Yonsei University has a strict attendance policy: any student who is absent from a course for more than 1/3 of the program will be issued an "F" regardless of their achievement in the course. Absences will be counted from the first day of classes. Some professors, however, may have stricter rules. For instance, class attendance is taken more seriously in Korean Language Classes and you cannot be absent for more than 20% of the class to receive a grade. Please check the course syllabus or ask your professor to find out the attendance policy for your courses.
If you have any difficulty in attending the course due to health issue, please contact your professor immediately to explain your situation in detail, and submit the relevant documents.
Please confirm carefully how your professor check attendance and the standards for late attendance, early leave, or absence for the classes especially if you are taking a non-face-to-face class.
Minimum 3 credits / Maximum 9 credits
In order to complete a full semester's work in only three weeks, WAY courses are highly intensive and fast-paced.
WAY classes meet for 150 minutes each day, five days a week (Mon ~ Fri), for 15 days (45 in-class hours per course).
Course requirements include a mid-term examination, a final examination, and often a term paper or assignments, although the choice remains up to individual professors.
A WAY course will be cancelled if less than 8 WAY students register for the course.
(if online only course, minimum number of registered students is 10)
In the event that your class is cancelled due to the student minimum policy, immediately consult the WAY office.
Course Add and Drop / Confirmation
Course Change is only available through the Portal System (http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr) during the add/drop period.
Adding or dropping courses is only possible during the designated date(December 27). Please note that the office will not issue course enrollment confirmations. Students must refer to their account information to confirm and finalize their course registration through the Portal.
*Note that dates are subject to change.
All WAY courses are credit-bearing courses and credits earned at WAY are transferable to most institutions outside of Korea. For credit transfer, students are advised to consult and obtain approval from their academic advisors of the home institution in advance: Credit transferability of a particular WAY course depends solely on home institutions' policies.
Students are required to obtain pre-approval from their academic advisor in their home institution to receive credits back to their school. The credits students earn at WAY will be transferable to most institutions, but it is the responsibility of the individual student to obtain permission.
If a student cancels all of your registered courses, s/he is considered to have withdrawn the program and all your access to the portal and library will be restricted. Students will also lose their occupancy on the on-campus housing and they should return their student ID card. If a student who awarded a Yonsei scholarship withdraws from the program, the scholarship will be canceled.
Please note that course withdrawal is available by Jan 6, 2023, referring to refund policy. If you do not attend course(s) without canceling, grades will be issued regardless of a students' performance.
For details regarding refund, please click on the Registration - Refund Policy page.
Final grade assessment is based on attendance, class participation, assignments and examinations. Grades are issued on an “A+, A0 and A-“ to “F” scale and will be recorded permanently. After the grade check period, changing grades is not possible under any circumstances.
* Winter Abroad at Yonsei does not have Incomplete or Pass/Nonpass Grading Option
Due to the COVID-19, we are facing difficulties in sending international airmails. Also, many of the universities staffs are currently working remotely. Therefore, to make the transcript delivery process easier and faster, we will be sending 1 soft-copy of the transcript to your advisor, staff’s email directly. Let us know if your university requires a hard copy of your transcript. Additional copies of transcripts can be requested for a fee from the WAY office. [How to request transcript]