Course exams and evaluation

ARTICLE 17 – (1) Students are subjected to end of semester final exams and/or end of semester project studies in addition to midterms and/or studies during a semester. End of semester final exams shall be held at the venues and times to be specified by the University. End of semester grade to be granted to the students shall be assessed by the teaching member taking into account the midterms, end of semester final exam and/or end of semester project study evaluation and studies during the semester as well as attendance to the course. Make-up exam shall be administered for the students failing to take any exam due to any reasonable excuse accepted by the relevant EABD.

Course Grades

ARTICLE 18 (1) For each course taken, the students is given one of the following grades by the course instructor at the end of semester.

AA        4.00

BA        3.50 

BB         3.00 

CB         2.50 

CC         2.00 

DC        1.50 

DD        1.00

FD         0.50

FF          0.00

(2) When the grades and grade averages are required to be converted into 100 scale, the conversion table specified by Higher Education Council shall be applied.

(3) Grades not counted in averages are:

a) I: Incomplete

b) S: Satisfactory,

c) U: Unsatisfactory,

ç) P: Progressing,

d) NI: Not-included,

e) NA: Not-attended.

(4) The grade of (I) is given to a student who provides supporting evidence through documentation of illness or other reasons which have prevented her/him from completing the necessary course work. In case the student is given I in any course, the student must complete the missing assignments and responsibilities and obtain a grade within 15 days from submission of the grades to the Registrar’s Office. Otherwise, the (I) grade will automatically become a (FF). Such period may be extended with EABD’s proposal and EYK’s decision upon the application of the students due to sickness or similar cases.

(5) The grade (S) is given to students who are successful in non-credit courses.

(6) The grade (U) is given to students who are not successful in non-credit courses.

(7) Grade (P) is given to students continuing their thesis studies successfully.

(8) The grade (NI) is given on the condition that they are not included in the cumulative grade point average. This grade is indicated on the student's transcript together with the letter grade received from the course concerned. Such courses are not used in the course exemption process related to the Program or programs the student registered at. The status of the courses taken in (NI) status shall not be changed in the same program.

(9) The grade NA is given by the instructor to the students failing due to not meeting attendance requirements. This grade shall be treated same as grade (FF).

(10) The semester grades are finalized when delivered to the Registrar's Office by the graduate school department and announced by the Registrar's Office.

Material Errors in Grades

ARTICLE 19 - (1) In case of any material error concerning semester grade announced by the Registrar’s Office, request for correction shall be decided by the relevant EABD upon application of the instructor. Material errors concerning grades granted after semester exams shall be corrected at the latest by end of the registration period of the next semester. The applications filed late shall be decided by the relevant EYK.

Grade Point Averages

ARTICLE 20 – (1) The achievement (success) score of student is calculated by taking general point averages at the end of semester. The total credit earned by student from a course is calculated by multiplying the coefficient of the final grade by the credit hours. In order to obtain the Grade Point Average (G.P.A) for any given semester, the total credit points are divided by the total credit hours. The averages are represented with two digits after point. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A) is calculated by taking into account all the courses taken by a student from his/her admission to graduate program to complete minimum course load specified by the relevant EABD. The most recent grade earned for a repeated course is used to calculate the C.G.P.A. All grades are shown on the student transcript.


Course Exemptions

ARTICLE 21- (1) The requirements for exemption from one or more than one courses, substitution of a course passed in a former graduate program and early graduation, gaining right to be special student and registering as transfer students shall be specified by the relevant EYK upon taking opinion of the relevant graduate school department.

(2) Procedures for exemptions from courses taken in other programs by the graduate program applicant must be completed during application to the program.

(3) In the cases where graduate students continuing their studies in a graduate program wish to take courses from a higher education institution other than the University, they may take courses from such institutions with the proposal of the advisor, approval of head of EABD and decision of relevant EYK.

Course Repeating

ARTICLE 22- (1) To be successful in a course, minimum (CC) grade is required for master students and (CB) for doctoral students. The students are obliged to repeat the courses they have failed or take the elective courses equivalent of which are accepted by the relevant EABD. The students may repeat the courses they have passed successfully or take equivalent courses approved by the relevant EABD in order to get higher Cumulative Grade Point Average.