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Comprehensive Graduation Evaluation
  • 1. Comprehensive Graduation Evaluation may be conducted in one of the following manners, considering the characteristics of a major: Comprehensive Graduation Test, Bachelor’s Thesis, Report on Experiment/Practical Training and Presentation of Field Training
  • 2. Students intending to obtain a diploma for a double-major (including integrated/student-designed major) must acquire the minimum credits required for recognition of major and pass the Comprehensive Graduation Evaluation for their major. However, in the case of double-major, students may be exempt from taking the Comprehensive Graduation Test for one of their double majors according to a decision made by the faculty committee of the department (major).
  • 3. The president of the university determines a method of conducting the Comprehensive Graduation Evaluation following a meeting of the deans of the departments (majors) for each semester.
Comprehensive Graduation Test
1. Eligibility
- In principle, a student who has completed at least eight semesters (six semesters for early graduation) may take the test.
- Students intending to obtain a diploma for a double-major after studying both fields must either have completed the minimum credits required for recognition of major or will complete the minimum credits required for recognition of major in the related major courses.
2. When It Is Conducted
- The Comprehensive Graduation Test is conducted twice per year (summer/winter graduation) during the period of comprehensive graduation evaluation.
3. How It Is Conducted
- It covers at least five major courses of the related department (major) chosen by the Graduation Evaluation Committee.
- The Graduation Evaluation Committee designates the scope of the test and conducts it, including questions measuring the test-taker’s knowledge and ability in his or her major.
- Subjects shall evaluate educational objectives in a comprehensive manner, and the method and standards of the evaluation are determined by the Graduation Evaluation Committee.
4. Evaluation
- Grading is on a 100-point scale for each subject; if a student earns under 60 points he/she fails that subject. The student must earn 60 points or higher in all of the subjects to pass, but if he/she earns under 60 points for even one subject the student may not pass. Students may re-take the test for a failed subject within 30 days, but only one time.
5. Graduation Evaluation Committee
- Departments (majors) have a Graduation Evaluation Committee to deliberate on related matters.
- The Graduation Evaluation Committee consists of the related department’s faculty members and is headed by the dean of the related department (major).
- The president shall convene the Graduation Evaluation Committee 40 days prior to each test to determine the scope of the test, subjects, testing procedure, test writers, how to come up with questions, graders, grading standards, re-tests, and other related matters and notify the test-takers of these decisions.
Bachelor’s Thesis (announcement)
1. Submit a thesis plan
A student in his/her final semester is eligible to submit a bachelor’s thesis. However, this does not apply to early graduation.
2. Submit a thesis plan
Students must submit a bachelor’s thesis plan to the dean of their department within 30 days from the start of their seventh semester.
3. Assign a thesis advisor
The dean of department assigns a thesis advisor among the related department’s faculty members within 10 days from the closing day of the submission.
4. Thesis advice
- The thesis advisor reviews the submitted thesis plan and offers advice on at least three occasions about the entire process of writing a thesis, such as selection of a subject, collection of data, development of a theory, and how to write a thesis.
- The thesis advisor submits the Petition for Revision of Thesis within one month from the closing day of the thesis plan submission if he/she finds that a student needs to change the subject and direction completely.
5. Write a thesis
The structure of a thesis is as follows:
- Cover
- Contents
- Main text
- References
A thesis shall be at least 80 pages of KNU-designated paper.
6. Submit a thesis
A thesis shall be submitted in a designated format by late October (late May for summer graduation) after being confirmed by a thesis advisor.
7. Presentation
 논문은 지정된 규격,양식 등에 맞추어 매년 10월말(후기졸업대상자는 5월말까지)까지 지도교수의 확인을 받아 제출하여야 한다.
  • Students wishing to substitute performance for a bachelor’s thesis must deliver a presentation as follows. However, only one designated exhibit will be displayed in an exhibition of Fine Arts Major.
    1) Department of Music: Two designated pieces and one free piece
    2) Department of Fine Arts and Industrial Design (Majoring in Fine Arts): Choose one between one painting and one art installation
    3) Department of Fine Arts and Industrial Design (Majoring in Industrial Design)
     - For Visual Arts: Choose one between two 2D designs or one 3D design and one video design
     - For Ceramics: Production of one ceramic set
    4) Department of Community Sports: One majoring sport and two minoring sports
  • - The dean of the department shall hold a performance evaluation and students are to be evaluated in this event.
  • - The dean of the department must obtain approval for performance evaluation plans from the president of the university one week prior to the performance evaluation.
  • - Department of German Weimar Music: Students play a piece designated by an advisor for each major for about 60 minutes at a graduation recital.
8. Evaluation
- The dean of the department assigns examiners (simultaneously thesis advisors) to evaluate a submitted thesis and report on experiment and practical training or performance presentation within a designated period.
- The examiners consist of at least two full-time faculty members.
- The evaluation of thesis is determined as either pass or fail.
- The dean of the department shall hold a performance evaluation to evaluate students.
Evaluation Results and How to Manage Applicants Failing to Meet All Graduation Requirements
1. How to Handle Thesis Evaluation Results
- The dean of the department shall submit evaluation results in a designated format within five (5) days after completion of evaluation.
- The submitted evaluation results are confirmed as either pass or fail after obtaining approval from the president of the university.
- The related department shall keep the successful thesis and documents related to the Comprehensive Graduation valuation for one year.
2. How to Manage Applicants who Fail Graduation Test
- Registration of applicants failing the graduation test shall be made in accordance with Paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 6, Enforcement Rules of the KNU Regulations.
- Applicants who fail the graduation test even after completion of all required procedures may submit XXX within a designated period a maximum of two times (summer commencement and winter commencement of the following year). However, if a student fails the graduation test after two occasions he/she will be dismissed from the school (a total of three failures).
3. How to Manage Applicants Who Do Not Meet Eligibility Requirements for Graduation
If an applicant passes the graduation test but does not meet all the requirements for graduation, his/her status of passing the test is recognized until he/she graduates. However, he/she must follow the registration procedure in accordance with Paragraphs 1 and 2, Article 6, Enforcement Rules of the KNU Regulations and may not be granted general leave of absence.
Related Policies

Article 50 of the KNU Regulations and Articles 46 through 52 of the Enforcement Rules of the KNU Regulations


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