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FAQ for PG Students - Pre-enrollment


1. What is pre-enrollment?

Before the start of the validation period, ARO pre-enrolls students to the required courses or the courses designated by the School Advising Office / Program Office that the students belong.

2. When & How to check my pre-enrollment result?

From the start day of the validation period and onwards, you may access the Student Center to check your pre-enrollment result. The Student Center can be accessed via Student Intranet (

3. Will I be pre-enrolled to all my required courses?

In regular terms, research postgraduates will be pre-enrolled to the thesis course if they have obtained a "PP" grade in the previous regular term.  Besides, according to the requirement of students' programs, PDEV courses will be pre-enrolled for them also if they have not yet passed the relevant course. 

In some special cases, ARO will pre-enroll upon the request of the program office and according to the list sent from the office.  However, under the following circumstances, pre-enrollment will not be done:

1.) you have failed / not taken the pre-requisite of the required course(s), or

2.) you have already taken the course in previous terms.


4. What if I need to repeat a required course, or have not taken some required courses in previous term(s)?

You need to enroll the courses by yourself during the enrollment period. Take note that only two courses (excluding audited courses) in a postgraduate program may be retaken, and unless otherwise specified, each may be repeated only once. The new grade obtained at the second attempt will replace the previous grade in the calculation of the grade averages.

5. Can I change the class sections of my pre-enrolled courses?

For most courses with multiple sections, you may swap your class section(s) during the enrollment period but please observe the class matching rule.

6. Can I drop a pre-enrolled course?

Dropping a pre-enrolled course is strongly discouraged as it may affect your academic progress. But if you have strong reasons to do so, you may seek such approval during the validation period. Refer FAQ “Validation Question 7” for details. Please note that if you drop a pre-enrolled course, the pre-enrollment may not be arranged for you again in future terms.