Diploma in General Studies

Academic Calendar

2020/2021 Academic Year:

Diploma Programme Calendar

Important Dates

Registration, Miscellaneous Applications and Release of Results for Academic Year 2020/21 (Except Top-up Programmes)

 

Semester A 2020/21

Week

Date

Weekday

Event

 

24 August 2020

Monday

First day for online add/drop of web-enabled courses

 

29 August 2020

Saturday

Last day to apply for credit transfer/course exemption

Week 1

31 August 2020

Monday

Classes begin

Week 2

07 September 2020

Monday

Last day for course add/drop

Week 2

12 September 2020

Saturday

Last day to apply for:

  • reduced study load/exceeding maximum study load
  • withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses with no tuition fee charged (The acceptance fee paid at the time of admission will not be refunded under any circumstances.)

Week 3

13 September 2020

Sunday

First day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence & late drop of courses

Week 6

10 October 2020

Saturday

Last day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence & late drop of courses

Week 7

11 October 2020 onwards

Sunday

100% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence & late drop of courses

Week 10

(From) 05 November 2020

Thursday

Release of Semester A's examination schedule in Student Portal

Week 18

(From) 30 December 2020

Wednesday

Release of Semester A's course grades in Student Portal


Semester B 2020/21
 

Week

Date

Weekday

Event

 

30 November 2020

Monday

Last day to apply for programme transfer to be effective in Semester B 2020/21

 

Mid December 2020

 

Release of students' Personal Class Schedule for Semester B in Student Portal

 

29 December 2020

Tuesday

First day for online add/drop of web-enabled courses

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

 

03 January 2021

Sunday

Last day for online add/drop of web-enabled courses

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

 

04 January 2021

Monday

First day for paper request for add/drop of all courses

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

 

09 January 2021

Saturday

Last day to apply for credit transfer/course exemption 
(only applicable to student admitted in Semester B 2020/21)

Week 1

11 January 2021

Monday

Classes begin

Week 2

18 January 2021

Monday

Last day for paper request for add/drop of all courses

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 2

23 January 2021

Saturday

Last day to apply for:

  • reduced study load/exceeding maximum study load,
  • withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses with no tuition fee charged

Week 3

24 January 2021

Sunday

First day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 6

27 February 2021

Saturday

Last day: 50% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 7

28 February 2021 onwards

Sunday

100% tuition fee charged for withdrawal of studies, leave of absence and late drop of courses

Week 10

25 March 2021

Thursday

Release of Semester B's examination schedule in Student Portal

Week 13

24 April 2021

Saturday

Last day of teaching

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Last day to apply for late drop of courses

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 14

26 April 2021

Monday

First day of Student Revision period

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 14

30 April 2021

Friday

Last day of teaching

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)

Week 14

01 May 2021

Saturday

Last day of Student Revision period

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 15

03 May 2021

Monday

First day of Student Revision period

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)


First day of Examination period^

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 16

15 May 2021

Saturday

Last day of Student Revision period

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)


Last day of Examination period^

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

Week 17

17 May 2021

Monday

Semester Break starts

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

First day of Examination period^

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)

Week 17

22 May 2021

Saturday

Last day of Examination period^

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)

Week 18

24 May 2021

Monday

Semester Break starts

(only applicable to Diploma Students.)

Week 18

(From) 25 May 2021

Tuesday

Release of Semester B's course grades in Student Portal

Week 19

31 May 2021

Monday

Last day to apply for programme transfer to be effective in Semester A 2021/22

Week 19

5 June 2021

Saturday

Semester Break ends

(only applicable to Associate Degree and Self-financing Degree Students.)

 

Remarks: 

^

Student may apply for mitigation of extenuating circumstances if he/she reasonably believes that his/her ability to attend an examination has been adversely affected by the circumstances (i.e. Long-Term Illness/ Short-Term Illness/ Hospitalization/ Bereavement/ Serious Personal or Emotional Circumstances). He/she should submit the case with supporting evidence to the course-offering faculty as soon as possible but no later than 5 working days of the scheduled date for completing the affected examination.

 

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