HUFS announced a change in school regulations on March 4, varying from minor to major regulations.
There was a change on rules about leave of absence. It is clearly warranted up to a maximum of six semesters - which is equivalent to three years - can be taken off for every HUFSans, but if the reason behind doing so is to do a start-up, HUFS does not accept that as a period of absence.
Second, due to the repeal of the Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL) major and the College of Law, freshmen whose major is KFL, while admitted into HUFS belonging to the Division of International Studies would be assigned to the Division of KFL from 2019. Since the College of Law has disappeared, pupils whose major used to be law belonged to the Dept. of Public Administration from March 2, 2018. HUFS acknowledged a certain number of credits students got from their former majors and exempted a graduation thesis requirement as compensation.
There was sudden slight change in the process of getting a degree. It is not mandatory for students to have a double-major from now on, nor they do not need to take intensive major courses.
“I was quite surprised to find out there is a change in the curriculum system. A lot of people still yet don’t know about it,” said Kim So-eun, who majors in the Dept. of International Economics and Law ‘14.