Please see the Student Handbook for 2020-2021 ELC Program details.

Program Completion and Proficiency Exam Requirements

To complete the English Preparatory Program, students are required to pass the Koç University English Proficiency Exam (KUEPE).

In order for students to be eligible to take the KUEPE, they must get enough points from the specified courses during the semester (Intermediate overall course grade: 80 / Upper-intermediate overall course grade: 65).

Students who do not get a passing score in the proficiency exam will enroll in and complete the course that they have to take in the program as they will not have completed the program.

 

First Year Students (Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters)

  • To take KUEPE or to submit outside exam scores: Intermediate overall course grade: 80 / Upper-intermediate overall course grade: 65

Second Year Students (Fall Semester):

  • To take KUEPE: Intermediate overall course grade: 80 / Upper-intermediate overall course grade: 65
  • To submit outside exam scores: No requirement.

Second Year Students (Spring Semester):

  • To take KUEPE: Intermediate overall course grade: 65 / Upper-intermediate overall course grade: 65
  • To submit outside exam scores: No requirement.

Second Year Students (After Spring Semester): If students have completed two academic years in the ELC, they are eligible to take two amnesty exams. If they choose, they may study in the ELC in the summer semester but are not required to do so. They are eligible without any requirement to take the following amnesty exams:

  • KUEPE at the end of summer semester (late July)
  • KUEPE in early September.

These students may also take outside exams as an amnesty exam. If they do not have a satisfactory score by the time the Amnesty Exam period is completed, they are required to be dismissed from university. ELC score and test center requirements for all ELC students apply as well to outside exams taken as amnesty exams. All proficiency exams accepted by the ELC may also serve as amnesty exams.

 

Required Scores for ELC Promotion:

  • KUEPE: 60 out of 100.
  • YDS / E-YDS: 80 out of 100. (Valid for 5 years)
  • TOEFL IBT*: 80/20 on the writing section. (Valid for 2 years) If the student takes the exam outside of Türkiye, he or she may petition the Executive Council for getting the exam score accepted. My Best Score reports are not accepted.
  • PTE Academic* (Pearson Test of English): 67 out of 90. (Valid for 2 years)
  • CAE/CPE*: Grade of C. (Valid for 3 years)

*Per the latest instruction letter for Foreign Language Exam Equivalencies issued by the Center for Selection and Placement of Students (OSYM), in order for an international language exam taken in Türkiye to be accepted as equivalent, it must be taken in a state university building.