ModReg@EduRec

FAQs on Module Registration

Registration Timelines

When should I register for the modules I want to read in the following semester?

Module Registration Exercise starts in instructional week 11 of the current semester. Registry will inform all students via email on the start of the module registration exercise. There are three rounds for module registration. Please refer to the Yale-NUS Module Registration (ModReg) Exercise website to read more about each module registration round.

When are the add/drop timelines for Yale-NUS modules?

Please refer to Yale-NUS Module Registration (ModReg) Exercise website for add/drop timelines for Yale-NUS modules for AY2019/2020.

Curriculum Requirements and Module Advising

What are the compulsory modules that I need to register in?

Students are required to read 10 compulsory Common Curriculum modules in their candidature. In addition to the compulsory Common Curriculum modules, you must also fulfill your major/electives/minor (optional) requirements in order to graduate. As an illustration, please refer to the sample student experience.

Where can I find information for the modules that I need to take for my major/minor?

Please refer to the majors’ website to find out more on the requirements of the majors/minors. You are also advised to discuss with your faculty advisor or Head of Study on what modules to take for your major/minor. You may wish to know that doing a minor is optional for students.

How can I check my progression towards graduation?

You may log on to myEduRec and generate the ‘My Graduation’ report. This report provides an overview of your eligibility to graduate based on the academic plans declared, and modules that you have passed. Please refer here for user guides.

Academic Calendar, Module Listing and Timetables

Where can I find the Academic Calendar? When is the first day and last day of classes?

Please refer to the Academic Calendar on our Yale-NUS website. The first and last day of classes can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Where can I find the Yale-NUS class timetables (module title, class day, time, location)?

Please refer to Yale-NUS Canvas module brief for the list of modules offered in the current semester, and click on the module code to view the class timetable of each module via NUSMods.

Where can I find the Yale-NUS final exam timetable?

Please refer to Yale-NUS Canvas module brief for the list of modules offered in the current semester, and click on the module code to view the exam timetable (where applicable) of each module via NUSMods.

Where can I find the module descriptions for the modules that are offered for the semester?

Please refer to Yale-NUS Canvas module brief for the list of modules offered in the current semester, and click on the module code to view the description of each module via NUSMods.

What is NUSMods?

Students can now search and view the module and timetable information from NUSMods.

Please refer to Yale-NUS Canvas module brief for the list of modules offered in the current semester, and click on the module code to view the description, class and exam timetables of each module via NUSMods.

However, you may wish to note that the additional information pertaining to “S/U option for Undergraduate Students” for each module as provided at NUSMods is for NUS students’ reference only, and is not applicable to Yale-NUS students. Please refer to the Yale-NUS Undergraduate Regulations for guidelines on S/U option declaration at Yale-NUS.

How do I know who are the instructors of the modules?

Please refer to Yale-NUS Canvas module brief to view the list of instructors.

Workload

How many modules or MCs (modular credits) should I register in each semester?

The recommended number of MCs per semester for each student is 20MCs. Each student may enroll in a minimum of 18MCs or a maximum of 22MCs per semester.

What is an underload or overload?

An underload means that you are enrolled in less than 18MCs for a semester. Students who are in their final semester of study may enroll in a minimum of 14MCs. Students who are not in their final semester of study may underload at 14MCs to 17MCs with the Assistant Dean’s permission. Enrolling in less than 14MCs requires a petition to the Committee on Academic Standards (CAS). The petition should be submitted well in advance of the “Add” module deadline so that you are still in time to add a module in the event that your appeal is not successful.

An overload means that you are enrolled in more than 22MCs for a semester. If you plan to overload beyond 22MCs in the semester, you are required to seek approval from your Assistant Dean. Once approved, you may select the additional module(s) in Round 3 of the module registration exercise.

To apply for an underload/overload, please complete the Underload/Overload Form and submit to your Assistant Dean.

How do I know if my overload is approved and if I am able to select the overload module?

Your Assistant Dean will notify you if your overload has been approved. Additionally, you can try selecting the module you wish to overload in ModReg during Round 3 module registration. If you are able to do so, this implies that your overload has been approved by your Assistant Dean as he or she has increased your permissible workload in the ModReg.

I am an incoming first year student, can I overload in my first semester?

No. You will only read the compulsory Common Curriculum modules pre-allocated to you in your first semester. You should make use of your first semester at the College to settle into the new residential and academic environment.

Registration of Yale-NUS Modules

How do I register for Yale-NUS modules?

The enrolment functions in ModReg, as well as information on how the different Registration Rounds will be conducted for each of the functions will be available in the Yale-NUS Module Registration (ModReg) Exercise website. Specifically, please refer to Introduction to ModReg and Round 2 & Round 3 Instructions. Students are strongly encouraged to refer to ModReg User Guide, which provides screenshots on how to navigate within ModReg.

I am an incoming first year student, how do I participate in the module registration exercise?

Registry will pre-allocate the compulsory Common Curriculum modules to all Year 1 students in their first semester of study. Year 1 students will participate in the module registration exercise to make module selections from their second semester onward.

I have just returned from the semester abroad last semester. As my credits transfer is still pending the official transcript from the overseas university, I am still indicated as a Year 3 student when I should be in Year 4. How can I overcome this?

Students who are back from semester abroad but awaiting the Partner University’s (PU) transcript for official credit transfer may base on the cumulative MCs expected to be completed, to be pseudo promoted to the next level of seniority for the purpose of ModReg. Registry will automatically award the pseudo promotion to eligible students.

Do note that the pseudo-promotion process is a transient measure to adjust the seniority of students who have completed their semester abroad (but pending official credit transfer) temporarily. Students are still required to complete the official credit transfer process expeditiously to ensure correct representation of their degree requirement fulfilment.

Why am I unable to find the module on the module registration system when it is offered?

Please check if the modules are offered in this semester via Yale-NUS Canvas module brief.

Owing to prioritization of modules for graduation fulfillment, you may wish to know that some modules are not available for selection by all students during certain rounds of registration. For example, Historical Immersion modules are only accessible by Year 4 and Year 3 students during Round 1A and Round 1B of the module registration exercise.  Additionally, modules that are fully subscribed after a preceding registration round will not be available for selection in the subsequent round(s).

If you are unable to find the module in your module search though it is offered in this semester, you may submit an appeal under appeal type “Issues while selecting Module”.

I have been informed that certain modules (e.g. Capstone Project module) will be pre-allocated to me. However, the modules are still not listed under “View My Classes”.

Please contact Yale-NUS Registry at registry@yale-nus.edu.sg to inform of this issue so that the office may look into the matter and advise you.

I failed a module last semester and am required to retake the module this semester. However, I am unable to find the module in my module search.

Please check if the module is offered in this semester via Yale-NUS Canvas module brief.

Is it possible to register again for a module that I already passed?

Students are not allowed to repeat a module that they have passed (minimum grade D, ‘Satisfactory’, or ‘Completed Satisfactorily’ grade). Students who obtained a failed grade (F grade, ‘Unsatisfactory’ or ‘Completed Unsatisfactory’ grade) may repeat the same module in a subsequent semester but note that the original failed grade will remain on the transcript.

Students who obtained a ‘D’ grade for a Historical Immersion module should register for another Historical Immersion module in a subsequent semester. This is because the Historical Immersion module is a requirement of the Common Curriculum and must be passed with ‘C’ grade or above.

Can I select a module that has class or exam timetable clashes with any of the lecture/tutorial timetables of my allocated modules?

No, the onus is on the students to ensure that their timetable accommodate all their lectures and tutorials. You should register for modules that do not have class and exam timetable clashes. DDP Law students and students who are registering for NUS modules are reminded to factor in time for commuting between campuses even if there are no class or exam timetables clashes.

Will I still be allocated the same level of priority if I am doing excess module(s) for a programme requirement (e.g. major requirements) that I have already fulfilled?

No. Once you have fulfilled a programme’s requirement, the priority of module(s) done in excess will drop to the next category.

The system will do a one-time check on whether students have fulfilled the programme’s requirement via the Academic Advisement function in EduRec. This will be done prior to the start of the ModReg exercise.

To check if you have fulfilled your programme requirements, you may log on to myEduRec and generate the ‘My Graduation Audit’ report. This report provides an overview of your eligibility to graduate based on the academic plans declared, and modules that you have passed. Please refer here for user guides.

I have fulfilled the pre-requisites for a module. However, when selecting the module, I encounter an error message that states that I have not fulfilled the pre-requisites. What can I do?

If you met the pre-requisite of a module which is an A-level or equivalent, or module(s) taken during your study abroad, please submit an appeal under appeal type “Unable to fulfil Requisites”.

During Round 1A and Round 1B module registration, if you had been reading a pre-requisite to the module that you are interested in, you should be able to register for the module in Round 1A and Round 1B. However, upon release of your final examination results, if you have not passed the pre-requisite, you must drop that module and select another in Round 2 (unless you have sought permission from the module instructor to remain in the module).

I do not meet the pre-requisite of the module, what should I do if I am interested to register?

If you do not meet the pre-requisite of a module but able to demonstrate that you have obtained the required pre-requisite knowledge through other modules you have completed, please email the instructor for approval to register for the module. If approved by the instructor, please submit an appeal under appeal type “Unable to fulfil Requisites” so that the pre-requisite can be waived in order for you to select the module.

How are modules being allocated to students?

Where demand for a selected module exceeds the available places, the Priority Scores of students seeking to read a particular module will be used to determine module allocation. The Priority Score for a module selected by a student is computed based on the Priority Scoring Rubrics applicable to the different student categories as detailed at Introduction to ModReg.

When students have the same Priority Score for a module and the demand exceeds the places available, tie-breakers are used to determine the final module allocation. The tie-breakers to be considered are as detailed at Introduction to ModReg.

On a case-by-case basis however, if the module is a gateway or introductory module that will help students who have yet to declare their majors explore their interest options, modules categorized under “undeclared majors” may be prioritized over modules categorized under “declared majors”.

How do I view my Seniority for ModReg?

You may view your ModReg Seniority on the [Select Modules] page.

I have selected my choice of modules for the current “Select Modules” round. However, I am unable to find the “Submit” button. How can I submit my choice of modules?

Modules that students have selected in the Main List of the “Select Modules” page, are deemed to have been submitted and will be validated at the end of the round.

When will I know the results for each module registration round?

Students can check allocation results in ModReg under “View My Classes” on the following day after the round has ended.

I selected a module but was not successful in being allocated the module, why is this so?

Where demand for a selected module exceeds the available places, the Priority Scores of students seeking to read a particular module will be used to determine module allocation. The Priority Score for a module selected by a student is computed based on the Priority Scoring Rubrics applicable to the different student categories as detailed at Introduction to ModReg.

When students have the same Priority Score for a module and the demand exceeds the places available, tie-breakers are used to determine the final module allocation. The tie-breakers to be considered are as detailed at Introduction to ModReg.

On a case-by-case basis however, if the module is a gateway or introductory module that will help students who have yet to declare their majors explore their interest options, modules categorized under “undeclared majors” may be prioritized over modules categorized under “declared majors”.

The module might have become fully subscribed after module allocation has taken place based on the above.

The module that I am interested in taking is already fully subscribed but I need the module in order to fulfil my major/minor requirements, what can I do?

You should monitor for any vacancies that may arise during Round 2 and Round 3 module add/drop periods. If you are a student in your last year of study, you may consider to appeal to the Head of Study or the instructor for assistance if you are still unable to secure a place in the module by Round 3.

Is there a waitlist system?

There is no waitlist system. If you are not allocated the module that is fully subscribed, you may monitor for any vacancies that may arise during Round 2 and Round 3 add/drop period.

Registration of Yale-NUS Language Modules

How do I register for Yale-NUS Language modules?

During Round 1A and Round 1B module registration periods, you will be able to apply for Yale-NUS Language modules via OurCORS (Course Online Registration System). For those Yale-NUS Language modules (e.g. Directed Languages, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit) where their timetables are not yet available during Round 1A and Round 1B, these modules will be listed with a dummy (Saturday) timetable for students to select in OurCORS system.

Prior to the start of Round 2 module registration, students who have applied previously during Round 1A and Round 1B will be notified of the finalised timetables as well as whether they are successful in their application based on the timetables. If successful, students will be able to see the module in “View My Classes” in ModReg when they log in at the start of Round 2.

During Round 2 and Round 3 add/drop periods, students can register for such modules in ModReg if there are vacancies available.

Independent Study Modules

What are independent study modules?

Independent Study modules encourage students to engage in independent reading and research in an area of their special interest with the close guidance of a faculty member. The research should lead to a final project/product. There are three different types of independent study modules at Yale-NUS:

  1. IRR (Independent Reading and Research) is a 2MC independent study in an area of special interest to the student(s), with the close guidance of a faculty member, leading to a final project/product.
  2. SPS (Special Project in Science) is a 5MC module that provides academic credit of major research projects conducted by students prior to the Capstone project. This is an individual project to allow students with extraordinarily strong preparation to receive academic credit for research conducted at the level of a capstone project prior to the fourth year.
  3. ILSR (Independent Language Study and Research) is a 2MC independent study in a language other than English in an area of special interest to the student(s), with the close guidance of a faculty member, leading to a final project/product.

How do I register for an IRR/SPS/ILSR module?

Please click on the respective links for more information and how you can register for IRR,  SPS and ILSR.

Special Seminars

What are Special Seminar modules? How can I register for them? Is it compulsory to take them?

These seminars are a distinctive and unique opportunity for students to learn a highly specialised subject and/or skill from esteemed visiting professors. Students will be informed about these seminars when they are scheduled and how they can register for them. It is not compulsory to take Special Seminar modules but students are highly encouraged to register for these 1MC Special Seminar modules.

NUS Modules

Can Yale-NUS students register for NUS modules?

Yes, Yale-NUS students can register for NUS language modules offered by CLS (Centre for Language Studies) and modules offered by other NUS Faculties/Schools.

Where can I find the lecture and tutorial timetables for a module?

Lecture and tutorial timetables are listed on NUSMods.

How can I register for NUS modules?

Please refer to Yale-NUS ModReg website and NUS ModReg website for information on how to register for NUS modules via ModReg.

What is the difference between “home faculty” and “module host faculty/department”?

Home faculty is the faculty that you belong to.

Module host faculty/department is the faculty/department that is offering the module.

What can I do if I encounter problems registering for NUS modules in ModReg@EduRec?

You may refer to the following resources for assistance:

NUS ModReg website (Frequently Asked Questions).

NUS ModReg website (Faculty/School Contact List) to contact the respective NUS host faculty/school.

NUS ModReg website (Submit Appeals/Inquiries Function) to submit an appeal to the NUS host faculty/school.

When will I know the results of my NUS modules application?

Students can check allocation results in ModReg under “View My Classes” on the following day after the round has ended.

How do I change the lecture group for a module?

If the module has not been allocated to you yet, you may drop the module and re-select your preferred lecture group. If you have already been allocated the module, you will have to drop the module first before re-selecting your preferred lecture group. This can be done only if a “Select Modules” round is still available. After “Select Modules” Round 3, you may submit an appeal under appeal type “Change Lecture Class”.

I am unable to select tutorial(s) for my module. What should I do?

Please check if the module has tutorial classes via NUSMods. If the module has tutorial classes and you do not see it under [Select Tutorials/Labs] page, please contact the module host department to enquire.

There are only a few tutorial classes for a particular module (e.g. 4 out of 8 classes) available for me to select and rank. Where are the rest?

Some tutorial classes may only be open to students of certain courses or certain modules may have different tutorial classes tied to each lecture class.

e.g. NM2220 has two lecture classes – Lecture 1 and Lecture 2.
Lecture 1: Available tutorial classes are DW1, DW2, DW3, DW4, DW6, DW9.
Lecture 2: Available tutorial classes are DW7, DW8, DW10, DW11, DW12.

If you have been allocated Lecture 1, only the DW1, DW2, DW3, DW4, DW6, DW9 tutorial classes will be visible for selection/ranking.

I want to switch my allocated tutorial class to another class in “Select Tutorials/Labs” Round 2, but I cannot drop my allocated class and perform ranking again. Why is this so?

Students who have been allocated tutorial classes in “Select Tutorials/Labs” Round 1 of balloting cannot rank those tutorial classes again. Adding/swapping of allocated tutorial classes can only be done during “Add/Swap Tutorials/Labs” Round.

I have not secured a tutorial class after “Select Tutorials/Labs” Round 1. What should I do?

There are two rounds of tutorial balloting. If you are unsuccessful in the first round, you should try in the second round and/or subsequent “Add/Swap Tutorials/Labs” Round.

When are the add/drop timelines for NUS modules? Are they the same as Yale-NUS modules?

The add/drop timelines for Yale-NUS and NUS are different. Please refer to NUS ModReg website (ModReg Schedule) for the add/drop timelines for NUS modules.

Audit Classes

Can I audit a Yale-NUS module?

Students are permitted to audit a module by applying directly with the faculty member after the end of Round 3 module registration. You are not normally permitted to audit modules that are fully subscribed. If you have been accepted to audit a module, you must attend all classes, complete the readings and participate in discussions on par with the enrolled students. However, you are not entitled to ask for any work to be assessed, and are also not permitted to sit for the final exam. The audited module will not appear on your transcript – i.e. no grade and modular credits are awarded.

Can I audit a NUS module?

If you would like to audit a NUS module, please enquire directly with the respective NUS faculty/department. Yale-NUS students may audit the NUS module only if the NUS faculty/department grants approval. The audited NUS module will not show up on your transcript and no grade and modular credits are awarded.

Dropping of Modules

How do I drop a module?

You can drop your module any time during Round 2 and Round 3 module registration before it closes via ModReg. Please refer to the steps as detailed at ModReg User Guide.

I accidentally/unintentionally dropped a module which I had obtained earlier. Can I get my module reinstated?

For a module to be dropped, students must go through a 3-steps process: select module to drop, click drop button and finally confirm the drop. Therefore, students have the chance to check the details of the module to drop before the action is being effected. As such, the module cannot be reinstated.

If the “Select Modules” round is still ongoing, you may try registering for the module again, or you can submit an online appeal if the “Select Modules” rounds are over. Please note that appeal approval is subjected to various conditions, such as the availability of vacancy.

Why am I unable to drop a module?

You may not be able to self-service to drop certain types of modules that are deemed compulsory for your graduation requirements e.g. Common Curriculum modules, Capstone Project modules. The system also prevents you from dropping below the minimum workload required for a semester. Please contact Yale-NUS Registry at registry@yale-nus.edu.sg to seek advice and assistance.

In the process of dropping module(s), I received a message that the total MCs of my allocated modules fall below the minimum workload requirement. What should I do?

Please contact Yale-NUS Registry at registry@yale-nus.edu.sg to seek advice and assistance.

If my friend drops a module, can I take over my friend’s spot in that module?

No. You will still need to select the module after the vacancy arises in ModReg system, and your application will be considered alongside other interested students who also selected the module.

Swapping of Groups

Can I swap modules with another student?

No, students cannot swap modules with one another. You will still need to select the module after the vacancy arises in the module registration system, and your application will be considered alongside other interested students who also selected the module.

Can I switch groupings within a module with another student?

Yes, you are permitted to swap groups within the same module if you are able to find another student who is willing to do a mutual swap with you. For example, common curriculum groupings and groupings within a module. Please contact Yale-NUS Registry at registry@yale-nus.edu.sg for assistance to carry out the swap between you and your classmate.

Appeals Related

May I know the types of appeal available for students?

Please refer to the Yale-NUS ModReg website Round 2 and Round 3 Instructions and refer to the section on “Submit Appeals/Inquiries Function” for details. Different appeal types are available during different period of time.

It has been many days since I filed my online appeal and I have not received a reply. Who should I contact?

For Yale-NUS modules, please contact Yale-NUS Registry at registry@yale-nus.edu.sg for further assistance.

For NUS modules, you can refer to the NUS ModReg website under the “Submit Appeals/Inquiries Function” for the unit that is handling your appeal (e.g. Student home faculty/department or module host department). Please refer to the Contact Us tab for the relevant faculty/department’s contact information.

ModReg Login Problems

I forgot my userID and/or password? Who can I contact?

Please contact Yale-NUS IT at yncit@yale-nus.edu.sg for assistance.

Why am I unable to login into ModReg module registration system?

Students are barred from logging into the module registration system if they have outstanding payment. Please login to your myEduRec account and settle the payment in order to participate in module registration. It takes at least 24 hours turnaround time before ModReg system is enabled. You may contact Yale-NUS Student Services at studenthelp@yale-nus.edu.sg if you have any questions relating to the outstanding payment.

Access to Module Canvas Sites

Does having access to a module’s Canvas site implies that I am registered for that module?

To check that you are registered in a module, you can do so by logging into myEduRec system (‘Academics’ section). A student can still have access to a module’s Canvas site despite the fact that he or she is not officially registered in that module e.g. a student who audits a class can request to access a module’s Canvas site with the permission of the instructor.

Registry Contacts

Who can I contact if I have any other questions regarding module registration?

Please email to registry@yale-nus.edu.sg or visit Yale-NUS Registry office at Level 1 – Reception & Admissions building.