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
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 students’files
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.
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.
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.
Students who breach the rules or cheat in the examination score "0"
for the course with the note of "cheating in the examination" or“breaching the rules in the exam”on the academic record. Their misconduct shall be dealt with
according to the "Shanghai Polytechnic University Guidelines for
Identification and Penalties for Student Assessment Misconduct ".
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 students’scores and communicate to the students in written form. If there is
a mistake in the scores, the students’results are revised according to the prescribed procedures.
Students who complete the courses and pass the examinations obtain the
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 students’academic 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.
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
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.
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.
shall complete all the learning components of a selected course.
principle, the credits of the courses selected in one semester shall not be
under 15 or exceed 25.
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.
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.
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
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
6. Make-up Examination and Re-do Course
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
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).
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.
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
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).
Students’application 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 students’registration 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.
Students shall go through the required schooling suspension formalities before
leaving school and the school shall retain their students’registration. 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.
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.
leaving school for medical reasons may resume schooling with a diagnosis
verifying the students’recovery by a
Level II or higher hospital and approval of the school.
leaving school to start their own business may resume schooling with their
business summary report and approval of the school.
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.
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.
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
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
(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 students’registration 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
(6) Failing to register in time without permission for a delayed
(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
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 the“Shanghai Polytechnic University Guidelines
for the Student with Study Period Extension Administration”.
10. Graduation, Completion of Study, Study Certificate and
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
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 students’registration
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
Article 59. Undergraduates eligible for graduation may be awarded a
bachelor’s degree in accordance
with the“Degree Ordinance of the
People's Republic of China”and the“Bachelor's Degree (General full-time) Award Policy of Shanghai
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
Student may appeal to the Students Appeals Settlement Office of the SSPU
Faculty and Student Appeals Committee against a decision in accordance with the“Shanghai Polytechnic University Students
Appeals Settlement Policy”within 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. The“Shanghai 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