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Exemption From The First Year University Courses

Students who fulfill the outlined requirements are entitled for exemption from “MATH 101-Calculus I” and “IF 100- Computational Approaches to Problem”.

“MATH 101-Calculus I” Exemption Exam

Students, who

  • are registered to any undergraduate program at Sabancı University
  • have not yet taken MATH 101
  • pass the written test, details of which will be announced in mySU
  • get at least 85/100 from the “MATH 101 Oral Exemption Exam” (*) (given by Sabancı University in the week before the semester starts)

are entitled to exemption from MATH 101.

MATH 101 Exemption Exam

MATH 101 Grade

85-89

A-

90-100

A

(*) MATH 101 Exemption Exam is similar to a typical final exam of the course and it is in English.

Textbook
Calculus Early Transcendentals 2nd Edition (Global Edition), Briggs, Cochran & Gillett, Pearson.

Content of the Exemption Exam:

  • Elementary functions (Chapter 1)
  • Derivatives: definition, interpretation, computation and applications (Chapters 2, 3, 4)
  • Integral: definition, interpretation and computation (Chapters 5, 7)

“IF 100 - Computational Approaches to Problem Solving” Exemption Exam

Students, who

  • are registered to any undergraduate program at Sabanci University
  • have not yet taken IF 100
  • pass the written test, details of which will be announced in mySU.
  • are successful from the “IF 100 Oral Exemption Exam” (**) (given by Sabanci University in the week before the semester starts)

are entitled to exemption from IF 100.

IF 100 Exemption Exam

Total Grade

IF 100 Grade

Basics of Computational Thinking (CT)

Practice CT with Programming

Min. 25

Min. 65

90-100

A

Min. 22

Min. 62

84-89

A-

IF 100 Exemption Exam is similar to a typical final exam of the course and it is in English.
The following will be evaluated:
(i) Apply computational thinking skills in practice.
(ii) Syntax of basic programming concepts in Python, such as variables, assignment statements, input/output operations, conditional statements, loops, modular programming, file operations, and data structures like sequences and dictionaries, together with their application on real life problems.

Exemption Application

If the student chooses to be exempted from MATH 101 and/or IF 100, he/she is required to submit a written statement to the Foundations Development Directorate (FDD) regarding his/her acceptance of the grade shown in the tables no later than the final workday of the first week of classes through the learning management system of SU (SUCourse+). Unless a written statement is uploaded to the system within the above-indicated deadline, the student is required to take the course at the first semester that it is offered.

Contact for information:

Arzu Kıran
Foundation Development Directorate
Phone: 216 483 97 08
E-mail: arzu@sabanciuniv.edu