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Initial Class Registration

You are required to register for classes every semester. It is important to submit your initial class registration (your first registration for classes submitted in a particular semester) within the specified deadline, otherwise a late registration fee may be imposed.

Students are required to register for classes every semester. Initial class registration means the first registration for classes submitted in a particular semester. It is important for students to submit their initial class registration within the specified deadline. Otherwise, a S$107.00 late registration fee penalty may be imposed.

To avoid the penalty, we recommended that you submit a tentative class registration within the initial registration period first. You may still amend your schedule in SRS even after submitting an initial registration.

The Registrar’s Office will process all registration requests within two or three working days. If you do not receive any registration confirmation email within that period, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for the initial class registration deadlines.

Adding or Dropping Courses

As soon as the initial registration has been processed, you may add or drop from courses. Each semester’s add/drop periods are defined on the Academic Calendar. You are strongly advised to be aware of these dates as it may have an effect on tuition fees and academics.

Please refer to the academic implications for each drop period:

Drop PeriodImplications
Within weeks one and two of the semesterNo academic penalty
From week three through seven of the semester“W” (Withdrawn) on transcript
From week eight of the semester or later“F” (Fail) on transcript (or the equivalent calculated final grade, if applicable)

Registration Override

Registration override is required if you are requesting to be added in a class due to any of the following reasons:

  • Missing a pre- or co-requisite
  • Missed the Add deadline
  • Class capacity is full
  • Course overload (with permission to take more than 21 credits in a semester)

You must also obtain approvals from the course instructor, the Department Chair and the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs. Once all signatures are collected, you may submit the form to the Registrar’s Office for processing. An email notification will be sent as soon as you have been added into the class.

If you need any clarification, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Independent Study

When requesting an independent study, please take note of the guidelines mentioned below.


  • You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

  • The independent study must include comprehensive objectives in a written proposal.

  • The independent study must demonstrate the relevance and appropriateness to the program outcomes.

  • The independent study must promote a high level of self-directed learning.

  • The independent study must engage the student to interact with the instructor throughout the course.

Application Procedure

  1. Develop a plan or idea for an independent study.

  2. Approach the Department Chair to discuss the feasibility and the supervision of course work.

  3. Meet with the faculty member to develop the proposal.

  4. Submit the completed Independent Study Approval form, the Independent Study Proposal and the Current Grade Report (printed from SRS) to the Department Chair and the Dean of Faculty and Academics Affairs for approval.

  5. Forward the signed forms to the Registrar’s Office for registration.

Components of Independent Study Proposal

  1. General Information

    • Course name and course number

    • Course description and area of study

    • Number of credits to be issued: One Credit Hour is approximately equal to 40 clock hours of proposed independent study activity per semester

  2. Specific Information

    • Learning objectives and outcomes

    • Approach to be used (directed reading, instructions and supervision, and/or lab experience, exercises and projects, etc.)

    • Information and textbooks, references, and reading materials

    • Means of communication between student and faculty member throughout the course of independent study

  3. Means of Evaluation (one or more)

    • A tangible product such as a project, presentation, or written review of the literature

    • Homework assignments or exams

    • Grading policy and rubrics

  4. Plan for Implementation

    • Guidelines, schedules, benchmarks, and/or milestones

    • Weekly task breakdowns throughout the semester

For more information on independent study, please refer to the independent study guideline or contact the Registrar’s Office.


Prior to applying for an internship, you are advised to review the entry requirements for the respective program first. You may contact Jocelyne Li of Career & Alumni Services to enquire on available internship opportunities.

General Information

  • Internships may vary in duration but generally last for one semester (three to four months).

    • You may apply 20 hours of work or more per week towards your internship if attending two or more classes in a semester; a total of 225 hours is required for successful completion.

  • You must obtain the approval from the internship coordinator of the respective department before starting the internship.

  • You must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • Internships started after the midterm of the current semester will be counted towards the following semester for credit.

    • It is highly encouraged to register for internship within the Add deadline. Otherwise, students will be required to complete the registration override on top of the internship form so as to consider the internship for the current semester.


  1. Complete the internship form and obtain the signatures of the company’s supervisor and DigiPen’s internship coordinator.

  2. Submit the signed internship form to the Registrar’s Office for course code creation.

  3. The Registrar’s Office will notify you to register in SRS once the internship course is created. You should receive a confirmation email once the registration is processed.

During the internship, you must sign an attendance sheet daily which should be verified by your company supervisor. At the end of the internship, you must submit the internship form to the internship coordinator for grading. Note that internship grades are not calculated towards your cumulative GPA.