PSA - Ages
hey everyone, umby here with a quick psa !!
i’ve been reading through the applications, of course, and while i’m glad to see so many of you guys interested, i just want to let you know that dex high is japanese-based with many western influences !
in other words, you may want to check your muse’s age for this au. in japan, it is the law that you cannot enter university if you are not 18 by the time the semester begins. i’m seeing some third years here that are 16 years old. 17 is understandable, if your birthday is later in the year. but 16 would mean that, no matter what time of year your birthday is, you will not be able to attend university. the same applies to some of the ages i’m seeing in the other grades — second years that are 15, so on and so forth. this is just a gentle reminder to take this into consideration !
i’ve also received some questions on how the grade system works at dex high. as mentioned before, it’s a japanese system, which follows the first / second / third year format. to compare japan’s system with, for example, america’s, the grades would be like so: first year’s are the equivalent of sophomores, second years are juniors, and third years are seniors — the ones that will be graduating. for clubs, a third year may fill in any spot. they may be captain, or vice-captain, or just a regular member. a second year may only go up to vice-captain — though even that in itself is uncommon. first years, you unfortunately can only be members. and, of course, the role of advisor is reserved for faculty and staff.
if you guys have any other questions regarding the system, feel free to shoot them my way, and i’ll do my best to clear things up for you guys !