Application, Evaluation & Admission
Every academic year, the quotas and the application requirements for the external transfer from universities in Turkey is announced at the University’s website:
and for external transfers from abroad:
Applications are made to the Registrar’s Office at the announced dates. Applicants must have satisfied all the application requirements. For the minimum application requirements, visit the websites given above.
Only the applications of the candidates who satisfy the requirements below will be evaluated.
i) Minimum GPA: The applicant must meet the minimum GPA requirement announced. For 2019-2020 academic year Fall term, the minimum GPA requirement is 3.50/4.00.
ii) Economics course requirement: The applicant must have taken at least one economics course per semester (s)he has studied and passed them with a grade at least CC. Two of these courses must be equivalent to EC 101 and EC 102.
iii) Mathematics course requirement: The applicant must have taken two calculus courses and passed them with a grade at least CC. These courses must be equivalent to MATH 101 and MATH 102. Mathematics for Economists or Statistics courses does not count in place of Calculus courses. Calculus courses may be taken (if offered) at Boğaziçi Universtiy Summer School (http://www.summer.boun.edu.tr/). The applicant’s file will be evaluated only if (s)he passes these courses with grades at least CC. Calculus courses include the following topics:
Calculus I (Analysis I): Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications, integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series, basic transcendental functions.
Calculus II (Analysis II): Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes’ theorem.
iv) Placement score: Applicant must submit the score card of the exam that has been used in her/his placement to the undergraduate program that (s)he is currently enrolled. YGS-LYS/ TYT-AYT or SAT or YÖS scores can be documented. If the applicant is placed by YGS-LYS/ TYT-AYT, the official score card showing the number of correct and incorrect answers in Mathematics and Turkish tests must be submitted. An official copy of this document can be obtained from ÖSYM. If the applicant is placed by SAT or YÖS, the official score card must be submitted. Adjusted Placement Score is used in admission. Only applicants who have the score of at least 2.5 are considered for evaluation.
Calculating the Adjusted Placement Score (APS):
YKS (applicants placed in 2018 onwards)
APS = [[(TYT Temel Matematik Doğru Sayısı + AYT Matematik Doğru Sayısı) – 0.25 * (TYT Temel Matematik Yanlış Sayısı + AYT Matematik Yanlış Sayısı)] / 80 ] * 3.5 + [( TYT Türkçe Doğru Sayısı - 0.25*TYT Türkçe Yanlış Sayısı)/40]*0.5
ÖSS (applicants palced in 2011-2017)
APS = [[(YGS Temel Matematik Doğru Sayısı +LYS1 (Matematik + Geometri) DoğruSayısı)-0.25*(YGS Temel Matematik Yanlış Sayısı+LYS1 (Matematik + Geometri)Yanlış Sayısı)]/120]*3.5 +[(YGSTürkçe Doğru Sayısı-0.25*YGS Türkçe Yanlış Sayısı)/40]*0.5
SAT (applicants placed by SAT scores)
In calculating APS, a score of 35.5 is mapped to a 2.5 on a 4-point scale, while a score of 40 is mapped to a score of 4. In calculating the Weighted Transfer Score (see below) only the Math score is used.
YÖS (applicants placed by YÖS scores)
YÖS scores are normalized such that the minimum YÖS score determined by the Boğaziçi University Economics Department in the year the applicant is placed to her/his current program will be equivalent to a score of 2.5.
Applicants who satisfy the minimum GPA, Economics and Mathematics and the minimum ASP requirements must take the written exam on the date announced at the University’s application website listed above. The exam for the rising second year students and the rising third year students are held separately. The applicant may only take the exam held for his/her year. The passing grade for the written exam is 60 out of 100 points. The date of the written exam is announced at the University’s application website listed above.
The written exam for the rising second year transfer applicants consists of the content from the following courses:
EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics: Nature, scope and methods of economics; a general view of the price system; consumer behavior; theory of the firm; illustrations and applications from the Turkish economy.
EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics: National income and its determination; changes in national income, elements of public finance, money and banking, international trade, macroeconomic policy, economic growth and development; illustrations and applications from the Turkish economy.
Math 101 Calculus I: Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications, integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series, basic transcendental functions.
Math 102 Calculus II: Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's theorem and its applications.
The written exam for the rising third year transfer applicants consists of content from all of the above courses as well as the following courses.
EC 203 Microeconomics I: Consumer behavior and demand; general equilibrium: pure exchange economy, first and second welfare theorems; production theory and costs; theory of the firm and industry structure; analysis of perfectly competitive markets; market failures: monopoly, externalities, public goods and asymmetric information.
EC 205 Macroeconomics I: Classical, Keynesian and monetarist theories; theories of rational expectations: new classical economics and real business cycle theory, new Keynesian economics.
The Transfer Committee of the Department of Economics determines the transferable courses of those applicants who receive minimum grade of 60 out of 100 in the written exam. Transfer Point Average (TPA) is a weighted average of transferable course grades where each course grade is weighted according to course credit. TPA must meet the minimum requirement announced (see the University’s application website given above). For 2019-2020 academic year Fall term, the minimum TPA requirement is 3.50/4.00. The applicants who fail to meet the minimum TNO requirement are not considered for admission.
The admission criterion for the external transfer is the weighted transfer score (WTS). The WTS is calculated for the applicants who satisfy all of the above requirements. The WTS is the weighted average of the applicant’s written exam score, APS and GPA. (All scores are normalized and calculated on a 4-point scale.)
WTS= %40 Written exam score + %40 APS+ %20 GPA
Applicants satisfying the admission requirements are ranked according to their WTS’s and those up to the announced quota is admitted to the program.
For applicants whose course grades were not calculated using a 4-point scale, the following conversion process is used:
a) Numerical grades not calculated on a 4-point scale are converted to letter grades using the following scale, after which these letter grades are used to calculate GPA/TPA. 90-100 AA, 85-89 BA, 80-84 BB, 75-79 CB, 70-74 CC, 60-69 DC, 50-59 DD.
b) Letter grades calculated on a scale, which does not match that of our university, are first converted to new letter grades and then these letter grades are used to calculate GNO/TNO.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS
The admission decisions are announced at the University’s Announcement website.