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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I take MEM courses as a special student?

Yes, you can take at most two MEM courses in a semester as a special student by paying the regular tuition fee for the MEM program. You can pick up the special student registration form from the MEM program secretary, get approval of the course instructor(s) and the department chair, return the form to the secretary, and follow the procedure as she suggests.

2. Can the courses taken as special student be used to meet the degree requirements?

At most two such courses with a grade of BB or higher can be used to meet the credit requirements, if the student is later admitted to the program.

3. Can I start the MEM program in Spring semester?

Yes, the MEM program accepts applications for both Fall and Spring semesters. Admission to the program is possible in a Spring semester as well as in Fall. See http://www.fbe.metu.edu.tr/ for application conditions and deadlines.

4. How long is the ALES exam score valid for?

The ALES exam score is valid for 3 years.

5. How long is the GRE exam score valid for?

The GRE exam score is valid for 5 years.

6. Is it possible to continue with the Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering after completing the MEM program successfully?

No, the graduates of the MEM program cannot apply for the Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering.