F.A.Q.

cropped-logo.pngFrequently Asked Questions and Their Answers

 

1. What is the purpose of the Preparatory School?

The preparatory school aims to educate our students so that they can acquire various new skills

offered in a foreign language. We believe this is of vital importance in an environment of global

competition and therefore adopt linguistic skills as part of the İstanbul Medipol University’s

educational policy.


2. How many tracks are there in the English Preparatory Program?

There are four tracks in the English Preparatory Program.


3. How many weeks are there in each track?

There are eight weeks in each track.


4. When do the tracks start and finish?

The dates of tracks are announced in the academic calendar for every year. The dates for the 2015-

2016 academic year are below:

TRACK I 05.10.2015-27.11.2015

TRACK II 07.10.2015-29.01.2016

TRACK III 15.02.2016-08.04.2016

TRACK IV 18.04.2016-10.06.2016


5. Where can I find the academic calendar for the exam dates and holidays?

You can find the academic calendar for the Preparatory School at

http://www.dilokulu.medipol.edu.tr


6. What are the elements of assessment?

The elements of assessment in the Preparatory School are;

a) TA (Teacher Assessments)

b) Quizzes

c) Students’ projects

d) Midterms

d) Finals


7. How are the students graded?

Grading has the below components:

Teachers give the students Teacher Assessment scores weekly, which comprises 10% of the students’

final scores.

Quizzes

These are pop quizzes done a few times in each track and 20% of the students’ final scores come

from these quizzes.

Students’ projects

These are the reports that the students prepare in order to expose their progress in various skills.

They are part of the quiz percentage in the final score.

Midterms

These are formal examinations of the subjects covered to the date of each one.

Finals

These are the exams where all subjects until the end of each track are tested. They come as the 40%

of the students’ final scores.


8. How are the final scores calculated?

After the mean average of the scores that the students achieve in all four tracks is calculated, 60% of

this average point is added to the 40% of the P.L.A.T. exam at the end of the year. If the student’s

overall score is higher than 70, the student passes the Preparatory School.


9. What is the pass score?

The pass score is 70, which is the 60% of the average scores of the four tracks added to the 40% of

the P.L.A.T. exam at the end of the year.


10. What is P.L.A.T.?

P.L.A.T. is the language efficiency test that every student who satisfied their attendance obligation takes. Its contribution to the students’ overall score is 40%.


11. What should I do if I missed/failed the P.L.A.T.?

Students who miss/fail the P.L.A.T. can take the makeup test, which is another P.L.A.T. exam.


12. What happens if I fail in the makeup test?

Students who fail the makeup test or whose overall score is below 70 attend the summer school.


13. What is the percentage of attendance obligation?

If your absentee rate is above 15% of the classes taught, you can attend summer school but can not take the P.L.A.T.

Total class hours may vary in line with the official holidays and weather conditions.

It is students’ responsibility to keep records of their absent days. Students are not informed about this.


14. Is Summer School obligatory?

Summer School is a six-week language course applied by the instructors of Medipol University Language School. It is NOT obligatory.


15. Is it possible to skip Summer School?

Students who do not take part in Summer School can finish preparatory program by getting a score

of 75 or higher from the proficiency exam taken place every September. Besides, they can finish the

program by having the related exams applied by OSYM.


16. How can I access to instructors?

Tutorial Hours: You can consult our instructors in office hours which are set before.


17. How can I check my scores on MEBİS?

Follow the link below, then sign in via your username and password. Then follow

“Öğrenci>Sınavlarım”

https://mebis.medipol.edu.tr/


18. Is attendance obligatory? What can I do if I fail the class because of absenteeism?

The students who do not attend the classes in over 15% of the total lessons in all 4 tracks cannot take

the P.L.A.T. test either.


19. What can I do if I fail the preparatory class at the end of the year?

You can attend the summer school. Summer school is a language programme which is taught by the

English Preparatory School Instructors and is a 6-week condensed language course. Attendance is not

obligatory. Students who do not attend the summer course can complete the preparatory programme

by taking a score of 75 out of the proficiency test done in September every year. Besides, preparatory

programme can also be completed through the foreign language tests the equivalence of which is

accepted by ÖSYM.


20. How is the grading system?

The grading system is explained below in a detailed way.

 Teachers’ Assessment (T.A)

T.A’s (Teachers’ Assessments) are given for every lesson per week. They add up to 10% of a

students’ overall score at the end of the year.

 Quizzes

They are the tests which are applied in the tracks the date and the time of which are not

announced before. They add up to 20% of a students’ overall score at the end of the year.

 Projects

These are the reports which aim to improve different skills and include various activities in

each track. They are evaluated within quiz percentages at the end of each track.

 Midterm

It is the test which includes every subject taught until the test date within the tracks. They add

up to 30% of a students’ overall score at the end of the year.

 Final Exam

It ıs the exam in which everything taught within the track is tested at the end of the tracks.

They add up to 40% of a students’ overall score at the end of the year.


21. How can I learn the exam results?

You can learn your scores through “MEBIS” on the university website with your user name and

password.


22. Is there a proficiency test? How can I obtain the samples of them?

There is a proficiency test which is done every September.

You can find sample proficiency exam through the link below.

Proficiency Exam


23. Are the books paid? How can I obtain them?

The books are paid. You can obtain them through the booths which are opened by the publishing houses in our school.


24. How can I learn about the academic calender?

You can learn about the academic calender through the link below.

Academic Calendar


25. Are medical reports valid in case of absenteeism?

Medical reports are valid only in case of midterm and final exams.


26. Are there any make-up exams?

There can be make-up exams for midterm and final exams, yet there are not make-up exams for quizzes.


27. What is the location of the campus? How can reach there?

Our Language School is in Kavacık Campus. Its address is below:

Kavacık Mah. Ekinciler Cad. No:19 Kavacık Kavşağı Beykoz 34810 İstanbul

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