Before the commence of a new semester each student must choose the courses they want to take by filling out a Study Plan (Kartu Rencana Studi/KRS) on the Portal Akademik Mahasiswa dan Dosen (Palawa), which is the central academic online system at http://palawa.ugm.ac.id. Each student can log onto the Portal using their Student Registration Number (Nomor Induk Mahasiswa/NIM). The amount of credits a student may take in each semester (with the exception of the first semester) depends on their Grade Point Average (Indeks Prestasi Kumulatif/GPA/IPK) obtained in the previous semester, as formulated below:
GPA ≥ 3.00 : maximum 24 credits;
GPA 2.50-2.99 : maximum 21 credits;
GPA 2.00-2.49 : maximum 18 credits;
GPA 1.50-1.99 : maximum 15 credits; and
GPA ≤ 1.49 : maximum 12 credits.