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Assessment of Admission Qualifications (in general)
Q: How can an institution assess an applicant if it is not possible for him/her to submit a graduation certificate?
A: Although admission requirements are stipulated in laws and regulations, each university is responsible for how it assesses applicants and which documents it requires.
Even if an applicant is unable to submit a graduation certificate under exceptional circumstances, it is up to the university to decide how to handle the situation in accordance with its own regulations. The Ministry expects universities to handle such cases flexibly by accepting, for example, graduation albums of high schools and universities on behalf of certificates.
(The content of this Q & A is quoted from the University Admission Qualifications Guide written by University Promotion Division, Higher Education Bureau of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. NIAD-QE produced this English translation.)