This page is applicable to 2017 curriculum undergraduate students

Graduation Assessment

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.

Assessment Criteria
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
※Those who have completed 76 credits or more can apply for prospective graduation assessment at the Academic Office.
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.

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