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Undergraduate students

Department Transfer

Q:    When can I apply and what are the procedures?

A:  

  1. Application period:    Turn in all forms to Accounting Office on the 7th floor in the Commerce Building in March (Follow the school administration)
  2. Application process:

 

  • Department Transfer Application Form.  (Please go to Office of AcademicAffairs' website http//aca.nccu.edu.tw/ -- > click on Registration Section -- > Department Transfer and download Department Transfer Application Form.  Each student is only allowed to apply once.  Students must get their parents or guardians to sign an agreement before applying for transferring departments.  Then student would have to get a signature agreement from former department director.

 

  • Official transcripts and official score ranking (Please request it from Registration Section)

 

  • Essay:    Please write an essay of 1000 words or less briefly describe the purpose and reasoning for transferring to another department and future plans.

 

  • Foreign Language Examination:  Starting Academic year of 2009 semester, students must pass the GEPT High Intermediate Primary Level test (or any other equivalent foreign language exams from the school requirement) to apply for transferring to our department.
   3.  Eligibility criteria :
  • Academic scores average from previous semester must rank between 20% or better among other students from the same year; or academic scores average from previous semester must rank between 40% or better among other students from the same year and have already taken Fundamental Accounting (1) from our department with a grade of 85% or higher.
  • Student's behavior grade must be 80% or higher.
  • International exchange students need to clearly state the time period and school you have attended for student exchange in the application form, along with all the courses taken and academic grades from that department.  The criterion depends on the courses you have taken and grades of those courses, and courses in every year you have taken and grades in your original department.
  • [NOTE]: For more information, please go to Office of Academic Affairs' website and click on Registration Section -- > Students Department Transfer Information and download.

 


Q:    How many students will be accepted?

A:    It depends.  The department committees will decide on how many students to be accepted 
based on how many students applied and students' academic transcripts and application package. 

 


Q:   Will there be an oral exam and how many students will be tested?

A:   It depends.  The college committees will look through students' profile first, and then the committees would make a decision whether an oral examination is required and how many students to be accepted and its standard.  If more than 3 times of the students who applied passed the first verification, then oral examination would be required.  If less than 3 times of the students applied, then oral examination is not necessary.

 


Q:    If the oral examination is required, will I need to prepare any written documents?

A:    It depends.  After the written examination, the committees would decide whether the oral examination is required.  If it is, further oral examination process and other details would be notified.  The office would notify the students who are qualified for the oral examination individually.

 


Q:   If the oral examination is required, when will it be?

A:   It depends.  Generally speaking, it would be on Monday between 10:00 ~12:00 or on Friday afternoon.  It might also be on weekends.  The committee would confirm the oral examination time schedule when it has been decided.

 


Q:    When can I find out if my transfer department application has been approved?

A:    Primary acceptance for transferring department will be announced before May along with the Office of Academic Affairs announcement notification.   After the transfer department has been approved, there is no excuse for changing or cancelling.  If students applying for suspension that semester, transfer department approval will be cancelled.   ??? (Not very sure here)

 


 

Q:    Do I need to apply for credit exemption?

A:    Courses taken from previous department, other than military class and physical education class, are all considered elective courses, therefore there is no need for credit exemption.

 


 

Q:    After I have transferred to the department, can I apply my former departmentas double major or minor?

A:    According to the school regulation, you are allowed to apply.  However,whether you are accepted or not is based on the committee's decision.Double Major and Minor


Q:   When can I apply and what are the procedures?

A:          

  1. Application period: Turn in all forms to Accounting Office on the 7th floor In the Commerce Building in May (Follow the school administration)
  2. Application process:
    • Fill out Student Requesting Double Major or Minor Application Formfrom the school. (Go to NCCU website, click on Double Major or Minor Online Application, login and print out application.  [NOTE] Students are only allowed to apply for one double major, and two minors.  Those who exceeded the limit would not be qualified for applying.
    • Fill our Student Requesting Double Major or Minor Application Formfrom our department.  (Please download form from http://acct.nccu.edu.tw)
    • Official transcripts (Please request it from Registration Section)
    • Official scores ranking (Please request it from Registration Section)
      
  3. Eligibility criteria for Double Major:
  • Student's behavior grade must be 80% or higher from previous semester.
  • Academic scores average from previous semester must rank between15% or better among other students from the same yearNOTE:    After 2007 academic school year, our department students and double major students must follow 「National Chengchi University English Proficiency Graduating Process」 standard. For more detailed information, please read our Undergraduate Concentration Courses the year students started to study, for the part 「Special courses requirements」.

   4. Eligibility criteria for Minor:  Academic scores average from previous semestermust be 70% or higher.

 



Q:    How many students will be accepted for applying Double Major?

A:    There is no set numbers on how many students will be accepted.  Thedepartment committees will decide on how many students to be accepted based on how many students applied and students' academic transcripts and application package.

 


Q:    How many students will be accepted for applying Minor?

A:    We plan to accept 100 students.  However, it is possible to exceed 100 students if students received same grades, and it might be less than 100 students as well.  It all depends.  The department committees will decide on how many students to be accepted based on how many students applied and students' academic transcripts and application package.

 


Q:    Will there be an oral exam and how many students will be tested?

A:    Not required.

 


Q:    When can I find out if my double major or minor application has been approved?

A:   Primary acceptance for transferring department will be announced around mid-June.  (Follow school's requirement schedule)

 


Q:    Do I need to apply for credit exemption?

A:    Normally, if students are studying along, there is no need for credit exemption. If the courses taken from previous department are similar to our department, there is no need for credit exemption as well.



Q:   After I applied for double major, can I resign?

A:   According to school regulation, you are allowed to resign.  However, you are not allowed to apply for another double major.

 


Q:   After I applied for minor, can I resign?

A:   According to school regulation, you are allowed to resign.  However, you are only allowed to apply for one other minor.  If you already have another minor while requested to resign, then you are not allowed to apply for another minor.

 


Q:    Do I need to pay for the units fee if I take the course for my minors?

A:  

  1.  No need to pay extra fee for basic core courses, unless the courses are especially for minors only.
  2. For concentration courses, unit fee is required for both regular students and minor students. The fee for each course is determined by the school policy.  After course selection, fee must be paid before the due date.
  3. For concentration elective courses, only minor students are required to pay for unit fee.

 


Q:    Do I need to pay for the credits again for the required courses that I had takenalready before I applied for minor?

A:   No, you don't.

 


Q:    Can I only take the courses listed on the course schedule for minor concentration elective courses?

A:    Normally we revise our minor courses schedule every three years, but each year we might have new courses opened.  Therefore, generally speaking, elective courses related to Accounting offered for third or fourth year students are all considered concentration elective courses.

 


Q:    Are there any other information?

A:    Please go to the Office of Academic Affair's website and read information about National Chengchi University Undergraduate Students Double Major or Minor Procedures and National Chengchi University Applying for Minors Procedure.

 


Q:    How can I find out about the courses that I need to take for double major or minor?

A:    For double major students, please go to Office of Academic Affair's website – > Instruction Resources Section -- > Curriculum informationand search for required Core Courses for our department.  For minor students, please go to Office of Academic Affair's website -- >Instruction Resources Section -- > Curriculum information and search for required Minor Courses for our department.

 


Q:  How do I find out which school year's course selection I should use?

A:  Normally, double major or minor are applied in May, and if you are accepted, you will start in September, therefore, you would use thecourse selection for the school year you started.


 

Q:    If I decided to drop out of my minor, do I still have to pay for the credits?

A:  

  1. If you dropped before the Add and Drop period, then you don't need to pay for it.
  2. If you dropped after the Add and Drop period but before the credit fees aredue, then you will need a written document and finish all the requirement before the due date, then you won't need to pay for it.
  3. If you dropped after the credit fee due date, then you will still need to pay forthe credits for that semester.  If you didn't pay for it, according to our school policy Rule 19, those who didn't pay for the credits will not get a grade for that course.

 


Q:  I am a minor student, can I transfer directly to double major?

A:   No, you can't.  However, if you did not apply for double major at another department or reach the highest limit of years studied , then you canfollow our regulation and procedure to apply for double major at our department.

 


Q:   I am a double major student, can I transfer directly to minor?

A:    Yes, you can and you do not need to apply for it again.  If you haven't fulfill all the required credits for double major but have completed the required credits for minor before graduating, the Office of Academic Affairs Registration Section would assist students to transfer to minor.

 


Q:   The core course at our department is the same as the core course for my minor, do I have to take another course to replace it?

A:    Besides the core course at our department, minor students who have already taken 20 credits are allowed to use Accounting Professional Elective courses as a replacement.

 


Q:    If I didn't finish all the required courses for double major or minor, and I dropped before I graduate, can I still use those credits for my department?

A:    Whether the credits could be counted as your own department credits or not after you dropped double major or minor depends on eachdepartment's regulations. Transferring Examination



Q:    Where can I buy the application package?

A:    You can buy it at any Hi-Life convenient stores.


 

Q:    Can I send in the application with paper documents?

A:    We usually accept online application.

 


Q:    What are the subjects to be tested?

A:   Common core subjects are Chinese and English and for concentration courses are Fundamental Accounting and Economic.

 


Q:   Where can I find questions that were asked from previous years?

A:   If you would like to find questions asked from previous years, please go to our main library's website.

 


Q:    Will there be an oral examination?

A:    No.

 


Q:    How many students will be accepted?  Why are the numbers different each year?

A:  The numbers of students accepted each year is based on how many students who had dropped out that year.  Therefore the number of students accepted each year is different. 

 


Q:   When can I buy the application package and more information about it?

A:   Usually the school will announce the administration details around April eachYear .Oral Examination for Undergraduate Special Admission


Q:  What will the oral examination be like?

A:  Each year before the oral examination, the committees would decide how they will conduct the oral examination.  Therefore, there is no set of format that the exam will be held.

 


Q:  Can I bring any information for the Oral defense professors while I take the test?

A:    No.  All documents must be mailed in with the application package before the application due date.  None of the documents will be accepted on the day of your oral examination.


 

Q:  What should I do if I have another oral examination for other department on the same day of your oral examination?

A:  Please contact our office before the schedule date and we will try to help you rearrange another time.

 


Q:  I live in the Southern part of Taiwan.  Can I request my oral examination time to be later in the day?

A:  Please contact our office before the schedule date and we will try to help you rearrange another time.

 


Q:   I will not be able to attend the oral examination during a particular time schedule due to some personal reasons, what should I do?

A:   Please contact our office before the schedule date and we will try to help you rearrange another time.

 


Q:   I can not attend the oral examination after the final date has been announced.  What should I do?

A:  Unfortunately, you are not allowed to reschedule after the oral examination date has been set. Courses Related Questions


Q:  Can the extra courses I took be considered as elective courses?

A:  All the extra courses could count as elective courses.

 


Q:  How can I apply for changing class?

A:  Please go out our department website and download the Changing class Application Form.  Bring the application form back to the office after your former professor and your new professor have signed it.

 


Q:    Is there a limit to how many students for changing class?

A:    The maximum student for each class is 20.

 


Q:   Do I need to have strong English ability for Accounting major?

A:   Starting in 2005, in order to graduate, all undergraduate students must follow the Foreign Language Regulation for Graduating Procedure.  Since 2006, our department's Foreign Language standards are:     

  •   Pass the GEPT High Intermediate Level
  •   TOEFL scored 550 or higher (iBT TOFEL of 79 or higher)
  •   CBT Online TOFEL scored 213 or higher
  •   IELTS of Level 6.0 or higher
  •   Cambridge Certificate of FCE or higher
  •   TOEIC scored 750 or higher

  


 

Q:   How and when can I apply for adding or reducing credits?

A:   For more information, please go to Office of Academic Affairs --> Registration Section.

 


Q:  What's the regulation for adding or reducing credits?

A:  Only the fourth year students could apply for reducing credits.  Normally we encourage students to take more credits.  Therefore, usually if there is no specific reasons, adding credits are always welcome.  

 


Q:    I have some questions regarding selecting courses, what should I do?

A:    There are four sections to the enrollment process - the primary enrollment, add and drop period, post add period, and correction period. For more information please follow the Office of Academic Affairs' course selection schedule.  You can also find out more information at the Office of Academic Affairs --> Registration Section website.

 


Q:  When and how can I drop a course?

A:  Dropping a course means that students are not willing to finish taking this course this semester.  The rule for dropping a course is eachstudent is only allowed to drop one course per semester.  The drop period is usually the second week after the midterm schedule on theschool calendar.  If you need to pay for the credit, then you must pay for it in order to drop the course.  For students who applied for deferral,you must still have at least one course that semester after you have dropped a course.  Students who have dropped the course must beenrolled with the minimum required credits.  You can also find out more information at the Office of Academic Affairs --> Registration Sectio website.

 


Q:  Are there any requirements for elective courses?

A:  Other than military class and elective military class, any other courses are all considered elective courses.

 


Q:  If I have some questions regarding my credits to graduate, who can I ask?

A:  You can ask the assistants at the Office of Academic Affairs Registration Section.

 


Q:  What are the regulations and schedule period for applying credit exemption for new students and transfer students?

A:   We follow the school calendar schedule and standards for applying credit exemption for new students and transfer students. After we received the application for credit exemption, our committee would go over the application process.

 


Q:  How can I apply for graduating early?

A:  According to our school policy, if you fulfill the following requirements, you need to apply for early graduation one semester or one school year before.  After you send your application, our department committees have approved, we will send it to the school Office of Academic Affairs.

 

  • Academic score (not including the semester your are applying) averagemust be 80 or higher or ranked above 20 or higher among all the other students in that school year from your department.
  • Academic score average the semester you are applying for must be 80 or higher.
  • Student's behavior grade must be 80% or higher each semester.

 


Q:  Do I need to apply for deferral?

A:  If you still haven't completed the minimum required courses to graduate on the second semester of your 4th year, then you don't need toapply. If you have already completed the minimum required courses to graduate on the second semester of your 4th year, but you haven't completed the required courses for your double major or minor, then you will need to apply for deferral from the Office of Academic AffairsRegistration Section.

 


Q:  If I have some questions from the courses, who can I ask for help?

A:  For our Accounting courses, we have TAs for each class, therefore if you have any questions, feel free to ask the TAs.  If you have questions from other courses, you can go to the Center for Teaching and Learning Department and many TAs from different courses will be able to help you there.

 


Q:  How do I apply as a TA?

A:  TAs are limited for our Graduate Students from our department to apply.  Graduate students could download application forms from our website in April each year.  After you have filled out the application form, please sent it to our office along with a brief essay and transcript. Then our office would pass it to the professor.

 


Q:  Are there any internship opportunities?  How can I apply?

A:  Our department has worked with four big accounting firms to offer internship opportunities during summer vacation each year.  Procedures to our Practical Internship courses are:

 

  • Students must apply each year in March.  Those who are qualified, please send in a brief biography, transcript, and application form to our office.  (At least 2 copies)  After the professor has written a recommendation letter, we will send the application package to the accounting firms.  The firms will choose the best candidates (up to 20 students).  If a student got chosen by more than two firms, the students can pick their own preference.

 

  • Application process:     Finish reviewing the applications before 4/10, then sent them to the accounting firms to choose the qualified applicants.  Accounting firms sent back chosen applicants lists by 4/25.  Students decide on the accounting firm for internship before 5/5.  Confirm with all students participating in internship and all the accounting firms by 5/15.  Arrange instructors and internship TAs, and internship students for workshop before 5/25.     

 


Q:  What are the possible future opportunities after we graduate?

A:  Students who have graduated from NCCU Accounting Department are highly employable and sought after by local accounting firms, academic fields, business companies, and government employments.

  • Examinations or continuing education opportunities:National Exam of Certified Public Accountants Senior Examination of Civil Servants-Finance and TaxationSenior Examination of Civil Servants-Accounting and AuditingSpecial Examination of Civil Servants-District Attorney Assistant for Finance
  • Practical business opportunities Accounting firms Corporate finance Consultant or Accountant
  •  Continuing education opportunities Masters Program PhD Program

 

Q:  How much will it cost to enroll?

A:  Using 2008 school year as an example, the total cost is around NTD 24,890 in total.  For more information, please visithttp://2007.nccu.edu.tw/ and click Tuition to find out.

 


Q:  If I got into an emergency such as illness, injured or other accidents, how to apply for emergency financial aid?

A:  According to NCCU Student Emergency Financial Aid Policy, students are qualified if the students are under one of the circumstancesbelow during school semester:

1)    Apply for Emergency Fee:

  • Unfortunate death
  • Family suffers from significant accident
  • Serous illness or hospitalized

2)    Apply for Emergency finical aid:

  •  An accident, illness or death for low income families
  • Family suffers from accident and has caused difficulties to continue study
  • Low income family and does not have the ability to pay for tuition, with paper proof and approved by school president
  • Any other occasions that requires emergency aids.Students can go to http://osa.nccu.edu.tw/xoops/html/ -- > Office of Students Affairs -- > and click Emergency Aid to download the application form and return to the related department after you have filled it out.

 


Q:  I failed some courses but I want to graduate on time, can I apply for summer school?

A:  Yes.  Other than professional accounting courses, you are allowed to apply for summer school and still count the credits for graduation.

 


Q:  I failed on accounting courses but I want to graduate on time, can I apply for summer school at other college?

A:  Base on our department requirement, students who are failing or grades below 50 can apply for summer school at other universities.  When you apply, please only apply to public universities.

 


Q:  When do accounting firms visit our school to recruit students?

A:  For big accounting firms usually have their recruiting information sessions during the beginning of the first semester and they will have interviews around October to November.  They will have the acceptance list in January.  More information will be posted on our website.

 


Q:  Where should I check for course selection information?

A:   For all information, you can visit our school website and click Course Selection to find out.

 


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