Japanese Language Subject Exemption (2017 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 2017 Curriculum students to apply for exemption for Japanese classes.

While in APU
Application criteria: 1) The student must not apply for a subject which they are taking in the semester of application.
  2) A valid JLPT or EJU score which fulfill the exemption criteria
  3) [If a student does not possess a valid score] A signature from the Japanese language instructor on the application form (signatures from past instructors are also acceptable)
Exemption criteria: 1) [If a student is taking Japanese subjects in the semester of application] A pass grade (A+/A/B/C) for registered Japanese subjects.
  2) A valid JLPT or EJU score which fulfill the exemption criteria
  2) [If a student is not taking Japanese subjects in the semester of application] The student must pass the interview which will be conducted after the application.
While studying abroad or taking a leave of absence
Application criteria: 1) A valid JLPT or EJU score that was attained while studying abroad or taking a leave of absence which fulfills the exemption criteria.
  2) The student must apply for an exemption during the semester immediately preceding their return to APU.
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
While in APU

AY 2019 Spring Semester Applications AY 2019 Fall Semester Applications
Application Period Mon., July 8 - Fri. July 19, 2019 at 16:30 Tue., January 14- Fri., January 24, 2020 at 16:30
Interview date Mon., July 29, 2019 Thu., February 6, 2020
Announcement of the result Mon., September 9, 2019
Grade Announcement date
Wed., March 11, 2020
Grade Announcement date


While studying abroad or taking a leave of absence

AY 2019 Spring Semester Applications AY 2019 Fall Semester Applications
Application Period Mon., July 15-Fri., August 23, 2019 Mon., January 20-Fri., February 28, 2020
Interview date Mon., September 2- Wed., September 4, 2019 Mon., March 2- Wed., March 4, 2020
Exemption takes effect AY 2019 Fall semester AY 2020 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
  • [Only for students who are applying while they are studying abroad or are taking a leave of absence] Score was should be 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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