IŞIK UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND EXAM REGULATION

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1 Official Gazette - Issue: REGULATION From Işık University: IŞIK UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND EXAM REGULATION PART ONE Aim, Scope, Basis and Definitions Aim ARTICLE 1 - (1) Aim of this Regulation is to regulate the rules of undergraduate education-instruction and exams conducted in the faculties of Işık University. Scope ARTICLE 2 - (1) This Regulation includes provisions regarding undergraduate education-instruction, exams, diplomas and discharges realized in all departments/programs of Işık University faculties. Basis ARTICLE 3 - (1) It was prepared pursuant to article 44 of the Higher Education Law. No dated 4/11/1981. Definitions ARTICLE 4 - (1) In this Regulation; a) Board of Trustees means Işık University Board of Trustees; b) Rector means the Rector of Işık University; c) Senate means the Senate of Işık University; d) University means Işık University; e) Board of Directors means the Board of Directors of Işık University. PART TWO Provisions related to Entry, Enrollment and Admission Quotas ARTICLE 5 - (1) Undergraduate quotas to be admitted to the departments of the University are determined by the Board of Trustees and declared to the Board of Higher Education in each academic year. Admission of Undergraduates

2 ARTICLE 6 - (1) Admission of undergraduates is made according to the rules determined by the Board of Higher Education based on the quotas declared to the undergraduate programs. Admission by way of lateral transfer and vertical transfer ARTICLE 7 - (1) All lateral transfers to the University s faculties from the University or externally are conducted as per the rules determined by the Senate pursuant to the provisions of the Regulation on Transfer between Associate Degree and Undergraduate Programs in the Higher Education Institutions, Double Major, Minor and Credit Transfer between Institutions, published at the Official Gazette dated 24/4/2010 No Lateral transfers are limited to quotas to be determined by the board of directors of the relevant faculty and admission and orientation procedures are applied by the board of directors of the relevant faculty. (2) Lateral transfers are subject to the provisions of the Regulation on Graduates of Vocational High Schools and Open University Associate Degree Programs to continue their Undergraduate Education, published at the Official Gazette dated 19/2/2002 No , and the rules determined by the Senate. (3) English language proficiency of undergraduates of vertical transfer is subject to the procedures in article 14 of this Regulation. (4) Undergraduates who shall realize lateral transfer from another university in accordance with this Regulation must document their English language proficiency and their success in the exams considered equivalent by the Senate and at the level again determined by the Senate or must have been successful in the English Proficiency Exam arranged by the English Foreign Language Chairmanship of the University. The procedures for lateral transfer to the University are not fulfilled for any undergraduates who failed in this exam. English proficiency is not required in lateral or vertical transfers to the departments giving Turkish education-instruction. Turkish language proficiency is required for foreign undergraduates who desire to make lateral transfer to these departments. (5) Undergraduates who were instructed in their program in the University for at least two semesters except for prep class may apply for lateral transfer to another program in the University. Applications are examined by the department to which the undergraduate desires to realize lateral transfer and are finalized by the board of directors of the relevant faculty. In this decision, the undergraduate is informed on those of the lectures studied by him/her before to which transfer credit shall be given. Grades and credits of transferred lectures are valid without change in lateral transfers. (6) Entry scholarship is ceased to be paid if an undergraduate with OSYM scholarship makes internal lateral transfer to another education program. Special undergraduates ARTICLE 8 - (1) Special undergraduates are such undergraduates enrolled in a Higher Education Institution who are permitted to take certain lectures without being a diploma candidate. Board of directors of the relevant faculty examines and finalizes justified applications of special undergraduates for any semester. These undergraduates pay the fee determined by the Board of Trustees and are subject to the administrative and academic rules applied to other undergraduates

3 of the University. No diploma is given to these undergraduates and they are given a certificate indicating the lectures and grades taken by them upon their request. Tuition ARTICLE 9 - (1) Tuitions are determined by the Board of Trustees prior to beginning of each academic year. The tuition may be paid in advance at the beginning of the academic year or may be divided into installments based on the rules to be determined by the Board of Trustees. Enrollments of undergraduates who failed to pay the tuition are not made. The tuition does not cover summer instruction and additional exam fees, these fees are determined separately. Initial enrollment in the University ARTICLE 10 - (1) Those who submitted the certificates determined by OSYM and University and met other conditions stipulated in this Regulation are enrolled. Enrollment dates determined by OSYM are stated on the academic calendar announced by the University. (2) Originals of the required certificates or their certified copies as determined by the University are accepted. Declaration of the candidate is taken as basis for military service and criminal record. (3) Enrollment is not realized for those who were excluded from the higher education institutions by a disciplinary punishment and those having incomplete or falsified documents; if enrollment was already made, it is cancelled. (4) Any candidate undergraduates who failed to carry out enrollment procedures in due period are deemed to waive from the right of being an undergraduate of the University. (5) Candidate undergraduates having an excuse may carry out enrollment procedures by giving a power of attorney t their relatives subject to compliance with the provisions above. Enrollments at the beginning of semester ARTICLE 11 - (1) Enrollments at the beginning of the semester are made at the beginning of each semester and on the dates determined on the academic calendar. For this, financial liabilities for semester tuitions must have been satisfied. (2) Any undergraduates who failed to make their lecture enrollment at the beginning of the semester due to any excuse related to health provided that it is documented by a medical report, disease which occurs at unexpected times and affects cost of living of the undergraduate, death, natural disaster or similar excuses on the lecture enrollment date determined on the academic calendar and whose excuses are accepted by the board of directors of the relevant faculty may realize enrollment procedures in the late enrollment period again stated on the academic calendar. Undergraduates who are enrolled late pay late enrollment fee in addition to the tuition payable by them. Consultancy ARTICLE 12 - (1) Undergraduates are guided by academic consultants assigned by a resolution of the relevant department during enrollments at the beginning of the semester. These consultants guide undergraduates in deciding lectures they should take, follow them during the semester and help in solution of academic problems encountered by them.

4 Identity card ARTICLE 13 - (1) A University identity card is given to enrolled undergraduates. Period of the identity card is one year. PART THREE Rules for Education and Instruction Education-instruction language ARTICLE 14 - (1) In the University, education-instruction language is English except for the programs of the University giving Turkish education-instruction. Undergraduates who are placed by OSYM exams in the University s programs giving English education and who complete enrollment procedures are taken in the English Proficiency Exam arranged by the relevant department on the announced date. Those who are successful in this exam and those who document their success in the international and national exams that are found equivalent by the Senate at the level again determined by the Senate may be enrolled in the programs in which they are placed. Undergraduates who fail in the English Proficiency Exam attend in the English Prep program. Provisions regarding this program are regulated by a separate directive. Those who are successful in this program are enrolled in the relevant undergraduate programs. Undergraduates who fail are dismissed from the University. (2) Foreign undergraduates who desire to be enrolled in the departments giving Turkish educationinstruction must document their Turkish language proficiency. Periods of education-instruction ARTICLE 15 - (1) Education-instruction is given on a semester basis. Each academic year consists of autumn and spring semesters. Normal period of each of the autumn and spring semesters is fourteen weeks. Academic calendar is determined and announced by the Senate before beginning of each academic year. (2) The Senate may decide to give summer education if required by him/her. Application rules of this education are regulated by a separate regulation. (3) Normal period of the undergraduate education to be given in accordance with this Regulation is eight semesters except for the periods elapsed in the English Prep Program. Undergraduates must complete their undergraduate education within maximum seven academic years. Undergraduates who fail to complete the education program in this period are subject to the provisions of article 44 of the Law No (4) Summer education is not included in the maximum period. Academic programs and lecture load ARTICLE 16 - (1) Academic programs consist of compulsory and optional lectures, laboratory, practice, project and similar studies. Compulsory lectures are the lectures required to be taken by the undergraduate and optional lectures are, however, are the lectures to be taken by the undergraduate in particular lecture groups by consulting with his/her consultant. Prerequisites, if

5 any, course hours and credit values of lectures in the academic program are proposed by the heads of departments to boards of the relevant faculties. Programs accepted by boards of the relevant faculties are finalized by approval of the Senate. Any changes in programs are also subject to the same rules. Changes are made effective as from the beginning of the next academic year. (2) The lecturer determines number of exams, coursework, practices and other studies under the responsibility of undergraduate in each lecture, their contributions in the final grade and requirements for the exam to be applied at the end of the semester and explain them to undergraduates at the beginning of the semester. The exam which shall be applied at the end of the semester may not be applied in some lectures due to their nature by approval of board of directors of the relevant faculty. (3) Normal lecture load of the undergraduate is average credit per semester minus 2 credits. Average credit per semester is found by dividing total of credits for the lectures in the program by 8. (4) Lecture load of the undergraduate may be reduced or increased upon proposal of the consultant and approval of board of directors of the relevant faculty. However, undergraduates who firstly study in the first semester in the first year of a program may not exceed normal lecture load of the semester and may not reduce lecture loads. Special cases of undergraduates who are candidates for graduation are decided by boards of directors of the relevant faculties upon proposal of the consultant. (5) Surplus lecture load may not exceed normal lecture load plus 8 credits in a semester for undergraduates including Double Major and Minor Program undergraduates in any semester and status whatever. (6) Total credit of the lectures enrolled by the undergraduate may not be less than the minimum lecture load except for compulsory cases. The minimum lecture load is one lecture per semester. Undergraduates enrolled with the minimum lecture load also pay the tuition in full. If there are maximum two lectures including thesis to be enrolled for graduation, the undergraduate pays the fee per credit determined by the Board of Trustees. However, a one-credit lecture or laboratory is not considered as the third lecture provided that it is not more than one. Taking Lecture, add-drop, withdrawal ARTICLE 17 - (1) Studies of each undergraduate such as lecture, laboratory, practice and thesis for the semester to be attended by him/her must fall within the limits stated below: a) Undergraduates who shall repeat lectures and laboratory, practice, thesis and similar studies as a separate lecture from previous semesters or shall take them for the first time must be enrolled in the lectures of previous semesters which they shall repeat and shall take for the first time firstly and they must take lectures of the earliest semester if lectures to be repeated or taken for the first time are in different semesters. b) Grade F represents failure of the undergraduate in the lecture. Undergraduates who took this grade repeat the lecture when it is opened for the first time if it is a compulsory lecture or in the semester determined by the Senate.

6 c) No enrollment is made in lectures prerequisite of which is not met. d) If number of any lectures required to be repeated by undergraduates or taken for the first time is high and lectures to be taken coincide with each other, they are entitled not to take a part or all of lectures in academic program of the semester in which they are to be enrolled. However, failure to be enrolled in some lectures for this reason does not prevent running of the academic period stipulated in article 44 of the Law No e) Undergraduates may add/drop lectures in the period stated on the academic calendar. Lecture add/drop is subject to all conditions applicable to normal enrollment such as prerequisite, maximum course load, minimum course load, course overlap. Undergraduates may not withdraw any lectures for which they are initially enrolled in their program in the first two semesters and lectures which they take as F repetition during their programs. Add/drop period may not exceed two weeks as from the date on which lectures start. f) Undergraduates may withdraw maximum two enrolled lectures by submitting a letter of application to the Registrar s Office before expiry of the withdrawal period stated on the academic calendar by obtaining opinion of the consultant. The point W is given to such undergraduates for the lecture withdrawn by them. Undergraduates may not withdraw any lectures enrolled by them in their program for the first two semesters for the first time and lectures which they repeated due to the point F during their program. Withdrawal conditions and restrictions for repeated or probational undergraduates are subject to the rules determined by the Senate. g) In addition, undergraduates may not withdraw from lectures of the first year which are repeated or taken for the first time after the fourth semester. h) The lecturer giving the course is obliged to communicate at least one of mid-term exam, semester studies such as project to be included in lecture evaluation to undergraduates before expiry of withdrawal period stated on the academic calendar. i) Undergraduates may not withdraw from lectures in the last four weeks of the academic period. Internship ARTICLE 18 - (1) The rules for apprenticeship studies are determined by the relevant faculty. Thesis ARTICLE 19 - (1) The rules for thesis in some programs are determined by the relevant faculty. Double major and minor programs ARTICLE 20 - (1) Undergraduates may also follow another department of the same faculty or undergraduate program of a department of another faculty which is close to the program followed by them in terms of topic during their undergraduate education. This academic program is called as the Double Major Program. The Double Major Program is created upon proposal of the faculties associated with two relevant programs and by approval of the Senate. The undergraduate must meet graduation conditions of both branches in the Double Major Program. Permission for following the Double Major Program is given to undergraduates who meet the cumulative grade point average

7 determined by the Senate no earlier than the beginning of the third semester or no later than the beginning of the fifth semester of their undergraduate education. It is not permitted to be enrolled in more than one Double Major Program at the same time. (2) Undergraduates of a program may take certain lectures from undergraduate program of a department of the same faculty or another faculty and may partially follow this program during their undergraduate education. This academic program is called as the Minor Program. The Minor Program is created upon proposal of the faculties associated with two relevant programs and by approval of the Senate. The undergraduate must take lectures with at least 18 credits from the other branch in the Minor Program. The 18-credit lecture is not considered to meet requirements of the main program of the undergraduate even partially. Permission to follow the program may be given to undergraduates with cumulative grade point averages no lower than the level determined by the Senate and no earlier than the beginning of the third semester and no later than the beginning of the sixth semester of the undergraduate education. (3) The Double Major and Minor Programs are conducted as per the rules determined by the Senate. Lecture attendance ARTICLE 21 - (1) Undergraduates are obliged to participate in all lectures, practices, laboratories in which they are enrolled and all exams and other academic studies required by them or required by the relevant lecturer. Attendance and participation in all lectures and laboratory or project studies is required at least at the rate of 70% except for distance education. The procedures for absence due to health are determined by the Rector s Office and announced to undergraduates. PART FOUR Exams, Grades and Success Levels Exams ARTICLE 22 - (1) There is an exam period at the end of lectures of each semester. At least one midterm exam of each lecture is applied in a semester. The lecturer may consider coursework, laboratory and similar studies as a mid-term exam. (2) Semester final exam programs are determined and announced one month before the beginning of the exam period. Semester final exams are applied in writing generally. However, boards of directors of the relevant faculties may decide for applying a verbal or verbal-written exam or a study instead of an exam upon request of departments. The relevant decision must be made and announced no later than one month as from beginning of the semester. (3) Exams are arranged and managed by the lecturer who is responsible for giving that lecture. If the responsible instructor is absent in the University on the day of exam, the person to apply the exam is designated by the head of the relevant department. All lecturers and assistants in the faculty may be assigned for conducting exams regularly. (4) Final grade of each lecture is communicated by the lecturer to the Registrar s Office no later than a date following the semester final exam period as stated on the academic calendar.

8 (5) Semester final exam papers are kept for two years. (6) Results of semester final exams, results of mid-term exams, semester studies and attendance in lectures are considered in determination of the semester final grade. The relevant lecturer is authorized to determine evaluation weights and is obliged to announce this arrangement to undergraduates enrolled in the lecture at the beginning of the semester. (7) Undergraduates who failed or were unable to take in any or more of semester final exams due to disease or for other reasons must notify this fact to the dean s office of the relevant faculty together with required documents by end of the first working day following the exam. Excuses are examined and decided by board of directors of the relevant faculty. An excuse exam is applied or a substituting study is assigned by the relevant lecturer to those whose excuse was accepted. (8) The procedure is determined by the relevant department for any undergraduate who failed to take mid-term exams or similar studies due to their excuse. Objection to exam results ARTICLE 23 - (1) Undergraduates may object to results of written exams in terms of manifest error by applying to dean s office of the relevant faculty in writing within one week as from announcement date of grades. Applications are examined by boards of directors of the relevant faculties based on justified and documented evaluation of the relevant lecturer within two weeks and results are declared to the Registrar s Office and undergraduates in writing. Grades and points ARTICLE 24 - (1) For each credit lecture taken by undergraduates, the lecturer of that lecture evaluates success of the undergraduate with any of the following grades at the end of required exams and evaluations: GRADES WEIGHT AA Advanced 4.00 BA Better - Advanced 3.50 BB Better 3.00 CB Common - Better 2.50 CC Common 2.00 DC Common - Deficient 1.50 DD Deficient 1.00 F Failed 0 T P Transfer Passed

9 AP Proficiency (2) The grade F indicates that the undergraduate failed in the lecture. Undergraduates who took this grade repeat the lecture immediately after it is opened if it is a compulsory lecture or in the semester determined by the Senate. If this lecture is optional, they may take another lecture to be considered appropriate by the consultant. If that lecture was excluded from the academic program, another lecture to be found appropriate by board of directors of the relevant faculty is taken instead of that lecture. (3) Grade T is given for transfer lectures of undergraduates who realize lateral or vertical transfer out of the University and attended the exchange program. They are not included in the grade point average. Their credits are accepted. (4) Grade P is given for lectures required for graduation and not included in average. Credit of the lecture is included in graduation credit. (5) Grade AP is given for lectures from which the undergraduate is exempt. Exemption condition is determined by Board of Directors of the relevant Faculty. Any of lectures taken by undergraduates who are enrolled by the OSYM exam again in their previous department and passed by them, which lectures are accepted by the Faculty s Board of Directors, are considered as grade and credit lectures if they are enrolled in the same department in the University again or they change department and are considered as AP if they come from out of the University. (6) Status of undergraduates related to lectures and exams is followed with the following marks: I R W NC NP NGR Deficient; a period was granted by the lecturer for completing the deficiency. Repeating the lecture. Withdrew the lecture timely. Non-credit. Not pass the final exam. No grade reported. (7) Mark I: It is given to undergraduates who failed to timely fulfill requirements of the lecture such as report, project due to compulsory reasons. This deficiency is recovered no later than two weeks after end of the semester exam period. Grade of the undergraduate who failed to complete the deficiency in this period turns to F for that lecture. (8) Mark R: It indicates that the lecture was repeated due to grade F or another reason. If the lecture is repeated more than once, it is designated with marks such as R1, R2, R3. (9) Mark W: This mark is given to an undergraduate who withdrew the lecture in which he/she is enrolled before expiry of the withdrawal period stated on the academic calendar by consulting with the consultant. Undergraduates may not withdraw from any lectures which they are enrolled in their program for the first time in the first two semesters and lectures they took as a lecture repeated to the grade F during their program. Conditions and restrictions of withdrawal for repeated or

10 probational undergraduates are determined by the Senate. In addition, undergraduates may not withdraw from lectures of the first year taken for the first time or repeated after the fourth semester. No withdrawal may be permitted after the beginning of the last four weeks of the academic period. (10) Mark C: It is given for non-credit lectures as per the program or by approval of the consultant and relevant lecturer. Credits and grades of these lectures are not included in average calculations. (11) Mark NP: It is given to undergraduates who failed to take the semester final exam. If the undergraduate declares a valid excuse and his excuse is accepted, the undergraduate takes the excuse exam. If no excuse is declared or his/her excuse is rejected, this mark turns to F unless the lecturer of the lecture declares another grade. In the lectures where semester studies are evaluated on a weighted basis, the relevant lecturer may appraise a different letter grade for undergraduates who did not declare an excuse or whose excuse was rejected. (12) Mark NGR: Any lectures grade of which is not reported at the end of the semester final exam are designated with this mark by the Registrar s Office in the undergraduate records. Grade point averages and success levels ARTICLE 25 - (1) Success levels of undergraduates are determined with their grade point averages. Grade point averages are weighted average of grades taken by undergraduates from the lectures followed by them including grade F taken from the compulsory and optional lectures. Semester Grade Point Average (YNO) for lectures taken by undergraduates in that semester and Cumulative Grade Point Average (GNO) for all lectures taken by them are calculated at the end of each semester. These averages are stated with SPA and GPA, respectively, being their English abbreviations in transcripts of undergraduates. (2) General success level of the undergraduate is determined based on his/her GPA. Those with a GPA equal to and above 2.00 are considered successful. Undergraduates may repeat lectures for which they took DD and DC before in order to increase their grade point average. Lectures for which grade CC and a higher grade was taken are not repeated. (3) Undergraduates with a GPA below 2.00 are considered failed; failed undergraduates are such undergraduates in the probational or repeated status. Definition of these statuses and issue of compulsory repetition of lectures for which undergraduates in this status take the grades DD, DC are regulated by the rules determined by the Senate. (4) Undergraduates in the dual degree program are obliged to meet both requirements of Işık University and requirements of the other University. (5) The final grade taken for the repeated lecture is included in the GPA. Announcement of grades ARTICLE 26 - (1) Semester final grades are announced only by the Registrar s Office. (2) In case of a manifest error in grades, the relevant lecturer must notify the Dean s Office related to the lecture in writing of such error with its justification no later than beginning of the enrollment

11 period of the following semester. No grade correction may be made after this date. Correction of the error is subject to a resolution to be adopted by board of directors of the relevant faculty. This resolution is declared to the Registrar s Office before end of enrollment period of the following semester. PART FIVE Leaves of Absence Being granted leave of absence ARTICLE 27 - (1) The undergraduate may be permitted for maximum two semesters at once due to fair and valid causes by a resolution of board of directors of the relevant faculty and Higher Education Board. Requests for leave are submitted by the last day of the add-drop period in every semester with their justifications other than compulsory reasons. Any undergraduate who is granted leave of absence may not attend the faculty and may not take semester final exams in the exam period following the semester in which he/she is on leave. Leave of absence is granted to undergraduates in the University English Prep Program is granted by a resolution of Head of the University English Foreign Language Program. (2) Leave of absence may also be granted during the semester due to unforeseen reasons such as disease, arrest, sentence and cancellation of military service postponement. If the reasons stated above occur in the exam period, the same procedure is applied. If leave of absence is granted in the semester, the undergraduate is considered on leave as from beginning of the semester. (3) If leave of absence is granted at the beginning of the exam period or in the exam period, this leave is effective as from date of grant and rights of the undergraduate following date of leave or in the exam period ongoing on that date are reserved. (4)If a leave of absence is requested due to the reasons stated above, the undergraduate must apply to the relevant faculty and prove the event with required documents within maximum fifteen days following occurrence of the event. (5) Leave of absence may be granted to an undergraduate for maximum four semesters in total in an academic period without being counted in the academic period. However, if the reasons stated in the second paragraph of this article continue, the leave may be extended by a resolution of the Board of Directors. (6) The followings are the cases requiring grant of leave of absence based on fair and valid causes stated by the Higher Education Board without being counted in the academic period: a) Excuse of the undergraduate related to health subject to documentation with a medical report, b) Excuse related to disease, death, natural disaster or similar circumstances which occur at unexpected times and affect subsistence of the undergraduate, c) Suspension of the undergraduate s education due to documented economic reasons, d) Military service of the undergraduate due to any failure to conduct postponement or referral suspension procedure due to compulsory reasons,

12 e) Case of sentence which does not eliminate the capacity of undergraduate or does not require dismissal of the undergraduate as per the articles of the discipline regulation applicable to the undergraduate in terms of contents and results of the judgment. (7) Leaves of absence to be granted to undergraduates to apply for the reasons stated above are not counted in the academic period subject to being stated in the resolution. (8) Status of undergraduates who request for leave of absence for a reason other than the excuses sated in this article is decided by the Board of Directors by consulting with board of directors of the relevant faculty. Those who may not be considered to be granted leave of absence ARTICLE 28 - (1) Undergraduates who were placed under arrest, put in prison, sentenced except for negligent crimes or sought by the governmental authorities are not granted leave of absence. However, undergraduates whose arrest results in verdict of non-prosecution or acquittal are considered to be granted leave of absence for these periods and this period is not counted in academic period. Return from leave ARTICLE 29 - (1) Any undergraduate on leave is enrolled following end of period of leave and resumes his/her education. Undergraduates who are granted leave of absence with a medical report due to a disease threatening public health and safety also document recovery of their health condition with a medical report. (2) If any undergraduates who are granted leave of absence for two semesters desire to continue their education at the end of the first semester, they must apply to the relevant Faculty Dean s Office with a letter of application except for those in the English Prep Program. Diseases ARTICLE 30 - (1) Any undergraduate who obtain a report as per the rules and principles determined for health services of undergraduates submits his/her report issued or approved by the Health Culture and Sports Office Health Center of the University and other required documents by attaching them to the letter of excuse to the relevant faculty s dean s office within one business day as from issue date of the report. Letters of excuse are evaluated by the relevant commission or board of directors of the relevant faculty. (2) If the undergraduate is considered to be excused for the periods set out in the letter of excuse, he/she may not take the semester final exams in that period but he/she may continue to take his/her exams and/or take excuse exams after end of the report period or by approval of the excuse commission. PART SIX Diplomas Condition for issue of diploma

13 ARTICLE 31 - (1) Any undergraduates who successfully completed all lectures of the enrolled program as per provisions of this Regulation with a grade point average being at least 2.00 are entitled to receive a diploma. (2) Any undergraduates who have completed all lectures with a grade point average being at least 2.00 and have grade F for maximum two lectures may be allowed for being successful by taking their exam only for once without renewing enrollment in these lectures or by making an academic study to be found appropriate by the relevant lecturer by a resolution of board of directors of the relevant faculty. However, if the lectures with grade F are Thesis or project-based design lecture, enrollment in these lectures is compulsory. (3) Period for benefiting from this facility is stated in resolution of board of directors of the relevant faculty. This period may not be beyond the following lecture enrollment period. Any undergraduate who becomes successful at the end of the period are entitled to receive a diploma. Any failed undergraduate repeats the lecture or lectures as per the applicable provisions of this Regulation. Associate degree diploma ARTICLE 32 - (1) Associate Degree Diploma of the University is given to any undergraduates who completed all lectures of four or more semesters or at least half of total credits of their program with minimum 2.00 GPA and who left the University without completing their undergraduate education upon their application. Diploma ARTICLE 33 - (1) An undergraduate diploma is given to any undergraduates who successfully completed an eight-semester program in faculties of the University by stating the faculty and department where they studied in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation. When graduation average is calculated, all of credit and grade lectures are counted. Any undergraduates who completed their education in maximum nine semesters with a GPA equal to or above 3.50 are included in the high honor list and with a GPA between are included in the honor list. A special certificate indicating this status is given to them with their diplomas. (2) However, any undergraduates who were punished by a disciplinary punishment may not be included in the high honor or honor lists. (3) Diplomas to be received by graduates of the Double Major Program and conditions for other matters are subject to the rules determined by the Senate. (4) A minor certificate is issued to any undergraduates who are entitled for graduation from the Major Program and completed Minor Program. (5) Conditions for being included in the high honor and honor lists for undergraduates who graduated from the Double Major and Minor Programs are regulated by the Senate. (6) Diplomas are issued with the name of program. PART SEVEN Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

14 Cancellation of enrollment ARTICLE 34 - (1) Any undergraduates who voluntarily desire to cancel their enrollment in the University applying writing to the Rector s Office with a letter of application or personally or through a person with a notarized power of attorney. A certificate indicating his/her academic level is given to the undergraduate whose enrollment was cancelled upon his/her application upon request together with his/her diploma and other certificates delivered by him/her to the University in the course of admission. Tuition of the undergraduate whose enrollment was cancelled is not returned. Undergraduates to attend in the contracted overseas universities ARTICLE 35 - (1) According to the agreements concluded between the University and universities abroad, any undergraduates who desire to attend in the universities abroad are granted leave of absence by the University for one or two semester(s). Enrollment of the undergraduate in the University continues in this period and this period is counted in the academic period. (2) The Senate determines how to reflect lectures taken by the undergraduate in a higher education institution abroad by approval of the consultant and final grades taken by him/her for these lectures to his/her success level in the University. Discipline ARTICLE 36 - (1) Disciplinary procedures for undergraduates are applied as per article 54 of the Law No and provisions of the Higher Education Institutions undergraduate Discipline Regulation published at the Official Gazette No dated 13/1/1985. Abrogated regulation ARTICLE 37 - (1) Işık University Undergraduate Education and Exam Regulation, published at the Official Gazette dated 12/1/2002 No , was abrogated. Enforcement ARTICLE 38 - (1) This Regulation comes into force on its date of publishing. Execution ARTICLE 39 - (1) Provisions of this Regulation are executed by the Rector of Işık University.

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