Japanese Placement Test for Fall 2022

Welcome to the Japanese Studies Program at Michigan State University! 

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to meeting you this fall.

Students who have previously studied Japanese and wish to enroll in a course above JPN 101 (first-year Japanese, first semester) must take the placement test. The Japanese Studies Program will administer the placement test online. Please take a close look at the schedule below and mark your calendars.

For incoming students, we will start the placement tests sometime at the end of MAY.

The procedure will be shared via this page, and you can take the test at the beginning of summer or the end of summer. Many like to take it as soon as possible so that they won’t forget what they learned at the previous institution, but it is up to you. 

In August, we will invite qualified students to interview tests, and finalized the placement results. 

If you have any questions about Japanese language program, please feel free to contact Imamura sensei (imamuraa@msu.edu).

If you have general questions regarding enrollment for courses, please contact your academic advisor.


We look forward to welcoming you to our program!


Akiko Imamura (imamuraa@msu.edu) 

The Japanese Language Program Coordinator

Michigan State University