Round One

In this round, you can:

  1. Select Yale-NUS modules via OurCORS. Please refer to Module Brief for a list of Yale-NUS offerings.
  2. Select NUS elective modules/NUS Centre for Language Studies (CLS) modules. Please consult your Assistant Dean, Module Advisor or the Head of Studies of your Major/Minor if you wish to read a NUS module that is not available at Yale-NUS. The timelines for registering NUS modules :
NUS Elective Modules NUS CLS Modules
Module Registration Rounds 1, 2 and 3 1, 2
Round 1 Deadline for Registration By 5.00pm on Wednesday, 7 November 2018 By 5.00pm on Wednesday, 7 November 2018
  • To register for NUS elective/NUS CLS modules in Round One, please login to Canvas at this link (active during Round One) and submit your request by 5.00pm on Wednesday, 7 November 2018.
  • As the timetable for NUS modules is not available until late November, you may wish to register for NUS modules based on your interest should you be submitting your application during Round One and Round Two. Students who may be interested in modules offered by the NUS University Scholars Programme can consider this list of modules here.
  • Should there be a timetable clash with your Yale-NUS modules after you submit your application in Round One or Round Two, you will need to make adjustments to your choice of modules subsequently.
  • Registration of NUS modules are subject to approval from the respective NUS Faculty/School, and the outcome of your application will only be known at the start of AY2018/19 Semester 2. Students reading NUS modules are subject to the NUS policy and guidelines governing these modules.

Please also note the following:

  1. Timetable Planning: You should register for modules that do not clash with your class and exam timetables.
  2. Overload: The recommended workload is 20 MC per semester. However, students may register between 18 MC to 22 MC per semester. This workload includes Common Curriculum modules, Yale-NUS modules, NUS modules and/or NUS CLS language modules. By default, OurCORS allows you to select modules up to a maximum of 22 MC. If you intend to overload beyond 22 MC in the semester, you are required to seek approval from your Assistant Dean. Although you may apply for an overload with your Assistant Dean during Round One and Round Two, please note that you will only be able to select the additional Yale-NUS module and/or that the additional NUS/NUS CLS module will only be added to you during Round Three if your Assistant Dean approves of your overload. Note Round Two is only for students to add new module(s) if they have not been successful in all of the modules that they have applied for in Round One.
    Overload for LAW DDP students: An overload for a Law DDP student would be defined as any module taken in excess of what is stated in your respective schedule of modules found here. Faculty of Law has advised that due to the heavy workload of the Law curriculum, Law DDP students are discouraged from overloading and should not read more than a total of 23 MC in the semester that they are reading Law compulsory modules. Please refer here for the Law DDP class timetables for Semester 2 AY2018/2019.
  3. Underload: You are advised to plan carefully as under loading may affect your graduation progress and ability to complete your degree within the stipulated candidature period. All students are required to register at least 18 MC of workload in a semester. If you intend to underload in the semester, you are required to appeal to your Assistant Dean with supporting reasons. However, enrolling in less than 15MCs requires a petition to CAS (Committee on Academic Standards). 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. Students who are in their graduating semester are allowed to register a minimum of 15 MC without Assistant Dean’s permission as long as they are on-track to meet graduation requirements.
  4. Common Curriculum Modules (compulsory for students from Class of 2022): Students are to select the following modules in OurCORS and one other elective module.
    i) YCC1112 Literature and Humanities 2 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1030-1200hr & Tue 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1430-1600hr & Tue 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1112 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    ii) YCC1114 Philosophy and Political Thought 2 (Timing options: Mon, Thu 1300-1430hr & Mon 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “A”, and Mon, Thu 1630-1800hr & Mon 0930-1030hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1114 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    iii) YCC1131 Scientific Inquiry 1 (Timing options: Tue, Fri 1300-1430hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “A”, and Tue, Fri 1630-1800hr & Mon 1100-1200hr is represented by Group “B”. Thus select YCC1131 either Group “A” or “B” only in OurCORS.)
    iv) Do note that although you are given the option to select your preferred timings for your Common Curriculum seminars, you may be re-allocated to another timing if the timing that you have selected becomes over-subscribed.
  5. Common Curriculum Modules – Historical Immersion modules (applicable to students from Class of 2019 & Class of 2020): Modules designated as fulfilling the Historical Immersion (HI) requirement will be opened to Year 4 students only during Round One module registration so as to award priority to graduating students. Please find the complete list of HI modules on the Module Brief.
  6. Year-long 10 MC Capstone Project Module (applicable to students graduating at the end of AY2018/2019): You have been pre-allocated with the Capstone Project module, and will be able to view it in your records when you login to OurCORS during the module registration rounds.
  7. Independent Reading and Research (IRR) Module/Special Project in Science (SPS)/Independent Language Study & Research (ILSR) modules : If you are interested to read an independent study module, please refer to the registration forms for IRR,  SPS and ILSR. The deadline to submit your registration for an IRR or SPS or ILSR module is 5pm on Friday, 18 January 2019.
  8. Module Pre-requisite:
    i) If you meet the pre-requisite of a module that is stated in the form of an A-level or equivalent or in the form of module(s) taken during study abroad, please email Registry for assistance if you encounter any difficulty to add the module.
    ii) If you are currently taking a pre-requisite to the module that you are interested in, you should be able to register for the module in Round One and Two (If you are unable to do so, please notify Registry to assist you). 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 Three (unless special permission is given by the module instructor).
    iii) If you do not meet the pre-requisite(s) of a module you wish to register, you may consult with the instructor and seek permission to register. Thereafter, you should forward the instructor’s email approval to Registry to waive the pre-requisite in OurCORS to allow you to select the modules. By forwarding the approval to Registry, this also serves on the record of your eligibility to apply for that module.
  9. Portfolio submission: Entrance to these 3 modules requires (a) module selection in OurCORS system and (b) submission of a portfolio to support the application. To submit your portfolio, please login to Canvas here (active during Round One). Please note that your portfolio submission needs to be anonymized i.e. the instructor is expected to evaluate the portfolios without knowing student names or IDs and the instructor will convey the final decisions or rankings to Registry. As such, please do not state your name or ID on the portfolio. Registry will be able to identify you via your Canvas account details. Submissions that are not in order may result in delay, or risk being rejected.
    i) YHU4214 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Entrance to this module requires submission of one or two examples of nonfiction of no more than 3000 words.
    ii) YHU4216 Advanced Poetry Writing: Entrance into this course requires submission of a portfolio of up to five poems. You may wish to note that the pre-requisite of this module is YHU1210 Introduction to Writing Poetry. If you have not taken the pre-requisite module previously, please include a letter expressing your interest with a detailed account of your writing/publication experience in addition to the portfolio of up to five poems.
  10. Change of Major/Minor: If you plan to change your declared Major/Minor, please submit your request via myYaleNUS. The outcome of the change will be updated in the system once the appropriate approvals are received.
  11. Round One Results: The results of your module selections from Round One will be available for viewing in Round Two. Please note that should you wish to drop an approved module, you may only do so during Round Three as Round Two is only for adding modules.
  12. Availability of Modules: You may refer to the Module Brief to check on the availability of each module prior to the start of each registration round.