses requiring long recuperation periods, who cannot register on the assigned date, may apply for deferred enrollment; upon approval, the student’s admission will be retained for one year.
2. Students who have been ordered to report for military service before registration can apply for deferred enrollment; upon approval, the student’s admission will be retained. The deferment remains in effect three months after all the paperwork at the end of military service is completed. By the deadline of the deferred enrollment period, such students must submit the certificate of completion of military service to register for study.
3. Students who are pregnant or have recently given birth to a child and thus need to delay registration can defer enrollment; upon approval, depending on their circumstance s and needs during pregnancy, childbirth, or rearing children under the age of three.
4. Students who cannot resume their studies due to encountering major catastrophes recognized by the Ministry of Education can defer enrollment for one year upon approval with relevant proof. When the granted deferment period is over, if the student still cannot enroll, he/she may apply for extended deferred enrollment as a special case based on need.
5. Students who participated in the Youth Education and Employment Savings Program can defer enrollment for up to three years upon approval with relevant proof. The deferred enrollment period will not count toward those approved deferred enrollment period for the above 4 conditions.
Q1: How can I apply for study leave?
A: Upon your guardian approval, please bring your student ID card to the Registrar Section and fill out the Leave of Study and Refund Application Form. After completing the study leave application procedures and upon approval, the Study Leave Certificate will be issued.
The deadline for applying study leave prior the last day of that semester.
Q2: What is the issued period for study leave?
A: Study leave is processed in units of one semester (for students in the extended study period) or one academic year (for students in first to fourth grade of the undergraduate program and one to second grade of graduate program). When the granted one academic year expired and still need to apply for another academic year of study leave, please reapply the study leave. When the study leave period reaches two academic years, students who are seriously ill or who have special circumstances may apply for one academic year’s extension upon submission of proper documents. If due to mental illness, please provide the medial proof from the public hospital and may apply for one academic year’s extension.
[Resumption of Study]
Q1: How can I apply resumption of studies?
A: The Registrar Section will send the Resumption Notice, the tuition statement, and the Registration Notice to the students who need to resume study prior the beginning of every semester. Students need to fill out the e-form “Resumption of Studies Application Form” from Ming Chuan University Homepage/ Work/ e-form. Upon approval, please complete the course selection procedures within the assigned date and retrieve the student ID card from the Registrar Section.
Q2: How can I apply for resume studies in advance after the approved study leave?
A: Students approved for one academic year study leave and want to resume studies for one semester in advance need to fill out the e-form “Resume Studies in Advance and Enroll in Lower Year-level Application Form” from Ming Chuan University Homepage/Work/ e-form. Upon approval, please complete the tuition payment and the course selection procedures within the assigned date for resume studies.
Q3: Do I need to apply for course waiver when I resume studies?
A: Students who do not change their curriculum framework do not need to apply for course waiver. Those who change their curriculum framework need to apply for course waiver.
Q: What are the refund standards when I apply for study leave or withdraw from school?
A: 1. Apply study leave prior registration: no payment is need.
2. Apply study leave/ withdraw from school after registration prior the semester starts: refund two third of the tuition fee and full amount of the miscellaneous fees.
3. Apply study leave/ withdraw from school prior one third of the semester (week 1 to 6): refund two third of the tuition and miscellaneous fees.
4. Apply study leave/ withdraw from school after one third of the semester and prior two third of the semester (week 7 to 12): refund one third of the tuition and miscellaneous fees.
5. Apply study leave/ withdraw from school after two third of the semester (starting week 13): no refund.
[Apply for Admission/ Withdraw from School/ Certificate of Completion/ Certificate of Enrollment]
Q1: How can a foreigner apply to Ming Chuan University?
A: Please view the Ming Chuan University Rules for Foreign Student Admissions. Application related issues, please contact the International Education and Exchange Division at (03) 350-7001 extension 3704.
Q2: How can I apply for withdraw from school and Certificate of Completion?
A: 1. Students who apply for withdraw from school voluntarily, please bring the Parental Agreement Form to the Registrar Section to fill out the Withdrawal from Studies and Refund Application Form. After completing the withdraw from school procedures and upon approval, the Certificate of Completion is issued.
2. The Certificate of Completion will not issue to students who did not complete one semester since admission that did not earn any grades and their student status were revoked.
3. Students who were expelled by the school, still need to come to the school to complete the withdraw from school procedures by returning the student ID card and completing the Withdrawal from Studies and Refund Application Form.
Q3: How can I apply for Certificate of Enrollment?
A: 1. According to Ministry of Education 67.10.7 Tai (67) Gao 24829, the copy of the student ID card can represent as the Certificate of Enrollment. Please copy the front and back of your student ID card and bring it along with your student ID card to the Registrar Section (or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section) to get verified stamp.
2. Pay 10 NTD at the Automated Document Application Payment Machine. If you apply for Chinese version, retrieve it directly from the machine. If you apply for English version, please bring the receipt to the Registrar Section (or Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section) to pick up the document.
[Reissue diploma/ ID card]
Q1: How can I reissue my student ID card?
A: 1. Please fill out the e-form “Digital Student ID Card Reissue and Name Change Application Form” from the Ming Chuan University homepage.
2. Fill out the “Report Lost of iPASS” from the Student Information System.
3. Pay 200 NTD at the Automated Document Application Payment Machine and bring the receipt to the Registrar Section (Taoyuan Academic Affairs Section) to pick up your student ID card on the assigned date.
Student will be responsible for any damage or misuse of identity of the card that may occur within 3 hours of reporting the loss.
Q2: How can I reissue my diploma?
1. Please fill out the e-form from the Ming Chuan Homepage/ Work/ e-form/ Student Document Application.
2. Pay 30 NTD at the Automated Document Payment Machine and bring the receipt and your national ID card to the Registrar Section.
Q3: I made a copy of my original diploma. How can it be sealed?
A: Please bring your original diploma and its copy to the Registrar Section (Academic Affairs Section) for the verified stamp “copy of the original” and be sealed at the General Secretary’s Division.
Course Waiver/ Deadline
Q1: What kind of student status can apply for course waiver?
A: Students who change major, transferring from other universities, and new students who retook or readmit the admission examination.
Q2: How can I apply for course waiver and what is the deadline?
A: Please bring the original transcript to your department secretary to apply for course waiver. You can only waive credits once upon entrance within the given time period, which is the first two weeks of the admitted semester, no late applications will be accepted.
Q3: What is the maximum credits can I waive?
A: For students transferring departments, sections, and specialized degree Programs to enter the 1st semester of their second year, a maximum total of 40 credits may be waived; for those entering the 2nd semester of their second year, the maximum total of waived credits is 60; for those entering the 1st semesterof their third year, the maximum total of waived credits is 80; for those entering the 2nd semester of their third year, the maximum total of waived credits is 95.
Students taking the entrance examination for a second time, students applying for entry for the first time, or students who have taken courses according to regulations and subsequently been awarded a degree at another institution is transferred into the year level according to the number of credits being waived, yet the required study period to earn a degree may not be less than one year.
For students who, according to the abovementioned rules, take courses and hold a Certificate of Credit Completion from University Extension and apply for credit waiver, the resulting study period to complete the degree may not be less than half of that program’s required study period and may not be less than one year.
Q4: What are the principles for course waiver?
A: The principles for credit waiver are as followed:
1. Name of the courses and content of courses is the same.
2. Name of courses is different, but the content of the two courses is similar.
3. Name of course and content is different but nature of the courses is similar.
If the content and nature of course is similar as in 2. and 3., course will be recognized by the department, section, and specialized degree program.
Q5: How can I waive for different kinds of credit?
A: 1. For those students with more than sufficient credits eligible be waived, the fewest necessary waived credits will go toward the academic record.
2. For those students with insufficient credits eligible to be waived from the previous semester and with no possibility of making up the required credits, the department chair or program director will then select courses similar in nature to required courses to replace them.
3. For those students who have taken required credits from an institution of equal standing with this institute but who are still lacking credits, the credits must be made up, in which case the minimum number of credits will appear on the academic record.
Change of Major
Q1: How can obtain the requirements of change of major for each department and other related information?
A: The Registrar Section will compile the requirements of change of major for each department and other related and posted online under News of Academic Affairs Division homepage. Student can inquire online or the department office for related information.
Q2: What kind of student status cannot apply for change of major?
A: First-year new students (except those who transfer into the International College), students on study leave, graduating class students, and work-experience completion program students cannot apply for change of major.
Work-experience completion program students and those on study leave may apply to transfer into the International College.
Undergraduate first-year students, due to mismatched interests in the original department (need to provide career exploration activities proof hold by the Career Planning and Counseling Division) or lack of fundamental proficiencies (failed half of the total course credits during midterm examination), unable to continue studying in the original department, may can apply to be transfer into the appropriate department as a special case after being counseled, are not restricted to those stated in paragraph 1.
Q3: What grade level can I transfer in?
A: Students moving up to the second year can transfer into the second year of other departments.
Students moving up to the third year can transfer into the third year of other department similar to the original department; if transfer to other department different in nature of the original department, then need to apply transfer into the second year.
Q4: If I change of major, can I apply the original department as a minor or double major?
A: Yes, you can. Please apply it according to relevant regulations.
[Application Date/ Procedures]
Q1: When can I apply for change of major and what is the procedures
A: The change of major is hold every March and December. The procedures are as below:
1. Students fill out e-form online: Ming Chuan University homepage/ Work/ e-form/ Undergraduate Program First-year Student Change of Major or Ming Chuan University homepage/ Work/ e-form/ Undergraduate Program Student Change of Major and upload the cumulative transcript and submit the original copy of the transcript to the secretary of the department, section or specialized program during examination (Students who do not submit a transcript will not have their applications reviewed.).
2. Students will attend the transfer examination administered by the department, section or specialized program. After passing the examination (including written and oral sections), their transfer acceptance results will be signed by the Chair of the department, section or specialized degree program, and sent to the Registrar.
3. After Registrar has processed the documents, cases will be submitted to the president for formal approval.
4. After the transfer has been approved, students must wait until the end of the current semester. If the student’s grades are at a passing level, the transfer will automatically come into effect.
Q2: What kind of student status cannot apply for change of major
A: First-year new students (except those who transfer into the International College), students on study leave, graduating class students, and work-experience completion program students cannot apply for change of major.
Undergraduate first-year students, due to mismatched interests in the original department (need to provide career exploration activities proof hold by the Career Planning and Counseling Division) or lack of fundamental proficiencies (failed half of the total course credits during midterm examination), unable to continue studying in the original department, may can apply to be transfer into the appropriate department in the second semester as a special case after being counseled, are not restricted to the requirements in paragraph 1.
Q1: What is the application requirements for applying a minor?
A: Undergraduate students can select a department for a minor during their schooling period at Ming Chuan University or other universities (not including extended of period of study).
Q2: I have completed all the required courses for my minor, how can I attain the minor qualification?
A: Students who complete the credits for a minor will have the minor listed on the graduation roster, transcripts and diploma.
[Application Date/ Procedures/ Regulations]
Q1: What is the application date, procedures, and course selection for minor?
A: Please fill out the online application by from Ming Chuan University homepage/ Work/ e-form/ Undergraduate Program Minor Application Form, upload the cumulative transcript, approved by the chair and dean of the original and the minor department, and the dean of Academic Affairs Division. Upon approval, student should complete course selection within the given time period according to the minor course framework.
Q2: How are the credits and scores calculated for minor?
A: The credits earned in the department of the minor are regarded as elective credits for the major and are included with the credits required by the department of the major when calculating the academic grade average. Credit hour load limitations and whether students fail course credits to the extent that they must withdraw from study are in accordance with the relevant General Provisions for Study regulations.
Q: How much do I need to pay if I am in the extend study period due to uncompleted requirements for minor?
A: Students who need to extend study period due to minor need only pay per credit if they take nine or fewer credits. Those who take ten or more credits must pay the full tuition and miscellaneous fees for the semester.
Q1: What is the years required for minor?
A: You can extend graduation for two years if taking courses for minor.
Q2: How can I cancel taking my minor?
A: Please apply the withdraw from minor and drop the relevant courses by completing the online application form the Undergraduate Program Academic Minor Withdrawal and Related Course Drop Application anytime up to the sixteenth week in the semester.
Q3: After I cancel the minor, how is my credits dealt?
A: Completed relevant credits may be regarded as elective courses for the major. The chair will clarify which related courses can be counted as elective credits.
Q4: Can I apply for a double major after I applied for a minor?
A: Yes, you can apply for a minor and a double major at the same time. Yet, if it is the same department and attained the double major, the qualification for minor will be revoked.
Q: What is the requirements and when can I apply for a double major?
A: Undergraduate students may apply for a second major in a department of a different nature at Ming Chuan University or another university during their schooling period (not including extended period of study).
Q1: May I select any department as my double major?
You can only select the department of a different nature from your first major.
Q2: How can I attain double major?
A: To earn a double major, students should not only complete all subjects and Credits required for graduation by the department, section or specialized degree program of their first major, but also complete all the professional required course credits in the second major to be eligible for graduation with a double major. Students who have previously earned credits for related courses should apply for credit waiver. After the credits are waived, students who have fewer than 40 credits in the second major should take additional professional course credits as designated by the department of the second major to make up the required 40 credits.