1) I would like to read GER1000/GEQ1000 but I can't find the module in CORS to bid for it. What should I do?

GER1000 & GEQ1000 is pre-allocated to students according to the schedule set out by the respective Faculties. You are unable to bid for the module. Please refer here for more information.


2) Am I able to choose which Semester to read the GER1000/GEQ1000?

No. Please refer to the pre-allocation guidelines for your Major/Programme schedule.

If your Major/Programme is scheduled to read the module in a specific Semester, you are not allowed to drop the module to read in another Semester due to your study schedule. Please contact your Faculty for more information. 

If your Major/Programme is scheduled to read the module at random (Year 1 Sem 1 or 2, or otherwise), this means that pre-allocation is done randomly with the understanding from your Faculty that it is least disruptive as your Major/Programme does not have any strict study schedule. Hence, you are not allowed to choose when to read the module.


3) I have recently dropped out from UTCP. Do I need to read GEQ1000?

You should receive an email from the GE committee stating whether you have fulfilled the GE requirements. If the email states that you are required to read GEQ1000, please send in an appeal to the respective mailbox and provide a copy of the email from the GE committee for consideration. 


4) I am from the 2015/2016 cohort, can I take GEQ1000 to fulfill the Asking Questions pillar of the GE requirement?

GEQ1000 is only offered to cohort AY2016/2017 onwards.  For cohort AY15/16, your fifth GE module can be fulfilled by reading an additional module from the Human Cultures, Singapore Studies or Thinking and Expression pillar.


5) In CORS, I see that GER1000/GEQ1000 lecture is scheduled on a weekend. Do I need to attend class on the weekend?

No. There are no physical lecture classes for GER1000. The weekend lecture class is a "dummy" slot and you may ignore it. You only need to attend tutorials fortnightly, which you will ballot for. You may refer here for balloting details. 


6) I am pre-allocated GER1000 but my friend is pre-allocated GER1000P. Why are there different codes?

GER1000E/K/P/R/S/T/W and GEQ1000E/K/P/R/S/T/W are meant for Hall Freshmen from cohort AY17/18 only. For more information, click here


7) I have failed/received a CU/U grade for GER1000/GEQ1000. Do I need to read the module again?

Yes. Please refer to here for details on repeat of modules. 


8) I received a D grade for GER1000. Do I need to read the module again? What if I use my S/U option?

Students are not allowed to repeat modules they have received grade D or better. However, if you choose to exercise S/U option on your D grade, the corresponding grade will be U (Unsatisfactory). You would then need to read the module again. Please refer to here for details on repeat of modules. 


1) How do I choose the tutorial slot that I want?

You have to ballot for a tutorial class. Please refer here


2) What does "odd" and "even" weeks mean?

Please refer to the NUS Academic calendar here

For GER1000 (6 tutorial sessions)

  • Odd weeks - Week 3, 5, 7, 9, 11. Poster presentation on Week 13.
  • Even weeks - Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Poster presentation on Week 12.

For GEQ1000 (5 tutorial sessions)

  • Odd weeks - Week 3, 5, 7, 9, 11.
  • Even weeks - Week 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.


3) I was successfully allocated a tutorial class after the balloting round but wish to change it. How do I go about doing so?

Please wait for the Add/Drop/Swap Period to swap your classes via CORS. You may refer to the CORS Briefing Slides for Freshmen


4) I requested for a swap during the Add/Drop/Swap Period. How do I know if it is successful?

You may refer to the CORS Briefing Slides for Freshmen on how to add/swap your tutorial slot. If CORS does not swap your tutorial by the end of the Add/Drop/Swap Period, it means your swap request was unsuccessful. 


5) The Add/Drop/Swap Period is over. I was successfully allocated a GER1000/GEQ1000 tutorial class 2-4pm at FASS but I have another class 4-6pm at FoS. Can I change my GER1000/GEQ1000 tutorial class as the travelling time for my next class is too long?

No. As per NUS policy, classes should end 30 minutes in advance to allow travelling time for the next class.

1) I am a Kent Ridge Hall freshman but am not pre-allocated GER1000K in Year 1 Sem 1. What should I do?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will be pre-allocated GER1000K if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1. Do check here to ensure that your Major/Programme is not stated under the Exceptions for Hall Freshmen. 


2) I am a Hall freshman and should be reading GER1000 in Year 1 Sem 1. However, according to the pre-allocation guidelines, my Major/Programme states I will read GER1000 in Year 1 Sem 2 instead. Which one is correct?

Your Major/Programme takes precedence. You will be pre-allocated GER1000 in Sem 2 & attend tutorials outside of your Hall. You may refer here for more details. 


3) I have just recently moved out from King Edward VII into Sheares Hall but am not pre-allocated GER1000S.

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will be pre-allocated GER1000S if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1. If your appeal is sent after Iteration Round 1, you will have to continue to attend the tutorials at King Edward VII Hall. 


4) I am a Raffles Hall freshman and am pre-allocated GER1000R. However, I have just applied to move out of the Hall. Can I drop GER1000R so I need not read the module at Raffles Hall?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You may be pre-allocated GER1000 and attend tutorials outside of your Hall if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1, provided the module has not reached full subscription. If your appeal is sent after Iteration Round 1 and/or the module is fully subscribed, you will have to continue reading GER1000R and attend the tutorials at the Hall. 


5) I am a freshman from Eusoff Hall but I am not able to attend any of the GER1000E tutorial slots located at Eusoff Hall due to timetable clash. What should I do?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will attend tutorials located at other Halls. 


6) I am not a Hall freshman but I want to attend tutorials located at Halls. 

This is not allowed. 


7) I am from Prince George's Park Residences (PGPR). Can I read GER1000P?

 No. GER1000P is meant to be read by Prince George's Park House (PGPH) freshman only. 


8) I am a Year 2 Temasek Hall resident. Can I read GEQ1000T?

No. Only Hall Freshmen will attend tutorials at their Halls and, 

  • only if they are reading GER1000 in Year 1 Sem 1
  • only if they are reading GEQ1000 in Year 1 Sem 2
  • For cohort AY17/18 onwards only

1) I am a Kent Ridge Hall freshman but am not pre-allocated GEQ1000K in Year 1 Sem 2. What should I do?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will be pre-allocated GEQ1000K if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1. Do check here to ensure that your Major/Programme is not stated under the Exceptions for Hall Freshmen. 


2) I am a Hall freshman and should be reading GEQ1000 in Year 1 Sem 2. However, according to the pre-allocation guidelines, my Major/Programme states I will read GEQ1000 in Year 2 Sem 1 or Sem 2 instead. Which one is correct?

Your Major/Programme takes precedence. You will be pre-allocated GEQ1000 in Year 2 Sem 1 or Sem 2 & attend tutorials outside of your Hall. You may refer here for more details. 


3) I have just recently moved out from King Edward VII into Sheares Hall but am not pre-allocated GEQ1000S.

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will be pre-allocated GEQ1000S if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1. If your appeal is sent after Iteration Round 1, you will have to continue to attend the tutorials at King Edward VII Hall. 


4) I am a Raffles Hall freshman and am pre-allocated GEQ1000R. However, I have just applied to move out of the Hall. Can I drop GEQ1000R so I need not read the module at Raffles Hall?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You may be pre-allocated GEQ1000 and attend tutorials outside of your Hall if you send in an appeal before Tutorial Iteration Round 1, provided the module has not reached full subscription. If your appeal is sent after Iteration Round 1 and/or the module is fully subscribed, you will have to continue reading GEQ1000R and attend the tutorials at the Hall. 


5) I am a freshman from Eusoff Hall but I am not able to attend any of the GEQ1000E tutorial slots located at Eusoff Hall due to timetable clash. What should I do?

Please send in an appeal via CORS stating your situation. You will attend tutorials located at other Halls. 


6) I am not a Hall freshman but I want to attend tutorials located at Halls. 

This is not allowed. 


7) I am from Prince George's Park Residences (PGPR). Can I read GEQ1000P?

 No. GEQ1000P is meant to be read by Prince George's Park House (PGPH) freshman only. 


8) I am a Year 2 Temasek Hall resident. Can I read GEQ1000T?

No. Only Hall Freshmen will attend tutorials at their Halls and, 

  • only if they are reading GER1000 in Year 1 Sem 1
  • only if they are reading GEQ1000 in Year 1 Sem 2
  • For cohort AY17/18 onwards only

For all updates and correspondence with NUS, please use your NUS email account. You should have received an email from lifelonglearning@nus.edu.sg with regards to your account.

1) I have been assigned GEQ1000/GER1000. As an Alumni, are my requirements similar to that of Undergraduate students?

Yes, your requirements will be the same to that of an Undergraduate student. You will have to attend all tutorial classes and attempt all assignments and assessments for the module, including tests and exams (if any). You may check the module requirements at IVLE.


2) Will I get a certificate upon completion of the module?

A transcript will be available for all students.


3) Where do I check my class details (time, venue, dates)?

You should have received an email from lifelonglearning@nus.edu.sg to check your class details at the mySIS page.


4) I have more questions regarding the modules that I can read as an alumni, who can I ask?

You may write to SCALE - School of Continuing and Lifelong Education at lifelonglearning@nus.edu.sg.


1) I have opted to read the module on an Audit basis, what do I have to do?

You will have access to the online lectures and videos, and may participate in online discussions, and attend the in-class tutorials that you are assigned to.


2) What are the requirements to attain the Audit grade? Do I need to do any assignments or MCQ quizzes?

For GEQ1000: There are no minimal requirements. You do not need to do or submit any of the assignments, but if you wish to learn and do the assignments, you are encouraged to do so.

For GER1000: You are required to attend at least 2 tutorials and attempt at least 3 IVLE quizzes. You will not sit for the mid-term test and final examination.  


3) What will show on my transcript if I opt for Audit?

An ‘AUD’ grade will be shown on your transcript, indicating that you have audited the module.


4) Is this a stackable unit that I can use to qualify to read another module or course?

If this module is a prerequisite for your next module or course, you will require a letter grade (CS, A+, A, etc.) for the module. An AUD grade may not be sufficient to meet the prerequisite.


5) Will there be a certificate if I opted for Audit?

A transcript is available for all students regardless of the grading option made.