Academic Credit

Earn credit for Japanese language immersion.

Elizabethtown College 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.

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.


Japanese Language
Credits 12 10 4
Classroom hours 200 165 60
Japanese Culture and Civilization
Credits 2 N/A* 2
Classroom hours 25 Approx. 10 Approx. 10
Excursion hours 35 Approx. 20 Approx. 30

*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

KCP International uses the following information to report your grades to Elizabethtown College. Elizabethtown College decides 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

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 2

*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.

As a KCP Affiliate University, Elizabethtown College offers academic credit for the KCP program to students who are enrolled within its school.

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