Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, non-formal and informal)

  • Students registering at the associate/undergraduate departments/programs of the University, in which the medium of instruction is fully or partially a foreign language, for the first time, as well as students who desire to study in the Preparatory Class even though their medium of instruction is Turkish, shall be subjected to a Foreign Language Proficiency Test by the School at the beginning of the academic year in which registration is processed. The score to be obtained from the Foreign Language Proficiency Test shall be used to determine whether the students of departments/programs, in which the medium of instruction is a foreign language, are to be exempted from the Preparatory Class.

  • Students who do not qualify for exemption as per paragraph  above, as well as students who voluntarily want to take the Preparatory Class even though their medium of instruction is Turkish, shall be subjected to a Placement Test to determine their starting level in the Preparatory Class.

  • The Foreign Language Proficiency Test achievement is assessed based on one hundred (100) point system. Students registered at the programs/departments in which the medium of instruction is a foreign language and obtained a score of minimum 60/100 from the aforementioned Test (minimum 55/100 for students of Department of Law), as well as students who registered at the English Language Teaching Program and obtained a score of minimum 65/100 from the aforementioned Test, shall be exempt from Preparatory Class. Furthermore, students that fulfil the following conditions shall be exempt from the Preparatory Class:

    a) Those who completed their secondary education at educational institutions attended by the citizens of a country, in which English is the native language, or at an International Bachelor (IB) Degree Program, in which the English is the main medium of instruction, in Turkey in the last three years;

    b) Those who qualified for registration by obtaining a score designated by the University Senate on the basis of one hundred (100) point system in exams (TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign language, PTE: Pearson Test of English and other tests considered equivalent by the University), which are given to foreign students for the purpose of determining the minimum level of foreign language knowledge required for qualification for studying in countries in which English is the native language;

    c) Those who obtained the minimum score designated by the University Senate on the basis of one hundred (100) point system in foreign language exam (YDS), which are held by the Student Selection and Placement Centre and of which equivalence to the exam specified under paragraph (b) above is approved by the Executive Council of Higher Education; 

    d) The validity period specified by the Authorities giving the exams specified under paragraphs (b) and (c) above for the scores obtained from such tests and exams shall be taken as basis for determination of qualification. However, certificates of such tests and exams must be submitted prior to the Foreign Language Proficiency Test.

    e) Students who studied at the English Language Preparatory Class of another university previously, and obtained the minimum score specified by the Maltepe University Senate shall be exempt from the Preparatory Class, if they submit evidencing certificates, provided that such a score was obtained within the last 5 (five) years. However, evidencing certificates must be submitted prior to the Foreign Language Proficiency Test.

    f) Students of associate/undergraduate departments/programs, in which the medium of instruction is Turkish, shall be exempt from the English-I course if they obtain a score of minimum 70/100, and additionally from the English-II course if they obtain a score of minimum 80/100 (AA), from the Foreign Language Proficiency Test (Exemption), which is held by the beginning of the academic year in which the registration takes place, for exemption from the English courses, which are compulsory as per the subparagraph (ı) of the paragraph (1) of the Article 5 of the Law Number 2547.

    g)  Students that took the English I course and passed with a minimum score of 80 out of 100 shall have the right to take the exemption exam for the English II course. However, in order for such students to be exempt from the English II course, they must obtain a minimum score of 80 out 100 from the Exemption Exam. Students that have minimum 80 out of 100 from this exam shall be considered exempt with grade of (AA).

    h) Vertical/Horizontal Transfer students shall be considered exempt from English I and English II courses, which they took at the associate/undergraduate degree programs they graduated from, provided that they submit evidence that the total course hours, credits and course contents are the same. However, evidencing certificates must be submitted before the end of the course add/drop week of the respective semester.

    i)  Vertical/Horizontal Transfer students, who are exempt from the English I and/or English II courses with a score below (AA) obtained at the associate/undergraduate degree programs of Universities in which they studied, may file an application to study these courses again for the purpose to increase their scores. However, attendance to the repeated courses shall be compulsory, and the latest scores shall be valid, regardless of the previous scores.