Your support from us doesn't start on your first day of class; it starts well before that!
By the time you are accepted to the university, you will be very familiar with our admissions staff. And that's great, because they also make up part of our "Entry to Japan" support team. That means you will already have someone you know waiting for you the first time you visit the campus.
Prior to the start of each semester, a team of staff and volunteer students help you through the various steps to get you ready for campus life. Here are just some of things we will introduce to you throughout the Welcome Week:
CONGRATS! You are almost an official student! Here are the final steps to get yourself ready for the first semester.
Pay Your First Semester Invoice
You've been accepted - but not everything is finalized yet. Your first invoice has been sent with your official acceptance letter, so let's make sure to complete the payment on time and allow us to help you move ahead with the other steps.
Complete Your Visa Application Process
For students who require a student visa, our admissions office will hlep you through the steps. Click here to begin the visa process, and make sure to stay in contact with your admissions counselor to confirm the deadlines!
Submit Your Housing Forms
Do you need help finding student housing in Tokyo? We have partnerships with several housing companies in the near area. Contact your admissions counselor and let us help you find the perfect place.
International Student Orientation
Placement Testing & Course Registration
We offer placement tests in writing, reading, mathematics, and some world languages. Placement test results, along with admission test scores (ACT or SAT), transfer credits, and any prior learning credits are used by the Academic Affairs Office to help students determine which academic courses to register for. TOEFL and IELTS scores can also be used to fulfill the World Language Distributional Area requirements.
Placement tests in writing, reading, and mathematics are required for all new freshman and transfer students who do not have certain ACT/SAT scores or official transcripts with qualifying college credits.
The writing placement test is used to evaluate whether the test-taker can be exempt from Writing Workshop, which is a required course for all first semester students. This 80-minute test involves writing an essay that will help our writing professors place the student in the writing course that best matches their present skills.
Writing test procedure:
The reading placement test is used to evaluate whether the test-taker can be exempt from Reading Workshop, which is a required course for all first semester students. The administrator will guide you through the 35-minute test.
Reading test procedure:
The paper-based math placement test 60-minutes, and is used to evaluate whether the test-taker can be exempt from Mathematics Workshop, which is a pre-requisite course to the required Intermediate Algebra course.
Mathematics test procedure:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)