Duration of Studies in the Preparatory School of English Language
The total duration of the PSEL is one year. Students are required to complete the program within a maximum of two years.
Students who fail to complete the program in two years have the option to register on suspended status.
Students on suspended status are enrolled after paying one-fourth of that semester's tuition fee.
Students who are not enrolled within one month of the first day of classes as stated in the Academic Calendar are dismissed from University.
Suspended students do not attend the lessons at Preparatory School, but study on their own. They may enroll at their chosen departments if they pass the proficiency exam held at the end of each semester, or if they submit an external exam result as indicated in the Article 6.
In order for the external exam applications to be taken into consideration, the students will need to have an enrolled status at the University for the current semester.
Students who fail the IBU proficiency exam at the end of the semester may enroll again in the following semester with the same status.
Suspended students cannot benefit from University’s scholarships.
IBU Proficiency & Placement Test
IBU Proficiency & Placement Test is the name given to a combination of tests prepared by the academic staff of the PSEL for the students who want to be exempt from Preparatory School. Based on the test score, the student will be exempt from Preparatory School or assigned to a correspoding level group in Preparatory School.
There is no make-up exam for IBU Proficiency & Placement Test. Medical reports are not accepted as an excuse for this exam.
The exam is held three times a year: In January, June, and September.
Attendance & Administrative regulations
Attendance is obligatory at Preparatory School of English Language.
Absenteeism limit is 15 % of the study hours.
The student who exceeds the absenteeism limit till the end of the term without a valid and documented excuse will not be able to graduate from the PSEL.
Student whose absence is more than the allowed number of hours will not be able to successfully complete the program.
Students who do not attend the exam unexcused will be considered to have obtained 0 (zero).
Students who are late for class will be marked as absent by the instructors.
Students who do not bring their class materials are also marked absent.
Any kind of exchange of stationary items or educational materials during exams and classes is not allowed.
Students who bring their mobile phones must keep them turned off during class time.
Mobile phones are collected during examinations.
Notebook computers cannot be used in the classrooms. If students bring them to classrooms, they must be kept in their cases.
Due to COVID pandemic, all classes and examinations are held online. Absenteeism limits and other regulations are still in force.