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Credits are units of courses. 1 credit is given for every 15 hours (or more) of lectures per semester. However, for a lab or practical training (physical education) course, 1 credit is given for every 30 hours (or more) per semester.
Undergraduate students can acquire as many as 17 to 21 credits in one semester according to the regulations of each college or department.

College (Department) Credits allowed
per semester
College of Humanities, College of Social Sciences, College of Human Ecology,
College of Music
College of Natural Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Fine Arts, College of Law, College of Education 18
College of Natural Sciences (Pre-Med Program, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program) 19
College of Medicine 20
College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine, College of Dentistry 21

However, if your GPA over the past 2 semesters (summer and winter sessions not included) was at least 3.3, or if it is deemed necessary for an efficient curriculum, you may exceed the credit limit of your department, and take up to 21 credits during a semester. You must obtain approval from your academic advisor and department head (director) in advance if you wish to do so.

Graduate School (master's or doctoral program) students cannot exceed 12 credits per semester (6 credits for an evening master's program). However, the credit limit may be adjusted if necessary to the discretion of each college.

For more details of the University’s credit acquisition system, refer to Explanation of Curriculum.
Summer & winter sessions are distinguished from regular semesters in that they are offered to students as a chance to acquire credits during vacations and are open to those who wish to take classes during these sessions.

Credit limits for each session are as follows:

i. Summer session: 9 credits
ii. Winter session: 6 credits (effective 2008)

Credits and GPA Application Standards
According to the University Regulations, the credits earned during sessions may be included in a student’s total credits in an undergraduate program. However, sessions are not counted as Course Terms and therefore do not affect the limit on Course Terms a student may attend. GPA from sessions does not contribute to the GPA average of single regular semesters but is included in the student’s GPA average for the whole year. When you take a course that has been opened as a substitute for paper submission and earn above a certain grade, you may be exempted from that course’s exam.
Course Repetition Restriction
Course Repetition is allowed only for courses in which a student received a grade of C+ or below (as applied since March 2006). Courses taken before 2006 are excluded from this restriction.

Course Repetition Procedures
When enrolling, choose the same course and enter into the designated space the year and semester the course was originally taken.
Ex) If a course was taken during the 2nd semester (fall semester) of 2005, enter ‘20052’ into the designated space.

Grading of Repeated Courses
The latter grade will replace the previous grade received but it will be noted that the course was repeated. However, there are exceptions for undergraduate colleges with Repetition Treatment (College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine, and the College of Dentistry) and graduate schools.