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Credit Withdrawal 

Academic Regulations Article


Earned credits may be withdrawn once before graduation.

Relevant Regulation

Refer to Article 51 of the Academic Regulations.

Eligible Students

Those who have registered for seven or more semesters and completed 102 credits or more (106 credits for colleges/schools and departments/divisions is discussed in Article 51(2)).
-In the case of undergraduate transfer students, only senior students are eligible. Students in a dual major program are not eligible.

Withdrawal of Credits

Up to six credits may be withdrawn and a withdrawal application may be submitted only once before graduation.

Applicable Courses for Withdrawal

  • Courses taken prior to the fall semester of 2013
  • Among courses taken after the spring semester of 2014, canceled courses that are not available for re-enrollment
    • Even if it is canceled, if it is possible to retake the course by taking a similar course, course withdrawal is not allowed.
  • Courses being taken and required courses cannot be withdrawn.

Application Period

Twice a year in the spring and fall semesters (a detailed schedule will be announced separately)

A withdrawal application may be submitted only once before graduation.

Application Submission

Click KUPID > Registration & Graduation > Grade Inquiries >Credit Withdrawal, fill out the application form, and submit the form by the deadline.


  • Required courses, including required general education courses, required major courses, and required teacher training courses cannot be withdrawn.
  • The grade of a withdrawn course will be indicated with “W” under the course title and excluded from the overall GPA.
  • Courses being retaken cannot be withdrawn, and courses whose credits have been withdrawn cannot be retaken.
  • The submitted credit withdrawal application cannot be withdrawn. Students must recheck credit requirements for graduation prior to submission of the application.



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