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Change of Major/Minor, Declare 2nd Major, Register 2nd Degree

and Change of Study Period, 2012-13

 

 

 

 

 

A. 

Change of Major #

 

 

 

 

 

Application period

:

31 May – 29 June 2012 (* under CUSIS)

 

 

 

1.

Students who apply for change of major should refer to the notices of departments about the requirements and observe their procedures.  The student should have satisfied at least one of the following minimum conditions, as prescribed by the Senate; for change of major:

 

 

 

a.

the student has taken course(s) of at least 6 units with an average grade of not less than B- that would count towards the major requirements of the programme; or

 

 

 

b.

the admission WGPA score (e.g. HKALE, HKCEE) of the student must be better than the student at the lowest decile who had been successfully admitted to the programme concerned in the same year that s/he was first admitted to the University; or

 

 

 

c.

the student has attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in the current academic year.

 

 

 

 

2.

Students MUST submit the e-Application form(s) under CUSIS (Program Change) to concerned departments for change of major on or before 29 June together with their unofficial transcript, for departments’ reference.  Students should observe other requirements of the departments, e.g. interview, test, etc., if any, apart from submitting the e-Application form under CUSIS.  For detailed system walkthrough for change of major under CUSIS, please refer to information posted under RES homepage (click CUSIS).

 

 

 

*

Student admitted under broad-based programmes can only apply for change of major after they have successfully declared the major.  Students MUST submit the hardcopy application form (obtainable at RES counter) in person to the department(s) concerned.

 

 

 

 

3.

Departments will indicate approval or not under CUSIS during 3-9 July.  Students are required to confirm their acceptance of the NEW major (for approval cases) from 10-12 July.  Once a new major is accepted, all other successful application(s), if any, will be rejected automatically.  The confirmation means the final decision.

 

 

 

 

4.

For all successful applications, students will receive a formal approval letter from RES concerning the change of major by late July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

Change of Minors #

 

 

 

 

 

Application period

:

31 May – 9 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Students who declare new minor subject(s) should also refer to notices of departments about the requirements and observe their procedures.

 

 

 

 

2.

Application form for “Declaration/Cancellation of Minor(s)” is obtainable from RES or may be downloaded from RES homepage: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rgs from 31 May onward.

 

 

 

 

3.

Students should submit the approved form(s) to RES on or before 9 July.

 

 

 

 

4.

Students may also declare minor(s) after fulfillment of course requirements under CUSIS after the course add/drop period of the each academic term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

Declaration of Second Major #

 

 

 

 

 

1.

With the approval of the first and second major departments, students may declare a second major at the start of the last term of attendance within the normative study period.

 

 

 

 

 

Application Period

:

1st term

:

17 – 28 September 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd term

:

21 January – 1 February 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Students can make inquiries to the second major department and express in writing the intention of declaring the second major at least one term before the registration for the second major.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Before making the declaration, students must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all the courses taken before the last term of attendance, and must have completed/registered for all course requirements for graduation purposes in the first major (including Faculty/University/College requirements) at the time the declaration of second major is made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

The application form for “Declaration of a Second Major” is obtainable from RES within the add/drop period of each term.  Students permitted to declare a second major should submit the approved form to RES by the close of the application period listed above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

For details of “Double Major Programmes”, please refer to the homepage of Academic and Quality Section: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/aqs/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Students who have declared double major and cannot complete the requirements of the first or second major within the normative study period will be charged a prescribed fee for the remaining units of courses according to the fee schedule on RES homepage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Registration of a Second Degree #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application period

:

14 – 31 May 2012

 

 

 

1.

The following double degree option programmes have been approved by the Senate:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Arts (Translation) and Juris Doctor*

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor*

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Translation)

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) and Juris Doctor*

 

 

 

For details, students may refer to the homepage of Academic and Quality Section: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/aqs/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

For students who have been admitted to double degree programmes (e.g. CLED, MAIE), they do not need to declare the registration of the second degree.  RES will contact concerned major programmes for administrative arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

For students who have been pursuing the double degree options, they should have indicated their interest and have registered courses for the double degree under the arrangements of concerned major programmes or Faculty.  Some students will fulfill all graduation requirements for the 1st degree in 2011-12, and some may fulfill both the 1st degree and 2nd degree in the coming academic year 2012-13.  Since the University needs to process the graduation assessment in June and prepare the administrative arrangements for registration of these students to the second degree, concerned students should obtain the following forms* from the major programme or the Faculty of the 1st degree and return the appropriate form to the major programme or Faculty on or before 31 May 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Ÿ        

“Declaration Form for Registration of Second Degree”; or

 

 

 

Ÿ        

“Notice of Withdrawal from the Double Degree Option”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

If the second degree is of postgraduate programme (i.e. Juris Doctor), students should contact the 1st major and apply for postgraduate study.  It is not necessary to submit the above form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Students should fulfill all requirements as stipulated by the concerned programmes for registration of the 2nd degree.  The fee for the double degree programme will apply once students register in the 2nd degree programme.  Students should be assessed for the graduation requirements of 1st degree prior to the 2nd degree.  Students who fulfill all graduation requirements for the 1st degree will be assessed and the graduation results will be released in mid-July; and the degree will be conferred in the Congregation held in December 2012.

 

 

 

#

Change of Major/Declaration of Minor(s)/a Second Major is not applicable to the students of Inter-institutional Programme jointly offered by CUHK and HKIED (programme code:JEED).  Declaration of a Second Major is not applicable to students of non-credit-unit based Programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Change of Study Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application period:

31 May – 9 July 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

According to the General Regulations Governing Full-time Undergraduate Studies, Secondary 6 and Secondary 7 entrants* shall be expected to graduate after 4 and 3 years of attendance respectively, except for students in courses of study which prescribe otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

*

A Secondary 6 (or 7) entrant means a student who has been admitted to the University after completion of Secondary 6 (or 7) in a school or on equivalent qualifications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Students who wish to shorten or extend their study period should submit the “Application Form for Change of Study Period” for major department’s approval.  The form is obtainable from RES or may be downloaded from RES website from 31 May onward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Student should submit the approved forms to RES on or before 9 July.

 

 

 

 

 

[Note: No such application, however, shall be accepted after the commencement of the expected term of graduation.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Students who cannot complete the first major or other graduation requirements within the minimum study period** will be charged a prescribed fee for the remaining units of courses as approved according to the fee schedule on RES homepage.

 

 

 

 

 

**

A Secondary 6 and a Secondary 7 entrant shall be expected to graduate after 4 and 3 years of attendance respectively, except for students in courses of study which prescribe otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Students should also refer to the General Regulations Governing Full-time Undergraduate Studies regarding the other requirements on the period of study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

Enquiries

 

 

 

 

 

For enquiries, please contact Registration & Examinations Section:

 

 

 

 

Address

:

G/F, Sui Loong Pao Building

 

 

Telephone

:

3943 8964

 

 

 

 

Email

:

ugadmin@cuhk.edu.hk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 May 2012

D:REG 2012/20120507e - Circular - Change Major, Study Period, 2nd Major & Degree.doc

 

 

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