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Exams, Assignments (reports)

The latest notice and information with the change of Academic Calendar and the Campus Shutdown are available on News at the keio.jp Portal. Be sure to check them.

Form of the Examinations

Form of the examinations varies depending on each course. Some of the examinations may not be held within the Examination Period.
About Semester-End Examination will be announced on the keio.jp portal news.

Semester-End Examination

Semester-end examinations are held at the end of each half semester or semester. Refer to the academic calendar for the examination period.
Examinations may not be held on the same day, period and time as the corresponding classes. Therefore, students must confirm the Examination timetable carefully.

Examination Timetable

Students can check their Semester-end Examination Timetable at SFC on keio.jp after the examination timetable is announced.

Students need to contact the academic affairs office at least one month in advance if they have any requests to take examinations for some reasons like health problems.

Notice for the Examinees

  1. Students must carry their Student ID Card. Place the Student ID Card without a plastic case on the aisle side of the desk for verification during the examination. (Applicable only to Ω(Omega) 11 and 21: Place the card on the front of the desk.)
  2. Students who are not carrying their Student ID Card on the day of the Examination must apply for the temporary ID card, which costs 500 yen at the Registrar Section, Academic Affairs Office, first floor, Alpha Building. No consideration will be given for the time spent completing the procedure. Students are not permitted to enter the examination room without their Student ID Card or temporary ID card and it is not possible to change to a Makeup Examination.
  3. Any academic misconduct related to examinations or papers will be dealt with severely. Grade D may be awarded for any courses taken in the semester in question. Refrain from any conduct which could be perceived as an act of dishonesty.
  4. If there are students who arrive late, they may enter the examination room but no time extension will be given for time lost.
    Unlimited tardiness is allowed, but if you arrive late to take an exam, you will not be allowed to extend the exam time for any reason. Leaving a room during an examination without permission will be considered cheating (D for all courses taken in the semester).
  5. One students must sit per desk, even at two-person desks. (Applicable only to Ω(Omega) 11 and 21: Sit only in the seats marked with green stickers.)
  6. Items not required for the exam must be put in your bag and placed under your desk. Even if "All material Permitted" for Examination materials, all watches and clocks(wrist watches, table clocks, wearable devices, etc.) must not be brought to the examination room. And telecommunication equipment including wearable devices, cell phones, smartphones, personal computers, electronic dictionaries, etc. are not permitted.
    They must be switched off, put in your bag and placed under your desk. If your cell phone, smartphone or etc. rings during the exam, the supervisor will temporarily confiscate the device, and it will be deemed academic misconduct. A clock is displayed on the screen of the examination room to confirm time.
  7. After the exam question sheets and answer sheets have been distributed, students are not permitted to leave the room until permission is given after the end of the examination. Leaving the room during an examination without permission will be deemed academic misconduct.
  8. Exam answer sheets must be submitted. If the answer sheet is removed from the room for any reason, it will be deemed academic misconduct.
  9. Note that the examination procedures and examination timetable of other campuses may differ from their course timetable.

Makeup Examination

Students who missed the examination for a course, due to illness or other unavoidable reasons, may be eligible to take the makeup examination. Please check the schedule. The application period and procedures will be announced on the keio.jp portal. Makeup examinations will not be given for courses where examinations are held outside of the regular examination period, or where examinations are graded based on reports or class participation marks.


  1. Application Process and Period:Information will be posted on the keio.jp portal or the student website after the examintaion schedule is released.
  2. Valid grounds for applying for the makeup examinations:

    • Illness or injury (Required documentation: Medical certificate indicating treatment on the day of the original examination)
    • Delay in public transport services -commuting route in principle(Required documentation: Delay certificate) *A makeup examination fee is not required in this case. It should be noted that examination start times may be moved back in the event of a large-scale public-transport system delay, and you should therefore always make every effort to reach the examination room.
    • Funeral of a relative within the third degree of kinship (Required documentation: Letter of appreciation of chief mourner, etc.) *Attendance at Buddhist memorial services and weddings do not constitute grounds for granting permission.
    • A semester-end examination for a course being taken at another campus is scheduled to take place at the same time. (In such cases, you should give priority to the examination at the other campus and then apply to take a makeup examination for the SFC course offered by the Faculty of Policy Management or the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies) *A makeup examination fee is not required in this case.
    • Recruitment activities (only a part of employment screening) by students in their final year. (In such cases, be sure to consult with the Academic Affairs Office in advance.)
    • Any other factor deemed unavoidable by an Academic Advisor.

    Note that part-time work, volunteer activities, participation in tournaments, and the like are not considered valid grounds for taking makeup examinations
  3. Note that part-time work, volunteer activities, participation in tournaments, and the like are not considered valid grounds for taking makeup examination
  4. Makeup Examination Fee: 2,000 yen per course (The fee is exempted for makeup examinations taken due to a schedule overlap with the examination for a course taken at another campus, or a delay in public transport services.)
  5. Makeup Examination Timetable will be announced to eligible students.
  6. Miscellaneous:

    • If schedule overlap with the examination for a course being taken at another campus occurs, students should take the other campus' examination as scheduled and apply to take the examination of the Faculty of Policy Management or Faculty of Environment and Information Studies course as a makeup examination.
    • For makeup examinations for courses at other campuses, applications must be submitted at SFC. Be aware that the application period may differ from the one at SFC.
    • Makeup Examinations will be applied for those courses during the regular examination period.
    • Applying for a makeup examination by false pretenses after having taken the examination will be deemed academic misconduct and will be dealt with severely.
    • When completing the application at the Registrar Section, allow sufficient time to visit an Academic Advisor for an interview.
    • Only those who have applied and been allowed during the designated period are eligible to take makeup examinations. If you are unable to take a makeup examination, you will be afforded no additional opportunities to do so for whatever reason. (And your makeup examination fee will not be returned.)
    • Students must not come to school during the period when they are prohibited from attending school due to infectious diseases. Please make sure to apply by proxy. If you are unable to find a proxy, please consult with the SFC Academic Affairs Office in advance.

Assignments (reports)

The same strict policy as adopted with regard to academic misconduct in examinations also applies to the preparation of papers, and any infringement will be severely punished. In the case of term papers, academic misconduct may result in a D grade being assigned to all courses taken in the semester in question. Similarly severe punishment may be enforced for any type of paper.
In order to ensure that faculty members can correctly assess the level of understanding and achievements of all students in a fair and balanced manner, be sure to follow the instrucitons on KITIE - Keio Interactive Tutorial on Information Education - Home Page, and etc. when preparing papers.
Usually, you will be given instruction on what to write about for assignment papers. Some assignments may center on researching documents and may require you to examine a wide range of reference materials. On other occasions, you may be required to discuss your own original thoughts and opinions. Before starting work on your paper, be sure that you understand exactly what is required and the intention of the assignment.

Precutions for writing assignments and theses

Along with the semester-end examinations and in-class examinations, written assignments(including graduation theses)are important proof of your accomplishments at university. Disregard for the rules for written assignments and theses may lead to disqualification or disciplinary action if judged to have been an act of academic misconduct.
Any references made from particular sources must be clearly distinguished from your own viewpoints and properly cited. It will be deemed an act of plagiarism if you ignore this.
The most important points with regard to writing papers are as follows:

  1. Clearly distinguish your own opinions from that of others.
  2. Clearly indicate the references for quotations or when referring to or citing works of others( failure to indicate a reference is considered to be an act of plagiarism).
  3. For quotations, write every single word including typographical errors.
  4. Follow the rules for citations(refer to the literature below).
  5. When referring to information from the Internet, clearly indicate the URL, the title of the web page, and the date when you accessed the page.


Please try to learn the generally accepted methods for using citations from the following reference books, tutorials, etc.

Hacker, D., Sommers, N.(2012). A pocket style manual(6th ed.). Boston, MA: Bedford / St. Martin's.
Godfrey, J.,(2013). How to use your reading in your essays(2nd ed.). Houdmills, England.
"KITIE" Web tutorial system(Hiyoshi Media Center, 2022)Discovery: Hiyoshi Media Center Website:
https://www2.lib.keio.ac.jp/project/kitie/en/

Academic misconduct

Please be careful not to commit or be complicit in cheating, and to pay attention to how to include references in reports, assignments, etc. See Academic misconduct for details.