For steadily studies and campus life of students, the UoA is implementing measures cooperate with class mentors, Graduation Thesis supervisors, Student Affairs Division, Counseling Office, Nurse's Office, Office for Learning Support, Office for Employment Support, etc. Details of the measures are described below.

(1) Early Detection and Care of Underperforming Students

  1. Objective:
    Through detection and care for students who are experiencing severe difficulty and poor academic performance due to various reasons such as being unfamiliar with the learning environment or campus life etc., the UoA will make effort to support these students in maintaining or regaining their vigor to continue studies and campus life.
  2. Criteria for Underperforming Students
    Year 1 2 3 4
    1st Semester Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 10 credits

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 40 credits or

    TOEIC score:
    less than 400

    Academic credits required for graduation (Other than optional credits):
    fewer than 75 credits
    (See Note *2 below.)
    2nd Semester

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 25 credits or

    TOEIC score:
    less than 350

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 55 credits or

    TOEIC score:
    less than 400

    Academic credits required for graduation (Other than optional credits):
    fewer than 96 credits
    (see note*2 below)

    (see note*3 below)
    Average numbers of academic credits (see note*1 below) (40) (80) (115) (128)

    (Note*1) Standard numbers of earned academic credits other than optional credits for each year are shown in parentheses
    (Note*2) Students who could not start their graduation theses in the designated year
    (Note*3) Students who could not graduate within their standard years of enrollment (4 years)


    Criteria for Underperforming Students(ICTG)
    For students enrolled in October, the end of March is considered to be the end of the 1st semester, and the end of September is considered to be the end of the 2nd semester.

    Year 1 2 3 4
    1st Semester Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 8 credits

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 30 credits

    Academic credits required for graduation (Other than optional credits):
    fewer than 75 credits
    (See Note *2 below.)
    2nd Semester

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 20 credits

    Strongly Recommended Courses:
    fewer than 46 credits

    Academic credits required for graduation (Other than optional credits):
    fewer than 96 credits
    (see note*2 below)

    (see note*3 below)
    Average numbers of academic credits (see note*1 below) (40) (80) (115) (128)

    (Note*1) Standard numbers of earned academic credits other than optional credits for each year are shown in parentheses
    (Note*2) Students who could not start their graduation theses in the designated year
    (Note*3) Students who could not graduate within their standard years of enrollment (4 years)

  3. Measures for supporting students having difficulty with poor academic performance
    The Student Affairs Division will request the above-mentioned students to visit the Division and notify their guardians of academic performance.
    Students may always consult with the Student Affairs Division at its counter, their class mentors, the Counseling Office, the Office for Learning Support, etc. regarding their studies. Students should not take it all on themselves, but have a consultation as soon as possible. (For further information, please refer to the "III. Campus Life.")

(2) Advice on Withdrawal from the University

Those who are lacking in the number of earned credits, and who do not show any enthusiasm for studying even after they have received advice regarding their studies and lifestyles and guidance, will be given a advice on withdrawal from the University to give them an opportunity to reconsider their future course in life, based on the purport of Article 38 of the Prefectural Ruling on the University of Aizu Graduate School, after it has been recognized that the student has no possibility of completing a program.

However, students with poor academic performance will never be forced to withdraw from the University. Decisions as to whether they will leave the University and restart their life are left up to the students.

Students who followed the advice and withdrew from the University, as they did not have the desire to continue their studies, may be readmitted to the University according to Article 20, the Ruling on the University of Aizu if they retrieve their desire to continue their studies and apply for re-admission to the University.

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Article Thirty-Eight, the Ruling on the University of Aizu

(Disciplinary Punishment)

38.1 The University President may discipline those students violating this ruling and other regulations or for deviating from their duties as students

38.2 The types of disciplinary punishment shall be expulsion, suspension, and a warning.

38.3 The expulsion referred to in Paragraph 38.2 above may be applied to those students falling within any of the following categories:

(1) Students of delinquent characteristics and conduct and recognized as lacking any prospect for improvement

(2) Students of inferior scholastic ability and recognized as being without prospect for reform

(3) Students continually absent without justifiable cause

(4) Students disturbing UNIVERSITY order and acting in violation of their duties as students

38.4 Other necessary matters concerning disciplinary punishment on students shall be determined separately.

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Article Twenty, the Ruling on the University of Aizu

(Readmissions)

20.1 The University President may approve the readmission to the appropriate UNIVERSITY class level of individuals selected from those applying for readmission to the extent that space within the appropriate class levels is available.

Responsibility for the wording of this article lies with Student Affairs Division

E-mail Address
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