Student Year (Kaisei)

Student Year Progression

<All Colleges except College of Information Science and Engineering and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences>

Students become first-year students upon enrollment and proceed to the next year each year, regardless of the number of credits they have earned. If a student who is enrolled in the College of Information Science and Engineering fails to earn enough credits at the end of the second year, the student cannot proceed to the next year. In this case, the student has to repeat the year to earn the credit. Please note that students are not allowed to enroll in the University beyond their eighth year.

<Graduate Schools>

Upon admission, new entrants to the graduate school will be in Year One. Each year, the student’s year level is automatically incremented by one, regardless of the number of credits they have earned. If a student who is enrolled in Master’s program, which standard period of study is two years, fails to earn the required number of credits needed to complete the program by the end of Year Two, the student’s year level proceeds up until Year Four. However, the student cannot be enrolled in the program longer than the maximum period of enrollment (four years).

How Taking a Leave of Absence Affects Student Year Progression

< For students whose application year (*) was AY 2017 or earlier (i.e., the 5th and 6th digits from the left on the student ID card should read “17” or less) >

Enrollment status before taking a leave of absence affects student year progression after returning to the University from the leave of absence.

(April Enrollment)

Students whose status is "Enrolled" or "Study abroad" in the fall semester will proceed to the next year upon return.

Students who were enrolled and did not study abroad (i.e., took a leave of absence) in the fall semester will not proceed to the next year upon return.

(September Enrollment)

Students whose status is "Enrolled" or "Study abroad" in the spring semester will proceed to the next year upon return.

Students who were enrolled and did not study abroad (i.e., took a leave of absence) in the spring semester will not proceed to the next year upon return.

< For students whose application year (*) is AY 2018 or later (i.e., the 5th and 6th digits from the left on the student ID card should read “18” or greater) >

(For All Colleges Except the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

For both April and September enrollees, students who were enrolled or studied abroad for 2 semesters in an academic year will proceed to the next year upon return.

(*) See (*) in “2. Student Identification Number” for the application year.

<For inquiries>

Kinugasa: Administrative office of your college or Graduate School

BKC: Administrative office of your college or Graduate School

OIC: Manabi Station (Building A 1F AC Administrative Office)

Suzaku: Administrative Office, Inter-Faculty Graduate Schools