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Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

The December 2016 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is scheduled on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  Registration for this test administration is now closed.

Test scores for the December 2016 JLPT is expected to be available in late February 2017.

This page contains test site specific information about the JLPT given in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Details are updated as they become available.

Information Last Updated - 10/25/2016

Time and Place

Test Date

The test date for 2016 is Sunday, December 4.

JLPT is administered annually on the first Sunday in December. The July administration of JLPT is NOT given in the United States.


JLPT begins promptly at 1pm. Examinees are requested to arrive at 12:30pm for check-in. Depending on the testing level, JLPT takes 2 to 3.5 hours, including breaks between sections. Detailed test schedules will be sent to each registered examinee with the Test Admission Voucher in November.


The test will be given in the Mason Hall classrooms on U-M's Central Campus in Ann Arbor. Exact room assignments will be mailed with your Test Admission Voucher in November.

Registration Procedure

Registration for the December 2016 administration of JLPT is now Closed. All test takers must be registered; there is NO LATE registration and NO ON-SITE registration.

For more information and registration, please visit:

JLPT Test registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Questions about JLPT registration should be addressed to the JLPT Administration Committee at

Registration for all test sites in the United States is handled by the JLPT Administration Committee in the United States office, hosted by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese and located in Boulder, Colorado.  

Maps and Directions

Detailed directions to the test site will be sent with your Admission Voucher in November.

Use the links below to download PDF maps:

Additional information about Ann Arbor from the Campus Information Center:

Lodging and Transportation

Public transportation (AATA and U-M campus blue shuttle)  is expected to be on a reduced schedule on Sundays.  Please plan ahead, check their schedule, and allow extra time to arrive at the test site.

Additional information from the Campus Information Center website:

Studying for the Test

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides general information on the test as well as links to study guides and practice tests.

For more detailed information about the test, including test levels, study guides, and sample online test questions, see the Official Worldwide JLPT.

The Center for Japanese Studies does not sponsor study groups for JLPT.

Test Scores

Test scores for the December JLPT are expected to be available online in late February and will be mailed to you in March.  If you registered online for JLPT, you may also login to your account to get your score.  Test scores from previous administrations of JLPT may be requested from AATJ. For more information go to the JLPT site.