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Graduation requirements

Graduation Simulation

Students can check the progress of their graduation requirements regarding mandatory major courses and mandatory general education courses among others to find out which requirements are not satisfied at the SNU portal mySNU for reference in course registration and planning for graduation.


SNU portal mySNU → academic information → graduation → graduation simulation → start → results

Make sure to print out the simulation result when registering for your 6th or 7th semester and receive guidance from your department.

Graduation Requirements for Undergraduate Students

Students should have been registered for between 6 and 16 semesters, continue their studies in their respective graduating semester without any changes in their registrar and submit the graduation application within the first quarter of the semester after which they desire to graduate.

Graduation Assessment Targets & Standards

Students must earn a minimum total of 130 credits including 36 credits or more of courses in general education, 39 credits or more from major courses and satisfy all the specific requirements of their department/college.

Students must fulfill distributional requirements and complete the relevant mandatory courses in the general education course. Students with a minor must earn 24 credits or more from courses in their minor (40 credits or more for the School of Law) in addition to 39 credits or more from courses in their major

Students must score at least 2.0 in their overall GPA and individual GPAs for their major, multiple major, minor major, or combined major course. Students must have their graduation thesis (including the general examinations or practical presentation and lab report) approved. The class of 2007 and subsequent classes must complete three or more courses taught in a foreign language. Those courses may be any liberal arts courses or major courses.

Graduation Requirements for Graduate Students

To qualify for a degree, a student must earn specified credits during the enrollment term stated below, pass the thesis submission qualification test, submit their thesis and have it approved.

Enrollment Term

Students must complete at least two years (four semesters) of enrollment for a master’s or doctoral program and at least four years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. Students may be enrolled up to four years for a master’s program, six years for a doctoral program and eight years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. No enrollment after those periods will be allowed.

Required Credits

Students must earn 24 credits or more for a master’s program, 36 credits or more for a doctoral program and 60 credits or more for a combined master’s & doctoral program (including credits earned during the master’s program). Students must also score an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Thesis Submission Qualification Exam

Students must pass the major courses and foreign language tests to attain the qualification to submit their thesis.