Scholarship is awarded on a semester basis and to the student who achieved GPA 3.0 or above in the immediately previous semester. (In case of taking concentration session for the first time, there’s no limitation on minimum grades.)
However, veterans or their children are awarded on the basis of separate criteria.
The Flexible Academic Year (FAY) is designed to customize the student’s schedule with the academic year.
On the surface, FAY takes the semblance of quarter system, yet is more like the semester system with the Intensive Programs for the summer and winter season. Therefore, the 1st and 2nd Semesters start on early March and early September respectively. Likewise, the Summer & Winter Intensive Semesters begin on mid-June and mid-December.
It is SCU that has first adopted the academic year with 4 semesters amongst the online universities in Korea.
- Yes, the advantage of FAY is tremendous. To begin with, the number of academic years for student can be shortened to 3 years at best. Ideally, the student may have to engage in the tight schedule, yet can receive the bachelor’s degree 1 year earlier. On the other hand, FAY is also applicable to the student who might wish to take the courses on a rather slow pace. The student can allocate the entire workload onto 4 consecutive semesters of FAY. For instance, the number of coursework during the 1st Semester can be lowered in proportion to the number increased in the Summer Intensive Semester.
Demands Number of Courses(Credits) TOTAL Learning
1st Summer Break 2nd Winter Break Shortened
6(18) 2(6) 1Month 6(18) 2(6) 1month 16(48) High 3Yr Average 6(18) 2month Break 6(18) 2month Break 12(36) Medium 4Yr Reduced
4(12) 2(6) 1Month 4(12) 2(6) 1month 16(36) Low 4Yr
- Yes, it can. For the full-time student, the number of years at the university is estimated from 3 years to 4 years. Meanwhile, the transferred student may have to stay at the university for 1.5 to 2 years.
- Student can apply for the Intensive Semester shortly after the mid-term exam in the General Semester. The courses offered in the General Semester are mostly available in the Intensive Semester. In fact, some new courses are only designed for the Intensive Semester. However, enrollment of courses in the Intensive Semester is not mandatory as it is for the General Semester to meet the requirement of graduation. During the Intensive Semester, student can take up to 6 credits for the most
Course Load Limits
Full-time Student Part-time Student Previous Credits In General Session Available Credits in Concentration Session Available Credits in Concentration session Less than 18 Less than 6 N/A 19 Less than 5 20 Less than 4 21 Less than 3
- The Intensive Semester last only 6 weeks. Within the Intensive Semester, the student can finish the course work designed for the General Semester, which takes up 15 weeks. Therefore, student enrolled in the Intensive Semester has to absorb the weekly course materials, which is usually assigned for 2~3 weeks in the General Semester. Luckily, there is no mid-term exam, but the final exam is due by the end of the Intensive Semester.
- Student can receive 20% deduction of tuition as scholarship. Students who first apply for the Intensive Semester are all entitled to the scholarship, but in the subsequent Intensive Semester(s), the student must achieve GPA 3.0 or above to meet the requirement of the same scholarship. However, please note that the student who spent more than 4 academic years is not eligible for the scholarship.
- In the General Semester, the scholarship is awarded to the student, based on the academic record, the industrial & military academy alliance, and etc. In particular, there are many scholarships available, such as Transfer Scholarship, and other Special Scholarships.
- Students are not required to apply for leave of absence when they do not enroll in the Intensive Semester. In fact, the university do not issue or accept the application form for leave of absence for such occasion.
9.1. Completion of Coursework: Student can receive the certificate for the completion of coursework by the criteria, specified in the table 4 below.
Coursework on a Yearly Basis Required Credits 1st Year 35 credits or above 2st Year 70 credits or above 3st Year 105 credits or above 4st Year 140 credits or above
9.2. Graduation: In order to graduate, the student must have enrolled in more than 6 semesters with 140 credits or above, including the transfer credit. The student is obliged to fulfill the specification of the table 5 as a requirement of graduation.
Admission Year Major Credits Credits for Liberal Arts Courses General Electives Total Core Elective Since 2016 42 or above 3(Reflection of Humanities or Writing for Me and the World) 32 140 or above 2008~2015 4(Computer Understanding and Usage, Understanding of e-Learning Study)., 31
For students who entered the university before 2012, the average GPA must stay over 1.5 to graduate within less than 4 years. On the other hand, the students, admitted to the university after 2013, are expected to keep the GPA above 1.5 to graduate in 4 years or less.