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ADMISSIONS: QUESTIONS and ANSWERS

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GENERAL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Q : How are academic records used in deciding admission?
A : They are used as a reference and form the basis of the decision along with the total mark on the Entrance Examination.

Q : Is there a minimum score required in each examination subject?
A : There is no minimum score in each subject. Evaluation is based on the total score given for the examination.

Q : Is any distinction made between current high school graduates and former high school graduates?
A : No distinction is made.

Q : Please explain the supplementary admission system.
A : When vacancies occur at the time of admission, supplementary candidates are admitted according to the results of their examination. Supplementary candidates for admission are announced at the same time as those officially admitted.

Q : Is there any preference given to choice of subject in the Geography and History section of the examination (Japanese History B or World History B) and in the Foreign Languages section (English or French)?
A : No preference is given. It is best for candidates to choose the subject in which they are stronger.

Q : Is an essay required in the examination?
A : No, it isn't.

Q : Are any computer-scored answer sheets used in the examination?
A : No, they aren't.

Q : Is a listening test required in the examination?
A : No, it isn't.

Q : Are former examination questions available?
A : The latest edition of University Entrance Examination Series - Seishin Joshi Daigaku is published and distributed by Kyogakusha in September each year. It contains questions from the four most recent examinations and can be purchased at bookstores. Questions from the latest examination (in February) can also be obtained by mail at no cost through the university. Application by facsimile can be accepted (Fax: 03-3407-5929).

Q : Where exactly is the examination held? Can candidates visit the locale beforehand?
A : The examination is held in buildings on campus. The campus can be visited until the day before the exam, but entrance into the buildings is not permitted.

Q : How are the results announced? Do candidates have to visit the University?
A : The announcement of results and the related documents will be sent by mail to successful and alternate candidates. Therefore, candidates don't necessarily have to come to the University.

 

ADMISSION OF RETURNEES

Q : Does the University mail the Student Recruitment Information and past examination questions abroad?
A : Yes, they can be sent by air mail to candidates living abroad. Please apply to the Admissions Office. An invoice will be enclosed with the papers, which can be paid by Japanese postal check when the candidate returns to Japan for the examination.

Q : Is the TOEFL score sent directly by the Educational Testing Service to the University?
A : Yes, the TOEFL score must sent directly to the University from ETS. Our code number is 2865. Otherwise, the candidate must send it together with her application papers. A copy of the result isn't allowed.

Q : Does the University accept candidates who have studied and lived abroad unaccompanied by family members?
A : Yes, since 1995.

Q : Is there a minimum score required on the TOEFL examination?
A : There is no minimum score required, but it is considered in the evaluation for admission so a higher score is to the candidate's advantage.

 

ADMISSION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

Q : Does the University mail the Student Recruitment Information and past examination questions abroad?
A : Yes, by air mail. Please apply to the Admissions Office. An invoice will be included. This can be paid by postal check after the candidate's arrival in Japan for the examination.

Q : Is it necessary for students to take the General Examination for Foreign Students administered by AIEJ (Association of International Education, Japan)?
A : All applicants must have taken the Japanese Language Examination section of the Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) administered by the Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO).

Q : Is there a minimum score required on the Japanese Language Examination?
A : There is no minimum score, but the score is considered in the overall evaluation of the candidate, so a higher score is to the candidate's advantage.