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Academic Records


The Division of Educational Affairs, within the Office of Academic Affairs, located in the Administration Building (Bldg. 60, 1st floor), is responsible for keeping track of students’ academic records and issuing related certificates. Any needs regarding one’s academic records, including verification, changes, certificates, et cetera, are to be directed to the Division of Educational Affairs.

Types of Certificates AvailableSNU offers a variety of certificates, each suited to a different purpose. The list below will help you find what you need.

Types of Certificates Description
Scholastic Record Certifies a student’s official academic grades.
- Minimum of one semester required for issuance
- Honors and order of standing are included upon request
Graduation Certificate Certifies graduation from undergraduate programs
Degree Certificate Certifies master’s or doctoral degrees earned
Certificate of Course Completion Certifies completion of a certain academic program including medical, dental, and veterinary medical programs
Certificate of
Expected Graduation
Certifies that a student is currently in the final semester of his/her undergraduate program, and will complete it
Certificate of Expected Degree Certifies that a student has nearly completed a master’s or doctoral program, and that his/her degree thesis is under review
Certificate of Expected Course Completion Certifies that a student is currently registered in the final semester of his/her master’s or doctoral program
Attendance Certificate Certifies that a student is currently enrolled and attending SNU
Enrollment Certificate Certifies past enrollment history. Students currently taking a leave of absence, or not registered for other reasons, are issued this certificate as proof of studentship at SNU
Certificate of Graduate Research Student Certifies the status of a student who has completed course studies and is currently registered as a researcher for the completion of his/her thesis
Certificate of
Credit Acquisition in Law
Certifies the credits earned from completing law courses approved by the Ministry of Justice
Certificate of
Expectant Acquisition on 
Teaching License
Certifies the status of a student who has completed teacher training program and is scheduled to graduate
Certificate of Open
Course Completion
Certifies completion of open lectures.

SNU Honors System

At the time of graduation, SNU grants honors to students who have achieved high levels of academic success. Honor awards can be printed on your official transcript or other certificates upon request. Awards will be indicated on certificates as, ”(S)he was graduated with honors. (Summa cum laude)” If the applicant happens to have a record of disciplinary action or eviction from SNU, honors will not be granted. The list of honors is as listed below.

For students graduating after 1994, two honors options are available.
  • Students with a GPA of 3.9 or above are awarded “Summa cum laude.”
  • Students with a GPA of 3.6 or above are awarded “Cum laude.”

Grading and GPA display on official academic transcripts

Upon request, the 4.3-scale GPA may be converted to a percentage scale. This service is optional, and applicants must notify the school in advance.

Grade A+ A0 A- B+ B0 B- C+ C0 C- D+ D0 D- F
GPA 4.3 4 3.7 3.3 3 2.7 2.3 2 1.7 1.3 1 0.7 0
100% 100 96 93 89 86 83 79 76 73 69 66 63 0
Last updated in 2012