New Student Orientation

AY 2024 Spring Semester New Student Orientation

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To all new students
Congratulations on your enrollment!
In order to ensure a smooth transition into your studies and life at APU, APU will be holding a variety of orientation sessions. All new students are required to attend.

Orientation Period: Monday, March 25, 2024 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

*Orientations may also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.

More information about each guidance session will be available on this webpage on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Location: APU Campus

<Orientation Schedule>

Japanese Placement Test (mandatory for all students who will register Japanese Language Subjects)

In-person Test / Interview
[English-basis Undergraduate Students] Required for all students (1st year and 2nd year transfers students)
[Graduate Students] Only students who want to take Japanese Language Subjects

*All target students must take the online placement test in advance between late February – early March. Details will be sent by e-mail in early – mid-February.

English Placement Test (Mandatory)

[Japanese-basis Undergraduate Students] All Students (1st year and 2nd year transfers students)
Things to Bring: Earphones (headsets are recommended), writing tools

*All target students must take the placement test.
*Students will be sent more details about the test, including the test schedule, in early – mid-March.

  • Entrance Ceremony
  • Guidance sessions for a healthy and safe student life, both mentally and physically
  • Guidance sessions on curriculum, graduation requirements, language courses and other aspects of study at APU
  • Introduction to Off-Campus Programs such as exchange programs
  • Guidance on career support
  • Administrative procedures required for international students (address registration, opening a bank account,
    joining the National Health Insurance, etc.)
  • Course registration
  • Health check-up
  • Various activities and events organized by APU students
  • Introduction of extracurricular activities (clubs), etc.

There will be various other guidance sessions in addition to those listed above. More information about each guidance session will be available on this webpage on Monday, March 18, 2024.

Start of Spring Semester (First day of classes)

Various information required for student life
The information below will be needed after enrollment so please read before attending the guidance sessions.

<APU Information System>
Please refer to the “BEGINNER'S GUIDE for students” regarding Information Systems and IT support at APU. If you have questions, please ask at the Information System Guidance during the orientation.

<Prepare a laptop>
APU encourages BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in which students bring their own devices to the university.
Since tablets such as i-Pads and personal smartphones have limitations in the software that can be used with them, we recommend the use of a laptop computer.

<Issuance of APU Account (ID) and Password>
You will need your APU account login details (APU user ID and password) to access all of APU’s systems, including your APU email, Campus Terminal (Online Bulletin Board) , Zoom, and for online course registration. Information about this user ID and password notification will be sent to your e-mail registered with the university on the evening of March 27.
Students may access their APU email as soon as you receive your user ID and password. Access to Campus Terminal (Online Bulletin Board) will be available from April 1.

We look forward to welcoming you to APU!


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