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Placement Exam for Students Registered After 16 October 2020

There will be an online placement exam on 28 October 2020 for students whose university registrations and/or document submission process were finalized after 16 October 2020. If you meet the criteria above, you will be automatically on the exam list. There is no need for an extra registration. (There will be another announcement on this page once the exam has been assigned to you.) The purpose of this exam is to measure the level of your English and to place you in a class at the right level. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A GRADE FOR THIS EXAM. Therefore, to be placed in the correct level, only answer the questions that you are sure that you know. Also, during the exam, DO NOT RECEIVE HELP FROM ANY PERSON OR OUTSIDE SOURCE. Otherwise, your education will be at the wrong level and will be unproductive for you for the entire school year. * The login information and the link will be sent your @itu.edu.tr e-mail box (https://webmail.itu.edu.tr). (If you don’t have access to your @itu.edu.tr account, you can get support from the IT Department (https://bidb.itu.edu.tr/) or by opening a ticket through https://yardim.itu.edu.tr/ > Yardım Bileti Oluşturun > Bilgi İşlem Daire Başkanlığı > Kullanıcı Hesabı.) * There will be another announcement on the http://www.ydy.itu.edu.tr page when the login information is sent to your @itu.edu.tr accounts. * The passwords have 10 characters. Make sure there is no extra space or character when you copy/paste it. * You can take the exam only on a desktop or laptop computer. (No support for tablets or phones) * You can only enter the exam through Google Chrome. (Open the exam link only on Chrome. No other browser is supported.) * The computer time zone must be set to Turkey (GMT+03:00). If you change the computer time zone after the login, you must refresh the homepage. * YOU MUSTN’T REFRESH THE EXAM PAGE AFTER YOU START THE EXAM. IF YOU REFRESH THE PAGE DURING THE EXAM, YOUR EXAM WILL END AUTOMATICALLY. * There will be no video or voice recording during the exam so you don’t need a camera or microphone. * If a student is disconnected for technical reasons such as power or internet outage, if they can re-enter the system within 10 minutes at the latest, they will be able to continue the exam from where they left off. * The exam duration is 90 minutes and it starts with the first question. The exam has to be finished in one session. It’s not possible to start the exam and give breaks. * It is not possible to return to the skipped questions in the exam. During the Reading Section reading text will be displayed for each question. * Each question will be saved as you go on and at the end of the exam you must click on “Finish Test”. If you run out of time, your exam will be ended and the answers you have given will be saved automatically. * The earliest and the latest date and hour that you can take the exam will be in the login information e-mail that will be sent to you. * The level that you will be placed and all the other information that you will need will also be announced through http://www.ydy.itu.edu.tr. School of Foreign Languages

16 September 2020 Proficiency Exam Login Information

Dear students, The username, password and the connection information to log into the 16 September Proficiency Exam have been sent to your e-mails. Please make sure that you have checked your inbox, spam or junk box to find the e-mail. The exam entrance information has been sent to the ITU e-mail accounts of ITU students while non-ITU students and newly registered students must check the e-mail addresses they provided during registration. (If you can’t find the email, please feel free to contact us and open a help ticket; the steps are provided below.) To log into the exam, please make sure to use the connection address given in the e-mail to reach the exam page and be careful about the characters in your password such as upper and lower case letters and numbers (specifically o and 0 or L and l). We remind you of the rules of the exam and strongly recommend that you test your computer and the system by means of this tool before the exam. Students are required to show their identity (ITU student ID or identity card / passport / driver's license) to the camera when asked at the beginning of the exam. For any technical problems or questions, you can only get support by opening a ticket. Please follow the steps below to successfully open a help ticket. http://yardim.itu.edu.tr/ > Yardım Bileti Oluşturun > Yabancı Diller Yüksekokulu > İngilizce Yeterlilik Sınavı > Sınavla İlgili Sorular School of Foreign Languages

SEPTEMBER ONLINE PROFICIENCY EXAM

Application Date for the Online Proficiency Exam : 01-09 September 2020 (until 17:00) In order to take the exam, you must fill out the online application form and pay the applicable fees (excluding newly registered students to ITU) No registration is needed for the Placement Exam for the newly registered students and their registration will be automatically completed. Students who fail or do not take the Online Proficiency Exam have to take the Placement Exam. For more information, please follow our webpage. (The following information about the Online Proficiency Exam payment is not for the newly-registered students to our university.) After completing the online application process, you must pay the applicable exam fee for yourself at any Vakifbank branch or via Online money Transfer ways during 01-09 September 2020 (until 17:00) When paying the fee, your “registration number,name and last name” must be written in the explanation part of your payment transfer receipt. During the online registration, candidates must make sure that their e-mail accounts are valid and are typed accurately. To go to online registration page please go to the website : http://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/onkayitlar/english_exam/ a Important Note: The account to pay the exam fee has recently been updated, so beware of the change and make sure you pay your fee to the updated account. Exam Date and Time For more information on the English Proficiency Exam to be conducted by ITU School of Foreign Languages, please follow the announcements on http://www.ydy.itu.edu.tr/en/homepage

16 September 2020 Online Proficiency Exam

Dear Students, We wish our newly registered students a happy and successful university life. Click to learn the steps to register Online English exams for the newly registered students. The online Proficiency Exam is going to be administered in a single session on September 16, 2020, and it is going to include the Language Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Listening and Writing parts. The registration for 16 September 2020 Online Proficiency Exam takes place from September 1 to September 9, and the details about the exam registration will be published on this page on 1 September 2020. As per the ITU Online and Offline Exam Execution Guidelines and the decision by the ITU Rectorate, this exam can only be taken on a computer with a working camera and microphone through Google Chrome. (It cannot be taken on a tablet or a phone.) The exam will be repeated on the same platform with the same format on August 19, 2020 for the students who have not entered the initial exam or have not been able to complete it. Only the students who have not entered the exam on August 17 or those who have been found to have technical problems with it will be able to take the exam on August 19. You can find the information about the software that will be used for the exam through this link. You are strongly recommended to check whether the computer you will take the exam on meets the requirements through this link. As per the announcement by the Council of Higher Education, the students who don't have access to digital media can be provided with access to such resources through their local public institutions - primarily local universities - and Ministry of Education facilities. Please follow the announcements on this page for the details of the exam procedure and rules. School of Foreign Languages

August 2020 Proficiency Exam Rules and Exam Content

Exam Rules • The connection link, username and password to log into the exam system will be sent to ITU e-mail addresses of ITU students. If you are not an ITU student, this information will be sent to the e-mail address you provided during the exam registration. (Make sure you have access to your e-mail addresses before the exam. There will be an announcement on this site when the connection link, username and password to log into the exam system have been sent to your e-mail addresses.) • For the exam scheduled to start at 10:00, the students can enter the exam system at 09:50 at the earliest and at 10:10 at the latest on the exam day. (The computer time zone must be set to Turkey.) Necessary permissions must be given and system checks must be completed within 5 minutes of login.The exam duration is 120 minutes and will start with the opening of the first question. • Students are required to show their identity (ITU student ID or identity card / passport / driver's license) to the camera when asked at the beginning of the exam. • The interface of the exam software is English. • It is not possible to return to the skipped questions in the exam. During the Reading Section reading text will be displayed for each question. • Performing the following actions during the exam will cause the exam to end automatically: o Intentionally closing or refreshing the session page o Intentionally ending camera, microphone or screen sharing Those whose exams are terminated in this way will be determined by the system and these students will not be able to take the make-up exam on August 19. If a student is disconnected for technical reasons such as power or internet outage, if they can re-enter the system within 10 minutes at the latest, they will be able to continue the exam from where they left off. In case of longer interruptions, the exam cannot be continued and these students will be admitted to the make-up exam. • The data recorded during the exam will be analyzed by data processing methods and, if necessary, by the authorized commission of the university. If behaviors that do not comply with student stance such as cheating, deception or fraud, misleading, etc. are detected, the exams of the relevant students will be deemed invalid and they will be treated according to the Student Disciplinary