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NUS Lowers Requirements for Honours Programme

Starting August, students will need to maintain a lower Cumulative Average Point (CAP) score to qualify for the HonoursProgramme at the National University of Singapore (NUS).


The new cohort of students will need only to maintain a CAP score of 3.20 at the end of 3 years to pursue an Honours degree in their 4th year. That’s down from the previous CAP score of 3.50.


NUS says it is lowering the CAP score requirement because it has seen an increase in the quality of students who are enrolling in the school.


The move will impact students from these schools:

-Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

-Faculty of Science and the School of Business,


NUS will extend the revised requirement to the two existing cohorts of students that have yet to graduate.


The university will also be adopting the US system for its Honours degree classification, saying this will better reflect the accomplishments of students. This reclassification will apply to all faculties, except Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Yale-NUS College.


After the change:

First Class Honours –>Honours (Highest Distinction)

Second Class (Upper) Honours –>Honours (Distinction)

Second Class (Lower) Honours –>Honours (Merit)

Third Class Honours –>Honours


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