Final Examinations

With the exception of some courses, final examinations are held for each course per semester. These examinations are important in measuring students’ progress in their daily studies and is based on independent study. All examinations are executed in accordance with rigorous standards.


Application for Special Consideration for Final Examination in relation to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection (Temporary special measure)

For the courses includes final examination in the grade evaluation methods, students who meet the following requirements and have difficulty coming to the campus to take final examinations, will be given alternative assignments, etc. and considerations upon prior request. Moreover, please note that some colleges may have separate policies, so please check them.


Cases in which students may apply for the Special Consideration for Final Examination

(1) the student has a pre-existing condition or chronic disease, and has been instructed by a doctor to refrain from going out.

(2) the student is not allowed to enter/return to Japan due to overseas travel restrictions;

Application period

 Spring Semester:9:00a.m. on Thursday, May 6 to 5:00p.m. on Monday, May 31

 Fall Semester:9:00a.m. on Monday, November 1 to 5:00p.m. on Tuesday, November 30

Application procedure

Please complete the application procedure from the following website during the application period.

 Students affiliated with Kinugasa Campus: https://cw.ritsumei.ac.jp/campusweb/SVA20D0.html?key=SUR20210203160201111596292

 Students affiliated with BKC: https://cw.ritsumei.ac.jp/campusweb/SVA20D0.html?key=SUR20210429091959833294299

 Students affiliated with OIC: https://cw.ritsumei.ac.jp/campusweb/SVA20D0.html?key=SUR20210427135243301294348

<Points to note>

(1) If none of the reasons above applies to you, but you have special circumstances that required to apply, please contact the administrative office of your faculty within the above period.

(2) The content of consideration varies for each course. So please follow the instruction given by your instructor.


(1) Courses for which a Final Examination is conducted

Courses for which a Final Examination is conducted are limited to the ones whose grade percentage shown in the Final Examination (written) section of the Grade Evaluation Method in Syllabus is 1% or more. The Final Examination is conducted during the final examination period after the 15 classes have finished.

(Please check the final examination period on the academic calendar

http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/pathways-future/eng/academic_calendar/.)

(2) Final Examination Schedule

Final examination schedules (including courses, dates, times, and rooms) and the items permitted in exam rooms are announced on CAMPUS WEB each semester. Students can log into CAMPUS WEB from manaba+R.

Please remember that the final examination schedule is different from the class period schedule. Students are responsible for checking their examination schedule on their own.

[Final Examination Schedule]

Period

Exam Time

1st

9:30 – 10:30

2nd

11:00 – 12:00

3rd

13:30 – 14:30

4th

15:00 – 16:00

5th

16:30 – 17:30*

6th

18:30 – 19:30

7th

20:00 – 21:00*

*Some examinations held at these times will last for 90 minutes depending on the course.

(3) Items permitted on the desk

Even if there are no restrictions listed for the course on what they can bring to the room, students are not allowed to use mobile phones, smartphones, smartwatches, personal computers, electronic dictionaries, or other information and communication devices.

In addition, even when dictionary use is permitted, students are still prohibited from using electronic dictionaries as use of these devices is considered cheating.

[Primary Categories of Permitted Items]

Category

Notes

No restrictions

Items related to the exam including texts, notebooks, and handouts are all allowed.

*You cannot use information and communication devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, and PCs.

*Items that are not related to the exam are not allowed to be brought into the exam room.

Approved texts of the Six Codes

(Roppo)

Details will be announced on manaba+R.

Dictionaries

You are not allowed to bring electronic dictionaries.

Calculators

Some functions may not be approved.

Rulers

None

*Other categories may be specified in addition to the above.

*In case that students brought the items that are not permitted to bring, it will be considered cheating.

Precautions regarding final examination procedures

i. All students must bring their student ID to take an exam. If they forget their ID, they must report to Manabi Station in advance and obtain a permit.

ii. Mobile phones, smartphones, smartwatches, etc., may not be used as clocks in the examination classrooms. Students must turn off these devices and place them into their bag. Failure to comply with this rule will be considered cheating.

iii. A student arriving more than 20 minutes late after the start of an exam will not be admitted to the examination room.

iv. 30 minutes after the start of the exam, students will be allowed to leave the room if the exam supervisor gives permission. However, some courses do not allow students to leave at any time during the exam, so please check the examination schedule.

Including the contents described above, the Final Examination Guidebook, which describes the examination schedule, matters to note on the examination day, and the handling of cheating, can be found below. As the Guidebook describes important matters when you take a Final Examination, please make sure to check it.

[Contents of "Final Examination Guide"]

1. Final Examination/Report Examination Schedule

2. Final Examination Times

3. Courses Where Students Are Not Allowed to Leave the Exam Room During the Exam

4. Permitted Items

5. Important Notes Regarding Examination Day

6. Cheating

7. Final Examinations and Make-up Examinations when Public Transportation is

Suspended Owing to Inclement Weather

8. Make-up Examination

9. Academic Accommodations during Final Examinations


Final Examination GuidebookFile

*This is the 2019 version and will be updated in June.


[Notes for Final Examination]

Final examinations are an important tool to check if students are meeting certain academic benchmarks. A student who cheated during a final examination is considered to have renounced their right to learn and will lose their right to study at the University. RU implements each examination with strict rules. Misconduct is subject to disciplinary action and if found will result in the student receiving an “F” grade in that subject and/or all subjects for the semester in question. (Failed subjects affect GPA scores.)

Prior to taking final exams, please read the document below to prepare yourself for and understand the purpose of exams.

Prior to taking Final Examinations (File)


<For inquiries>

MANABI Station

KIC: Gakujikan Hall 1F (Manabi Station (East))

BKC: Prism House 1F

OIC: Building A 1F AC Administrative Office