Academics

Credit Acquisition

Credits

Credits are units of courses. 1 credit is given for every 15 hours (or more) of lectures per semester. However, for a lab or practical training (physical education) course, 1 credit is given for every 30 hours (or more) per semester.
Credit Limit per Semester

Undergraduate

2013 Academic Calendar
Colleges / DepartmentsCredits allowed
per semester
College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Fine Arts, College of Law, College of Education, College of Human Ecology, College of Music, College of Liberal Studies* 18
Dept. of Pre-Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing 19
College of Pharmacy 20
College of Veterinary Medicine 21
Dept. of Pre-Medicine 23
College of Medicine 24

* Students in first and second semester of College of Liberal Studies may take upto 20 credits per semester Students whose GPA were 3.3 or above may take upto 21 credits per semester.

Graduate

The credit limit for Graduate School students in master’s or doctoral programs is 12 or less per semester.

Course Enrollment

Enrollment for Regular Semesters (Spring & Fall)
Course enrollment takes place online during the announced period (usually a week long) prior to the start of a new semester. You should go through the Course Catalogue and make out your own timetable in advance. Be aware of the credit limits depending on your conditions. With the commencement of the semester, modification of your schedule is available through the same enrollment procedure for the first week only. After the modification period, you may choose to withdraw when you wish not to continue taking a course. The courses from which you have withdrawn may be taken again in the future.

Enrollment Period

Online course enrollment takes place over a week of designated period. The enrollment period for current students is usually 1 month before the beginning of each semester: the end of January for the spring semester and the end of July for the fall semester. Freshmen enroll in February after receiving confirmation of their admittance and the period differs from current students. Refer to the Academic Calendar for this year’s specific schedule.

Enrollment Procedures

You must enroll online at http://sugang.snu.ac.kr during the specified period.

Modification of the Enrolled Courses

You are allowed to make changes to your selection of courses freely for the first week of a semester — that is, during the modification period. Log on to http://my.snu.ac.kr to view your enrollment status. When you wish to make changes, repeat the procedures for enrollment. To drop a course, simply click cancel.

※ Remember to check your credit limits allowed for modification at the top of the enrollment webpage. Should you reach the limit, yet need to make more changes, you must visit the Office of Student Affairs of your college or department administration office and file a petition in person.

Course Withdrawal

Should you wish to drop a course after the modification period (the first week of each semester), you must withdraw before one-third of the semester has passed. Attain and fill out a Course Withdrawal Form and hand it into the Office of Student Affairs of your college or department administration office with your professor’s signed approval. There are no limits to the number of courses from which you can withdraw and withdrawn courses are marked ‘W’ on your transcripts.

Course withdrawal is possible after one-third of the semester has passed without academic penalties only in extreme circumstances proven with official certificates (e.g. medical certificates) and when the final exam has not been taken.

Course Repetition

Course Repetition Restriction

Course Repetition is allowed only for courses in which a student received a grade of C+ or below (as applied since March 2006). Courses taken before 2006 are excluded from this restriction.

Course Repetition Procedures

When enrolling, choose the same course and enter into the designated space the year and semester the course was originally taken.
Ex. If a course was taken during the 2nd semester (fall semester) of 2005, enter ‘20052’ into the designated space.

Grading of Repeated Courses

If students repeatedly take the same course, the latter grade replaces the previous grade received. Repeated courses will be marked as ‘R’. The College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine has different rules for course repetition.

Summer & Winter Sessions

Summer & winter sessions are distinguished from regular semesters in that they are offered to students as a chance to acquire credits during vacations and are open to those who wish to take classes during these sessions.

Credit limits for each session are as follows:

Summer session: 9 credits
Winter session: 6 credits (effective 2008)

Credits and GPA Application Standards

According to the University Regulations, the credits earned during sessions may be included in a student’s total credits in an undergraduate program. However, sessions are not counted as Course Terms and therefore do not affect the limit on Course Terms a student may attend. GPA from sessions does not contribute to the GPA average of single regular semesters but is included in the student’s GPA average for the whole year. When you take a course that has been opened as a substitute for paper submission and earn above a certain grade, you may be exempted from that course’s exam.

Course Enrollment

Students in the following categories may enroll for these sessions:
- Current undergraduate or graduate students (those on Leave of Absence included) Yet, if you wish to enroll for a session in order to graduate right after the session, you must have been registered for the previous spring/fall semester to be eligible to apply for the session.
- Students from other schools on academic exchange agreements with recommendations from the dean
- Students of foreign nationality from universities abroad with recommendations from the Office of International Affairs

Enrollment Period

Summer session: mid-May
Winter session: mid-November

Course Withdrawal

Courses enrolled in during summer & winter sessions cannot be modified, therefore the only choice is to withdraw. The deadline is the halfway point of the session.

Tuition fees already paid will be refunded according to the following timeline.

Before the session begins: total amount
Before one-third of the session has passed: 2/3 of the total amount
After the one-third mark and before the halfway point of the session: 1/2 of the total amount
After the halfway point of the session: no refund

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