To: Year 2 and above Full-time Undergraduate Students (except graduating students in 2018-19)
Re: Important Information for the Start of New Academic Year 2019-20
Please be informed of the following important information in relation to the start of new academic year and course enrolment under CUSIS.
1. Update 'Personal Information' under CUSIS
All students should review their own personal information under CUSIS, and update them whenever necessary, since the University may need to contact you by mail/phone in some urgent occasions.
For students who are going to graduate in 2019-20, please be reminded that upon graduation, students' personal data will be converted to alumni data for further communication and other purposes, where applicable.
2. Check 'My Academics' under CUSIS with effect from 1 August 2019
For students who have applied and been approved for declaration/change of major or study period, they should check carefully on 1 August or after under CUSIS ‘My Academics’ whether the records have been updated. Besides, other students should also check carefully their expected term of graduation. If there are any discrepancies, they MUST contact RES for clarification.
3. e-Communication from RES
4. 1st Term Course Enrolment under CUSIS
Starting from 3 August, students may check their time appointment for course selection in “Term Information” under CUSIS and use ‘Plan’ and ‘Validate’, and put the intended courses in the ‘Shopping Cart’. Prior to course registration, students should (i) check the pre-assigned classes, (ii) use ‘Validate’ system function to check time clashes and fulfilment of course enrolment rules and, (iii) use “Teaching Timetable by Subject/Department” to see if the class quotas are reserved for specified groups of students. For details on 1st term course selection, students should refer to “1st Term Course Registration and Add/Drop, 2019-20” posted on RES homepage.
Some important points to note:
i. Always check Major, Minor, and other University requirements under on-line Student Handbook
Students should always refer to the study schemes of Major, Minor (if applicable), and also other University requirements stipulated under the on-line Undergraduate Student Handbook available at the homepage of the Academic and Quality Section of the Registry (http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/aqs) in checking their course fulfillment. They may also use, as a quick reference, the ‘Academic Advisement’ system under CUSIS to monitor their own academic progress and check their course fulfillment for graduation requirements.
ii. Students on the wait list under CUSIS
Students on the wait list MUST check their updated course enrolment under “My Class Schedule” on a daily basis to see if they have been enrolled to the class, and MUST remove their name on their own from the wait list if they do not intend to enroll in the class concerned. The wait list generated during course enrolment in August will be kept until the close of e-add/drop period, unless otherwise specified by the departments concerned.
iii. Smart Tips from ITSC
- Each student should only make a single logon to CUSIS for course enrolment. ITSC may take action against any students who purposely write computer scripts for course enrolment or have multiple logins.
- CUSIS will timeout after it has been idle for 20 minutes.
- Check CUSIS client workstation hardware & software requirement at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/cusis/com/cusis-PCrequirement.pdf.
5. Changes in teaching timetable and re-validate the classes under the ‘Shopping Cart’
As some departments may make amendments to the timetable information and/or course enrolment rules before course selection period, students are recommended to use the ‘Validate’ system function once again prior to their actual course registration and make sure the planned class enrolment is not affected.
Please also note the following in relation to the “Lang” (i.e. medium of instruction) listed under Teaching Timetable.
The language indicator “C#E” is used to indicate that the course is conducted in Cantonese but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese. Similarly, “P#E” is used to indicate that Putonghua is the medium of instruction but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Putonghua. The medium of instruction may be changed from that indicated in the timetable subject to a unanimous consent of the teacher and all students enrolled on the course by a secret ballot conducted after the deadline for adding courses. Students should communicate with the course teaching staff concerned if they have difficulty in understanding the language used in the class.
6. Assessment Policy of the University
Please take note of the University's policy on assessment of student learning in taught programmes which is available at this website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/assessment/.
7. FAQ, enquiry hotline and email enquiry for course registration
Besides, please always check announcement on RES homepage in case there are unforeseen technical problems that result in major system failure in the course enrolment processes, since it is not possible to rule out factors beyond our control.
With best regards,
Registration and Examinations Section
26 July 2019