Student Affairs Directorate

General Information

ACADEMIC YEAR

One academic year consists of two 16-week semesters, including end of semester examination periods. Summer School can be offered, when necessary.

COURSE REGISTRATIONS

Students are required to complete their course registrations at the beginning of each semester within the period announced in the Academic Calendar and get them approved by their advisor. Students, who fail to register within this period, will not be able to take the courses and exams in that semester.

ADD/DROP AND COURSE WITHDRAW (For Undergraduate and Associate Students)

Students can change courses during the times specified in the academic calendar providing they meet the terms in the Regulation for Associate and Undergraduate Degree Education and Examinations.

Students can also apply to withdraw from a course during the times specified in the academic calendar upon the recommendation of the advisor and the approval of the lecturer giving the course. In that case, their grade for that course would be entered as grade “W” in their transcript. Students can withdraw from one course at most in each semester.

Students in associate/undergraduate degree programs are not allowed to withdraw from courses during the first two semesters. Associate students are allowed to withdraw from 2 courses the most, undergraduate students are allowed to withdraw from 6 courses the most during their entire study.

COURSE LOAD (For Undergraduate and Associate Students)

The regular course load of a student for each semester is 30 ECTS credits. Repeated courses are counted as part of the regular course load.

Students, in addition to their regular course load for each semester, may:

a) take total of 6 ECTS credits if they wish with the approval of the advisor if their general point average is between 2.00 and 2.49,

b) take total of 12 ECTS credits if they wish with the approval of the advisor if their general point average is at least 2.50.

Senior students, who are in their last semester and qualify to graduate at the end of the academic semester (excluding the summer school and last semester exam right), can take additional course totaling to no more than 48 ECTS credits with the approval of the advisor if they took at least 80 ECTS credit course in associate programs, and at least 200 ECTS credit course in undergraduate programs.

Students can 48 ECTS credit courses the most in a semester in addition to double major, minor, and certificate program courses.

Undergraduate degree program students who are about to graduate may be permitted to take courses from graduate degree programs in accordance with the principles to be determined by the Senate

PREREQUISITE COURSES

A prerequisite course is a course, which a student is required to pass before being allowed to take another one. The lists of the courses with a prerequisite course are stated in the course programs on the website.

For example, the prerequisite course of the course “CE 221 Data Structures and Algorithms” is “SE 116 Introduction to Programming II” at the department of Computer Engineering. Students who want to register to CE 221 must take and pass SE 116 before.

ATTENDANCE

Students are required to attend 70% of the theoretical courses, and 80% of the practical courses. Students, who do not meet the attendance requirements, are not allowed to take the examinations. The students’ attendance is supervised by the lecturer concerned and the Student Affairs Office announces the non-attendees before the final exams. Non-attendees are not allowed to take the final examinations.

REPEATING A COURSE  (For Undergraduate and Associate Students)

Students, who have received an FF, FD, NA, W or U in any course, or have not taken a course during the regular semester, needs to repeat it in the first semester the course is offered.

However, if approved by the advisor, they can take it in the following semesters as well.

Students can also repeat a course with a grade of DD. For repeated courses, the most recent grade will be valid.

CHANGING AN ELECTIVE COURSE

Students, who took an elective course and failed or who withdrew (got W grade) from the course, can take another elective course instead of that course just for one time only. Such change is indicated on the transcript but not taken into account while calculating the CGPA.

Students, who want to change a course, should apply to the Student Affairs Office within course registration period and fill out and submit “Elective Course Change Form“.