Application Procedures and Flow for the 2020 AO Exams(Spring)
A portion of the application documents need to be submitted online on the Keio Academy of New York Admissions Portal. Original copies of other documents must be submitted by mail. Please see the Application Package for details.
Keio Academy of New York Admissions Portal
To sign into the Portal, click here. (Please create an account here if you have not yet done so.) The School Admissions Package is updated periodically. Please check back to make sure you have the most recent version available.
Please download the 2020 AO Exams(Spring) Application Package and carefully read all the information.
Please create your user account on the Keio Academy of New York Admissions Portal.
Forms to be used for your application can only be downloaded from the Portal. Form samples downloaded from this page may be used for reference, but cannot be used for your application.
Please request your school(s) and referer(s) to complete the forms.
Please download the essay form from the Portal and prepare your essays according to the prompts on the form.
- Please submit the required forms/documents and payment of the Entrance Examination Fee on the Portal once the application period starts.
- All forms/documents must be in envelopes sealed by a school official or your referer(s). Please mail or have them mail the forms/documents to the address below.
Please write “Application document enclosed” on your envelopes.
Keio Academy of New York, Admissions Office
3 College Road
Purchase, NY 10577, USA
*Please send your documents by either courier (e.g., FedEx, DHL) or express mail from a post office so that you will be able to check the delivery status.
You may also download samples of the forms below.
These samples are for reference only. You must use the official forms downloaded from the Portal when applying.
- Essay Form
- Parent Statement
- Guidance Counselor Report
- Academic Reference Form
- Character Reference Form
- (Japanese form) 入学志願者調査書
- (Japanese form) 学業評価書
- (Japanese form) 行動･性格評価書
Information for the Written Exams
The English essay portion of the AO Exam will be a 30-minute-writing on one question with no word limit. The question will be given on the spot and it will only be given in English.
Reqular Entrance Exam:
The objective of the English portion of your Regular Entrance Exam is to assess your English fluency mainly focusing on the following areas.
The questions will be given only in English and it will take 60 minutes.
About the Mathematics Test:
The level of mathematics test is up to the third grade of junior high school in Japan, or Geometry and Algebra I in the United States.
Japanese Basic Test
About the Japanese Basic Test:
The Japanese Basic Test will be given for the purpose of understanding each applicant’s level of Japanese skills because we have applicants from all over the world with different educational backgrounds.
The contents of the Japanese Basic Test include some questions at the same level of the N3-level Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).