GRADUATE SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS


Proficiency Exam Regulations

IS100- Introduction to Information Technologies and Applications is a must course that students have to take in the first year of their undergraduate education. 

Students may be exempt from the course and receive an "EX" grade by passing the IS100 Proficiency Exam, which is conducted three times a year, in September, February and May. The proficiency exams given in September and February are held on the day(s) before the interactive registrations and the one given in May is held before the final exams. The exact dates can be found in the academic calendar of the corresponding year.

 

Students can take IS100 Proficiency Exam at most two times by the regular semester they have to take the course. After preperatory class, students are automatically registered to IS100 at the beginning of the regular semester that their department has to take the course. Once a student is registered to the course, he/she cannot take the proficiency exam again in the following semesters.

 

Following table shows the regular semester for taking the IS100 course based on departments.


Faculty

Department

Regular semester to take the course

Which Proficiency Exam to take?

Faculty of Engineering

All Departments

 

First year, first semester (fall)

May, when in preparatory class

 

September, just before 1st class

 

  • You cannot take the exam after finishing 1st year.
  • You cannot take the exam in February even if you have dropped the course in fall semester.


Faculty of Economics and Adm. Sciences

All Departments

Faculty of Architecture

Architecture,

City and Regional Planning

Faculty of Architecture

Industrial Design

 

First year, second semester (spring)

 

September, just before 1st class

 

February, in 1st class

 

 

 

  • You cannot take the exam after finishing 1st year.

Faculty of Education

Physics Education,

Chemistry Education,

Mathematics Education,

Foreign Language Education (FLE and TEFL)


Early Childhood Education**

Elementary Science Education**

Elementary Mathematics Education** 

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

All Departments

 

** For students that are in ECE, ESE and EME departments, those who started METU after and including 2015 are NOT required to take the course. 

 

Students whose regular semester is fall can take the exam in

  • - May (just before completing preparatory class)
  • - September (just before the beginning of the first semester).

The remaining students whose regular semester is spring can take the exam in

  • - September (just before the beginning of the first semester)
  • - February (just before the beginning of the second semester).

 

 

  • !!! YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE ANY PROFICIENCY EXAM IF YOU MISS THE EXAMS THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT.
  • !!! YOU CANNOT TAKE THE PROFICIENCY EXAM IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE COURSE BEFORE AND FAILED.

 

 

Students who want to take the proficiency exam must register before due date. Proficiency Exam registrations are accepted via online form made available on the IS100 Web page (http://ii.metu.edu.tr/is100). Students who pass the proficiency exam receive an EX grade. This grade is recorded in their transcript at the end of the semester. For more information about the registration process please see related user guide on http://ii.metu.edu.tr/user-guides.

 

Note that all students must bring their student identity card to be admitted to the exam room. During the exam, talking to other students, opening programs other than the exam environment or using cell phone are forbidden. Disciplinary action will be taken against who do not obey the rules.