Academics


1. Class Days


  • Undergraduate programs: Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Graduate programs: Mondays



Monday

Tuesday

1st Class: 9:00-11:30

1st Class: 9:30-12:00

Chapel: 11:30-12:00

Lunch time: 12:00-13:00

Lunch time: 12:00-13:00

2nd Class: 13:00-15:30

2nd Class: 13:00-15:30

3rd Class: 15:40-18:10

 



 

2. Course Registration

  • Course registration is made at the Academic Affairs Office during the scheduled period of each semester.
  • Undergraduate students need to take at least 15 credits for a semester and a maximum of 21 credits. Fourth graders (seniors) must take at least 6 credits per semester.
  • Graduate students take a maximum of 3 courses (9 credits) per semester.

 

3. Grading System

  • Evaluation: Grades are calculated based on the scores of attendance, participation, assignments, and mid-term, and final exams.



Grade

Points

Score

 

A+

4.5

95-100

Accepted as a credit

A0

4.0

90-94

B+

3.5

85-89

B0

3.0

80-84

C+

2.5

75-79

C0

2.0

70-74

D+

1.5

65-69

D

1.0

60-64

F

0

0-69

Included in GPA

I

0

Incomplete

W

0

Withdraw

P

0

Pass

NP

0

Non-Pass



 

  • Each semester consists of 15 weeks of classes. Students will receive an “F” grade if they miss more than 1/3 of the classes.
  • Two counts of tardiness and early leave are considered as one absence.
  • If a student is unable to attend due to unavoidable circumstances, it will be recognized as attendance by submitting the “Absence Approval Application” with supporting documents within 7 days prior or after the event.
  • Academic warning is given to the students whose GPA is 1.5 or lower each semester. Those who receive 3 consecutive academic warnings or 5 times in total while enrolled will be expelled. 
  • Please do your best to manage your grades. You may be restricted from extending your visa if your GPA standard is not met due to insincerity.

 

4. Graduation


Undergraduate:


  • For graduation, a total of 120 credits or more, including 30 credits in liberal arts courses must be completed.
  • Students must register for at least 8 semesters.
  • If a student receives an “F” for a required course, s/he must retake it to graduate. However, if the same course is not offered due to the curriculum change, or if the same course cannot be taken due to conflict of the class schedule, similar courses designated by the International Education Institute must be taken.

 

Graduate programs



Degree

Duration of Study

Maximum duration of study

Required credits & dissertation

MA

2 yrs

6 yrs

33 credits or more including graduation thesis (3 credits)

36 credits if not writing graduation dissertation

M.Div.

3 yrs

6 yrs

103 credits or more including graduation dissertation (3 credits)

Th.M.

2 yrs

6 yrs

36 credits or more including graduation dissertation (6 credits) (10 courses + dissertation)

Ph.D.

3 yrs

10 yrs

48 credits or more including graduation dissertation (6 credits) (14 courses + dissertation)

Th.D.

3 yrs

10 yrs

48 credits or more including graduation dissertation (6 credits) (14 courses + dissertation)

Th.M. & Ph.D. combined

4.5 yrs

10 yrs

A total of 72 credits for master's degree (24 credits) and doctoral degree (48 credits) including 6 dissertation credits. (22 subjects + dissertation)

 

When completing with the master's degree, take at least 36 credits including graduation dissertation (6 credits) (10 subjects + dissertation)



  • Language Requirement for Graduation

    For graduation, students in Korean language track must obtain TOPIK level 4 before graduation. Graduation is not possible if score report is not submitted to the International Education Institute before the graduation semester. Language proficiency is also required for part-time work. (Students in English track do not have language requirements for graduation)

 

 

5. Scholarship


  • Scholarship decision is made based on the student's grade in the previous semester (GPA), attendance, and TOPIK level.
  • If you have an F grade even in one course or have not paid the entire tuition fee for the previous semester, you cannot receive scholarship.

 

6. Leave of Absence/ Returning to University


Leave of Absence:

      (1) Leave of absence is allowed for students who must return to their home country because of unavoidable circumstances.

  • D-2 holders must change their status to stay legitimately. Otherwise, they must return to their home country within 14 days once the leave of absence application is authorized.

      (2) Duration of Leave of Absence: Leave of absence is granted for one or two semesters at a time, and the maximum period allowed is 4 years for undergraduate students.

  • Students will be expelled if they do not apply to return to school or extend the leave of absence after the termination of the period of leave.

 

Returning to School:

  • To apply for a student visa (D-2) to return to school, students residing abroad must obtain their Certificate of Admission again from the school and visit the local Korean embassy to apply for a visa.