Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations

Requirements for Graduation

To be eligible for graduation from the DIS, a student must do the following:

  1. successfully complete all the required courses (136 credit hours);
  2. earn at least a 2.0 GPA;
  3. pass the Hanyang English Assessment Test.

No credit toward graduation requirements will be allowed in courses graded “F.”

In anticipation of graduation, all graduating students should check with the Administration Office prior to graduation for the purpose of reviewing credentials and registering for graduation. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that he/she has satisfied all the requirements for graduation, as stated above.

Grading Policies

1. Credits

One credit hour normally is one 50-minute class period per week for one semester of at least 15 weeks duration, inclusive of examination periods. Students can take up to a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 credit hours per semester.

2. Grades

A letter grade from the following table will be assigned to each student who enrolls for a course and who does not withdraw in accordance with rules. Letter grades have a numerical point value:

Letter Grade Numerical Grade Points
A+ 95-100 4.5 points per semester hour
A0 90-94 4.0 points per semester hour
B+ 85-89 3.5 points per semester hour
B0 80-84 3.0 points per semester hour
C+ 75-79 2.5 points per semester hour
C0 70-74 2.0 points per semester hour
D+ 65-69 1.5 points per semester hour
D0 60-64 1.0 points per semester hour
F 0-59 0.0 points per semester hour

3. Grade-Point Average (GPA)

At the end of each semester, the grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned that semester by the total number of credit hours of coursework attempted that semester.

4. Grade Curve

The DIS has adopted an official non-curve grading system for both General & Major Courses.

Letter Grades Proportion
A+ A◦ No limit
B+ B◦ No limit
C+ C◦ No limit
D No limit

5. Attendance

For all classes, regular and punctual attendance is required. Failure to attend class regularly and punctually may be considered grounds for refusal to allow a student to continue in a class or to take an examination, which will result in a grade of “F.” Two-thirds (2/3) of the total class meetings are required to at least take an examination.

Repeating Failed and Low-grade Courses

Students must repeat the courses graded “F.” In principle, courses graded “D0” or better may also be repeated for credit at the option of the student.

Withdrawal From Courses

Students normally may withdraw from a course within the first four weeks of the semester. Students should consult the official DIS calendar to determine deadlines for withdrawals and changes in registration. In order to withdraw from a course, a student must cancel her/his registration through the eZHub System (for more details, please consult the on-line class registration section of the 2004 Campus Guide Book) during the period for withdrawals.

The Dean’s List

Students will be appointed to an official Dean´s List at the end of a semester in which they complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better.

Academic Probation & Dismissal

1. Academic Probation

Students whose cumulative GPA falls below a 1.50 (by the Freshman year), 1.70 (by the Sophomore year), 2.00 (by the Junior year), and 2.00 (by the Senior year) are automatically classified as on academic probation. The cumulative GPA is determined at the end of each semester and is included on the term grade report. Students on probation have until the completion of the next regular semester to raise the cumulative GPA. Students who are on probation more than three times may be dismissed from the college.

2. Academic Dismissal

Students may be dismissed from the DIS for the following reasons:

  1. failing to satisfy the probation requirements;
  2. failing to register in due course after leave of absence without any reasons;
  3. failing to register during the registration period;
  4. simultaneous enrollment in another university.

Students who have been academically dismissed must wait one full year from the time of dismissal before being considered for readmission. If readmitted, all coursework taken previously will be considered in computing the cumulative average.