Visit the Student Information & Resources webpage: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/
FAQs on general information relating to Yale-NUS College and Liberal Arts & Sciences education can be found here: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/faqs/
Yale-NUS students are bound by the stipulations in the Yale-NUS Undergraduate Regulations, which is available via the Student Information & Resources webpage: https://studentlife.yale-nus.edu.sg/policies/undergraduate-regulations/.
For specific major/minor requirements, visit the webpage of the relevant major/minor: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/majors/
For rules governing the capstone, visit the capstone webpage (https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2016/04/06/capstone/) and peruse the Capstone Guidelines & Regulations.
You may petition the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) by way of your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students. More information on the petition process can be found here: CAS-Petition-Guidelines.
Visit the Yale-NUS ModReg website: https://modreg.yale-nus.edu.sg/
The ModReg FAQs provides answers to most module registration questions: https://modreg.yale-nus.edu.sg/faqs-on-module-registration/. If you need further information or clarification, contact the Yale-NUS Registry via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need advice on choosing modules, contact your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students, pre-major or major academic advisor (as appropriate), or the Head of Studies for the major.
Note that students must have no outstanding bills to be able to register for modules. If you need to speak to someone about this, contact Student Services in the Dean of Students’ Office.
Visit the Yale-NUS ModReg webpage for add/drop and other module-related deadlines: https://modreg.yale-nus.edu.sg/#important-timelines.
Note that for modules dropped after Week 2, ‘W’ will appear on your transcript.
The recommended workload is 20 MC per semester. Students are required to register between 18 MC to 23 MC per semester.
Students wishing to register for more than 23 MC or between 14 MC and 17 MC per semester must seek approval from their Assistant Dean of Students. The requirement to obtain approval of the Assistant Dean of Students to register for between 14 MC and 17 MC is waived for students in their final semester before graduating.
Only in truly exceptional circumstances will students be allowed to take on more than 25 MC in a given semester, and never more than 30 MC. In such cases, a student will be expected to provide both a compelling rationale and a time management plan.
Students wishing to register for 13 MC or fewer MCs per semester will need to petition the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS) by way of the Residential College Assistant Dean of Students.
More information on course load and the timeline to add/drop modules can be found at https://modreg.yale-nus.edu.sg
The Yale-NUS Course Catalogue can be accessed via the Yale-NUS website under ‘Academics’ and “Curriculum’: https://course-catalogue.yale-nus.edu.sg/courses.
However, for the list of modules offered in any given semester, please refer to the Module Brief document published by the College Registry during each module registration period or consult the appropriate Head of Studies or academic advisor.
Please refer to the staff directory to locate your instructor’s office: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/about/staff-directory/.
Instructors’ office hours (availability for one-on-one consultation) in the current semester may be found here: Faculty Office Hours. If your instructor is not in the list, or if you need to arrange another date or time for justifiable reasons, contact your instructor to arrange an alternate date or time.
Canvas is the Learning Management System used by Yale-NUS College.
A general guide to Canvas can be found here: https://community.canvaslms.com/community/answers/guides/canvas-guide.
If this is your first time using Canvas, or if have any query or problem relating to Canvas and its features, contact Yale-NUS EdTech via: email@example.com.
Faculty members will include a detailed attendance policy on each module syllabus. In general students are expected to attend classes, labs, and lectures. If a student will be absent for any reason, the student should, where possible, inform their instructor in advance. Faculty members will normally give permission for one missed class over the course of the semester, on a non-assessment day, for academic or other reasons. However, instructors may, at their discretion, require additional work to compensate for the loss of in-class learning. If students will miss more than one class, including for academic reasons, faculty members have discretion to impose a reasonable grade penalty or assign additional work in accordance with their specific attendance policy stated on the module syllabus.
Yale-NUS College expects its students to abide by the highest standards of academic integrity as a matter of personal honesty and communal responsibility. Acting with academic integrity requires that (a) students do their own work, (b) students not interfere with the work of others, (c) students accurately and honestly represent the content of their work, and (d) students properly attribute others’ work. Violations of the College’s academic integrity standards undermine both the community and the individual growth of students. Accordingly, they will be addressed with the utmost seriousness and sanctions ranging from grade penalties to expulsion. Examples of violations of academic integrity include plagiarism, copying or sharing homework answers, submitting work completed for one course as ‘new’ work for another course, or fabricating or falsifying research data.
For more information on academic integrity policies and procedures, please visit: https://studentlife.yale-nus.edu.sg/policies/academic-integrity/.
The Yale-NUS Library provides resources on citations and plagiarism here: http://library.yale-nus.edu.sg/avoiding-plagiarism/
The recess week in the middle of each semester of the academic calendar is to allow students to take a break after 6 weeks of classes. While students may use this week to revise and consolidate their learning in all their modules, they should also be able to relax and re-charge after 6 weeks of intense academic study. Therefore, barring unforeseen circumstances, faculty should not make assignments due or schedule make-up classes during Recess Week.
The provision of a Reading Week in the College academic calendar gives students an opportunity to prepare for examinations, allows time for review and, where needed, for make-up classes. Reading Week also addresses the need to synchronise the end-of-classes timing between Yale-NUS College and NUS to avoid inconveniencing students enrolled in modules at either institution.
Normally, there will be no assessments or regular classes during Reading Week. However, Reading Week may sometimes be used for review or make-up activities. These Reading Week activities will normally be noted in the syllabus, except in extenuating cases, such as an instructor’s illness, which cannot be predicted in advance.
This Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option encourages students to pursue their intellectual interests without undue concern that exploring a new subject area may adversely affect their CAP.
Students who are registered in the Yale-NUS College BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) programmes and Concurrent Degree Programmes (CDPs) may exercise S/U option of up to 20 MC in their candidature period.
Students who are registered in the Double Degree Programme in Law & Liberal Arts may exercise S/U option of up to 10 MC in their candidature period.
No, S/U is capped at 20 MC (10 MC for students in the DDP programme).
No, you may not retroactively S/U a class and you must adhere to the S/U deadline for each semester.
Final grades are released in early December for Semester 1 and early June for Semester 2.
Please visit this webpage which provides more information: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2017/12/08/request-for-transcript/.
Please visit this webpage which provides more information: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2016/04/06/request-student-status-letter/
Your Residential College will inform you about your assigned pre-major or major academic advisor (as appropriate). If you need more information, contact your Residential College executive.
If you do not wish to raise a matter with your academic advisor or if your academic advisor is not available or responsive, you may contact your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students (AD).
The Peer Tutoring programme is designed to bring additional academic support to our students, and an opportunity to teach learning for our tutors. For more information, visit: https://teaching.yale-nus.edu.sg/peer-tutoring-programme/
The Writers’ Centre has resources and tutors who can help. For more information, visit: https://writerscentre.yale-nus.edu.sg.
Speak to your Assistant Dean of Students about an Assistant Dean’s Notes (ADN).
ADN are to be obtained only from the AD of the student’s RC (or the designated covering AD). The ADN is mainly for the postponement of an assignment or exam. The AD may give permission for a student in their residential college to make up work missed during the semester because of an incapacitating illness (physical or mental health), the death of a family member, or an emergency of comparable seriousness. The AD also has authority to give permission to make up work missed because of the observance of religious holy days. For more information, visit: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2017/08/15/request-for-ad-note/
A student who receives a Medical Certificate (MC) from a doctor or a psychiatrist for a period of less than two (2) weeks does not also need an Assistant Dean’s Note. A student who receives a Medical Certificate (MC) from a doctor or a psychiatrist is unfit to attend class or complete assignments during the period specified in the MC. When an MC is presented to the faculty member, the faculty member will work with the student when the student is well to make up for a missed class or set a new deadline for an uncompleted work/exam.
If a faculty member is concerned that a student has been receiving multiple MCs or if the period of illness specified in the MC is more than two (2) weeks or if the period of illness specified in the MC significantly impacts the fulfilment of the module’s key learning outcomes, the faculty member will contact the student’s Assistant Dean, who will follow-up with the student.
You may want to speak to your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students. You may also want to peruse the FAQs at Counselling@Yale-NUS: https://studentlife.yale-nus.edu.sg/counselling-centre/
From time to time, circumstances might compel students in the College to interrupt their enrolment. These breaks in enrolment are formally recognised as Leaves of Absence (LOA). The LOA might be for a variety of reasons: academic, personal or medical. For more information, visit the LOA FAQ webpage: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2018/11/28/loa-information-coming-soon/
In general, you may take LOA in your senior year for two semesters due to the two-semester capstone module. LOA for the complete academic year (two semesters) means you will be taking the capstone when you return in step with the subsequent class. However, do consult your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students about why you need an LOA in the senior year. You must seek the approval of your Assistant Dean of Students and your major’s Head of Studies prior to applying for LOA in the senior year.
For detailed rules governing the capstone, visit the capstone webpage (https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2016/04/06/capstone/) and peruse the Capstone Guidelines & Regulations.
No, you are on Leave of Absence from the College.
This will depend on the area of study or discipline that you plan to pursue.
Speak to your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students as well as the Majors Advisor and/or Head of Studies. Consider reaching out to faculty members in the area of study/discipline at Yale-NUS College, NUS and other institutions. Do some research on programmes that you might apply to in order to understand the application process and programme requirements.
CIPE may be able to help with potential applications for postgraduate programmes and/or scholarships: https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/graduate-and-professional-school/
Do keep in regular contact with your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students and your academic advisor. If you need help, your Assistant Dean of Students and/or academic advisor can advise you or refer you to the appropriate faculty member (for example, the Head of Studies).
It is your responsibility to ensure that you fulfil your degree requirements and seek necessary advice or assistance accordingly. ‘My Graduation Audit Report’ and ‘My What-if Report’ in MyEduRec allows you to track progress toward graduation requirements.
Accommodations improve learning outcomes for students with physical, cognitive, and psychological conditions that inhibit academic success. For more information, refer to the Learning Accommodation FAQ webpage: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2018/03/02/learning-accommodations/
For general information on the College’s curriculum as well as the sample student experience, visit: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/student-experience/
For information on the Common Curriculum and specific modules, visit: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum/
Information on the College’s majors and minors can be found here: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/majors/ (click on the major for detailed information on each major or minor).
You can also access FAQs on major and minor related matters via the aforesaid webpage: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/major-faq/
Information and policies relating to the capstone can be found via the capstone webpage: https://students.yale-nus.edu.sg/2016/04/06/capstone/.
Information on the Double Degree Programme (DDP) in Law and Liberal Arts can be found here: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/double-degree-with-law/
Information on Special and Concurrent Degree Programmes can be found here: https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/graduate-and-professional-school/special-and-concurrent-degree-programmes/
Information and FAQs on learning languages can be found at the Languages @ Yale-NUS page: https://languages.yale-nus.edu.sg/
Visit the webpage of the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE): https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/summer-opportunities/summer-research-opportunities/
Visit the webpage of the Centre for International and Professional Experience: https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/study-abroad/
Visit the webpage of the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE): https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/experiential-opportunities/week-7/ and https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/experiential-opportunities/labs/
Visit the webpage of the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE): https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/career-services/internships/.
Information and FAQs relating to the Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony can be found here: https://graduation.yale-nus.edu.sg/.
Information on the honours, awards and prizes presented to graduating students for outstanding achievement can be found here.
Additional information on ways the College recognises student achievement can be found here.
Visit CIPE’s Career Services webpage: https://cipe.yale-nus.edu.sg/career-services/
Please contact your Residential College Assistant Dean of Students (AD) for academic or wellness matters, and Student Services for administrative matters. If they cannot help, they will point you to relevant offices or faculty who can help.