Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Academic Advising Office? 

The Academic Advising Office is a unit intended to assist you in achieving your personal, social, and academic goals. The Office will provide you with information about the University’s rules and regulations, directives, policies, and processes which you may need as you work on your personal, social, and academic goals. The Office will also be there for you to help you, in collaboration with other student support units, evaluate different options in order that you are able to make the right choices, take the necessary measures against potential risks, and achieve your goals. 

2. Who can apply to the Academic Advising Office? 

Students with up to 120 credits may apply to the Academic Advising Office. 

3. How can I learn who my academic advisor is? 

The Academic Advising Office is the primary advisor of students with up to 120 credits. Also, each student has a Faculty Advisor who is a faculty member at their own department. You may check your Academic Advisor information on the SIS under the MY PROFILE/ADVISOR INFORMATION tabs. 

4. I would like to meet my Academic Advisor. How can I make an appointment? 

To make an appointment with your academic advisor, please send your available dates and times to advising@ozyegin.edu.tr, or simply pay a visit to our office. 

5. Where is the Academic Advising Office? 

Our Office is located in the Student Center, on Floor -3, opposite the Fibabank. 

6. What is the content of one-on-one interviews? 

One-on-one interviews are focused on your academic standing, your overall university experience, any challenges you face, the student support units at OzU, and possible contributions they may make to help you have a successful university life. Furthermore, one-on-one interviews are also instrumental in identifying your goals, and monitoring your progress towards achieving the goals you set. 

7. How long does a one-on-one interview last? 

The duration of one-on-one interviews vary depending on the advisee’s needs. However, on average, one-on-one interviews takes around 20-30 minutes.

8. How many one-on-one interviews may I have with my academic advisor? 

You may have as many one-on-one interviews as you may wish with your academic advisor.  

9. I do not take the SEC 101 course.  Do I still need to attend the Academic Advising presentations? 

Yes, even if you do not take the SEC 101 course, you still need to attend the Academic Advising presentations. These presentations are intended for all students, regardless of whether or not they take SEC 101. However, SEC 101 students earn points for their attendance in the Academic Advising presentations. 

10. How long does an academic advising presentation last?  

The maximum duration of academic advising presentations is 40 minutes.

11. Do I need to register for academic advising presentations via LMS? 

No, you do not need to register via LMS. You will receive an invitation email for each session. All you need to do is to check the session details, and RSVP by responding to the invitation email. 

12. Do I need to bring a print-out of the LMS form with me to the academic advising sessions? 

No, you do not need to bring the LMS form with you to the session for the presentations or one-on-one interviews as Academic Advising Office will share your student number with the SEC 101 team. However, you do need to bring the “Academic Advisor Event” form on the LMS with you to your meeting with your faculty advisor in order to have it signed.  

13. Do I need to wait for an invitation from you to the SEC 101 academic advisor event? Can we meet sooner? 

You do not need to wait for an invitation to see your academic advisor. You may meet your academic advisor anytime by making an appointment. 

14. Will I earn points for SEC 101 after each session I will have with my academic advisor? 

No, you will not. You may meet your academic advisor as many times as you wish, but you will earn points for one session only. 

15. I met my academic advisor but I could not complete SEC 101 requirements in the first semester. Do I need to meet my academic advisor again in the second semester?

No, you do not. The points you earned in the first semester will be transferred to the second semester even if you were unable to complete all of the requirements for SEC 101. For further details please contact SEC 101 Team via sec101@ozu.edu.tr

16. I took 30/34 course credits in the first semester I matriculated to my undergraduate program. Can I take more? 

Students with a cumulative GPA between 2.00 and 2.99 out of 4.00 and students with a cumulative GPA between 3.00 and 4.00 out of 4.00 may take 36 ECTS credits and 42 ECTS credits, respectively, starting from the second semester.
For further details about course load, please click here

17. I attended the Preparatory Program during the Fall semester. How many credits can I take if I matriculate to my undergraduate program in the Spring semester? 

Students who matriculate to their undergraduate programs in the Spring semester can take 34 ECTS credits in the first semester of their freshman year.  For further details about course load, please click here

18. I want to withdraw from some of the courses I took. How many courses can I withdraw from? Would my course withdrawals affect my GPA? 

Students may withdraw from up to two courses for which they registered. Course withdrawals do not affect GPA, but are denoted on the transcript with the letter “W”. If the course withdrawn from is a required course, it must be taken and completed in the subsequent semesters. Course repetition is not required for elective courses. In lieu of an elective course withdrawn from, another elective can be taken. For further details about course withdrawals, please click here.

19. Can I repeat a course I passed to improve my GPA? 

Courses in which students earned a grade of “B” or higher cannot be repeated. Courses in which students earned a grade of “B-” or lower can be repeated until students receive a grade of “C” or higher. For further details about course repetitions, please click here

Grades

Repetition Status (First Repeat)

Repetition Status (Second or More)

A

Cannot Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

A-

Cannot Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

B+

Cannot Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

B

Cannot Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

B-

Can Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

C+

Can Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

C

Can Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

C-

Can Be Repeated

Can Be Repeated

D+

Can Be Repeated

Can Be Repeated

D

Can Be Repeated

Can Be Repeated

F

Can Be Repeated

Can Be Repeated

S

Cannot Be Repeated

Cannot Be Repeated

U

Can Be Repeated

Can Be Repeated

I

Courses assigned with a Grade I cannot be repeated until Grade I is turned into a final grade. Once the course is assigned a final grade, its eligibility for course repeat is determined based on the aforementioned rules.

 

20. How many credits can I take at most during the summer session? 

 The maximum course load that can be taken at the University or another higher education institution, during the summer session is 18 ECTS credits, including internship/seminar/certification programs. For further details about course load, please click here

21. What is the period of study for undergraduate programs? 

The regular period of study for undergraduate programs is eight semesters (four academic years), and the maximum period of study to complete any undergraduate program is fourteen semesters (seven academic years).  Semesters spent in the English Preparatory Program or summer sessions are not included in the maximum period of study.  For further details about the period of study, please clickhere

22. When can I enroll in a minor program? 

You may enroll in a minor program at the earliest at the beginning of the third, and at the latest at the beginning of the sixth semester of your major. For application, admission, and enrollment requirements for minor programs, please click here

23. What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to be eligible to apply for a minor program? 

Students wishing to apply for a minor program must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.50, and must have passed all of the courses they have taken in their majors until the year of application to the minor program.  For application, admission, and enrollment requirements for minor programs, please click here

24. What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to be eligible to receive a minor program certificate? 

In order to be eligible to graduate from their minor programs, students must qualify for graduation from their majors, and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 in their minor programs. For further details about the minor program certificates, please click here

25. I completed the courses in my major but I have not completed the courses in my minor. Can I get a grace period? 

Students who have qualified for graduation from their majors but have not completed their minor program yet are granted a grace period for at most two semesters to complete their minor program, subject to the Executive Board decision of the faculty/school that offers the minor program. Further details about the period of study in minor programs, please click here

26. When can I enroll in a double major program? 

You may apply for a double major at the earliest at the beginning of the third, and at the latest at the beginning of the fifth semester of your undergraduate program. For application, admission, and enrollment requirements for double major programs, please click here

27. What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to be eligible to apply for a double major program? 

You must have a minimum GPA of 2.72 and must have ranked in the top 20 in your primary major based on the cumulative GPA among the students in your semester. For application, admission, and enrollment requirements for double major programs, please click here

28. What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to be eligible to graduate from the double major program? 

In order to be able to graduate from the double major program, you must complete all of the graduation requirements of your secondary major, and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.72 in your secondary major. For further details about graduation from double major programs, please click here

29. What is the minimum GPA requirement in order to be eligible to apply for the Erasmus program? 

In order to be eligible to apply for the Erasmus program, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20, and you must have achieved at least 60 points in the Erasmus Language Examination. For further details about the Erasmus Program, please click here

30. When can I apply to the Erasmus program? 

The application period for the Erasmus program is announced by the International Office towards the end of each Fall semester. For further details about the Erasmus Program, please click here

31. Can I do an internship within the scope of the Erasmus program?

Yes, you may also apply for the Erasmus program for an internship. For more information, please click here.

32. Which international programs can I benefit from, other than Erasmus?  

You may benefit from global exchange programs. In order to be eligible to apply for global exchange programs, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.00. Applications for global exchange programs are announced by the International Office. For further details about international exchange programs and collaborations, please click here.

33. I would like to work on campus. Where can I apply? 

You may obtain detailed information about job opportunities from the Professional Development Office. Also, you can keep yourself posted of or apply for the internship and job advertisements posted via Link Professional

34. I would like to set my goals and keep my motivation high. What should I do? 
You may obtain detailed information from the Learning Office about goal setting and effective use of motivation as well as studies on how to improve academic performance. 

35. I have difficulty in coping with my daily problems. I don't know how to solve them. What should I do? 
You may contact the Psychological Development Unit and make an appointment. 

36. I would like to join the student clubs. What should I do? 
You may contact the Social Development Unit to obtain detailed information.