INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONS OFFICE


Courses

COURSE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

 

Exchange and visiting students do not register on computer. Their registration is done by The International Cooperations Office.  At the second week of orientation, students individually meet with office staff to discuss the registration procedure and learn available courses. After selecting the courses, students are required to get signatures from each course instructor at first. When s/he finishes the first step, the student must get the signature of the  exchange coordinator of related department and the chair of the department, then the secretary of concerned department must stamp the form.

 

Incoming Exchange/Erasmus students cannot take courses from evening programs since these programs are open only  to fee paying degree students. Please consult with your advisor at METU if you are not sure whether the course (s) you are planning to take is/are under this category or not.

 

Since incoming students take courses from several different departments and each course has different structure and requirements, students should talk to course instructors and Erasmus coordinators of the departments from which they would like to take courses and learn the structure and requirements and contents of each course before bringing the course registration form.

After collecting all signatures and departmental approvals, student brings the form back to the International Cooperations Office for final registration. Since the final registration of exchange and visiting students is done until add-drop period of each semester, students have chance to sit in classes, see the curriculum and make their final decision after classes start. 

 

The average course load at METU is 5 courses of 3 credits (15 credits) for regular semesters. Exchange/Erasmus students are not allowed to take less than three courses depending on their home university program.

 

Steps:

 

1.       check the offered courses before coming to your appointment time at: http://oibs.metu.edu.tr/View_Program_Course_Details_64/    

2.       check the course description and details about the courses you want to take at:https://catalog.metu.edu.tr/    

3.       check with your registrar the list of the courses that you’d like to take

4.       have a printed version of “Course Registration Form”

5.       ask your registrar the name of your department’s Erasmus/ Exchange programs coordinator

6.       Each course instructor must sign the course you would like to take

7.       the Erasmus /Exchange programs coordinator of your department will approve the list of your courses

 

 

 

GRADING 

For each course taken, the student is given one of the following grades by the course teacher. The letter grades, coefficients and percentage equivalents are given below.

 

PERCENTAGE

LETTER GRADE

 GRADE POINT

90-100

AA

                4

85-89

BA

                3.5

80-84

BB

                3

75-79

CB

                2.5

70-74

CC

                2

65-69

DC

                1.5

60-64

DD

                1

50-59

FD

                0

49 and below

FF

                0

 

Other Letter Grades: I- Incomplete, S-Satisfactory Completion, U-Unsatisfactory, P-Satisfactory Progress, EX-Exempt, NI-Not Included, W-Withdrawn , NA-Not attendance  

 

Grading Explanation