Work Process(including regulations on course selection, exemption, minor studies, etc.)
1 Initial course selection
Students must follow the curriculum and “Course Selection Guidelines” to select and register courses. Courses that have been completed with passing grades must not be selected again. Initial course selection has two stages. At the first stage, students choose preference courses online and the system will screen the choices to decide who can take the courses. At the second stage, students select courses in real time on the network. Prior to selection, students must complete the online questionnaire of teaching survey on all the courses taken in the previous semester. Those who fail to complete the questionnaire will not be allowed to login the course selection system.
2 Add/drop courses
Students must add or drop courses during the specified period of the semester. Except the required courses offered to the student’s class, other courses shall be added or dropped online by students. If students need to add courses under special conditions, they may complete the “Manual Course Add Form” and follow the procedure to add the courses during add/drop period.
3 Summer sessions for repeating courses
One month prior to summer vacation, each department (graduate institute) must conduct a survey on the courses students need to repeat and decide which courses will be offered in summer vacation. The list of summer courses shall be sent to Office of Academic Affairs to be compiled and declared publicly. Students who select courses and pass the review as being qualified for taking the courses must pay credit fees by the deadline to complete the process of course selection.
4 Credit exemption
Course credits that have been completed with passing grades by the following students prior to admission may be transferred to exempt relevant course credits.
(1) Students who transfer from other universities or transfer department (change majors); students
who study a minor or double major
(2) Students who return from leave of absence and are re-admitted
(3) Students who encounter transition from the old to the new curriculum
(4) Students who, prior to admission, register in other institutes of higher education, complete
courses with passing grades at equivalent programs, and obtain approval, after admission,
through review to exempt the course credits. However, for students of four-year programs,
whether the courses completed in the first, second, and third year of junior college may be
transferred to exempt professional courses (not including courses of degree programs) of the
department or not is subject to the decision of the department.
(5) Students who, prior to admission to the University, pre-take courses in accordance with
applicable regulations, obtain a credit certificate or transcript, get admitted to the University, and
gain approval to exempt the course credits.
(6) Students of master’s programs who complete courses of master’s programs with passing
grades during the period of undergraduate study and the credits are not counted to meet
graduation requirements of the bachelor’s degree.
(7) Students of doctoral programs who complete courses of doctoral programs with passing grades
during pursuing a master’s degree and the credits are not counted to meet graduation
requirements of the master’s degree
(8) Students who, following admission, obtain permission of the University to study abroad,
complete courses overseas, and gain approval, through application and review, with the
department or graduate institute to exempt thecourses.
5 Double major studies
Undergraduate students of the University who complete the previous academic year’s courses with academic excellence may, from the second year to the first semester of the fourth year, (not including the extended period of study), apply to study a second major at a department of different nature. The application must be approved by Department Head of the major and the second major and be reported to the deans of both colleges for approval as well as to Office of Academic Affairs for record.
5.1 Pursuing minor studies
Students of the University who complete courses of the first academic year may, from the next semester, choose to study a minor at one of the existing departments of the University. Students who apply to study a minor must apply, within three days after registration in each semester, to the department of the major with the transcript of the previous years of study and the application form. The application shall be reviewed by the Department Head, who confirms that the applicant possesses the abilities to study a minor, then be sent to the Department Head of the minor for approval, and finally sent to Section of General Academic Affairs for Dean of Academic Affairs to approve.
5.2 Calculation of grade
Student’s academic performance is evaluated in the following three areas:
(1) In-class evaluation: the instructor will evaluate students’ performance based on written
tests, oral tests, notes, reports, or in-class performance.
(2) Mid-term examination: must be conducted on specified dates in the middle of the semester.
(3) Final examination: must be conducted on specified dates at the end of the semester
Instructors combine the scores students obtain in the above three areas to give a final grade. If necessary, instructors may add up the scores of in-class evaluation to be the final grade. Instructors must announce to students the percentage of each evaluation item as the class begins.
Students’ academic grade average of the semester and graduation grade are calculated as follows:
(1) The credit number of the course a student completed multiplies the grade he/she obtained
to be the weighted score of the course.
(2) The credit numbers of all the courses a student completed in the semester are added up to
be the total credit number.
(3) The weighted scores of all the courses taken in the semester are added up to be the total
weighted score of course.
(4) The total weighted score of course are divided by the total credit number to be the student’s
academic grade average of the semester
(5) The grade of zero or less than 60 (failed) will both be included in the calculation of
academic grade average.
(6) The total weighted scores of all semesters (including summer session) are added up and
divided by the sum of credit numbers of all semesters to be the student’s graduation grade.
5.3 Early graduation
Students of four-year programs who, during the period of study, meet the following criteria may apply to graduate one semester or one year earlier.
(1) Completing all the courses and acquired all the credits required for graduation
(2) Attaining an academic grade average of 80 or above in each semester
(3) Attaining a conduct grade of 80 or above in each semester
(4) Ranking within top five percent of the class academically in each semester
5.4 Regulations on dismissal/withdrawal
Students under one of the following conditions will be dismissed from the University.
(1) Failure to register by the deadline or to return from absence of leave, which is deemed as
having no intention to study at the University.
(2) Failure of two-thirds of the total course credit of the semester or half of the total course
credit of the semester in two consecutive semesters.
(3) Failure of two-thirds of the total course credit of the semester in two consecutive semesters
in the case of overseas students, foreign students, overseas Tibet or Mongolian students,
offspring of government personnel stationed abroad, students certified by Ministry of
Education as outstanding college athletes, students who are admitted with outstanding
skills to waive entrance exam (including students from the elite classes of vocational high
school), students from offshore islands of Taiwan who are admitted without entrance exam.
(4) Failure to complete the coursework or obtain the credits required by the department or
group when the period of study expires.
(5) Failure to obtain a satisfactory conduct record or serious misbehavior; such cases shall be
reviewed, ruled by Student Reward and Disciplinary Committee, and approved by the \
president for the dismissal.
(6) Registration with another university without prior approval of the University.
(7) Voluntary application to withdraw from the University
(8) Students who must be dismissed in accordance with the provisions of the Policies
(9) (2) and (3) of this article are not applicable to students who take less than nine credits of
courses (six credits or fewer for students of Division of Continuing and Extension
(10) The credits of elective Physical Education and Military Education courses must be
included in the credits specified in (2) and (3) of this article.
Students with mental or physical disabilities who study for a bachelor’s degree are exempted from the provisions of dismissal on account of study results in this article.
Before Office of Academic Affairs reaches the decision of dismissal, the student to be dismissed shall be notified and be given a period of time to provide explanations.