Chapter 1. Student Rights and Obligations

  Article 3. The students are legally entitled:

  (1) to participating in the activities in the program outline and the use of teaching resources provided by the school;

  (2) to participating in social practice, volunteer service, entertainment and sports events, scientific, technological, and cultural innovation events, taking a part-time job to subsidize their study while studying at college and obtaining employment, entrepreneurship guidance and services;

  (3) to application for scholarships, grants and student loans;

  (4) to scientific and fair evaluation in moral conduct and academic achievements and obtaining their academic qualifications and degree certificates after they have earned the credits needed for their degrees.

  (5) to organizing and participating in student organizations and school management in an appropriate way, and to the right to be informed of, participate in, express and supervise the relevant affairs of schools and students' rights and interests;

  (6) to an appeal against a decision or punishment from the school to the school or educational administrative departments; to an appeal or a lawsuit against the school or a school staff member(s) if their legitimate rights and interests of their personal and property rights are harmed.

  (7) to the legitimate rights and the rights by regulations and school rules.

  Article 4. The students shall perform the following obligations according to laws:

  (1) observance of the Constitution and the laws and regulations;

  (2) observance of the school rules and regulations;

  (3) maintenance of academic integrity and completion of academic studies;

  (4) paying the tuition and fees according to the regulations and fulfilling the corresponding obligation to obtain loans and grants;

  (5) observance of students conduct codes, respecting teachers, and developing good ideological and moral and behavior habits;

  (6) the legitimate obligations and the obligations by regulations and school rules.


Chapter 2. Student Registration Administration

1.Admission and Registration

  Article 5. New students register with their Admission Notice within the time limit for admission to school. Those who are unable to register on schedule shall ask for a leave of absence for no more than two weeks in writing. Those who do not ask for a leave of absence or do not return in time shall be deemed to have given up their qualifications except for the proper reasons such as force majeure.

  Article 9. The school shall assign a student number for each student, which may not be changed before the student leaves the school.

Article 11 The unregistered student may not attend the classes scheduled in that semester or use the school learning resources.


2. Length of Schooling

Article 12. The length of the general full-time undergraduate programs schooling is 4 years. The length of general full-time 3-year college programs schooling is 3 years. The length of the undergraduate programs schooling for the 3-year college graduates is 2 years. The length of the higher vocational education schooling for the secondary vocational college graduates is 2 years. The length of the undergraduate programs schooling for the secondary vocational college graduates is 4 years.

Article 13. The length of schooling is flexible. The students may adjust their academic progress according to their length of schooling. Apart from the case of joining the army and other circumstances speculated by the government, the study peirod of the 4-year undergraduate program is 3-6 years, that of the 3-year college program is 2-4.5 years, that of the undergraduate program for the 3-year college graduates is 1.5-3 years, that of the higher vocational education schooling for the secondary vocational college graduates is 1.5-3 years and that of the undergraduate programs schooling for the secondary vocational college graduate is 3-6 years.


3. Assessment and Academic Record

Article 14. The students shall take all the examinations for the courses speculated in the program outline. The assessment results will be recorded in the studentsfiles

Article 15. There are two types of assessments, i.e. examinations and assignments. Assessment results are recorded by the centesimal system.

Article 16. The final result of each course is composed of daily performance (attendance, homework, exercises, class tests, mid-term examinations, etc.) and the final examination results. The form of curriculum assessment can be open or closed book assessments, oral or written, hands-on practice, essays, oral defense etc.

Article 18. Students who are absent from class (including the lab time) for more than 1/3 of the total teaching hours or fail to submit 1/3 of their total homework for the whole semester may not participate in the assessments of the course.

Article 19. One is not allowed to ask for a leave of absence during the assessment in principle. Students who are unable to take part in the examination in case of physical condition and attendance of the postgraduate entrance exams, should apply for a delay of examination with the hospital diagnosis or the postgraduate entrance examination notice at their colleges (schools) before the exams. Those who are not able to apply in advance should submit their application and the relevant evidence within 3 working days. With the approval of the colleges (schools) and the documents filing of the academic affairs department students can take part in the next assessment once. The assessment result is the final results of the course. There is no opportunity for a delayed examination for college-wide elective courses.

Article 20. Absent from the assessments for no reasons, students score "0" for the course with the note of "absent from the examination" on their academic record. They may not take the examination again.

Article 21. Students who breach the rules or cheat in the examination score "0" for the course with the note of "cheating in the examination" orbreaching the rules in the examon the academic record. Their misconduct shall be dealt with according to the "Shanghai Polytechnic University Guidelines for Identification and Penalties for Student Assessment Misconduct ".

Article 22. Students have the right to check their score with a written application to their college within 5 working days after the result is released. Upon the approval of the college, the designated personnel check the studentsscores and communicate to the students in written form. If there is a mistake in the scores, the studentsresults are revised according to the prescribed procedures.

Article 23. Students who complete the courses and pass the examinations obtain the corresponding credits.

Article 24. The courses completed and the credits obtained by the students who drop out of school will be recorded in their academic records. When they re-take the entrance examination, qualify for admission and return to school, their credits obtained can be recognized.

Article 25. The school adopts the grade point average to measure the studentsacademic performance comprehensively. It can be used as an important index for application for scholarships, minor majors, early graduation and degrees etc. Course Grade Points = (Course grade-50)/10, Course credits = Course Grade Point x Course credits, GPA =course credits points/course credits.

Article 26. Students unable to participate in the teaching activities stipulated in the program outline on time shall ask for a leave of absence in advance. If the student is absent without approval, he or she is given a warning or a misconduct penalty according to the rules of the school. If students leave the school for no more than two days they need the approval of the lecturer.  The approved leave note should be submitted to the Class Advisor for filing. If students leave the school for no more than one week they need the approval of the lecturer.  The approved leave note should be submitted to the Class Advisor and the deputy CPC secretary for filing. If students leave the school for more than one week they need the approval of the lecturer. The approved leave note should be submitted to the Class Advisor, the deputy CPC secretary and the deputy dean for filing. If the students are unable to return to school in time, they shall extend their leave in accordance with the above rules. Otherwise, students shall receive a misconduct penalty for skipping a class.


5. Course Selection, Course Exemption and Class Exemption


Article 30. The course selection system is implemented in accordance with the requirements of the complete credit system teaching management.

(1) The courses fall into two categories: compulsory courses and elective courses.

(2) Students graduate after they complete each course required in their program outlines and obtain all credits within the time limit.

(3) Students are required to read in detail the program outlines and course introductions each semester before their course selection. They should select courses under the guidance of their academic instructors. The courses in a sequential order should be selected accordingly.

(4) Students shall complete all the learning components of a selected course.

(5) In principle, the credits of the courses selected in one semester shall not be under 15 or exceed 25.

Article 31. According to the program outlines, participation in innovative entrepreneurship, social practice and other activities and academic papers publication, patent licensing and other experience or achievements related to their academic learning can be converted to credits and the students may be exempt from the corresponding courses. The grades will be accredited by their course coordinators and filed at the colleges.

Article 32. Students may apply for the exemption from the course if qualified.

(1) The students have the ability or qualification required in the program outlines. The course coordinator shall review and accredit the corresponding results for the approval of the Academic Affairs Office. With the approval the students can be exempted from the corresponding courses without any payment.

(2) The following courses are not eligible for exemption: political theories (including situations and policy courses), physical education (except for the army recruits and cases stipulated by the government), military theories and hands-on practices.

Article 33. Students may apply for class exemption for a course they redo if they can meet the course objectives through self-study. They may be exempt from attending the class if accredited by their course coordinators and filed at the colleges. However, they need to submit their assignments and complete the course assessments.


6. Make-up Examination and Re-do Course

Article 34. Students will have an opportunity to take a new exam once they have failed. Passing the exam, they will score 60 points and obtain the credits for the course. The school will record the test result annotated as "make-up test".

Article 35. Students who fail in the physical Education, elective courses, situation and policy courses, hands-on training practice courses and graduation thesis do not take a new examination. They can only redo the course. Students can only take one PE class per semester (including re-do course).

Article 36. Students must redo the compulsory course if they fail in the final examination. They may redo the electives or choose another one of the same category if they fail in the exam. For the college wide electives, they may redo the courses or choose another one.

Article 37. There is no limit of the number of times for redoing a course within the learning period. The school shall record the results of the course in an authetic and complete manner, annotated as "redo courses". The highest scores of exams are recorded as the final grade points of the course.

8. Suspension of Schooling and School Reentry

Article 40. Students may complete their studies progressively. They shall complete their studies within the maximum period of study specified by the school (including suspension of schooling and retention of student registration).

Article 41. Studentsapplication for a school suspension shall be reviewed and approved by their college, and verified by the Academic Affairs Office. Applicants shall go through the schooling suspension process timely. Generally the maximum of period of suspension is one year. Within the maximum period of study, the total period of suspension shall not exceed two years. Applicants for studying abroad at their own expenses may apply for a one-year suspension with a notice of admission to the overseas schools. Those who start their own business may retain their studentsregistration for one year with a business plan. They may apply for an extension of two years with an industrial and commercial registration, patent authorization, VC certificate.

Article 42. Students shall go through the required schooling suspension formalities before leaving school and the school shall retain their studentsregistration. Students do not enjoy the rights when they are in the period of suspension. The medical expenses of the students who have suspended schooling for health problems are settled according to the regulations of the State and Shanghai municipal government.

Article 44. Students may resume schooling in accordance with the following provisions:

(1) The students are required to go through the formalities of school resumption in time. It is regarded as automatic dropping out of school otherwise.

(2) Students leaving school for medical reasons may resume schooling with a diagnosis verifying the studentsrecovery by a Level II or higher hospital and approval of the school.

(3) Students leaving school to start their own business may resume schooling with their business summary report and approval of the school.

(4) Students shall apply for resumption of schooling prior to a new semester with relevant evidence of proof when the suspension expires.

(5) During the period of schooling suspension, students who breach the laws and rules and cause sever consequences shall be disqualified for schooling resumption.

Article 45. Students who resume schooling shall, in principle, be enrolled in a group of the new enrollment of the same program. If there is no enrollment for that year, they may be transferred to a similar program.

Article 46. During the period of schooling suspension, students may return to their original class if their absence from class is not more than 1/3 of the total number of the school hours and they meet the prerequisite of the school resumption.


9. Academic Warning, Dropout and Extension of Study Period

  Article 47. Students will receive academic warnings if the credits obtained are not more than 2/3 of the credits selected each semester.

  Article 48. Student may drop out of school under the following circumstances:

  (1) Their academic grades do not meet the school requirement or they do not finish school within the study period (including suspended schooling);

  (2) Having 4 academic warnings;

  (3) Failing to submit schooling resumption application or being qualified for resumption after their suspension and studentsregistration retention expire.

  (4) Unable to continue their study as they suffer from diseases and accidental injuries diagnosed by a Level II or III hospital;

  (5) Absence from school for two consecutive weeks without permission;

  (6) Failing to register in time without permission for a delayed registration;

  (7) Unable to complete their studies and the like.

  Students who apply to drop out of school can go through the school-leaving procedures with the review of the colleges and Academic Affairs Office, and the approval of the President office. In principle, application for dropping out is around the seventh week in the fall and spring semester each year.

  Article 49. Students dropping out of school complete the school leaving procedures within 10 working days from the date of receiving the notice of dropping out of colleges. Their personnel files and the household registration will be registered back to their original registration place or their household registration place.

  Article 50. Students who have objections to school-leaving decision shall refer to Article 62.

  Article 51. Students who have not completed their study on time may apply for an extension of their study period within the maximum length of schooling. Applicants shall apply in the last month of the last semester. Applications shall be reviewed for approval by the college and verified by the Academic Affairs Office. Students who fail to complete their study in in the extended period of time shall apply for the second time with a reference to theShanghai Polytechnic University Guidelines for the Student with Study Period Extension Administration.


10. Graduation, Completion of Study, Study Certificate and Degree Awards

  Article 52. The school adopts the complete credit system teaching management. Students who complete their study with a qualified result in the specified time limit and meet the ethical, intellectual and physical requirements graduate and are awarded with graduation certificate.

  Article 53. Students may do their graduation thesis when they have obtained 90% or more of the total credits required in the program.

  Article 54. Student shall submit an application to their college one semester in advance for an early graduation. They may start their graduation thesis with the approval of their college.

  Article 55. Students who complete their study in the specified time limit but do not meet requirements for graduation will be awarded with a completion of study certificate. They may go back to school to continue to study the relevant courses within the maximum learning period. Meeting the graduation requirements, they may change completion of study certificate into a graduation certificate in the time specified by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

  Article 56.Students who obtain the credits required but on academic probation can be awarded a completion of study certificate. After a clear of probationary status within the learning period, student can apply for a graduation certificate with a review of their ethics and academic study.

  Article 57. Students who failure to graduate or complete their study on time without an application for extension will get a decision of having studied at the school in two weeks of the following semester. The university does not retain the studentsregistration and their personnel files. Their household registration will be registered back to their household registration place.

  Article 58 Students who have studied for more than one school year, and have been through the school-leaving procedures are given a certificate of study.

  Article 59. Undergraduates eligible for graduation may be awarded a bachelors degree in accordance with theDegree Ordinance of the People's Republic of Chinaand theBachelor's Degree (General full-time) Award Policy of Shanghai Polytechnic University.

  Article 60. If there is a loss or damage of the graduation certificate, the completion of study certificate and certificate of study, students may apply for a certificate issued by the school. The certificate bearing the same certificate number is of the same effect as the original certificate. The certificate is issued by the current president of the school and is electronically annotated in the Chinese Higher Education Student Information System, while the original certificate is marked as invalid.

  Article 61. Students who have been in school for less than one year or excluded from school shall be issued with a certificate of study.


Chapter 3. Grievance Procedures

Article 62. Student may appeal to the Students Appeals Settlement Office of the SSPU Faculty and Student Appeals Committee against a decision in accordance with theShanghai Polytechnic University Students Appeals Settlement Policywithin 10 days from the date of receiving the decision. The secretariat of the Students Appeals Settlement Office is located at the School Youth League.


Chapter 4. Supplementary Provisions

  Article 63. This Policy is in effect from September 1, 2017. TheShanghai Polytechnic University Students' Registration Policy ((2015) No. 128)is invalid at the same time. The Academic Affairs Office is responsible for the interpretation of this policy.