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Academic Resources Credit Acquisition
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
|COLLEGES / DEPARTMENTS||CREDITS 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
(Students of the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences in their first and second semesters may take up to 20 credits per semester)
|Dept. of Pre-Veterinary Medicine, College of Nursing||19|
|College of Pharmacy||20|
|College of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Dentistry - Integrated col-numBachelor's Course (Undergraduate Program)||21|
|Dept. of Pre-Medicine||23|
|College of Medicine||24|
※ Students with a GPA of 3.3 or above may take up to 21 credits per semester. (with the approval from the academic advisor and head of the major department)- Seasonal semesters will not be counted for the most recent two semesters of enrollment, and if students have retaken courses, their original grades will be counted towards GPA as opposed to their grades in the retaken course.
The credit limit for Graduate School students in master’s programs is 12 or less per semester.
However, if required adjustments can be made. (according to Article 67 of the university regulations)
Course registration is the standard procedure to determine which courses students will take throughout the semester.
Course registration takes place online during the announced period (usually a week long) prior to the start of a new semester. You should go through the SNU CRS Website 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 registration 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 The courses from which you have withdrawn may be taken again in the future.
※ Refer to the Academic Calendar for this year’s specific schedule.
You must enroll online at Course Catalogue 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 Course Catalogue 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.
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 Restriction
Course Repetition Procedures
Grading of Repeated Courses
Summer & Winter Sessions
Summer and 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:
Students in the following categories may enroll for these sessions:
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.