(1) The success at a course is evaluated by the grade of that course. The grade of the course is based on the midterm exam, midterm exam substitutes, such as homework, group studies and similar work, and the final exam. The department sets the contribution of the final exam; the contribution cannot be above 70% and below 30%. Grade points are in the range 0 to 100, and converted to grade points in the 0 to 4 scale and letter grades.
(2) Each grade is converted to point grades and letter grades as shown in below.
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(1) Exams consist of mid-term exam, final exam, make-up exam, exemption exam, excuse exam, and single course exam. Exams could be conducted in oral or written forms or both oral and written and/or practice. Departments announce exam dates one week before the exam period. Students who did not take the exams are considered forfeited their rights; and those exams are graded with a zero (0). If necessary, exams can be done on weekend days with the decision of the administrative office and approval of the Rector.
(2) Students must take exams on announced day, time and place, also they must carry student ID, and other callable documents on the day of exam, otherwise exams are considered invalid. Exam grades are considered invalid even the student takes the exam but does not meet the requirements of the exam. Written exam papers are kept for at least two years.
(3) Guideline for exams:
a) Midterm exam: Every course has at least one midterm exam on each semester. Project, homework, lab, workshop and similar study evaluations may be considered as midterm. Midterm grades are announced before the final exam. Exams done by School of Medicine and School of Dentistry course committees are considered as midterm exams.
b) Final exam: The final exam of a course is done at the end of the semester or year. Students enrolled in a course and attended the classes take the final exam of that course. A pass grade for final exams may be imposed by the decision of the relevant committees. School of Medicine and School of Dentistry year-end and committee exams are considered as final exams. Medical School and School of Dentistry students whose committee grade averages are equal to and greater than 75 are exempted from the end-of-semester final exam. When calculating the exemption grades, non-integers are rounded to the nearest integer.
c) Completion exam: It is an exam taken at the end of the semester/year for failed courses or with the goal of increasing a grade of a successfully completed course after agreeing to waive the final exam grade. If the goal is to increase the grade, a student can take only one completion exam and must apply to the department at least one week prior to the exam.
d) Exemption exam: Exemption exams are done at the beginning of the semester for courses recommended by the relevant committees and approved by the Senate.
e) Make-up exam: This exam is done in place of midterm and completion exams. Students who are approved for make-up exams but did not take the exams due to valid excuses accepted by the relevant administrative committees can take make-up exams in the same semester for midterm exams and at a date decided by the administrative committee for the completion exams.
f) Single course exam: Student, who has one course left for graduation after completion exams, can be awarded with single course exam by the decision of the administrative committee. This right is granted once for a student. The exam grade substitutes the final exam grade.