1. Freezing or Registration Withdrawal

There are certain dates for freezing semester; students can follow the dates on Academic Calendar through main web page (https://www.iku.edu.tr/28/2/akademik_takvim.html). If you could not catch up the freezing dates, you will have no right to freeze the semester.

Registration withdrawal lasts 15 days that means you can not expect getting your original documents and withdraw from the University before 15 days.

Residence permits are canceled when both freezing and withdrawal completed.

If the students withdraw from the University after a little time from registration they are to complete ¼ of the tuition fee.

2.  Steps of Registration Withdrawal

There are certain steps for Registration Withdrawal;

You will collect withdrawal form from student affairs, and fill the form.

You will collect mentioned signs from the departments of the University.

You will write a form for Accounting.

You will submit your student card to Student Affairs.

3. Changing Department

Each student has a right to chance his/her department just once. The condition is; the student has to complete two semesters, after completing two semesters he/she can change. If a student has a discount, his/her discount is canceled at the time of changing department. The process of changing department lasts 15 days, so students should make their decision earlier in order not to be in hard situation.

4. Double Major–Minors Programs

Double Major

Istanbul Kültür University gives a chance to do a Double Major Program to its successful students. The students ,who have been successful in their lessons, can have Associate degree or Undergraduate degree in one of the programs that is different from the student’s own department The students, who have succeeded in Double Major Program and have the right to get two Associate/Undergraduate degrees, are given two Associate/Undergraduate Degree diploma. In addition, starting from 2003, our students have been able to study at various EU universities due to the students' exchange agreements. The courses taken during extramural student term are valid for graduation from IKU.

Minor Program

Our students can partially participate in another department’s education that has similar subjects with the student’s own department. The students who have succeeded in both Major and Minors Program are given both Associate/Undergraduate Degree diploma and Minor Degree/Associate Degree certificate.

5. Internationalization

More than %6 of the students enrolled at IKU are international students, either full time or exchange, coming from approximately 70 different countries all over the world. Furthermore IKU’s number of incoming exchange students is more than the number of outgoing exchange students.

At IKU, international networking is mainly organized by European and International Center (EIC). Special emphasis is given to cooperation agreements with universities abroad. IKU has more than 210 agreements (exchange, double degree, 2+2 Degree Completion -for Vocation School Students- agreements) with more than 130 partner universities in 5 continents.

IKU has an Erasmus Charter and ECTS label that provides IKU students become Exchange students either by doing an internship abroad or studying at one of IKU’s international partner universities.

Besides IKU is actively involved in the FARABİ exchange program which enables students to study one or two semesters at another Turkish University.

Furthermore, EIC gives consultation to students interested in EU funded Youth Projects either to create their own project or to become a part of it.  EIC also organizes info seminars, work shops with that respect.

Last but not least, IKU also offers Tandem and Buddy Programs for all students. Buddy Program pairs newly arrived international Students with volunteered IKU Students. Tandem is a voluntary language partnership programme and this programme not only provides international students with an opportunity to learn the language but also to get familiar with the culture of the host students’ country.

6. Selecting Lessons

Students need to complete their final registration or re-registration.

They need to take their user name and passport from Information Technologies Office with their student number (for new registrated students).

With that user name and passport they need to select lessons Sap Orion system.

Lastly, they need to see their advisor to confirmation.

*Students can select their lessons on the system and see their advisor for confirmation.

The courses within associate degree programs or undergraduate programs are of two types: compulsory and elective. Requirements of elective courses in a program and the courses that are available are indicated in the programs.

A course which must be taken and passed before another course is called the pre-requisite of that course. Pre-requisite courses are indicated in the curriculum.

Students must take the advisor’s recommendation when selecting the courses and obtain the advisor’s approval after he/she selects the courses. The courses which are not approved by the student’s advisor are deemed as not selected even if they are shown in SAP-ORION System as selected.

7. Repetition of Courses

Student should get minimum 2.00 grade point average over 4.00 to complete successfully all courses (total ECTS corresponds to 240 credits) included to the program. Students have to take those lessons which are F and conditional pass grades( C-,D,D-),if their both(Fall and Spring terms) Cumulative Grade Points are below 2.00

8. Graduation Requirements

Student should get minimum 2.00 grade point average over 4.00 to complete successfully all courses (total ECTS corresponds to 240 credits) included to the program. Students have to take those lessons which are F and conditional pass grades( C-,D,D-),if their both(Fall and Spring terms) Cumulative Grade Points are below 2.00

9. Summer School

Students can take those lessons from which they fail at Fall and Spring terms on the condition that they are allowed for summer school. In order for a course to be included in the Summer Education Program, at least 5 undergraduate students or at least 3 associate degree students must have selected such course. However, such condition is not sought for the students who will be able to graduate owing to the courses to be taken during the summer education. Morever, Students can attend summer school to take courses from the following year according to some regulations. They should contact with the Student Affairs to learn the regulations. Registraions can be done online with the UNİPASS user name and passport given by Automation System of the University. The fee of Summer school is calculated according to their credits.

10. Continuing Studies

Students have to continue their lessons and attend laboratory lessons.

11. Objections to the Grades

Students have right to object the exam grades and achievement grades. They can apply to Student Affairs for it. Student Affairs send the petittions to the relevant departments.  Entering and individually approving grade changes based on decisions of faculty and Vocational School Executive Boards.

12. Adding/Withdrawing from Courses

Students can  add and drop a course and a new one with making a written application to the head of respective department to get approval for course withdrawal. Applications are concluded by respective departments and notified to the Student Affairs Department within three days. However, there are certain dates of add and drop, so they need to check the Academic Calendar.

13. Make Up Exams

Only those students who have F and conditional pass grades( C-,D,D-) from Final exams can attend Make-up Exams.

14. English Preparatory Class

Students can take those lessons from which they fail at Fall and Spring terms on the condition that they are allowed for summer school. In order for a course to be included in the Summer Education Program, at least 5 undergraduate students or at least 3 associate degree students must have selected such course. However, such condition is not sought for the students who will be able to graduate owing to the courses to be taken during the summer education. Morever, Students can attend summer school to take courses from the following year according to some regulations. They should contact with the Student Affairs to learn the regulations. Registraions can be done online with the UNİPASS user name and passport given by Automation System of the University. The fee of Summer school is calculated according to their credits.

15. Transferring Courses

The transcript of records and the course descriptions have to be submitted, however the decision from which courses the student will be exempt is taken by the Head of Department only after registration. Hence we can not guarantee in advance from which class the student starts or which courses will be accounted.

16. Discipline and Punishment

In case it is doubted that a student cheats or attempts to cheat in examinations, assignments or other assessment activities, plagiarises or commits a similar violation set out in the applicable disciplinary regulations, a disciplinary proceeding is launched against the student. A student who is found guilty receives disciplinary punishment and his/her grade for respective activity is deemed zero. Exam paper of a student who is found innocent is assessed or a make-up examination or activity is offered.

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