Grading Policy

The student’s academic performance is assessed according to four different criteria: Exams, assignments, attendance, and class participation. Grading system at HISS follows a straight grading scale. Generally, course performance is graded on the following scale:

Letter Numerical GPA
A+ 95 – 100 4.5
A0 90 – 94 4.0
B+ 85 – 89 3.5
B0 80 – 84 3.0
C+ 75 – 79 2.5
C0 70 – 74 2
D+ 65 – 69 1.5
D0 60 – 64 1
F 0 – 59 0
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As HISS is an intensive short-term study program, class attendance takes a very important part in evaluation for the course. Hanyang University’s academic regulations state that class attendance of at least 70 percent is required to earn a passing grade. Students who are absent without prior notice or excuse for more than two classes can be given an “F” grade for the course. Absence for more than two classes is discouraged, even if prior notice was given. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending classes, you must inform the professor prior to class. In case of health problems, students should inform the professor as early as possible and later submit a doctor’s note to the professor.

Credit transfer

All HISS courses are credit-bearing courses and are acknowledged at most universities and institutions. However, it is best that you consult appropriate academic officials at their home institution about the credit transfer-ability before the program begins. It is student’s responsibility and home university’s right to consult and transfer the credits.

*1 HYU credit has 15 contact hours. All academic courses offered at HISS is 3 credits each with total of 45 contact hours. All elective courses offered at HISS is 1 credit each with total of 15 contact hours.

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