The University of Tokyo, which will introduce the recommendation entrance examination from the selection of new students in 2016, will hold a recommendation entrance examination briefing session nationwide from the end of July to the beginning of September.The recommendation entrance examination, which became a hot topic when the University of Tokyo set out to gather "super high school class" students, is finally starting to move.

Information sessions will be held at nine venues: Sendai, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Kanazawa, Osaka, Matsuyama, Hiroshima, and Sapporo.We will explain to the participants how the university introduced the recommended entrance examination, the outline of the entrance examination, and the application method.There is no entry fee and no prior application is required.Of these, five venues in Nagoya, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Sapporo will hold briefing sessions for major universities hosted by the University of Tokyo on the same day, where explanations and individual consultations will be held.

The University of Tokyo will abolish the late entrance examination in March 2015 and introduce a recommended entrance examination instead.The application will be accepted in November, and interviews will be held in December for those who have passed the first screening.Applicants are required to take the center test, and the results will be used to determine whether or not their basic academic ability can keep up with the class.In the center test, a score of 3% or more is required.The results will be announced in February after the center test.

Those who have passed the general entrance examination choose a department to enroll, and then choose a faculty in the second year.However, those who pass the recommendation entrance examination are supposed to decide the faculty from the time of application.It is perceived as an expression of the University of Tokyo's desire to accept "super high school" students who have a clear sense of purpose.
The University of Tokyo has long maintained its position as a university that stands at the top of Japan, but "super high school class" students who develop smartphone apps in junior high school or start businesses as high school students avoid the University of Tokyo and enroll in other schools. An example has become prominent.The extremely difficult written exam is believed to have been shunned by students with creative talents.The University of Tokyo has a sense of crisis in this regard and seems to have decided to introduce a recommended entrance examination.


Source:[The University of Tokyo] The University of Tokyo Recommended Admissions Information Session (PDF)

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