This procedure will assess whether a student is eligible to graduate within a certain period of study (generally four years for regular students). In Japan, students are often requested to submit a “Certificate of Prospective Graduation” during job-hunting activities.
Please note that these certificates only indicate the prospect of graduation and do not guarantee a student’s graduation.
AY 2017 and AY 2011 Curriculum
||Period of Assessment||Criteria||Timing of Issuance|
|Regular Students||At completion of 6th semester||Completion of at least 76 credits||
Spring Semester:Early April
Fall Semester:Early October
After completion of 7th semester,at completion of each semester
|Completion of at least 100 credits ※|
|Accelerated Graduation Program Students||After completion of 4th semester,at completion of each semester||Enrolled in the Accelerated Graduation Program|
For Students who Experienced a Curriculum Change from the AY 2006 Curriculum to the AY 2011 Curriculum
upon being Readmitted or Reinstated to APU
||Period of Enrollment||Period of Assessment||Criteria||Notes|
|Regular Students||Spring Semester (April)||After completion of 6th semester,at completion of each semester||Completion of at least 80 credits||Those who have completed 64 credits or more can apply for prospective graduation assessment at the Academic Office.|
|Fall Semester (Sept.)||After completion of 5th semester,at completion of each semester||Completion of at least 66 credits||Those who have completed 44 credits or more can apply for prospective graduation assessment at the Academic Office.|
- A "Certificate of Prospective Graduation" may be printed from the automatic certificate dispensers located on the first floor of Building A and in the APU Library for those who complete the above criteria.
- Application procedures for various certificates and information regarding certificates at the graduation ceremony can be found in the Student Office website.
- Prospective graduation assessments will be held every semester until graduation from the period of the assessment onwards.