External Transfer

Students seeking to apply for an internal transfer must have met all prerequisites indicated at

http://www.boun.edu.tr/tr-TR/Content/Default.aspx?SectionID=275
and
http://www.boun.edu.tr/tr-TR/Content/Default.aspx?SectionID=274.

In addition, all candidates must meet the below requirements designated by the Department of Economics. The internal and external transfer application period is listed on the Boğaziçi University academic calendar and can also be found at http://www.boun.edu.tr/government/rules/lisans_index.htm.
Applications must be made in person at the Boğaziçi University Registrar’s Office by either the applicant or another person on the applicant’s behalf.


External Transfer: General Information

Students applying for transfer must submit their English proficiency by July 13, 2018. The application period is between 9-13 July, 2018.

1-The Economics Department accepts eight (8) students per year via external transfer: six (6) from Turkish universities and two (2) from universities abroad, with the requirement that four (4) be beginning their second year and four (4) be beginning their third year of study. Transfer applications are to be made in the Fall semester; no applications will be accepted in the Spring semester. No interviews of applicants will be conducted; students’ high schools and current departments will not be used as criteria for evaluation. Results will be announced at the beginning of September by the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

2-Students applying for an internal transfer must have either University Entrance (ÖSS/YGS/LYS) or SAT scores documented. Those students who were admitted via the YÖS exam will have their YÖS scores normalized such that the minimum YÖS score determined by the Boğaziçi University Economics Department will be equivalent to a score of 3,5.

3-The minimum GPA required for external transfer is 3.25/4.00.
4-It is required for all applicants to have taken two Calculus courses before applying. 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 and its applications. It is possible to take these courses in the Boğaziçi University summer school. Students must pass both of these courses with a grade of at least CC. For more information: http://www.summer.boun.edu.tr/. It is a strict prerequisite to applying for an internal transfer that these two courses be completed successfully.

5- All applicants must have taken at least one economics course per semester they have studied.

6-All applicants must take the written exam on the date announced by the Boğaziçi University Registrar’s Office. The exam for rising second year students and rising third year students are held separately. Applicants may only take the exam held for their year.

7-The external transfer exam will be held on July 24, 2017 Monday at 10:00 in room NBZ 11 ( Natuk Birkan Building, South Campus). See https://harita.boun.edu.tr   

Please click for sample exams from previous years: Sample 1 - Sample 2

8-Applications of candidates who satisfy all of the above requirements will be evaluated solely on their weighted transfer score, which consists of weighted average calculated by adding 40% of the candidate’s written exam score, 40% of the candidate’s adjusted ÖSS or SAT score and 20% of the candidate’s grade point average. (All scores are normalized and calculated on a 4-point scale.)

9-The written exam for rising second year transfer applicants consists of 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 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.

10-During the evaluation process, the number of correct and incorrect responses on the Math and Turkish sections (indicated on applicants’ ÖSS/YGS/LYS Exam Results Document) will be used to calculate an adjusted ÖSS/YGS/LYS score. Therefore, an official certified copy of the ÖSS exam results documenting the number of correct and incorrect responses on the verbal and quantitative sections must be included in the internal transfer application. No applications in which this document is missing will be evaluated. You may obtain an official certified copy of this document by applying to the ÖSYM or the Registrar’s Office. The calculation of the adjusted ÖSS/YGS/LYS score is detailed below. A minimum score of 2.5 is required.

For applicants who took the university entrance exam after 2011 (120-question Math section) [(YGS-Basic Math #correct + LYS1 (Math + Geometry) #correct)-0.25*(YGS- Basic Math #incorrect + LYS1 (Math + Geometry) #incorrect)]/120]*3.5 + [(YGS-Turkish #correct-0.25*YGS-Turkish #incorrect)/40]*0.5

OR:

On the SAT I (Scholastic AptitudeTest I) "Reasoning" exam, a minimum score of 450 on the "Verbal" section and a minimum score of 780 on the "Math" section are required. (Only the Math score will be used as part of the evaluation). A score of 780 on the SAT I Math 780 will map to a 3.5 on a 4-point scale, while a score of 800 will map to a score of 4. The SAT exam in Turkey is administered by Robert College (Istanbul). For more information: http://www.sat.org; For SAT exam dates: http://www.sat.org/student/testing/sat/calenfees.html.

11-Applications of candidates who are accepted as external transfer students but do not meet the Boğaziçi University English proficiency requirements will be considered rejected. Boğaziçi University’s English proficiency requirements can be found at http://www.yadyok.boun.edu.tr/.

12-For external transfer applicants whose course grades were not calculated using a grade point scale, the following conversion process is used:

a) Numerical grades not calculated on a four-point scale are converted to letter grades using the following scale, after which these letter grades are used to calculate grade point average. 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 converted to new letter grades which do, after which these letter grades are used to calculate grade point average.