Asia Pacific Language Subject Exemption

It is possible to submit a university-specified language proficiency score in order to apply for exemption for Asia Pacific language subjects.

Exemption Criteria
Subject Name Exemption Criteria
Chinese I Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 4,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 4,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 1
Chinese II Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 4,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 4,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 2
Chinese III Nihon Chugokugo Kenteishiken level 3,
Jitsuyo Chugokugo Gino Kenteishiken level 3,
New Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) level 3
Korean I Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 1,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 5
Korean II Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 2,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 4
Korean III Kankokugo Noryokushiken level 3,
"Hangul" Noryoku Kenteishiken level 3
Spanish I Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 5
Spanish II Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 4
Spanish III Evaluacion Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Espanola level 3


Application Schedule
Application Period Interview Date Exemption Takes Effect
AY 2018 Spring Semester:
Mon, June 11 - Fri, June 22, 2018 at 16:30
Wed, July 4, 2018 AY 2018 Fall Semester
AY 2018 Fall Semester:
Mon, December 3 - Fri, January 18, 2019 at 16:30
Wed, January 30, 2019 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)
Registration Criteria

Even though a student has been approved for AP language subject exemption, they may not register for the next class until the following required language subject credit has been completed or exempted.

Student
Language
Basis
Prerequisite Subject
AY2011&AY2017 Curriculum AY2006 Curriculum
English Japanese Foundation Course I
Japanese Foundation Course II
Japanese Foundation Course III
Japanese Advanced Course I
or
Pre-Advanced Japanese
(a 2011 Curriculum subject)
Japanese Elementary English A
Elementary English B
Intermediate English I
Intermediate English II

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