Academic Credit

Earn credit for Japanese language immersion.

University of Idaho has approved for academic credit courses taught at KCP International Japanese Language School. You can earn one year or more of language credit (either semester or quarter) each KCP semester term. Courses appear on a University of Idaho transcript about 30 days after you have completed the term.

The University of Idaho also considers adults who are not currently enrolled at a university/college for financial aid eligibility while on the KCP program. This allows both currently matriculated and adult learners to apply for financial aid.

KCP courses have been approved for credit by this university but it is up to each student to determine transferability of credit by your home school before you attend the program.

In the first week of class, you choose from three grading options: Grade (four-point scale), Pass/Fail, or Audit. Students who choose the Audit option participate fully in the course but do not earn academic credit.

COURSE HOURS AND CREDITS (SEMESTER BASIS)

COURSE SEMESTER SUMMER SHORT TERM
Japanese Language
Credits 12 10
Classroom hours 200 165
Japanese Culture and Civilization
Credits 2 N/A*
Classroom hours 25 Approx. 10
Excursion hours 35 Approx. 20

*Although the summer short-term does not include a for-credit culture and civilization course, students participate in some cultural lectures or excursions running during their time at KCP, up to a total of about 30 lecture and excursion hours.

KCP Grade Report & SCHOOL OF RECORD TRANSCRIPT

KCP International reports your courses/grades to University of Idaho as they are the School of Record for KCP. When you request a transcript be sent to your home university, your home university will be sent a UI transcript showing the acceptance of the KCP credit as transfer credit and detailing the equivalent UI course, credits and grade for each KCP course you take.

See below for a list of KCP Levels, how they are reported to the University of Idaho and the University of Idaho equivalencies. It is up to your home university to decide how these credits will be labeled, evaluated, or count towards your major or minor. To order a KCP grade report, click here.

COURSE NAMES AND NUMBERS

SEMESTER
KCP
LEVEL
COURSE TITLE UI COURSE
EQUIVALENCY
(NUMBER)
UI COURSE EQUIVALENCY
(TITLE)
NUMBER OF CREDITS
1 Elementary Japanese I JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 4
Elementary Japanese II JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II 4
Intermediate Japanese I JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I 4
2 Intermediate Japanese II JAPN 204 ST: Intermediate Japanese II 3
Intermediate Japanese III JAPN 204 ST: Intermediate Japanese III 3
Advanced Japanese I JAPN 301 Japanese Reading 3
Advanced Japanese II JAPN 302 Japanese Writing 3
3 Advanced Japanese III JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese III 3
Advanced Japanese IV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese IV 3
Advanced Japanese V JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese V 3
Advanced Japanese VI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VI 3
4 Advanced Japanese VII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VII 3
Advanced Japanese VIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VIII 3
Advanced Japanese IX JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese IX 3
Advanced Japanese X JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese X 3
5 Advanced Japanese XI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XI 3
Advanced Japanese XII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XII 3
Advanced Japanese XIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XIII 3
Advanced Japanese XIV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XIV 3
6 Advanced Japanese XV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XV 3
Advanced Japanese XVI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVI 3
Advanced Japanese XVII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVII 3
Advanced Japanese XVIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVIII 3
7 Advanced Japanese XIX JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XIX 3
Advanced Japanese XX JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XX 3
Advanced Japanese XXI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXI 3
Advanced Japanese XXII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXII 3
8 Advanced Japanese XXIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXIII 3
Advanced Japanese XXIV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXIV 3
Advanced Japanese XXV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXV 3
Advanced Japanese XXVI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XXVI 3
Japanese Culture and Civilization FLEN 204 ST: Japanese Culture and Civilization 2

SUMMER SHORT-TERM
KCP
LEVEL
COURSE TITLE UI COURSE
EQUIVALENCY
(NUMBER)
UI COURSE EQUIVALENCY
(TITLE)
NUMBER OF CREDITS
1 Elementary Japanese I JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 4
Elementary Japanese II JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II 4
Elementary Japanese III JAPN 204 ST: Elementary Japanese III 2
2 Intermediate Japanese I JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I 4
Intermediate Japanese II JAPN 204 ST: Intermediate Japanese II 3
Intermediate Japanese III JAPN 204 ST: Intermediate Japanese III 3
3 Advanced Japanese I JAPN 301 Japanese Reading 3
Advanced Japanese II JAPN 302 Japanese Writing 3
Advanced Japanese III JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese III 4
4 Advanced Japanese IV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese IV 3
Advanced Japanese V JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese V 3
Advanced Japanese VI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VI 4
5 Advanced Japanese VII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VII 3
Advanced Japanese VIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese VIII 3
Advanced Japanese IX JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese IX 4
6 Advanced Japanese X JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese X 3
Advanced Japanese XI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XI 3
Advanced Japanese XII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XII 4
7 Advanced Japanese XIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XIII 3
Advanced Japanese XIV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XIV 3
Advanced Japanese XV JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XV 4
8 Advanced Japanese XVI JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVI 3
Advanced Japanese XVII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVII 3
Advanced Japanese XVIII JAPN 404 ST: Advanced Japanese XVIII 4

Course Names and Numbers

Level Title Course Credit*
1 Intensive Japanese I Japanese 110 12
2 Intensive Japanese II Japanese 210 12
3 Intensive Japanese III Japanese 310 12
4 Intensive Japanese IV Japanese 410 12
5 Intensive Japanese V Japanese 420 12
6 Intensive Japanese VI Japanese 430 12
Japanese Culture and Civilization Japanese 315 3

Course names and numbers subject to change without notice.

*For summer short-term, 10 semester credits are granted for the Japanese Language course. While the Japanese Culture and Civilization course is not offered for credit during summer short-term, students can participate in any lectures or excursions that are available during their time at KCP.

Testimonials

Takatsu-sensei was by far the best kanji teacher: he draws all sorts of little pictures to help students remember the meanings of the kanji. His kanji practice method is highly effective for me. Takatsu-sensei’s pictures illustrated many important grammar points.

—Erika Trnka

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