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How to Challenge a Course in the Japanese Department

If you have not fulfilled the prerequisite for a Japanese course but think that you might be able to do the work, you may challenge the prerequisite. This does not earn you any units, but merely waives the prerequisite course. To challenge a prerequisite, you will need to make an appointment with the Matriculation and Assessment Services office in the Student Services Center, located in the Admissions and Records Office.

Students are required to schedule an assessment time online (it will say "Math and English Assessment" on this webpage, however, this is the correct site for you to make your appointment for the Japanese challenge). On the day of the appointment, go to SSC 240 and request a “Japanese challenge form.” Attached to that form, there will be instructions for you to write a ½ to 1 page essay in Japanese (topics will be provided).

Students needing other matriculation-related services should come to the Office of Admissions and Records or contact Matriculation at 949-451-5220 or visit the Matriculation website.


Brooke Bui, PhD
Dean, Languages & Learning Resources

O: LA 209

Erika Arendts
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Languages & Learning Resources

O: LA 207