Success grade is determined by evaluating the tests scores out of 100. Status in a lesson is determined by success grade. Success grade is determined by the joint evaluation of semester success grade obtained from studies carried out during semester and success grade obtained from general exams held at the end of the semester. Studies carried out during semester are attendance to course and application, field work, practice, assignment, project, internship, workshop, seminar, laboratory and similar studies. Determining the student semester success grade, these studies can be evaluated in certain rate with mid-term exam in the last week stated in the academic calendar. The impact of general exam to course success score can be minimum 40 % and maximum 60 %. Within the first two weeks of the semester, the instructor in charge of course announces the impact rates of semester success grade and general exams to success grade in addition to the application type of studies carried out during semester by students in order to be regarded as successful.
Relative evaluation system is used in calculation of success grade. In relative evaluation, arithmetic average of course success score of all students taking course and statistical distribution are taken into account. Implementation principles of relative evaluation system are determined by the Senate.
Letter Grade and Grade Points are determined as below
b) U: Unsuccessful in the non-credit courses,
c) P: Successful in the annual courses at the end of the first semester,
d) EX: Successful in the exemption exam fulfilled by the university,
e) NI: Course grades apart from weighted average,
f) NA: Unsuccessful because the students have failed to regularly attend courses or have not fulfilled the requirements of the course practices in order to take the general exam,
g) T: Transfer course grade.
The students who get one of the following grades AA, BA, BB, CB, CC, S and EX are considered to be successful. The ones who have obtained the grade DC or DD from one or several courses are considered as successful on condition that they complete the courses in the semester for which they registered with the academic average of 2,00 and above. "T" stands for the received course grade of the transferred students from other departments and universities and its equivalence is adopted by the Faculty/School Board on the recommendation of Department Chair. It is not included in GPA calculations.
Success of a student is determined by calculating Semester Point Average and Grade Point Average. Weighted grade point is calculated by multiplying the course credit with the coefficient.
Semester point average is calculated by dividing the total amount of weighted grade points of courses that should be taken in the semester by the total amount of credit hours attempted. Annual courses are included in the spring term point average.
General point average is calculated by dividing the total amount of weighted grade points of courses that should be taken throughout the whole university education by the total amount of credit hours attempted.
When calculating academic average, two digits after the decimal point are taken. The number in the second digit is enhanced one on condition that the number in the third digit after decimal point is five and above.
Minor and double major courses and S and T grade courses even if stated in academic plan are not considered in calculating academic average. The last taken grade is included in academic average in repeated courses.
Students can optionally repeat DD, DC and CC grade courses to increase their academic average. The last taken grades of these courses are included in academic average.