EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENT
The content and the Course Description Schedule including the weekly assessment of each course, is sent to the Directorate of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences to be published in its web site at least one week before the start of the semester in written form by the Chairmanship of the Department of the related course. Exam results are sent by the instructor within three (3) days following the exam date to the Directorate of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.
(1) Success grades, the degrees and coefficients they express are shown in the following table:
Grade Semester Grade Coefficient
90-100 AA 4.0
85-89 BA 3.5
80-84 BB 3.0
75-79 CB 2.5
70-74 CC 2.0
65-69 DC 1.5
60-64 DD 1.0
50-59 FD 0.5
49 and below FF 0
(2) In order to be successful in a course the student must get at least CB.
(3) Also; G (Developing), Y (Poor), B (Successful), M (Exempt) grades don’t join the grade point average and D (non-attendance), E (Incomplete) grades are temporary notes, other principles related to them are as follows:
(4) The students that have registered after being successful in graduate education entrance exam, can be exempt of the courses taken during their education at other institutions, upon the proposal of the Main Science / Main Art Discipline and by the decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. However, the total credits of the exempted courses can’t be more than 1/3 of the total credits required to complete the program.
Students who have failed from elective or compulsory courses have to repeat those courses. The student enrolls to the failed course in the first term the course is offered. However, in special cases, in programs with more than one elective compulsory course, failed courses can be replaced as compulsory with another compulsory course or an elective with another elective course by the recommendation of the supervisor and the decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. However, the replacement course must have an equivalent course credit with the former one.
Replacement of a compulsory (in programs with more than elective compulsory course) or elective course with another course is only possible in case of abolition of that course from the academic program or course not opening due to a justifiable plea by the instructor or student being at the final semester of his/her academic program. The student can enroll to another course by applying with a petition, by the justified recommendation of the supervisor about the new course and by the decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences; for courses abolished from the program, no such obligations are sought.
Students may repeat the courses they have passed to increase their cumulate grade average, with the decision of the Board of Directors of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. The cumulative grade average is calculated considering the latest grade. No requests can be made to repeat the same course more than one time. A Master’s student continuing his/her Master’s thesis may request to repeat courses to achieve the required grade necessary to start Ph. D. Education. This right may be used by the end of the thesis submission date. Grade increase request may be done within 15 days from the beginning of the related semester the course is given.