- Regular Examinations
Regular examinations shall be conducted during a specified period at the end of the academic term. (Depending on the courses, examinations, quizzes, etc. shall be conducted whenever necessary.)
The examinations shall be conducted in the form of written examinations, oral examinations, thesis (report) submissions, practical exercises, practical applications, etc. (See the relevant course syllabi.)
In cases where a student fails to attend a minimum of two thirds of the actual class sessions for a particular course, as a matter of principle, the student is not eligible to take the examination for the course.
- Makeup Examinations
- In addition, in cases where a student fails to take examinations due to illness or any other unavoidable reasons, the student may take makeup examinations. However, in these cases, students must attach a doctor's statement for illness or a statement of other reasons with an application for a makeup examination, and submit those documents to the Academic Affairs Section within 1 week after the relevant examinations.
- Re-examinations may be implemented at the discretion of faculty members.<
- Students must follow the instructions of proctors.
- Should a student take an inappropriate action during the examinations, the grades for all the courses the said student was enrolled in for the relevant semester shall be "F," in principle. Further, the said student may be subject to disciplinary punishment based upon the Ruling on the University of Aizu.
Grades shall be evaluated by judging a combination of examination results, general performance, attendance, and other factors. Passing grades shall be over 50 out of 100 points, and the prescribed units of academic credits shall be allotted.
The University has adopted the "Grade Point Average (GPA)," a global standard method for academic performance assessment at universities. GPAs are important figures for assessment of students' academic performance and background at the time of job-seeking activities, application for scholarship programs, application for exemption of tuitions, etc.
Grades shall be given according to points earned for the course, as described in the following chart.
*1 If a student does not attend two-thirds of the total class sessions for the courses, or do not take examinations, the student's grade for the course shall be "F"
*2 If a student's academic performance for a course is assessed as a "D" grade, a "C" grade (50 points maximum) may be awarded through re-examination in the cases where the student applies for, and takes a re-examination.
*3 For students who receive "non-pass" grades for courses, re-taking of the relevant courses is necessary for acquisition of academic credits in or after the following semester.
(3) The calculation formula shall be as follows:
A: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "A"
B: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "B"
C: The number of credits earned for courses assessed as "C"
D: Total credits for courses officially taken, INCLUDING those for courses assessed as "Non-pass"
*1 Grade points allotted to academic credits which have been transferred from other universities to the University of Aizu shall be 4.0 per credit.
*2 The third decimal place is rounded down to the second decimal place.
*3 All courses students have officially registered for shall be included in calculation of a GPA.
*4 With regard to courses offered until March 31, 2008, courses assessed as "non-pass" shall not be included in the "Total credits for courses officially taken" for calculation of GPA.
*5 In the case that a course has been re-taken, the most recent grade will be used for calculation of GPA. (*INCLUDING those for courses assessed as "Non-pass (D/F)")
(4) Grade Reports
Grades shall be available for confirmation through the Academic Administration System. In addition, the University notifies students' results of academic performance for the academic year every March, the end of an academic year, to their guardians or guarantors in order to fulfill one of the University's responsibilities. Students who have objections to notification of their grades to guardians should submit claims to the Student Affairs Division by the designated date. If no claims are made, students will be regarded as having agreed with provision of their grade information to their guardians.
(5) Handling of Grade Information
Grades are personal information and shall be handled carefully. However, for the purposes described below, the relevant information will be shared with relevant faculty members:
- When faculty members use information regarding grades for the purpose of provision of curriculum advice
- When faculty members use information regarding grades for the purpose of other educational reasons