Academic Evaluation (Exam) Policy


Exams are essential to evaluate the accomplishments of both instructors and students. It assesses the level of the student’s mastery of knowledge they are studying, as well as the outcome of methods of instructor’s teaching. Written and practical exams are applied to assess the knowledge of students in almost all courses. The percentage of written and practical exams will be set up based on the individual course. Meanwhile, attendance, participation in classroom discussion, and clinical performance will be considered when we evaluate the student’s academic process.
  1. There are mid-term and final exams each term on all courses. Students in graduation class must challenge the final exam and pass it to graduate. 60% is the minimum passing grade on all exams.
  2. Exams are held at prescheduled time and exams cannot be rescheduled to be written at times other than when the exam is to be administered except under exceptional circumstances only, and only with permission by the instructor and administration office.
  3. In general, 80% attendance is requires in order to receive full mark on the final exam for a given course. Students with less than 80% attendance must consult with the relevant instructors to make it up by submitting an additional essay, or project set up by the instructor. The policy of attendance for each course will be set up individually based on requirements of the professions of acupuncturists and massage therapists. Students need to consult with your instructors for the detailed policy for each course.
  4. Rules of conduct for exams. The rules during the exam are summarized as the following:
    1. Be punctual for exams. The door of the exam room must be closed fifteen (15) minutes after the commencement of the exam. Student who arrived 15 minute after the exam start will be considered as absent from the exam.
    2. Quietness must be kept throughout the exam. Students must not convey information in any manner whatsoever to other students during the exam and questions concerning the exam must be directed to the exam administrator or the supervisor.
    3. After handing in the exam paper, students should not loiter, or cause any disturbance in any way in and around the exam room, while the exam is proceeding.
    4. During the exam, students must not
    • bring unauthorized material to the exam room, such as books, study notes, or notes in any form or shape, and
    • Giving and receiving assistance during the exam.
    1. Students who violate the above rules may be disciplined accordingly.
  1. Students who fail a given exam may re-write the exam once. The grade on the basis of failure will not exceed to the grade of “Pass”.
  2. Other rules of academic evaluation
  1. Release of Grades
Student’s grade including written and practical exams are confidential, without student’s written consent, they could not be distributed to the third parties. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm their final grades by contacting the administration office at the end of each semester.
  1. Rescheduled Exam
The reschedule exam can only be approved by the Dean on exceptional circumstance such as illness, family emergency, etc. A written application must be submitted to the administration office and signed by the student, the instructor, and the academic Dean to proceed. Grade DF will show on the transcript until the exam is completed.
  1. Supplement Exam
Students whose grade for an individual course must be at least 40% to apply for a supplement exam. The student must submit the application in written to the administration office and it is the student’s responsibility to apply for the supplement exam. Students whose grade for an individual course less than 40% are not qualified for the supplement exam. The student must re-take the course in order to proceed.
  1. Reassessment of exam
Should students suspect the exam being wrongly marked, he/she may request a meeting with the instructor and the Dean for reassessment of his/her exam.

See other policies:
Attendance Policy
Academic Standing
Non-discrimination Policy
Health Care Insurance Policy for International Students
Student Complaint and Dispute Resolution Policy
The Policy of Disciplinary Procedure
The Policy of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Toward Violence
Standard Student Enrollment Contract with Tuition Refund Policy
Academic Appeal Policy


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