Degrees, Credits and Grades

Credits and Grading

Credits and grades for courses taken are assigned through examinations or the equivalent. The possible grades for a course are pass, S, A, B, C, D and E. Pass, S, A, B and C are passing grades, while D and E are failing grades. Students who pass a course are awarded a designated number of credits. To graduate from a school of this university, a student must be enrolled for a set period of time and accumulate a certain number of credits. However, if a student is enrolled in a school of this university for longer than three years and has acquired the required number of credits with excellent grades, s/he may be granted special graduation status.

Maximum Enrollment Credits (24 credits per semester)

The maximum number of credits a student may enroll in per semester is 24. However, courses not factored into the number of graduation requirement credits are not included.

One credit is equivalent to 45 hours, or one week, of learning.

One credit indicates 45 hours of learning for a typical student, including time spent in the classroom and time spent outside the classroom in preparation and post-class review. The figure of 45 hours comes from a standard week's study time, consisting of 8 hours per weekday + 5 hours on Saturday. Under the learning-time standard for the university curriculum, one semester is equivalent to 15 weeks or 15 credits, one year is equivalent to 30 credits, and four years is equivalent to 124 credits of learning. This is the basis for the 124 credits requirement for graduation.

At this university, maximum enrollment is 24 credits per semester.

The 24 credits of one semester is equivalent to 24 weeks' worth of learning. Because mastering one credit is equivalent to 45 hours of learning, students should make sure they set aside sufficient study time.

Grade Announcements

Check your grades

Report cards are distributed by academic advisers twice a year during autumn semester guidance in September and during spring semester guidance in April of the following school year. Be sure to check your grades because they are important for creating your course plan. It is also possible to check them through CampusLifeEngine.

Questions about grades

Students with doubts or questions about their grades should do the following:

  1. Ask within one week of report cards being distributed.
  2. Inquire directly with the faculty member in charge of your course.
  3. For courses for which no instructor lectures, fill out the required fields on the Grades Question Form at an Academic Affairs Department branch.

GPA System

Understand your GPA before you make your course plan!

With the GPA (grade point average) system, a number of points are awarded for each course grade and an average value is computed based on the number of enrolled course credits. That average is used for making course plans, giving academic advice and more. The maximum possible GPA is 4.00, and the minimum possible GPA is 0.00.

Calculating GPA

GPA is calculated as follows. Every student should learn this well, along with the general remarks in their study guides.

  1. Grades and grade points
  2.   Grade Comments and marks Grade points
    Pass S
    Pass Passed (NA)
    Ackn. Acknowledged (NA)
    Failed D 59 points or less
    / Unable to grade
  3. GPA calculation method

GPA is calculated based on the grade points in the chart above.

  1. The number of grade points for each course is multiplied by the number of credits for the course.
  2. Perform calculation 1 above for all courses, then add up the total number of points.
  3. Divide the total number of points by the total number of credits for registered courses (including failed courses) to get an average value. That value is your GPA.