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3.5-year early graduation system is for students with superior achievements, such as outstanding academic grades, who have satisfied the requirements for graduation, may graduate after 3.5 years (7 semesters) of enrollment. This system aims to support those who, for example, entered in September and will take up employment in April, or those who entered in April and will advance to graduate schools abroad.
Students who enrolled four semesters prior to the semester of application and are in the first semester of their third year in the semester of application
The details will be announced at the keio.jp portal.
Students must satisfy all of the following requirements by the end of the first semester of their Third Year:
If a student cannot graduate in 3.5 years after entering the University for reasons such as temporary leave of absence or study abroad, the student will be disqualified as a candidate for early graduation. The standard University Faculty Rules and Regulations will once again apply to these students, and individual instructions will be given on handling the differences between requirements of the Early Graduation System and standard University Faculty Rules and Regulations.
Students using the 3.5 year Early Gradua tion System must satisfy, in addition to the application requirements, all of the following requirements in order to graduate:
Regarding #3 requirement, the following documents must be submitted to the SFC Academic Affairs Office by the last class day of the expected graduation semester.
A) Original and photocopies of certificates and documents (originals will be returned after verification)
* If you have already met this requirement at the time of application, you will still need to submit it. Please refer to "Language Proficiency" below for details.
B) Original and photocopies of acceptance letter of graduate schools of Keio University (originals will be returned after verification)
* However, this is only available if students plan to enter the graduate school in the semester following their undergraduate graduation.
|Language||Foreign Language Proficiency Examination||For Application||For Graduation|
|English||TOEFL (PBT) (including TOEFL-ITP conducted at SFC) *1||Score of 550 or above||Score of 580 or above|
|Korean||The Korean Language Proficiency Test (KLPT)||3rd grade||Pre-2nd grade|
|Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)||Level 3||Level 4|
|Chinese||Test of Chinese Proficiency||3rd grade||2nd grade|
|Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)||Level V||Level VI|
|Malay-Indonesian||Ujian Kemanpuan Berbahasa Indonesia||Grade C||Grade B|
|Arabic||Individual evaluations for persons who are at a level of having completed an Intensive 2 course or higher||Individual evaluations for persons having completed at least two Skill courses|
|German||CEFR *2||Proficiency B2||Proficiency C1|
|Österreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch (ÖSD)||B2 Mittelstufe Deutsch||C1 Oberstufe Deutsch|
|Diplom Deutsch in Japan||Pre-1st grade||1st grade|
|French||CEFR *2||Proficiency B2||Proficiency C1|
|Diplôme d'études en langue française (DELF)/Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF)||B2||C1|
|Test de connaissance du français (TCF)||Score of 400 to 499||Score of 500 to 599|
|Diplome d'Aptitude Pratique au Français||Pre-1st grade||1st grade|
|Spanish||Evaluación Oficial del Conocimiento de la Lengua Española||3rd grade||2nd grade|
|Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE)||A2||B1|
|Japanese||Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)||N1||N1|
*1 Submission of CBT and iBT scores is acceptable. Convert the score to those
*2 CEFR stands for 'Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment.'