Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Academic Information
  1. Chapter 5: Examinations

1. Final Exams

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Final exams are those implemented during the Final Exam period as designated on the Academic Calendar.
The following schedule will be taking place. When the exam period approaches, please be sure to confirm the subjects implementing final exam, exam time and classroom in the Timetable & Venue PDF file.
For details, please ask your course instructor.

Final Exam Schedule

Check below the “Final Exam Timetable” for courses implementing final exams. For details, please ask your course instructor.

【 2024 Spring 】 Exam Period Back-up Exam Date Timetable & Venue
1st Quarter Mon, May 27 - Wed, May 29, 2024 Wed, May 29 PDF
Published on May 13, 2024
2nd Quarter Thu, July 25 - Wed, July 31, 2024 Sat, Jul 27
Wed, Jul 31
Scheduled to be published on Jul. 10, 2024
【 2024 Fall 】 Exam Period Back-up Exam Date Timetable & Venue
1st Quarter Wed, Nov. 20 - Sat, Nov. 23, 2024 Sat, Nov. 23 PDF
Scheduled to be published on Nov. 6, 2024
2nd Quarter Thu, Jan 30 - Thu, Feb 6, 2025 Sat, Feb 1
Sun, Feb 2
Wed, Feb 5
Thu, Feb 6
Scheduled to be published on Jan. 15, 2025

Exam Times

Final exams are held based on the normal class timetable, shown below.
However the exam time may differ in some cases, so please follow the directions of your course instructor.

【Quarter 1 & 2】
period Exam Time Warning Bell Exam Begins Exam Ends
1 8:45 - 10:25 8:45 9:05 10:25
2 10:35 - 12:15 10:35 10:55 12:15
3 12:30 - 14:10 12:30 12:50 14:10
4 14:20 - 16:00 14:20 14:40 16:00
5 16:10 - 17:50 16:10 16:30 17:50
6 18:00 - 19:40 18:00 18:20 19:40
period Exam Time Warning Bell Exam Begins Exam Ends
1 8:45 - 10:25 8:45 9:05 10:25
2 10:35 - 12:15 10:35 10:55 12:15
3 13:05 - 14:45 13:05 13:25 14:45
4 14:55 - 16:35 14:55 15:15 16:35
5 16:45 - 18:25 16:45 17:05 18:25

Notes on Final Examinations

In-Person Examinations

  • In-person subjects implement in-person examinations.
  • Students without their Student ID card will not be authorized to take an examination. Students who forget their ID card must go to the Academic Office before the exams starts and ask for a "Permission to Take Examination". Students who do not realize they have forgotten their Student ID until after the examination has begun, MUST inform this fact to the exam proctor inmmediately. They can take the examination but, MUST NOT leave the examination room during the exam period. They must go to the Academic Office AFTER the examination ends, together with an exam proctor.
  • Students must bring all supplies necessary for the examination (such as pens and pencils). These items will not be provided by the University.
  • The day, period, and classroom of final examinations may differ from that of the normal class. Please be sure to confirm the correct information on the Academic Information website.
  • Students are not allowed to take an examination for subjects and classes (JA / JB / EA / EB, etc.) for which they have not registered. Please double check your course registration in advance.
  • Students who do not arrive within 20 minutes of the beginning of an examination will lose the right to take that examination, and will not be permitted to enter the examination room.
  • Smart phones, cell phones, smart watches, and other internet-capable devices may NOT be used as watches.

Online Examination (In case of online implentation for 'Distance Learning Courses')

Notes and Warnings for Taking Online Exams (PDF)

  • *Please be sure to read this before taking online exams.
  • *The details for the online exam, are confirmed in advance by the professor in charge.

If an Exam is Postponed

The exam date/time may be changed in the situations shown below: ("Suspension of Public Transport", same conditions as class cancellations apply)

  • When a storm warning or special weather warning is issued for Beppu City
  • If both Oita Bus and Kamenoi Bus have completely stopped bus service to the university
    *Even if the above do not occur, it is possible the exam date/time may be changed for other reasons.

All announcements will be posted to Campus Terminal. Please be sure to check it.

Time of Decision Time of Announcement Response
6:30 a.m. approx. 6:45 a.m. Period 1 and 2 will be cancelled. The cancelled examinations will be held on the back-up examination day.
10:30 a.m. approx. 10:45 a.m. Examinations from period 3 onward will be cancelled. The cancelled examinations will be held on the back-up examination day.
After 10:30 a.m. After decision Decisions regarding back-ups will be made as appropriate.
  • *The new exam date and time, final report details, etc. will be announced as necessary via Campus Terminal.
  • *Please avoid making plans during the backup exam dates shown on the Academic Calendar. If you are unable to take an exam for a personal reason, you will not be eligible to take a make-up exam.

Academic Misconduct

Examinations at APU are conducted in order to assess students' level of achievement in their studies, and as such must be conducted fairly and impartially. Cheating during an examination amounts to an abandonment of one's own right to learning and will result in a student's disqualification from study at APU. As a university providing scholarships and other forms of support from both internal and external sources, APU cannot permit activities such as cheating. From this standpoint, APU strictly enforces the rules for examinations.


The following are considered academic misconduct.
Students who commit academic misconduct will be subject to disciplinary measures based on the Student Disciplinary Regulations.

  • To have another person take an examination;
  • To take a cheat sheet into an examination;
  • To exchange examination papers with another student;
  • To look at another student’s examination paper;
  • To write unauthorized information on a desk or other location;
  • To enter false information on an examination paper or an attendance register;
  • To take an examination paper from the classroom or destroy it;
  • To whisper, peep, or look aside during an examination;
  • To use any unauthorized materials which are not permitted for the examination; *Even for "open book" exams, electronic communication devices may not be used
  • To access the exam questions from outside of the designated exam room;
  • To access websites or files not necessary for taking the exam using a computer, mobile phone, smartphone, or any other network capable electronic device;
  • To show an offensive attitude or otherwise engage in unfavorable behavior during an examination, which may prevent the fair implementation of the examination.

Warning Regarding Cheating (PDF)

Notes and Warnings for Taking Online Exams (PDF)

Consequences of Cheating

Students found to be cheating may be punished in several ways, including the following:

  • Receive an F grade for the course
  • Punishment pursuant to the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Regulations on Punitive Measures for Students
  • Revocation of student scholarships

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