Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
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Academic Advising

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APU offers ″Academic Advising″ for students in order to help them identify and achieve their goals both academically and personally. Advising is conducted through meetings with university faculty and staff, and aims to enable students to achieve the following.

  • Awareness and utilization of the APU multicultural learning environment
  • Smooth transition into university student life
  • Creation of an education plan
  • Following one’s own study plan responsibly

Individual Academic Advising

You must pre-register to participate in an online Academic Advising session.

Check your consultation before make reservation

Depending on the contents, you may be able to receive more appropriate advice by consulting another contact person.
Please confirm the contents of your consultation from the following page.

General Information on Student Services (PDF)

How to Register

Bookings can be made through the following online reservation form.

Academic Advising Online Reservation

Timetable (AY 2022 Fall Semester)

Each advisor's available times are as follows.

  • Prof. SHIN(Japanese)
    4th period on Thursday
    *Wednesday, November 16, 5th Period
  • Prof. CUTTING(Japanese / English)
    Tuesday, 4th Period
  • Prof. TSUTSUI(Japanese / English)
    4th period on Wednesdays
    *Monday, December 12, 4th period
    *Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5th period
  • Prof. ROUX(English)
    Monday, 4th Period
    Thursday, 4th Period (15:15-16:00) & 5th Period (16:10-16:55)

Please click here for the schedule.

Academic Advising: Our Advisors

You can speak with any of our four academic advisors about any worries you may have.

Our Advisors


Face-to-face or online (Zoom)

Your Concerns

You can speak with an advisor on any issue, large or small. Please consider academic advising for the following topics, or for any other questions you wish to ask.

  • Difficulty getting used to being at university
  • Time-management problems
  • Help with study methods
  • Unsure what to do now to prepare for your future
  • Unsure how to write reports
  • Feeling lost or unsure and wanting to talk with someone

If the situation is extremely urgent, please visit the appropriate office or the counseling room. Additionally, for questions or advice regarding scholarships, please visit the Student Office.

Advising Session

The Academic Office provides advising sessions to students aimed at helping with their studies. The topics differ for each session, but anyone is free to join.

AY 2022 Advising Session Schedule

Time/Date Session Title / Overview Advisor Language Style Poster/
Wed., April 27
4th Period
14:20 - 16:00

How to Take 100% Advantage of APU ~Chat with Your Senpai and Fellow New Students!~
Let's talk to our senpai and find out how we can make the most of the APU environment!

TSUTSUI Kumiko (Associate Professor)

Japanese Face-to-face Poster
Tue., June 28
3rd Period
12:30 - 14:10

How Should I Spend My Remaining Time at APU?
Now that you're back on campus, get tips from alumni and seniors on how to make the rest of your time here more meaningful.

CUTTING Miki (Associate Professor)

ROUX Peter (Associate Professor)

Zoom Poster
Wed., July 6
5th Period
16:10 - 17:50

Time Management Session
Record your living hours and consciously review how you spend your time.

SHIN Kimie (Professor)

Japanese Face-to-face
Fall Semester
date undecided

Intercultural Interaction(Planned)

TSUTSUI Kumiko (Associate Professor)

Fall Semester
date undecided

APU Mindful Café(Planned)

ROUX Peter (Associate Professor)

Fall Semester
date undecided

Time Management / Self-understanding (Planned)

SHIN Kimie (Professor)

  • *Fall semester Advising Sessions will be announced in the Campus Terminal.

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