For students matriculated in AY2016/2017 and onwards

In general, students may exercise the S/U option for up to 32 MCs in the first two regular semesters; if this is not fully utilised, the S/U option may still be exercised in subsequent semesters, for up to 12 MCs.

Variations on the limit of S/U options that can be exercised may apply for specific groups of students, such as the following:

  1. Students without prior university experience but are granted 20 or more Advanced Placement Credits (APCs) at the point of admission to NUS may exercise the S/U option for up to 20 MCs in the first two regular semesters; if this is not fully utilised, the S/U option may still be exercised in subsequent semesters, for up to 12 MCs.
  2. Students with some prior university experience (which are being recognised towards the NUS degree) may exercise the S/U option for up to 12 MCs anytime during their candidature, including the first two regular semesters.
  3. Students with a prior university degree are not eligible for the grade-free scheme.

The S/U option will apply to all Level 2000 USP modules with the exception of WCT and QRF modules. All WCT and QRF modules are not eligible for S/U.

For students matriculated in AY2014/15 and AY2015/16

Students may exercise the S/U option for up to 32MCs towards their degree requirements, of which 20MCs may be exercised during the first semester and the remaining 12MCs any time during the candidature. The S/U option will apply to Level 1000 modules and Level 2000 modules offered without other NUS modules as pre-requisites, unless otherwise stipulated by the Faculties/Departments.

USP modules (Level 2000, with the exception of WCT and QRF modules) will be eligible for S/U for USP students matriculated in AY2014/15 and onwards. USP students enrolled in either the writing and critical thinking (WCT) or the quantitative reasoning foundation (QRF) module in Semester 1 will be allowed to carry forward 4 MCs to Semester 2. Only unused S/U MCs from the 20 S/U MCs may be carried forward from the first semester. The number of S/U MCs carried forward varies for each faculty/programme. Up to 8 S/U MCs may be carried forward, regardless of any other additional faculty/programme provision. The carried forward S/U MCs are to be used only in the student’s second active semester (not including the Special Terms) and not beyond. Please refer to general guidelines of the respective faculties.

As a general guideline, in order to graduate with a USP certificate, USP students must ensure that they have at least six USP modules which are letter-graded, and obtained at least an Honours (Merit) degree.

For students matriculated before AY2014/15

Students matriculated before AY2014-15 may not exercise the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option for all USP modules read.


 

For more information on S/U Option Policy, please refer to HERE.

For information on the USP requirements applicable to each cohort, please refer to USP Academic Requirements.