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Secretary-General of Nişantaşı University, Dr.Mehmet Altuntaş, reported that the lateral transfer students mostly apply to most-preferred departments in the central placement period of university entrance exam and added, “Lateral transfer students mostly prefer the departments which are selected as jobs of the future during the placement period in the year when the exam is taken.”

Lateral transfer period started on 29 November, which undergraduates wishing to be transferred to different departments or the same department in other universities have been waiting for. While the applications are still in progress, Secretary-General of Nişantaşı University, Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Altuntaş, made it clear about the issues regarding lateral transfer. Altuntaş expressed that Council of Higher Education (CoHE) made lateral transfer requirements more convenient because thousands of young people retake university entrance exam every year, and all undergraduates (including BA and associate degrees) can benefit from this right.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Altuntaş, who stated lateral transfer is possible not only with GPA, but also  with central placement grade, said, “The system is great now. If your central placement grade is equal to or above the base grade of the relevant university that year when the exam is taken, you have got the right to apply for lateral transfer. In addition, lateral transfer quota is much more than the previous periods.”

WHICH DEPARTMENTS WILL BE APPLIED TO FOR LATERAL TRANSFER?

Dr. Altuntaş reported that lateral transfer students mostly apply to most-preferred department in the central placement period of university entrance exam, and added:

“Especially psychology and informatics-based departments and health care programmes in associate degrees can be most preferred ones. Inter-university lateral transfer will certainly be available in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Departments. However, there is one more criteria. Lateral transfer students mostly prefer the departments which are selected as jobs of the future during the placement period that year.”

TRANSFER FROM STATE UNIVERSITIES TO FOUNDATION UNIVERSITIES INCREASES IN MID-SEMESTERS

Dr. Altuntaş reported that lateral transfer from state universities to foundation universities may be an advantage in certain terms, and continued, “We get feedback from a lot of parents and students about this issue. Especially, considering several elements for the students going to another city to study at university, it is advantageous for them to study at a foundation university in the city where they have been living. Spring semester is the time when first-year students at state universities in different parts of Anatolia apply for lateral transfer to foundation universities in Istanbul more. A student who cannot adapt to the city s/he goes to study in many terms is likely to return back to their hometown.”

INTRA-TRANSFER, INTER-TRANSFER AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Dr. Altuntaş gave information about spring-semester intra- and inter-transfer opportunities, and explained, “Students applying for intra-transfer can be transfered to a degree program they want on condition that the grade they get from the central exam  and grade type in the relevant year is equal to or not below the lowest base grade of the degree programmes they want to be transfered in other domestic universities, or based on their GPAs. As for inter-transfers, students can apply for the transfer with their central placement grades and GPAs in associate degrees, and central placement grades in undergraduate degrees. For international transfer, students can apply to associate degrees with their GPAs in spring semester.”

REWARDING TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES AT OUR UNIVERSITY

Dr.Altuntaş highlighted transfer opportunities are rewarding at Nişantaşı University, and said:

“Nişantaşı University provides practice-based education. We have been maintaining university-industry cooperation actively since our establishment. We have a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Educational activities have been continuing thanks to laboratories, workplaces and numerous social facilities in a wide campus. We have a lot of opportunities ranging from internship provided by our solution partners, to vocational practical courses, sector-oriented education and courses managed by sectoral representatives. In this sense, we think transfer opportunities to Nişantaşı University are rewarding in many ways.”

DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATIONS 10 FEBRUARY

Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Altuntaş reminded that deadline for transfer applications is Monday, 10 February.

Release date: 25.12.2019