185Other Informationand ProgramsCurriculumSeminar SubjectsO-campus Study ProgramsStudy at APUCourse RegistrationExaminations and Grading■ Accelerated Graduation Program7.1 Accelerated Graduation ProgramThe Accelerated Graduation Program has been devised to encourage the academic efforts of outstanding students who wish to graduate in three years or three and a half years. Those accepted to the program are allowed to register extra credits and higher level subjects each semester (with the exception of certain subjects). Students must understand the specic program criteria, such as the credit requirements and GPA. Those who aim for accelerated graduation must have clear plans for the future and be ready to make ongoing efforts to achieve their goals.Transfer Students from a non-4 year university or 3rd year transfer students are not eligible to register for the Accelerated Graduation Program. Application and RegistrationApplication Period・ When moving to the 2nd year: Apply during the 2nd semester・ When moving to the 3rd year: Apply during the 4th semester EligibilityAY 2017 Curriculum APS students are required to register for their Area of Study before they can apply for this program.* Students can change their Area of Study multiple times during the designated registration period (refer to p.37).● Application prior to the start of the 2nd year (during the 2nd semester)Applicants must have completed 32 credits by the end of their 2nd semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.Students who apply during their 2nd semester and who register for the Accelerated GraduationProgram from their 3rd semester will be assessed at the end of the 4th semester. Students will have their registration revoked if they do not meet the necessary conditions. The assessment criteria are as follows:・ Completion of 74 credits or more, and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher・ Completion of all mandatory Language Education Subject credits by the end of the 4th semester● Application prior to the start of the 3rd year (during the 4th semester)Applicants must have completed 64 credits by the end of their 4th semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher. In addition, applicants must have completed all required language courses by the end of the 4th semester.The University is not able to assess whether applicants are eligible or not at the time of application. Students who are found to be eligible after the initial screening of the application documents will be registered for the Accelerated Graduation Program. Screening results will be announced on the same day as semester grade results are released.