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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.

What does it mean to "register for a course"?

Students must register for courses specified by the appropriate faculty in order to take them for credit at the undergraduate level. When registering for courses, students must take into account the number of credits they have earned so far, their requirements for advancement or graduation, and the timetable and syllabus of each course.

    1. Course registration takes place at the beginning of each semester. Students attend the courses they have registered for.
    2. Grades are given for the registered courses. Each course has its own method for grade assessment such as final exams, papers, in-class examinations, etc.
    3. Grades for registered courses are announced in the form of a grade report. If the grade meets the requirement for passing the course, credits will be given.

Taking into consideration the number of credits earned, students will plan what courses to take in the following semester. Students can advance to the next year or graduate by accumulating credits and meeting the designated requirements.

Course Registration Process

Through course registration, students choose which courses they will be taking and confirm their academic intentions. If courses are not registered for within the specified period, the student will be regarded as having no intention to study. Under Article 188 of the University Undergraduate Rules and Regulations, the student will then be subject to withdrawal from the University. Carefully read the following description of the course registration process so that you do not make any errors. The Course Registration Period will be announced at the keio.jp portal.
If you plan to take a temporary leave of absence without registering for courses, you must submit an Application for Temporary Leave of Absence by the last day of the course registration period.


Changes from AY2021 (2021/4/3 UPDATE)

Course registration was divided into the First Course Registration and Second Course Registration.


First Course Registration

Students register for all courses they wish to take or plan to take during the semester, regardless of whether or not they have been accepted.


Courses Subject to Be Registered
All courses a student wishes to take or is considering taking, including courses for which he/she has made an entry for student screening and courses without student screening.

Notes

  • Course registration is not finalized by the First Course Registration. The courses that are registered without any errors or incompleteness at the Second Course Registration will be finalized.
  • Please be sure to register for courses offered by other faculties, etc. on the First Course Registration.
  • For some courses offered by other faculties, etc., student screenings may be held based on their First Course Registration. Please be sure to check and follow the registration procedures and rules of the faculties in which the course is offered. Students can check the course guide and other information on News at the keio.jp portal, each faculty's page of Keio University Student Website, and etc.
  • You cannot register for more than one course on the same day and time, even on the First Course Registration.
  • Even if the system does not show an error, students may be requested to amend their Course Registration later when the Academic Affairs Office find that their course registration is incomplete or has an error.
  • The normal course registration limit, up to 20 credits (up to 30 credits including Optional Subjects), applies on the First Course Registration. Please register in order of preference. On the Second Course Registration, students can add a course which they didn't make an entry for during the First Course Registration Period, if accepted or it doesn't have a student screening. Please complete the course registration on the Second Course Registration.

Second Course Registration

Students register for all the courses they will take in the semester based on the results of student screenings, and etc.
Courses registered in the first course registration that are not accepted will be marked as "Not Permitted" and cannot be registered in the second course registration.


Subject to Be Registered
All courses to be taken, including those approved through student screenings

Notes

  • Course registration is not finalized by the First Course Registration. The courses that are registered without any errors or incompleteness at the Second Course Registration will be finalized.
  • Please delete courses that were registered in the First Course Registration and rejected in the student screening. Even if they do not delete them, it will be treated as a course registration error and their course registration will not be approved.
  • Even if the system does not show an error, students may be requested to amend their Course Registration later when the Academic Affairs Office find that their course registration is incomplete or has an error.
  • If you complete the Second Course Registration with errors, or if the Academic Affairs Office determines that your course registration is incomplete, your course registration may be automatically corrected. Please be sure to check the keio.jp portal for announcements.
  • On the Second Course Registration, students can add a course which they didn't make an entry for during the First Course Registration Period, if accepted or it doesn't have a student screening.

Applying for student screenings and registering for courses are conducted on the different system. If you do not correctly register for courses, you cannot take those courses even if you were selected through the student screenings. Don't forget to complete both the first course registration and the second course registration.
The course registration is not completed only by completing the Entry for Student Screening. Students need to complete all the Entry for Student Screening, the first course registration, and the second course registration. To register for courses with no student screening, it is necessary to complete the first course registration and the second course registration. * 2021/4/3 Deleted in light of the fact that courses that were not registered in the first course registration can be added in the second course registration.
Please check the syllabus for course procedures and rules.


Course Registration Schedule

After the grades are announced at the end of each semester, the course registration schedule for the following semester will be announced at the keio.jp portal. Make sure to check it.


Syllabus Viewing and Confirmation of Student Screening Information, etc.

Referring to the syllabus and timetable, select courses to register for in the upcoming semester. The syllabus contains course descriptions, information on the grading system, limit to the number of students, and more. Some courses require prior knowledge, skills, prerequisite and/or recommended courses. Make sure you read the information on the syllabus carefully before registering for a course.


Student Screening and Confirmation of Results

Student screenings are held before the first class for many courses. Apply for a student screening, and make adjustments to your course load according to the results. The main ways student screenings are conducted are described below:


Online Course Registration through keio.jp

In the first course registration, students register for all courses they wish to take or plan to take during the semester, regardless of whether or not they have been accepted. In the second course registration, students register for all the courses they will take in the semester based on the results of student screenings, and etc. Courses registered in the first course registration that are not accepted will be marked as "Not Permitted" and cannot be registered in the second course registration. If you have any questions, please contact the SFC Academic Affairs Office by email by the end of the course registration period. Please note that no inquiries will be accepted by phone.


Access to Course Registraiton System through keio.jp

[keio.jp]→[Class]→[Course Registration]→[Course Registration/Additional Course Registration]
Please carefully read this page and Course Registration System User Manual.


Saving the Registration Complete Page

After registering for a course, a message will appear on the screen if there is an error. Make sure that all courses are registered correctly. You can make changes to registration as many times as you like during the registration period, but are not permitted to add or remove courses for any reason whatsoever after it ends. Make sure that there are no errors in your courses or fields after you finish registering.


Course Registration Confirmation Period

Be sure to check if registration was completed correctly by comparing the Registration Complete page you saved during course registration to the course registration details on the "View Registered Courses" page. If there are any discrepancies, please check with the SFC Academic Affairs Office.


Course Registration Amendment Period (applicable students only)

Amendments to errors in course registration are accepted in this period only for those who are applicable. Those who are applicable will receive a message in either of the columns for "Correction Required," "Confirmation," or "Information" (in mid-April for the Spring Semester, or mid-October for the Fall Semester).
In the case that the student does not make amendments during the course registration amendment period, the error will be amended by the Academic Affairs Office. The University will not be held accountable for any disadvantage incurred by a student who did not carry out the necessary process during this period.


Course Cancellation Period

You may cancel courses you have registered for. However, some courses cannot be cancelled. Grades will not be given for cancelled courses. Additional courses may not be registered for.
* To see courses that are not allowed to be cancelled, check the Keio University Student Website.
* Year-long courses and set courses need to be cancelled during the course cancellation period for Spring Semester/First Half of Spring Semester Courses.
[keio.jp]→[Class]→[Course Registration]→[Course Cancellation]


Courses that are not allowed to be canceled

  • Study Abroad Courses in Language Communication Courses
  • Special Research Project A/B
  • Internship in Social Enterprises
  • Internship in Public Organizations
  • Physical Education 2, 3
  • Physical Education 4, 5 (can only be canceled in the semester you register for them)
  • Data-Driven Art
  • Songwriting
  • Japanese Intensive 1 (Only when held during a break period)
  • Courses Offered at Other Faculties, Research Institutes or Centers which the faculty running the course does not allow you to cancel.

Student Screening

Overview

The Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies have implemented a student screening for many courses, in which students who are eligible to take a course are determined before course registration and before classes begin.
There are two main methods of the student screening for courses: Assignment Screening and Lottery Screening.
Only those students who have completed the "Entry for Student Screening" process and have been approved to take the course will be able to take the course for which they are accepted.
Some courses may have their own selection process, so please check here as well. The course registration is not completed only by completing the Entry for Student Screening. Students need to complete all the Entry for Student Screening, the first course registration, and the second course registration.


Entry for Student Screening (2021/3/26 UPDATED)

A new student screening system will be in operation from AY2021.
A guide with details of the system and how to make the enrty will be available on this page by Friday, March 26.

2021/3/24 UPDATED
The Student Screening System User's Guide is now available on the URLs below. Make sure to carefully read it because how to complete is different from the one on the SFC-SFS.

Student Screening System User's Guide (Japanese)
Student Screening System User's Guide (English)

The entry for Student Screening is going to start in the afternoon of Friday, March 26. The URL of the new system will be announced on Friday, March 26.

2021/3/26 UPDATED
Access the Student Screening System from the URL below;
https://sola.sfc.keio.ac.jp/student/students/sign_in


Assignment Screening

In the assignment screening, students submit reports, essays, etc. through the student screening system to make the entry. The details of the assignments will be announced in the syllabus, so please check the syllabus as soon as it is released.


Lottery Screening

In the lottery student screening, the "Course Preferences" is determined by the size of the applicant's desire to take the selected courses.
For details, see here (Keio ID required)


Students of Other Faculties or Graduate Schools

Students affiliated with the SFC will be able to use the student screening system for entry, but students not affiliated with the SFC will not be able to use this system. If you are a student of another faculty and wish to take an SFC course with student screening, please check the selection information in the syllabus (available on the campus network) in advance, and contact the lecturer in charge of the class directly to confirm if you can take the course.

Course Registration

Important Notes on Course Registration

Applying for student screenings and registering for courses are conducted on the different system. If you do not correctly register for courses, you cannot take those courses even if you were selected through the student screenings.

  • Students planning to register for courses other than those offered by the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies should read "Cross-Registration Courses" on this page.
  • Courses cannot be added or deleted after the course registration period has ended. Credits cannot be earned for courses that have not been registered for.

Maximum number of credits that may be earned in a single semester

The number of credits that may be earned in a single semester is as follows:
Maximum number of credits toward advancement and graduation: 20 credits
Maximum number of credits including those for Optional Subjects: 30 credits
However, the courses listed below will not be counted toward the maximum number of credits that may be earned:
Physical and Mental Health for Campus Life, Physical Education 1, Physical Education 2, Physical Education 3, Physical Education 4, Physical Education 5, Special Research Project A, Special Research Project B
Also, since courses with transferable credits earned before entering the Master's Program and Basics of Data Science are Optional Subjects, credits for these courses will not be included in the maximum number of credits (20 credits) toward advancement and graduation.


Fields

Fields are course categories based on the University Rules and Regulations. Courses offered by the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies are all assigned "Fields." When a course is registered for, a field that corresponds with the course is automatically assigned to it (Column A registration).


Courses that have their field automatically registered as Column AFields
Courses offered at the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies (exception below) See Courses, Number of Credits, Fields.
Basics of Data Science
Program Courses offered at the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Optional Subjects
Short-term Study Abroad courses offered at the International Center Language Communication courses (or Optional Subjects)

When registering for courses that do not have assigned fields such as courses offered by other faculties, research institutes or centers, or taking courses as Optional Subjects, fields need to be designated when the courses are registered. Make sure you register correctly by referring to the chart below to check which fields courses can be designated as.


Courses that must be registered as Column BFields
Course credits not required for advancement or graduation
Courses offered by research institutes or centers (excluding courses offered by the International Center at Mita Campus)
Other courses for which there are specific instructions
Optional Subjects
Courses offered by faculties other than the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Courses offered by the International Center at Mita Campus (excluding Short-term Study Abroad Courses)(excluding Short-term Study Abroad Program)
Courses Offered by Other Faculties, etc.

Courses

Prerequisite Courses and Course Registration Requirements

Although it may not be specified in the syllabus, the following courses have requirements such as earning credits for prerequisite courses or passing a qualification examination that must be fulfilled before the semester they are taken.

Course Names / FieldsPrerequisite Courses / Requirements
Physical Education 2, Physical Education 3 Credits earned for Physical Education 1
Physical Education 4, Physical Education 5 Credits earned for Physical Education 3
Fundamentals of Information Technology courses (excluding Fundamentals of Information Technology 1) Credits earned for Fundamentals of Information Technology 1
Except for Fundamentals of Information Technology 2, these courses also require passing of a typing examination
Data Science courses 1) Credits earned for Basics of Data Science, OR
2) Passing of the Data Science Qualification Examination
Graduation Project 2 Credits earned for Graduation Project 1
Excluding those continuing Graduation Project 1 while studying abroad

Class Designated Courses (courses that depend on your "class")

Class Designated Courses are courses that have their time schedule determined by your "class." New students should register for the courses or fields listed below in their first semester. These courses do not require student screenings although it may be written so in the syllabus.

Course Names / FieldsPossibility to Change Classes
Physical and Mental Health for Campus Life New students cannot change classes in their first semester.
Physical Education 1 [New students in their first semester] cannot change classes.
[Students retaking the course] can register only a full-time faculty member's class in the Spring Semester, or the class for students retaking the course held in the Fall Semester. Be sure to attend the first class and obtain permission to take the course.
Basics of Data Science New students cannot change classes in their first semester.
Fundamentals of Information Technology 1 [New students in their first semester] who are requesting a class change should apply through the website. In some cases, a drawing will be held.
[Students retaking the course] who will take the class for students retaking the course should apply for a student screening. If the number of students has not reached the limit after the screening is held, additional application may be accepted for both the class for students retaking the course and the class for new students. Apply through the website.
Please note that additional application will be accepted only for the class for new students in the Spring Semester as there will be no class for students retaking the course.
Language Communication courses New students cannot change classes in their first semester. However, new students who pass a language placement test may register for these classes. The upper limit of credits that new students can take in their first semester is four (one language) excluding Russian and Italian.
From the second semester on, follow the instructions in the syllabus and apply for a student screening.

Optional Subjects

Credits earned from Optional Subjects are not counted toward credits required for advancement to the next year or graduation.
The courses below can only be registered as Optional Subjects. Courses must be registered by selecting the "90-01-02 Optional Subjects and Others" field at the time of registration.
Credits earned from Optional Subjects cannot be converted at a later date to credits required for advancement to the next year or graduation, and vice versa.

Course Names, etc.Designated Fields
Basics of Data Science None
Program Courses in the Graduate School of Media and Governance
Courses you already have credit from 90-01-02 Optional Subjects and Others
Courses offered by research institutes and centers (excluding courses offered by the International Center at the Mita Campus and those offered by the GIC Center at Hiyoshi Campus)
Duplicate courses (when taking multiple in the same semester) (see "(d) Duplicate Courses")
Courses exceeding the maximum number of credits toward advancement and graduation that can be earned in a single semester
Other courses with specific instructions

Note that the following courses cannot be taken as Optional Subjects:
SFC Gateway English, Basic and Intensive in the Language Communication courses, Physical and Mental Health for Campus Life, Physical Education 1, Physical Education 2, Physical Education 3, Physical Education 4, Physical Education 5, Graduation Project 1, Graduation Project 2


Duplicate Courses

In principle, each course can only be taken once for credit to count toward advancement to the next year or graduation, even if the instructor is different. If you take duplicate courses in the same semester, or plan to retake a course you have earned credits from in the past, the extra course can only be registered as an "Optional Subject."
However, the following courses can be taken multiple times for credit to count toward advancement to the next year or graduation:
Project English A/B/C/D, Skills and Contents in the Language Communication courses, Study Abroad, Seminar A, Seminar B, Special Research Project A/B, and Graduation Project 1 (only when the mentor is changed)
In addition, the below chart indicates courses that will be considered to be the same course even though a change has been made in the course name:

New Course NamesPrevious Course Names
Fundamentals of Life Science Laboratory Fundamental Biology Laboratory
Innovation and Marketing Research Diffusion of Innovations and Marketing Research of Information Technology Services
Data Business Creation A Data Business Creation
Data Business Creation B Data Business Creation
Civil Code (Contracts and Torts) Civil Law (Property)
Civil Code (Family and Inheritance) Civil Law (Family Law)
Tonal Harmony 1 Fundamentals of Digital Music
Tonal Composition 1 Music and Cognition
Beyond Blockchain Basics Beyond Blockchain
Beyond Blockchain Advanced Beyond Blockchain
Data Science for Bioinformatics Introduction to Bioinformatics
Data Society and Business Model Intellectual Property and Business Models
Basic Exercise in Protecting Information Systems against Security Threats Exercise in Project Based Learning K
Advanced Exercise in Incident Handling Advanced Exercise in Project Based Learning F
Advanced Security Workshop in Smartphone Security Advanced Security Workshop C
Basic Sec Cap Exercise in Project Based Learning I Exercise in Project Based Learning I
Basic Sec Cap Advanced Exercise in Project Based Learning E Advanced Exercise in Project Based Learning E
Basic Sec Cap Advanced Security Workshop D Advanced Security Workshop D
Basic Sec Cap Advanced Security Workshop E Advanced Security Workshop E
Earth System A Earth Systems

This does not apply to those who moved from the 2007 University Undergraduate Rules and Regulations. Visit the Academic Affairs Office for details.

Important Notes on Course Registration for Specific Courses

Physical Education

Wellness System

This system is used for making reservations for physical education classes, and submitting notes and papers for physical education courses.


Physical Education 2/3

After earning credits for Physical Education 1, be sure to register for both Physical Education 2 and Physical Education 3 at the same time in the following semester. Go to the course registration page, and from "Other" under "Day of the Week," select and register for Physical Education 2 and Physical Education 3. Course registration will be valid for these two courses until credits have been earned for them, so there is no need to re-register for them later on.
Use the Wellness System to make reservations for the classes you will attend. Each course requires attending class 15 times and submission of a report in order to earn credits.


Physical Education 4/5

Students must have earned credits for Physical Education 3 by the previous semester in order to take Physical Education 4/5. To register for these courses, go to the course registration page, and from "Other" under "Day of the Week," select and register for Physical Education 4 and Physical Education 5. Course registration will be valid for these two courses until credits have been earned for them, so there is no need to re-register them later on. However, you cannot cancel registration for Physical Education 4 or 5 outside of the semester in which you registered for them.
Use the Wellness System to make reservations for the classes you will attend. Each course requires attending class 15 times and submission of a report in order to earn credits.


Language Communication Courses

Language Placement Test (excluding English, Arabic, and Malay-Indonesian)

Language placement tests are held during the orientation period each semester. Except for Basic 1 and Intensive 1, a language placement test may be required before a course can be registered. You can check the examination schedule on the keio.jp portal on the day of the grade announcement for the prior semester, or on the Language Communication courses website.


Contents Courses

Courses with "language" included in the course name, and a portion of courses held in English or Japanese, can be taken as a Language Communication (xx language) Contents Course. (Refer to "Courses, Number of Credits, Fields".)
Courses taken as Contents Courses will appear as Fundamental Subjects (Language Communication courses) regardless of the original course field. Courses that may be taken as Contents Courses have the Contents Courses name listed together with the original course name in the syllabus.
Example: "Theory of Languages (German)" Advanced Subjects (Series of Policy Management)     "German Contents" Fundamental Subjects (Language Communication courses)
Please note that to take a course as "Japanese Contents," prior permission must be obtained from the Japanese Language Lab (it is different from student screenings).


Study Abroad Courses

These courses are held during the spring or summer break at overseas educational institutions. They are Study Abroad A (4 credits) and B (2 credits), and Intensive Course held overseas (4 credits). For details, check the website and language lab for each language. You must register for these courses in the semester immediately following participation, and they may not be cancelled. If a temporary leave of absence or study abroad is planned for the semester immediately following participation, be sure to consult with the Academic Affairs Office when applying for a temporary leave of absence or study abroad.


Data Science Courses

In order to take Data Science courses, students must first earn credits for Basics of Data Science or pass the Data Science Qualification Examination, which is held every semester during the orientation period. Although it is recommended that students earn at least 2 credits from Data Science 1 before advancing to Data Science 2, both courses may be taken simultaneously.


Fundamentals of Information Technology Courses

Fundamentals of Information Technology 1 is a required course. After earning credits for Fundamentals of Information Technology 1, Fundamentals of Information Technology 2 or other Fundamentals of Information Technology courses may be taken according to the student's level.


Seminar (Kenkyukai)

There are two types of Seminars (Seminar A and Seminar B), and the type differs by faculty member.

CoursesClass Periods Per WeekNo. of CreditsApprox. No. of Students
Seminar A 2 class periods/week 4 credits 35 students
Seminar B 1 class period/week 2 credits 15 students

Up to 6 credits, including those taken as Optional Subjects, can be registered for per semester. In principle, students can register for Seminars from their second year. However, students in their first year can register for one Seminar per semester only if the faculty member in charge grants special approval.
The syllabus for the Spring Semester will become available in early January, and for the Fall Semester, in early July. Each Seminar has its own student screening, so students should check the syllabus for the screening process and dates.


Graduation Project

During their fourth year, students create a Graduation Project, such as a written thesis or a work, as a culmination of their learning at SFC centered on the Seminar. One of the requirements for graduation is to register and earn credits for Graduation Project 1 during the first semester of the fourth year, and Graduation Project 2 during the second semester of the fourth year.
The faculty member overseeing the Graduation Project is called the Graduation Project mentor. In order to take a Graduation Project course, the student must apply for and receive approval from a mentor during the designated period. While consulting with the Graduation Project mentor, the student will create a research result such as a thesis or work, and have it assessed and approved.


Fulfilling Aspect Requirements (by the first semester of the third year)

In order to apply for a Graduation Project mentor, a student must have earned at least 4 credits in one of the "Aspects" designated by the mentor, in the semester prior to the application, that is, in principle, by the first semester of the third year. In addition, there may be other requirements to be fulfilled, so start course planning early to fulfill your "Aspects" and other requirements.
You can check the "Aspects" and other requirements specified by Graduation Project mentors here.


Graduation Project Mentor Application (in principle, in the second semester of the third year)

In principle, the application process begins at the end of the first semester of your third year (around September or March). You can apply for the preliminary application, first-round application, and second-round application online and also view the results. The application details are provided on the keio.jp portal or Keio University Student Website.
*Preliminary Application
There is no selection screening for preliminary applications. Register the Graduation Project mentor of your choice before the course registration period and create your course registration plan while communicating with them.

  1. At least 4 credits must be earned in one of the "Aspects" designated by the mentor by the semester prior to application (the first semester of the third year).
  2. Other requirements designated by the mentor must be fulfilled.

Amendment forms must be used to make amendments. Amendment forms can be downloaded from the keio.jp portal or Keio University Student Website.
* If you do not register for Graduation Project 1 in the semester after your application for a faculty member to act as your mentor was accepted, your acceptance will be cancelled and you will have to apply again.


Graduation Project 1 (the first semester of the fourth year)

In Graduation Project 1, students make plans and preparations for completing the Graduation Project 2 result work in the following semester. Credits from Graduation Project 1 must first be earned in order to take Graduation Project 2.
However, for students who plan to study abroad in the first semester of the fourth year, if an Application for Study Abroad is approved by the Faculty Board and the necessary processes before and after study abroad are completed, Graduation Project 2 can be registered for without earning credits for Graduation Project 1. For details, contact the SFC Academic Affairs Office (person in charge of studying abroad).
If changing a Graduation Project mentor after having earned credits for Graduation Project 1, you must register for the Graduation Project 1 again.


Graduation Project 2 (the second semester of the fourth year)

Students create a result work, such as a thesis or work, and present it for evaluation and assessment. Only students who have earned credits for Graduation Project 1 can take Graduation Project 2. Credits for Graduation Project 2 must be acquired to graduate.
In order to earn credits for Graduation Project 2, a result work must be submitted during the designated period. Details are provided on the keio.jp portal.
As a rule, submitted result works are presented within the University. Pass/fail is reflected in the grade given for Graduation Project 2.


Special Research Projects

Special research projects are held by faculty members in charge of Seminars during summer or spring breaks to carry out research that cannot be conducted during the semester. Calls for participation in these projects are usually carried out by the individual Seminars.
Students must register for the special research project in the semester immediately after attending it, and these courses cannot be cancelled.
One special research project, either Special Research Project A or Special Research Project B, can be registered for in a single semester for credit required for advancement to the next year or graduation. To register for multiple special research projects, all courses except for the first one should be registered as Optional Subjects.


Changes to be made for special research projects that will be conducted in summer 2021 onward

If a temporary leave of absence or study abroad is planned for the semester immediately following participation, be sure to consult with the Academic Affairs Office when applying for a temporary leave of absence or study abroad.


Fieldwork-related Subjects Registration "Field Research 1/2" (for Undergraduate Students)

Outline

Students will be allowed to register for Fieldwork-related Courses, such as "Field Research 1/2" after conducting research (fieldwork) or working in the companies (internship) during the spring or summer breaks within or outside Japan. Both activities must be related to individual research themes. Students who wish to take such courses must carefully read the guidelines below and submit necessary documents during the submission period in order to obtain approval before they begin fieldwork research or internship. Students are not permitted to register for any Fieldwork-related Courses when they conducted fieldwork research or internship during semester.


Registration

Students who wish to take such courses must carefully read the "Guideline" below and submit necessary documents during the submission period.


Important

Students who will conduct overseas activities such as fieldwork, internships, etc., for fieldwork-related courses are required to undertake a comprehensive assessment of measures for safety in relation to public security in the relevant overseas country/region.

Criteria for Conducting Overseas Fieldwork and Internships

Keio University requires students participating in Fieldwork Courses overseas to enroll in Overseas Students Safety Management Assistance provided by Emergency Assistance Japan Co., Ltd. and a comprehensive overseas travel insurance that meets the requirements set by the university.



Documents Submission Period

We announce latest schedule via keio.jp.
After submission deadline, we cannot accepet documents.

After completing fieldwork in SUMMER break, register as one of FALL semester subjects
Submission of Plan sheet and Written Oath Late June
Submission of reports Early December



After completing fieldwork in SPRING break, register as one of SPRING semester subjects
Submission of Plan sheet and Written Oath Late December
Submission of reports Early June

Forms

For both fieldwork research and internship
For internship

Cross-registration Courses

Transferable Credits Earned Before Entering the Master's Program

You can register for "Program Courses" that are accepted by the Graduate School of Media and Governance (excluding courses held in parallel with the undergraduate faculties) and some courses offered by the Graduate School of Human Relations, the Graduate School of Law, and Law School by going through the required process.


Graduate School of Media and Governance

Students can register for Program Courses (excluding courses held in parallel with the undergraduate faculties) offered by the Graduate School of Media and Governance while enrolled as an undergraduate, and if they advance to the Graduate School of Media and Governance after graduation, up to 8 credits earned from these courses may be counted as credits required for completing the master's program. The process for course registration is as follows:


  1. Download the "Application for Undergraduates to Register Master's Program Courses (大学院先取科目履修申請書)" after checking the News section of the keio.jp portal.
  2. On the course registration page, search for the course from the Graduate School of Media and Governance timetable and register in "Column A." Such courses will automatically become "90-09-02 Optional Subjects Courses Offered by the Graduate School of Media and Governance Program Courses." For details regarding the procedure for having credits recognized at the Graduate School of Media and Governance after advancement to the Graduate School, refer to the "Guidebook for Students of the Graduate School of Media and Governance."
  3. At the first class meeting, obtain an approval seal (or signature) from the faculty member in charge of each course on the "Application for Undergraduates to Register Master's Program Courses (大学院先取科目履修申請書)" and submit it to the Academic Affairs Office by the deadline specified in the News section.

The Graduate School of Human Relations, Graduate School of Law, Law School, and Others

Visit the website of each graduate school for details.


Short-term Study Abroad Courses Offered by the International Center

The International Center offers courses during the summer and spring break periods each year. For details, refer to "学内機関主催の短期プログラム (Short-Term Programs)" under the "海外への留学 (Study Abroad)" tab on the International Center website and also attend the program orientation session held at the beginning of each semester.
To search for courses offered by the International Center, go to the course registration page. Select "Other" in the "Day" field in the International Center Class timetable. Courses should be registered in "Column A." The "fields" that students can register for differ by course, and the courses listed below are automatically assigned "fields" as follows:


Course NamesFields
Summer School at Christ Church College, Oxford Language Communication courses (English)
Summer School at Downing College, Cambridge
Summer School at College of William And Mary
Summer School at University of Notre Dame
Spring School at Sciences Po: European Studies
Spring School at Singapore Management University
Spring School at The University of Sydney
Spring School at Tufts University
Summer School at Lincoln College, Oxford Optional Subjects

* Offered courses differ by academic year. Check the International Center website for details


Courses Offered by the Student Affairs Center

You can register for Safety, Health and Wellness course offered by the Student Affairs Center online in the Spring and Fall Semesters as Optional Subjects. See here for details.


Courses Offered by the Teacher Training Center

You can participate in the Contemporary Study on Teacher course, Basic Theory of Education course, and School Curriculum Studies course offered by the Teacher Training Center even in your first year as long as you are in your second semester or above. You should, however, check the notice boards, etc., to confirm which specific classes are accepting participants, since these differ depending on the academic year (for example, you are allowed to only participate in classes held during a particular semester and on specified days and class periods and not others even if they are named the Contemporary Study on Teacher course). Please note that if you are a first-year student at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus registering for these courses, in principle, you are required to register for them in the semester in which you participate in them.


Course of National Institute of Technology, Tsuruoka College and Yamagata University Facutly of Agriculture

The details will be accnounced at the keio.jp portal.


Courses Offered by Other Faculties, Research Institutes, etc.

Important Points

Registration methods and periods for courses offered by other faculties, research institutes, etc., may differ from those for courses offered by the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies. Be careful when registering for these courses. Refer to the timetables of Fall Semester courses in the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies when planning for course registration.
Example: If you register for 16 credits from courses (Fall Semester courses) offered by other faculties, research institutes, etc., in the Spring Semester, the remaining number of credits you will be able to register for in the Fall Semester will be 4 excluding Optional Subjects. (This is because the upper limit of credits one can take per semester is 20.)


Courses that May be Taken

Be sure to confirm the course information, description, and syllabus for each course before registering. Courses offered by other faculties, etc. may be taken only if the following two requirements are met:

  1. The Faculty Offering the Course Allows Students from Other Faculties to Take Courses
    Courses listed on the chart "Subjects with Restrictions for Students from Other Faculties and Graduate Schools: Undergraduate" on the Keio University Student Website cannot be taken. Make sure to check this list as well as the course registration information for each faculty posted on the Keio University Student Website.
    Some courses have restrictions on your affiliation and/or student year. If you are not in the correct student year, you will be unable to take the course even if it is not a "Subject with Restrictions." Some faculties have courses with restrictions not listed on this chart, and there may also be some courses offered as Optional Subjects to students from other faculties. Students should gather necessary information through the syllabus, Keio University Student Website, and announcements on the notice boards of each faculty, etc.
    *In order to take courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, prior interviews, submission of forms, etc., are required. Please refer to the Keio University Student Website for details.
  2. Permission of the Faculty Member in Charge of the Course
    Some courses will have orientation regarding registration or restrict registration on their first class. Attend the first class meeting and obtain permission from the faculty member in charge of the course. If the first class meeting is cancelled, or if permission could not be obtained during the Spring Semester for a course held in the Fall Semester, obtain permission when the first class meeting is held. For courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology, it is necessary to obtain the signature of the faculty member in charge of the course on the designated form.

Course Registration

You can only register for courses described in "Courses that May be Taken" above. Make sure that you select the appropriate field (refer to Courses, Number of Credits, Fields) and register within the registration period. Even if you receive permission to take the course, you cannot take it unless you register for it before the end of the registration period.


  • *Details regarding the registration for courses offered by other faculties, research institutes, etc., are provided on the keio.jp portal.
  • *Fall Semester courses offered by other faculties, research institutes, etc., that you register for in the Spring Semester must be cancelled in the Fall Semester course cancellation period. Amendments may be permitted only in the case of unavoidable circumstances, such as if SFC class designated courses or required courses overlap with these courses. In such cases, contact the Academic Affairs Office by the end of the course registration period.
  • *Some courses cannot be registered online. Register with plenty of time beforehand and check with the SFC Academic Affairs Office during the course registration period if you cannot register online. Inquiries will not be entertained after the course registration period ends.

Fields

You must choose the appropriate field and register it. Please Courses, Number of Credits, Fields.


Student Year for Course Registration

Other faculties have student year restrictions for registering for certain courses. These restrictions should be followed. In particular, courses offered at the Mita and Yagami campuses require that students have at least advanced to their third year. (However, the Faculty of Letters at Mita Campus requires students to have advanced to at least their second year.)
For Common Courses at Hiyoshi Campus, student year designations for course registration may differ according to the faculty to which the student belongs. Find the timetable for your student year (e.g., the timetable for first-year students if you are a first-year student) from among the timetables for the main faculty (faculty overseeing the course) of the course to be taken.


Period-related Restrictions

If you intend to take a course at SFC and a course offered at another campus including those offered in the Toho Building, they cannot be registered for in consecutive course periods. There must be an interval of at least one class period to allow time for commuting between campuses.


Credits and Grades from Year-long Courses/Set Courses

Credits for year-long courses are divided equally between the Spring Semester and the Fall Semester to fulfill credit requirements. Credits and grades for year-long courses are given at the end of the Fall Semester only and will not be divided by semester.
Set courses are conducted over the Spring and Fall semesters as a set (or pair of courses). Therefore, registration in only one course of a set is not possible. Grades for set courses are given collectively at the end of the Fall Semester. However, when the set of courses are held in the same semester, grades will be given at the end of the said semester.


Course Cancellation

Course cancellation for year-long courses, set courses, and Spring Semester courses must be done in the Spring Semester course cancellation period, and for Fall Semester courses in the Fall Semester course cancellation period. However, you cannot cancel courses that are listed in "(Undergraduate faculties) Courses for which cancellation by students of other undergraduate faculties/graduate schools is not permitted." Make sure to check this list as well as the course registration information for each faculty posted on the Keio University Student Website.
Also, you cannot cancel or make amendments to year-long or Fall Semester courses in the Fall Semester course registration or amendment periods, if the courses were registered for in the Spring Semester.


  • Some courses may have restrictions on their ability to be cancelled. Make sure to read the course descriptions and syllabus carefully before registering for courses.
  • Please ensure to check the latest information, including postings, as new restrictions may apply to the cancellation of registered courses.
  • Please note that there may also be restrictions depending on the field or your student year.

Courses Offered by Research Institutes or Centers

The fields for each course offered by other research institutes or centers are shown below. Make sure that the field is appropriate before registering.
* Register for these courses in the same way as those offered by other faculties.
* In the case that the below courses are held at the same course period and by the same professor (a course held in parallel with another faculty), you can register for those courses as courses offered by other faculties (the field will then be different. Example: The course "Modern Japan and Yukichi Fukuzawa" offered at the Fukuzawa Memorial Institute for Modern Japanese Studies is listed as a general education course at the Faculty of Economics on the Hiyoshi timetable).


Research institutes or centers that offer coursesFields
International Center 04-01-01 Courses Offered by Other Faculties, etc.
90-01-02 Optional Subjects and Others
GIC Center
Research Center for Liberal Arts 90-01-02 Optional Subjects and Others
Fukuzawa Memorial Institute for Modern Japanese Studies
Research Center for Foreign Language Education
Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies
Institute of Oriental Classics (Shido Bunko)
Health Center
Institute for Journalism, Media & Communication Studies
Global Research Institute
Institute of Physical Education
Teacher Training Center
Student Affairs Center
Museum Commons
Art Center

Course Registration FAQ

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Course Registration

I've obtained permission to register, but get an error message saying "NOT PERMITTED".

An error message is displayed when a student who has not obtained advance permission to register in Designated Classes or Courses with Restriction on the Number of Students attempts to register such courses.

I'd like to know how to register Graduation Projects.

Go to "Search by Timetable", select "4th Year" for the student year and "Others" for the day of the week. Or, go to "Search by Registration Number", and input your registration number, and complete registration.

How do I register for courses divided to the first half and second half of a semester?

Please register both first half and second half during the course registration period. If first half and second half both have the same day of the week and same period, you will not be able to register at one time via "Search by Timetable", so please follow either step below:


  • Input the registration number from "Search by Registration Number".
  • Register two times from "Search by Timetable". Select the first half, go back to Menu, go to "Search by Timetable", select the second half, and complete registration.

Some courses have similar course names, but with different contents in brackets, e.g., "Civil Law (Property)" and "Civil Law (Family Law)", or "Region and Society (Asia-Pacific)" and "Region and Society (Europe and CIS Countries)", etc. Is it possible to register these as separate courses so they are included in credits for advancement/graduation?

Yes. If the course names have different content in the brackets, they are not considered to be duplicate courses. Note: This does not apply to subjects with (GIGA) in the course title and subjects held at other faculties.

Is it required to register Class Designated Courses for the 1st semester (the enrolled semester)?

No. Please carefully check the requirements for advancement and graduation and how to register them after the 2nd semester on the SFC GUIDE, however.



Wellness Courses

I belong to one of the Keio University Athletic Association. Is it necessary for me to register for Physical Education courses?

Yes, course registration for Physical Education courses is compulsory. Please consult with a full-time physical education faculty member for information on the handling of students belonging to the Athletic Association.



Graduation Projects

Must I register my Graduation Project entor's Seminar in order to register for a Graduation Project?

It is not compulsory, however you should follow the instructions of your Graduation Project Mentor.

Can I chose a faculty member from another faculty (Part-time Lecturer or Professor Emeritus) as my Graduation Project Mentor?

Only SFC full-time faculty members can become Graduation Project Mentors.



GIGA Courses

Is it possible for students not in the GIGA Program to register courses that are indicated by (GIGA)?

Yes. However, all courses in the GIGA Program are offered in English only. Please be aware that specific English ability may be required to take the course. (i.e. TOEFL (PBT) score of 525 or above: the same level as the requirement for Project English C)



Registration in General / Other

Do language courses offered at other faculties count towards SFC Language Communication courses?

No.

I am unable to advance/graduate due to registration failures in courses with student number restrictions or pre-registration of foreign languages. What can I do?

Unfortunately, the only thing you can do is to find different courses that you are able to register for at this time.

Is it possible to audit a course without registering?

No, the audit system is available only for non-degree students. Please register for each course you plan to take.

If I earned C in a course, then re-registered and earned A or B, would my grades be overwritten?

No. The former grade will not be overwritten. In addition, courses with the same name can be registered only onece, even if the instructor differs, to earn credits required for advancement to the next year or graduation, in principle.

Can I re-register for a course that I failed (received a grade of D)?

Yes, it is possible. However, even if you pass and earn credits the second time you take the course, your previous grade of D will not be overwritten.