Turkey

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RECOMMENDATION

Expect an average of 7 or an average of good (iyi).
Schools using the 0 - 100 scale, look for an average of 70 or above. 
Bogazici University, Middle East Technical University, and other schools which use the A - F scale, an average of 3.0 (B or BB) may be expected.

GRADING SYSTEM

Descriptor

Translation

Some Common Indigenous Scales

Suggested U.S.
Equivalent

pek iyi

Very good

9 – 10

17 – 20

85 – 100

85 – 100

90 – 100

90 – 100

A

iyi

Good

7 – 8

14 – 16

65 – 84

70 – 84

70 – 89

80 – 89

B

orta

Average

5 – 6

10 – 13

50 – 64

60 – 69

60 – 69

65 – 79

C

geçer

Passing

 

 

 

50 – 59

50 – 59

50 – 64

D

geçmez

Failure

0 – 4

0 – 9

0 – 49

0 – 49

0 – 49

0 – 49

F

Some universities use an A – F grading scale, while others use a double-letter scale (AA, BA, BB, CB, CC, DC, DD, etc.). Transcripts typically provide information about the grading scale used.

SUGGESTED DEGREE EQUIVALENCE:

Equivalent to US Bachelor’s:

  • Licentiate Diploma / Lisans Derecesi / Diplomasi - comparable to a bachelors degree in the United States.
  • Engineering Diploma / Mühendislik Diplomasi - comparable to a bachelors degree in the United States.
  • Meslek Yüksek Okulu Diplomasini - comparable to two years of university study in the United States. Credit may be awarded on a course-by-course basis.

Equivalent to US Master’s:

  • Masters degree/ Higher Licentiate Diploma / Yüksek Lisans Diplomasi –comparable to a masters degree in the United States.
  • Masters degree/ Specialist Certificate / Uzmanlik Belgesi - comparable to a masters degree in the United States.
  • Masters degree/ Science Specialist Certificate / Bilim UzmanliÄŸi Diplomasi - comparable to a masters degree in the United States.

Professional qualifications:

  • Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine Licentiate Diploma  / Baytarlik Lisans Diplomasi or Veteriner Hekim Lisans Diplomasi - comparable to a first professional degree in veterinary medicine in the United States.
  • Dentistry Licentiate Diploma / DiÅŸhekimliÄŸi Lisans Diplomasi - comparable to a first professional degree in dental medicine in the United States.
  • Medical Doctor Licentiate Dipoloma / Tip Doktoru Lisans Diplomasi - comparable to a first professional degree in medicine in the United States.