Curriculum Information

Course Allocation Rule

1、Principles for general allocation: 
 (1) Priority goes to those who completed their course surveys at the end of the semester, then to fourth year students (fourth year priority does not apply to cross-program joint courses, such as: undergraduate-master program joint courses, undergraduate-postgraduate joint courses are assigned according to the course survey response rate, form high to low). 
 (2) If the number of students who registered for the same course exceeds the maximum limit, the order of allocation is as follows: High response rate for course surveys→fourth year students→random allocation.
  Example: A course has 5 places but 10 students registered for it, then the 5 students with the highest course survey response rate will be assigned a place, if the rate of response is similar, then priority goes to the fourth year student, if there are still openings remaining, the system will randomly assign students.
 (3) “Fourth year students” refer to fourth year undergraduate students who are in their graduation year and students who have extended their period of study. 
 (4) “Course survey response rate” refers to the number of courses for which the student has completed a course survey at the end of the semester ÷ (divided by) the total number of courses taken that semester × (multiplied by) 100%.
    Example: A student has taken a total of 10 courses this semester, he/she has completed course surveys for 9 of the courses before the online course survey deadline, so his/her course survey response rate is 90% (courses which were withdrawn during the semester are exempt from completing a course survey, the course survey will be deemed as complete).
2、Principles for professional course allocation for departments (schools): 
 (1) Students from the department have first priority. 
 (2) For department (school) professional course allocation, in addition to course restrictions (such as restrictions to own department of study, minor course restrictions), the following order of priority is followed: Students from the department→double major students→students taking the class as a minor→students from other departments. 
 (3) Out of each category, the order of priority first goes to students with high course survey response rates→Fourth year students. Example: The number of registered students has exceeded the course limit; students from that department with high course survey response rates are given first priority, then to fourth year students of the department; if course survey response rates are similar, then priority goes to double major students with high course survey response rates; course allocation will follow this logic until all spaces are filled. 
3、Principles for general studies course allocation: 
 (1) For the first semester of each academic year, a 15% quota is kept for general studies courses for new students to select from. 
 (2) During Phase 1 and 2 of course selection, students who have already obtained all the credits in one field of study out of all general studies courses (including general study credits of the current semester), courses from that field will no longer be assigned; during the “all programs start the addition/cancellation of courses” phase, there will be no restriction on fields of study. Before the 2007 academic year (inclusive), there were four main fields of study with a maximum of 8 credits per field; after the 2008 academic year, there were 6 core fields and general studies courses, the maximum for each field is 6 credits. 
4、Principles for National Taiwan University System Course allocation: 
 (1) General studies courses offered by the National Taiwan University and the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology to NTNU students are allocated based on the principles of general studies courses. The only difference is that 15% of the quota is not kept for the first semester of the academic year for new students to select from. Other courses are allocated based on this principle. 
 (2) For the allocation of University System Courses, in addition to the order of study criteria, gender restrictions, and whether the inter-university course selection accumulated credits have reached one third of the minimum credits required for the graduation of the student form his/her department of study, and schedule conflicts, the course is allocated based on the following principle: If the number of registered students is fewer than the course limit, the course will be allocated immediately; if the number of registered students exceeds the course limit, the system will randomly assign places.

All courses are allocated according to the “course registration, random allocation” method. Students are only required to register online during the course selection period; the timing of course selection will not affect the outcome of random allocation. Allocation results are based on course selection results announced for this particular phase.

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