The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Registration and Examinations Section
Second Term Course Registration and Add/Drop, 2019-20
|1.||Second Term Course Registration|
|Please take note of the following schedules and complete course registration under CUSIS on the specified date.|
|4 November||︰||Students may start using ‘Plan’ and ‘Validate’ and put the courses intended to take in the ‘Shopping Cart’.|
|11 – 12 November||︰||*Year 4 or above and final year students, Year 3 or above students admitted with Advanced Standing and Year 2 or above students admitted to senior-year places can register courses; from 8:30 p.m. on 11 November to 8:30 p.m. on 12 November.|
|14 – 15 November||︰||Year 3 students, Year 2 students admitted with Advanced Standing and Year 1 students admitted to senior-year places can register courses; from 8:30 p.m. on 14 November to 8:30 p.m. on 15 November.|
|18 – 19 November||︰||Year 2 students and Year 1 students admitted with Advanced Standing can register courses; from 8:30 p.m. on 18 November to 8:30 p.m. on 19 November.|
|21 – 22 November||︰||Year 1 students can register courses; from 8:30 p.m. on 21 November to 8:30 p.m. on 22 November.|
|13 – 19 January 2020||︰||e-add/drop under CUSIS|
|* Logon time is from 8:30 p.m. for Year 5 or above students, Year 4 or above students admitted with Advanced Standing and Year 3 or above students admitted to senior-year places. Other students’ login time is from 9:30 p.m.|
|Students whose expected term of graduation is 1st term 2019-20 will NOT be given time appointment for course registration. If they need to register courses in 2nd term, please approach Major Programme to seek approval to change the expected graduation term with special reasons.|
|2.||Information for Second Term Course Registration|
Students may check the following information on RES homepage (http://www.res.cuhk.edu.hk) and CUSIS from 28 October. If there are any questions, please contact RES or course offering departments concerned.
|3.||System Functions under CUSIS for Course Registration|
|Students may use the following system functions to plan, validate, add, drop, swap and edit (i.e. make changes to their tutorials). Detailed steps of system walkthrough are illustrated in the appendices.|
Plan and Validate (Appendix 1)
Starting from 4 November, students may logon CUSIS and pre-select courses they wish to enroll for 2nd term 2019-20. The system function enables students to check whether their desired courses have any timetable conflicts and whether they meet the course enrolment rules. If students do NOT fulfill the pre-requisite of a course but must take the course, they should approach the course offering department for advice.
Please note that ‘plan’ and ‘validate’ system functions just help students to put their desired courses under the ‘Shopping Cart’*. Student MUST logon CUSIS again during the above actual course selection schedule listed under (1) to finish the final enrolment process.
Students are recommended to validate again their pre-select courses before the actual course selection, since any changes in timetable and course enrolment rules may affect the previous course validation results.
* Please also take special note that students can ONLY submit a maximum of one elective Physical Education class and two University General Education classes in the ‘Shopping Cart’.
Course enrolment records of College Assembly, compulsory College General Education courses and classes pre-assigned by departments will be uploaded onto CUSIS, where applicable, on or before 7 November for students’ information. However, since there may be further adjustments, students should check again the pre-assigned classes under ‘My Class Schedule’ prior to actual course selection.
For detailed information of College Assembly and the arrangements of College General Education courses, please refer to respective Colleges’ websites.
University Core Requirements
Students should refer to ‘Information on University Core Requirements and Exemption’ (for Year 1 students) or ‘University Core Requirements for Year 3/Year 2 Students' (for Year 2 and above students) on RES homepage for registration of University core courses.
Required Physical Education (PHED) course
Except for students admitted with Advanced Standing or admitted to Senior-year Places who have already enrolled a required PHED course in 1st term and those of specified major programmes, all Year 1 students will be pre-assigned a course code PHED1000 under CUSIS. These students MUST replace PHED1000 by using “swap” function to register a required Physical Education course listed in the teaching timetable.
For details, please refer to “Course Selection Information for Physical Education Courses” on RES homepage. For any Year 1 students who have special reasons for NOT taking the required Physical Education course, they must contact the Physical Education Unit.
Finish Course Enrolment (Appendix 2)
During the above specified period under (1), students MUST logon CUSIS and check again the pre-select courses under the ‘Shopping Cart’, then follow instructions to finish the remaining steps of course enrolment. The enrolment results will be made known immediately. Please refer to the steps under Appendix 2.
Add, Drop, Swap and Edit (Appendix 3)
If students need to make adjustments to their course enrolment, they may use the following system functions.
||To choose a course from the course list, ‘validate’ the enrolment rules, and then proceed to finish enrolling course.|
||To choose the class(es) intended to be dropped from the list of already enrolled classes, click ‘Drop Selected Classes’ and then ‘Finish Dropping’ to confirm.|
||To use ‘Class Search’ to select a class to add and then select a class to drop from the already enrolled classes, then click ‘Finish Swapping’ to confirm the action.|
||If a course comprises more than one tutorial sections (e.g. TUT01, TUT02) and the course offering department allows students to make changes on tutorial, students may use ‘Edit’ and then select another tutorial, if quota allows such changes.|
Students will be put into the wait list with the ‘wait list position’ when the class is full, if they indicate to be put in the wait list during course enrollment, on the condition that they fulfil the course enrollment rules. If some students drop the class or departments add quota after the course registration period, students on the ‘wait list’ will enroll in the class automatically. Therefore, students on the wait list should check the course enrollment record daily to keep updated.
Students MUST remove their name from the wait list on their own as soon as possible if they do not intend to take the course.
Register ‘Time-clash’ courses
Students cannot register courses with timetable clashes. If there are special reasons, departments concerned have to give special approval for such course registration.
|4.||Approach Course Offering Departments for Solving Course Registration Problems|
|Unless students must drop courses with ‘Drop Consent’ to lift course load restriction or need to waive pre-requisite course(s), students should approach departments, preferably on the next working day after course registration (i.e. 13, 18, 20 or 25 November), or after the close of e-add/drop period during 20-23 January and 31 January 2020, for advice on the following problems. Some departments also accept enquiries or form submission by e-mail, please refer to RES homepage for details.|
To add course with 'Add Consent' or to drop course with 'Drop Consent':
Please complete the form ‘Course Add/Drop Form for Undergraduate Course’ for department's approval. Department may then use ‘Quick Enroll’ function in CUSIS to add or drop the course for students, and the results will be updated in students’ course enrollment records.
Do not fulfill course enrolment rules:
If a student does not fulfill the course enrolment rules but must add a certain course, s/he should seek course offering department’s approval by filling in the form ‘Course Add/Drop Form for Undergraduate Course’.
To enroll postgraduate course which department does not allow students to enroll under CUSIS:
Please complete the form ‘Course Add/Drop Form for Postgraduate Course’ for department's approval and return the approved form to RES.
To fulfill graduation requirement:
If a student is required to take a certain course to fulfill graduation requirements but has failed to enroll the course even after the close of e-add/drop period under CUSIS, s/he should seek department’s approval by using the ‘Course Add/Drop Form for Undergraduate Course’ to register the course concerned during 20-23 January and 31 January 2020.
|5.||Important Notes for Course Enrolment|
|i.||Course enrolment process is on a first-come first-served basis and at real-time mode, subject to fulfillment of course enrolment rules and availability of quotas.|
|ii.||Course enrolment rules embedded under CUSIS serve as system logic for accepting students into classes. If students encounter any problems in course registration and when system messages generated may not be so comprehensible from student’s point of view, please always refer to the detailed course enrolment rules under CUSIS. On fulfillment of ‘pre-requisite’ condition, only course(s) taken at CUHK or exempted through proper approval by ‘Course & Unit Exemption’ will be recognized as the ‘pre-requisite course’ under CUSIS. Equivalent course(s) taken or re-designation of courses will NOT be treated as the pre-requisite course in CUSIS. If students have any problems in course enrolment under the above condition, please seek advice from RES or the department concerned.|
|iii.||For tutorials, if a course comprises of a lecture and a tutorial, students are required to add both the lecture and tutorial at the same time in the course enrolment process. If departments have pre-assigned the tutorials, please observe departments’ announcement whether students may use ‘edit’ to make changes on their own, or must approach the course offering department for making the changes if ‘add consent’ or ‘drop consent’ is set.|
|iv.||For departments which have indicated ‘TBA’ in the teaching timetable, please observe departments’ announcement for timetable arrangements.|
|v.||Always check ‘My Class Schedule’ under CUSIS to get the most updated course enrolment records, since departments may make changes to their class schedules or cancel a course.|
|vi.||Always check the messages in ‘View results’ since ‘ü’ status does not mean the ‘add’ or ‘drop’ is successful. Please refer to the screen shot below.|
|6.||Second Term Add/Drop Arrangements in 2020|
e-add/drop under CUSIS:
13 January (Monday 8:30 p.m.) – 19 January (Sunday 8:30 p.m.)
Special add/drop at Department:
20 January (Monday) – 23 January (Thursday) and 31 January (Friday) during office hours
|ii.||Students should use the ‘add’, ‘drop’, ‘swap’ or ‘edit’ system functions to make adjustments to course enrolment under CUSIS.|
Students should note that the ‘wait list’ captured under CUSIS will remain in the system until the close of e-add/drop period, unless otherwise decided by departments concerned. If students do not intend to take the course, they should remove their name from the wait list on their own as soon as possible.
|Teaching timetable and course selection information for Summer Session to be held in 2020 will be announced around late-February and mid-March 2020 respectively.|
|8.||Typhoon and Rainstorm Arrangements for Course Selection and Add/drop|
|The system for course enrolment and course add/drop under CUSIS will NOT be suspended or postponed in any weather conditions.|
Appendix 1: System Walkthrough for ‘Plan’ and ‘Validate’
Appendix 2: System Walkthrough for Finish Enrolling Courses
22 October 2019