NUS to extend grade-free scheme for freshman

With the further extension of the grade-free scheme, the university hopes students will get more time, space and opportunities to pursue “adventurous and deep learning”. Nearly a third of the modules read by first-year students last year were non-core modules, outside of their immediate field of study.ST FILE PHOTO For the last two years, the National University of Singapore has allowed its freshmen a grade-free semester to help them transition into degree studies – a scheme which has proven very popular. Now, the university wants to take it further, by allowing a virtually grade-free first year. Currently, the university allows its students to write off their less-than-stellar grades of up to five modules in their first semester. From this August, first-year students can write off grades for up to eight…


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