Q1: Can an English proficiency test result that expires be used for the application of the English credit exemption?
A1: Yes. However, the certificate shall be issued by its official testing institute. OOPT test takers shall submit a printout of the transcript from the email sent by the University from the test system.
Q2: Can English proficiency certificates that are not listed in the official regulations be used for the application of the English credit exemption?
Q3: What documents shall be submitted for those coming from countries where English is an official language?
A3: Valid passport. However, any foreign student whose country of nationality has more than two official languages shall submit a proof of receiving high school education where English is the instructional language, or an English proficiency certificate to apply for the credit exemptions.
Q4: What documents shall be submitted for those who have received high school education where English is the instructional language?
A4: An official transcript or school letter with a valid signature that describes the study period and subjects taught in English accounting for more than 50% of the entire subjects.
Q5: Can students reaching the four-credit exemption level apply for only 2-credit waiver?
A5: The above mentioned students shall apply for a four-credit waiver, except for those who want to take English courses or have completed a two-credit English course.
Q6: Can students take English course and apply for credit exemption in the same semester?
Q7: How many times can students apply for two- and four-credit exemptions?
A7: Students can apply for two- and four-credit waivers only once before graduation. Those who meet the two-credit exemption qualifications can apply for two-credit waiver first. If they reach the four-credit waiver levels later before their graduation, they can apply for a four-credit exemption.
Q8: How many credits are approved if more than four are waived?
A8: Maximally, Only four credits can be exempted.
Q9: Can students submit applications for the credit waiver later than the application and verification deadlines?
A9: No. However, students can submit the application every semester before graduation. There are two steps to complete the application:
Step 1: Applications for credit exemptions shall be completed online via the Confirmation of English Competence System (http://eagle.english.ncku.edu.tw/) between the first calendar day of every semester until the end of the third stage enrollment period.
Step 2: A printout of the application form, along with the required documents, shall be submitted in person to the Foreign Language Center on the second floor of Hsiu-Chi Building on Kuangfu Campus.
Q10: How to check whether the credit waiver is approved?
A10: Please go to the Confirmation of English Competence System (http://eagle.english.ncku.edu.tw/) to check the results of your credit exemption application after the 3rd stage of course enrollment.
※ Please refer to the following Q&A section for the old regulations on English credit exemption for students enrolled before the 2014-2015 academic year.
Q1: Can students use the old regulations on the exemption levels to apply for the credit waiver?
A1: No. Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, only the new levels are acceptable.
Q2: Do the English courses stated in the new regulations on the credit wavier refer to the freshman and sophomore English courses?
A2: There are no freshman and Sophomore English courses in the current English curriculum. Students are required to complete four credits of English courses before graduation.
Q3: Can the freshman and sophomore English credit exemptions be readmitted?
Q4: Shall students who have passed the freshman and sophomore English four credit exemptions apply for the new English credit exemptions again?
Q5: Can students who have received two-credit exemption for freshman or sophomore English courses apply for another two-credit exemptions for new English courses?
A5: Yes. Students can apply for either a two- or a four-credit exemption.
Q6: Can students who have taken freshman or sophomore English courses apply for the new English credit exemptions?
A6: Students who have completed four credits of English courses do not have to apply for any credit waiver. Students who have not completed four credits of English courses can choose either to take courses or apply for exemption based on the new regulation.
Q7: How many times can students apply for two- and/or four-credit exemptions?
A7: Students can apply for two- and/or four-credit waivers only once before graduation. Students who have reached the four-credit exemption levels are required to apply for a four-credit waiver. However, students who want to take new English courses or have taken two-to-three credits of freshman/sophomore English courses before can apply for a two-credit exemption.