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Academic Performance

Grading

1. Students enrolled in or after 2004
a.
Grades are given in five levels of A, B, C, D and F as below, with D or higher as pass and F as fail. Your official transcript issued for an outside organization’s reference, such as for job application, will list the courses with a grade of D or higher and their respective grades, as well as the overall GPA (Grade Point Average) of all the subjects you have taken.

Grading Scale
GradeGrade PointDescription
A4.0Excellent
B3.0Good
C2.0Fair
D1.0Pass
F0.0Fail

b.
GPA is calculated by firstly converting the grades for all the courses graded in the A-F range to grade points, and calculating the weighted average based on the number of credits. The formula to calculate GPA is

Students enrolled in or after 2004
(A to F indicates the respective total numbers of credits for courses graded A to F)


2. Students enrolled in or before 2003
a.
Grades are given in 0 – 100 point scores, with 60 points or more being a pass mark and less than 60 points a fail. However, on your official transcript issued for an outside organization’s reference, such as for a job application, grades are indicated by 優、良、可 (A,B,C on an English transcript). 優 (A) corresponds to 100 – 80 points, 良 (B) corresponds to 79 – 70 points and 可 (C) corresponds to 69 – 60 points.

b.
The average score is calculated by the weighted average of the scores for the passed courses and their credits. The formula to calculate the weighted average is:

Students enrolled in or before 2003

Announcement of Grades

Grade reports will be distributed individually to each student at the end of the Spring Semester (mid-September) and the end of the Fall Semester (end of March). We will not answer any inquiries regarding grades in advance of this time.

Inquiries Regarding Marking

If you would like to make inquiries or objections regarding your grades, you must submit the inquiry form to the office of your affiliated faculty/graduate school or the Center for Academic Affairs within one week from the designate date for the issue of grade reports.

Failed Courses

  1. Students enrolled in or after 2004
    For those who repeated an F-graded course and received a grade of D or higher, the most recent F grade will be replaced by the new grade. This principle, however, may not apply to some courses. Please refer to the related documents distributed by your affiliated faculty.

  2. Students enrolled in or before 2003
    For those who repeated a failed course and received a pass mark, the previous fail mark will be replaced by the pass mark.

Announcement of Graduation Results

The results of approval for graduation will be sent to each students’ (parents’ address) individually, immediately after the meeting of the Faculty Council for approval for graduation held in early March. We will not answer any inquiries regarding grades and decisions on graduation in advance of this time.

Claims Committee System

If you have any requests for improvement of course contents and teaching methods for the courses you are taking, please consult with the office of your affiliated faculty/graduate school or the Center for Academic Affairs. The claims committee of the relevant faculty or school will contact the lecturer for explanation and respond to you with the cause and solution of the issue. Please be assured that your name and student ID number will never be disclosed to the lecturer, and that consulting under this system will not put you at any disadvantage.