Final Exams

Final exams are exams which take place during the Final Exam period as designated on the Academic Calendar. In-person exams were suspended for a period of time due to the impact of COVID-19, but from this fall semester we are planning to resume official in-person final exams. Final exams may be implemented "in-person" or "online." Please check the final exam timetable for the schedule of courses with final exams. For details, please ask your course instructor.

Final Exam Schedule

Final exams will be held on the date and times shown below.

【 2022 Fall 】 Exam Period Back-up Exam Date Timetable & Venue
1st Quarter Mon, Nov 21 - Wed, Nov 23, 2022 Wed, Nov 23 PDF
Scheduled to be published on Nov. 9, 2022
2nd Quarter Mon, Jan 30 - Fri, Feb 3, 2023 Wed, Feb 1
Sat, Feb 4
Sun, Feb 5
Scheduled to be published on Jan 18, 2023

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
  • Students who do not bring their Student ID card will not be authorized to take an examination. Students who forget their ID card must promptly go to the Academic Office and go through the procedure for the issue of a "Permission to Take Examinations" slip. Those who do not realize that they have forgotten their ID card until after the examination has begun are allowed to take the examination only on the condition that they do not leave the examination room during the examination period. They must then go to the Academic Office after the examination ends.
  • 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 Office 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.
Online Examination

Notes and Warnings for Taking Online Exams (PDF)
※Please be sure to read this before taking online exams.

If an Exam is Postponed

The exam date/time may be changed in the situations shown below:

  • 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. 1st and 2nd period exams will be postponed.
10:30 a.m. approx. 10:45 a.m. Exams from 3rd period onward will be postponed.
After 10:30 a.m. As occasion demands Individual exams may be postponed.

※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 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:

  • Revocation of student scholarships
  • Disciplinary measures such as suspension or expulsion

For Exam Proctors

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