On June 1, the grading system of Hanyang University (HYU) underwent major changes. Since Spring Semester 2014, individual rankings have no longer been indicated in academic transcripts. Also, students are no longer able to withdraw “F” grades from their records.
These changes are being enforced following a regulation implemented by the Ministry of Education (MOE). In fact, on January 2, the MOE launched the new regulations in the name of fair evaluations as well as for more efficient management of academic scores. The new policies are being applied to all incoming 2014 Freshmen and Sophomores at HYU. In the case of Juniors and Seniors, F grades will now be reflected on their final transcripts, unless the classes where these failing grades were obtained are retaken by January 2019.
Due to these significant changes, Lee Unh-ae, the Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at HYU, advises Hayangians to be aware of the new regulations when selecting classes. “The F grades students receive cannot be withdrawn but changed only by retaking the class. Therefore, it is necessary for Hanyangians to give more thought to choosing their courses,” explained Lee.