General Academic Information

The Academic Year and Calendar

The APU academic year begins in April. Each year consists of two semesters, which comprise two quarters and a session period.
Lecture subjects are generally held over a quarter or during session periods while seminar and language subjects typically last an entire semester.

Academic Year
Spring Semester Fall Semester
April - May June - July Aug - Sept Oct - Nov Dec - Jan Feb - Mar
1. Each lecture subject consists of 15 classes, including a final examination. Therefore, a subject held over a 2-month quarter will consist of approximately 2 classes per week.
2. Classes may also be scheduled on Saturdays and holidays.
3. Registration and grade announcements are semester-based, with grades for all subjects, including 1st Quarter, released at the end of the semester.

Please check the Academic Calendar for other events and deadlines.
AY 2023 Academic Calendar (PDF) (Updated November 1, 2022)

Class Timetable

Starting in the AY 2021 spring semester the length of all class periods will be increased to 100 minutes. Due to this change, the class timetable will also change as shown below.

  1. Classes are scheduled from Monday to Friday. Each class is 100 minutes in length.
  2. Classes that are held twice a week: either 1) during consecutive periods on the same day; or 2) on different days during the same period.

Example A: 1) Mondays, 1st and 2nd periods
Example B: 2) Mondays and Thursdays, 3rd period

Period Quarter/Semester Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 8:45 – 10:25 A (1) F (1)
L (1) F (2)
2 10:35 –12:15 A (2) G (1)
L (2) G (2)
3 12:30 – 14:10 B (1) H (1)
B (2) H (2)
4 14:20 – 16:00 C (1) I (1)
C (2) M (1)
5 16:10 – 17:50 D (1) I (2)
D (2) M (2)
6 18:00 – 19:40 E (1) J (1)
E (2) J (2)
Period Make-up Day Classes (Saturday) Session
1 8:45 – 10:25 8:45 – 10:25
2 10:35 –12:15 10:35 – 12:15
3 13:05 – 14:45 13:05 – 14:45
4 14:55 – 16:35 14:55 – 16:35
5 16:45 – 18:25 16:45 – 18:25
6 18:35 – 20:15

The semester class timetables are posted on the page below at the start of the semester. Please regularly check for the latest information.
Class Timetables

Course Selection and Registration

Students register for courses during “Course Registration Periods” held before each semester begins. After classes begin, there are additional “Correction Periods” in which current classes may be dropped, and other classes may be added or dropped. Please review the course syllabus and consider carefully before registering for courses.
Course registration has to be done via Campusmate.

Registration Steps

  1. Check the registration schedule.
  2. Check the course timetable for subjects available this semester.
  3. View syllabus to confirm the contents and requirements for subjects.
  4. Confirm the credits fields using the subject list for your graduate program.
  5. Register for courses online during the designated registration period via Campusmate.
  6. After completing the registration, print or save the “Registration Confirmation Screen”
  7. Attend classes.
  8. If desired, make any course registration changes during the appropriate correction period.
Period Available Subjects Target Students Registration Changes Possible
Semester Courses 1st Quarter Courses 2nd Quarter Courses Session Courses
Period A
All subjects Current students ONLY Add
Period B
All subjects Newly enrolled, re-enrolled and reinstated students Current Students Add
Semester and 1st Quarter Classes Begin
Period 1
All subjects All students Drop Drop Add / Drop Add / Drop
2nd Quarter Classes Begin
Period 2
All subjects All subjects -- -- Drop Add / Drop
Session Classes Begin

The semester course registration schedule is posted on the page below. Please regularly check for the latest information.
Class Timetables

Important Registration Notes

Students bear full responsibility for any errors made during course registration. As no special consideration will be given for such errors, please use extra caution during registration to ensure no mistakes are made.

  1. Do not log into multiple screens with the same account at the same time. This can lead to system errors, preventing registration. The University will bear no responsibility for any problems a student may experience in this case.
  2. When you register or cancel subjects online, please be sure to click the Apply button to register your changes.
  3. Upon completion, please make sure to save the Course Registration Confirmation Screen which includes your registration number. Without this number on the Course Registration Confirmation Screen, we cannot respond to inquiries about system errors.
  4. If you log out or close the registration screen prior to completing course registration, you will lose all changes. You must first complete your course registration, log out, and then log in again to confirm your course registration is correct. Mistakes in registration are your own responsibility. It is also very important that you print out a copy of the Course Registration Verification Sheet.
  5. Please do not share your password with anyone else. The University recommends regularly changing your password.
  6. You may conduct course registration off campus. However, as accessing the system from outside the campus network may be slow or unreliable, the University recommends the use of on-campus terminals for course registration. You are responsible for any adverse result that comes from using these systems.

Additional Notes

  1. Be sure you understand the completion requirements and curriculum for your program.
  2. Check the class schedule online to ensure the subjects you wish to take are available and do not overlap. Registration for subjects held during the same time period is not possible.
  3. Registration over the maximum credit limit is not allowed; students are encouraged to take required subjects early, to allow more time to focus on the Master’s Thesis / Report / Case writing in the final semesters.
  4. Registration for semester (seminar) and 1st Quarter subjects can only be conducted during the Course Registration Period. Students CANNOT add semester (seminar) and 1st Quarter subjects after the Course Registration Periods have closed.
  5. Subjects for which credits have been received cannot be re-registered; however failed subjects may be retaken.
  6. Master’s students in their final semester should not register for subjects held during the Session Period, as graduation assessment takes place during this time.
  7. APU cannot be responsible for any problems resulting from registration negligence on the part of the student. If you experience any registration problems, contact the Academic Office before the end of the registration / correction period. Amendments are not possible outside the designated registration and correction periods.

Campusmate Course Registration Manual (PDF)