Credit Management

Credits Calculation

How to convert credit hours to credits? 16 theoretical credit hours equal to 1 credit; 32 seminars¡¯ credit hours equal to 1 credit, or 1.5 weeks¡¯ practical training equal to 1 credit.

Every course the students taking in every semester need to be assessed. There are two ways to assess a course, by final examination or by comprehensive evaluation.No matter which way to assess, no less than 60 points are necessary to get the course credits. Besides, the students¡¯ GPA (grade point average) is determined according to the scores gotten from the compulsory courses and optional courses prescribed by the education program. The scores (set by hundred-mark system or by five-rank system) are converted to GPA as follows:

Five-rank system

A+

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

F

Hundred-mark system

100

-96

95

-93

92

-90

89

-86

85

-83

82

-80

79

-76

75

-73

72

-70

69

-66

65

-63

62-60

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GPA

4.8

4.5

4.0

3.8

3.5

3.0

2.8

2.5

2.0

1.8

1.5

1.0

0

 

For practical training courses:

Five-rank system

A

B

C

D

Hundred-mark system

Excellence

Good

Medium

Pass

GPA

4.5

3.5

2.5

1.5

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Courses and credits

There are four or five courses final exams the students should take at the end of every long term (except for graduation design). The exams, which usually last 2-3 hours, takes on various ways such asclosed-book exam, open-book exam, partly open-book exam, oral exam or papers. When giving the final scores, the teachers should take into consider the attendance, the ordinary performance in experiments and the other practical trainings, above all, the competence in innovation. The scores are converted to the GPA by reference to the form mentioned above.

The comprehensive evaluation includes open-book exam, oral comprehensive exercise, integrated design, experiment assessment, paper, etc. It is usually carried on the week when the courses finished.

Those students who skip classes amounted to 1/3 of the total course hours, or be absent 3 times during random inspection, or fail to hand in assignments (experiments report inclusive) up to 3times, would not be eligible to sit the exams. They would be recorded ¡°fail¡± for the course, and be supposed to retake the class.

Those courses which are finished in more than one semester need to be tested and evaluated and converted to credits or GPAs in the respective semester.

The credits or GPA earned by a student will be released once in every semester. Those who would transfer to the lower grade, or would quit the school (with GPA<2.0) will be early warned.

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Credit requirement for graduation

The students who finish all credits for the compulsory courses, the limited optional courses, the general optional courses, the elective general education courses and the practical training in and out of class within the prescribed time duration will graduate.

Every student should earn the in-class credits prescribed by the education program; besides, they must finish at least 4 out-of-class credits and satisfy the requirement for safety education. They can earn the out-of-class credits by means of social practice, cultural quality education practice, academic competitions, innovation exercises, scientific research practice, the academic year thesis/paper/ work, etc.

Social practice (include club activities) is organized and evaluated by Youth League Committee. Those who pass the examination or evaluation will earn 1credit. Those who win school-level or above school- level achievements will earn 1 credit.

Cultural quality education practice requires the students to attend 8 cultural lectures and finish 2 reading reports. Those who pass the evaluation will earn 1credit.

The articles on credits earning from Academic competitions, innovation exercises, scientific research practice, and the thesis/ paper/ work are available in Chinese in our website.

Among the practice activities mentioned above, social practice and cultural quality education practice are compulsory, while the others are optional. The credits awarded by practice activities are commutable for the optional practice activities and the optional classes.

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The Office of Academic Affairs is authorized to interpret these regulations.

Tips: The regulations are available in Chinese and English. You may download from the website of Office of Academic Affairs when needed. If there is any difference from the two versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.

The regulations are subject to adjustment, please pay attention to the notice on the website. http://jwc.edu.cn.