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Academics

Deciding and Applying for a Department/Declaration of Major

Definition

Undergraduate students admitted to School of Freshman must decide and apply for their major.

Application Period (Within the separately decided period)

Freshmen year, 2nd semester (decisions will be made before the 1st semester of the students sophomore year).

Application Process

Apply on the Academic System → Obtain approval of advisor → Submit it online to the Academic Registrar’s Team before the deadline on the Academic System → Department approval
※ Please be aware that if you fail to submit by the deadline, your application will be cancelled automatically.
※ After the deadline, Academic Registrar's Team will go through an internal approval processes and inform the result to each department. Department declaration will be applied from the beginning of the semester.

Document Submission(→ If you apply on the last day with the paper form)

1 copy of the Undergraduate department/Declaration of Major Form (Attach transcript)

Management of Undeclared/Unregistered Users

Students who have not declared their Department for no particular reason even though the application period has ended, will be managed by the Freshmen Support Department.

Major(Advanced Major/Double Major/Minor/Individually Designed Major)

Definition

An undergraduate student should select one of Advanced major/Minor/Double major/Individually designed major. (Students who were admitted in 2015 or before may apply for Advanced major and Individually designed major if desired and the students must complete graduation requiremetns for students entering in 2016 and onward.)

Application Period

Within 2 weeks of the beginning of the semester.

Change/Cancel Period

Within 4 weeks of the beginning of the semester.

Credit Requirements
  • Advanced major: At least 12 credits from major courses designed by the affiliated department
  • Minor: At least 18 credits from minor major courses designated by the department offering the minor
  • Double Major: At least 40 credits from double major courses designated by the department offering the double major
  • Individually designed major: At least 12credits from major courses of two or more departments other than the affiliated department
    ※ Requirements for each major may vary according to the relevant department
Application or Cancellation Procedure

Apply on the Academic System → Obtain approval of advisor → Obtain approval of head of current department, and head of desired department → Submit it online to the Academic Registrar’s Team before the deadline on the Academic System → Approval or Cancel of major
※ Please be aware that if you fail to submit by the deadline, your application will be cancelled automatically.
※ After the deadline, Academic Registrar's Team will go through an internal approval processes and inform the result to each department. Major Application or Cancellation will be applied from the beginning of the semester.

Document Submission(→ If you apply on the last day with the paper form)
  • 1 copy of the Major Application Form
  • 1 copy of the Major Cancellation Form
  • 1 copy of the original transcript
Cautionary Measures
  • Application Requirement:
    • Allowed to apply without regard to the number of credits earned, if applicants can meet the requirements of desired major.
  • Application of deferred payment of tuitions for extended semesters for students who apply for minor/double major:
    • Applicants within the enrollment duration limit (8 semesters) (Deferred payment is not allowed in the event of applying after the eighth semester)
    • In the event of changing minor into double major or double major into minor at the same department as the one where minor or double major was previously registered within the enrollment duration limit (8 semesters)

    * Guidelines for Collecting Tuition and Fees Article 7-3:
      Guidelines for Collecting Tuition and Fees Article 7-3: Students in the extended student period and applied for
      a minor major are granted a semester of grace period for tuition fees payment and two semester of grace period
      for the students who applied for a double major.

     

  • A student that has not declared their department can not apply for a major.
  • Students who were admitted in 2015 or before: Up to 9 credits acknowledged if major courses of the department offering the minor/double major overlap with that of the affiliated department.
  • Students who were 2016 and onward: Up to 6 credits acknowledged if major courses of the department offering the double major overlap with that of the affiliated department(Applies to students on Advanced Major or Individually Designed Major despite entering class before 2016)

Changing Majors

Definition

The student may change their department/major depending on their aptitude and desire.

Application Period

Within 1 week of the designated period from 1 month before the beginning date of the every semester

Application Procedure

Apply on the Academic System(Uploading the application form approved by your guarantor is mandatory) → Obtain approval of your current advisor and the new advisor from the desired department → Obtain approval of your current head/chief of department/program and the new head/chief from the desired department → Submit it online to the Academic Registrar’s Team before the deadline on the Academic System → Approval of the change in major.

Limitations to Changing Majors
  • The student may apply to change majors/departments if they are able to complete all requirements within the enrollment duration.
  • After changing majors/departments, the student must be able to complete all requirements and be enrolled in the new department for at least 1 semester for undergraduate students, 2 semesters (1 year) for graduate students, and 4 semesters (2 years) for Ph.D. students.
  • For graduate and Ph.D. students on government scholarships, up to 10% of the students of the affiliated department, before the change in major/departments, may be allowed to change majors/departments.
Document Submission(→ If you apply on the last day with the paper form)
  • 1 copy of the Change of Major Application Form
  • Must receive approval of the advising professor and department head of the new/old department/major (included in the Change of Major Application Form)
  • 1 copy of the transcript
  • 1 copy of the Consent Form from the head of the affiliated organization (limited to general scholarship students)

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