Japanese Language Subject Exemption (2011 Curriculum)

For students at APU it is a graduation requirement to take language subjects in one's non-basis language. The starting level of these non-basis language courses is determined by the placement test taken at the time of enrollment. In the following instances, however, it is possible for AY 2011 Curriculum students to apply for exemption for English and Japanese classes.

Application Criteria
  • Must be "studying abroad" or taking a "leave of absence" at the time of application
  • Must have received a score for a university-designated language proficiency exam while studying abroad or taking a leave of absence, and must be able to submit the application for exemption one semester before returning to the university
Exemption Criteria
Subject Name Exemption Criteria
Japanese Foundation I JLPT 4th level (old)
Japanese Foundation II JLPT 4th level (old)
Japanese Foundation III JLPT 3rd level (old)
Japanese Intermediate EJU, Japanese 200 points or JLPT (new) N3
Pre-Advanced Japanese EJU, Japanese 220 points or JLPT (new) N3
Advanced Japanese EJU, Japanese 240 points or JLPT (new) N2


Application Schedule

AY 2018 Spring Semester Applications AY 2018 Fall Semester Applications
Application Period Mon. July 16 - Fri. August 24, 2018 at 16:30 Mon. January 21 - Fri. March 1, 2019 at 16:30
Screening and Interviews (planned) Mon. September 3 - Wed. September 5, 2018 Mon. March 4 - Wed. March 6, 2019
Exemption Takes Effect AY 2018 Fall Semester AY 2019 Spring Semester


Application Method

Please submit the original university-specified language proficiency test score sheet or certificate within the designated application period. Comprehensive screening will be conducted by interview.

  1. Submit the following documents to the Academic Office by the application deadline
  2. Attend interview
Score Sheet

An "original score sheet" is a certificate or report from a testing organization which shows an evaluation of language ability. This must be printed by the testing organization itself, and downloaded documents will not be accepted. Please note that the testing organizations may require several days in order to reissue score sheets, therefore we ask that you apply well in advance when an additional certificate is needed.

Interview

In the event you are unable to attend the interview, your application will be invalidated. Please be sure to arrange your schedule to allow your attendance.

Notes
  • APU will not accept photocopied, faxed or emailed documents.
  • Submitted documents cannot be returned.
  • Applications must be brought to the office in person or sent by post. (must arrive by the deadline)

Please note that in the following instances applications will be invalidated and exemption will not be possible.

  • Application is incomplete or incorrect
  • Application documents are not submitted or do not arrive by the deadline
  • Score sheet is a non-original document (e.g. photocopy or screenshot)
  • Score is not the one specified in the exemption criteria
  • Score was not attained during a "study abroad" or while taking a "leave of absence"
  • Student does not attend on the date of the interview (for any reason)

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