|What is the GE100 Introduction to Academic Life Program?
GE 100 helps students learn more about university life in general and Bilkent in particular. It serves as a general orientation for incoming students, and comprises several different activities.
GE 100 is a 1-credit course, and is compulsory for all students (with the exceptions noted below).
Why GE 100?
You have worked hard, and now, at last, you are in the university setting. As is the case when making any fresh start, you may have some questions in mind. For instance,
The GE100 Introduction to Academic Life Program will help you find answers to these questions.
What are the procedures for the GE 100 course?
GE 100 consists of several activities. The activity “E-mail and Library,” however, can be done any time up to the last day for course add/drops for the first term.
How is performance in GE 100 evaluated?
You will receive a grade for this 1-credit course, which is calculated on the basis of the number and point values of the activities you participate in. The activities are worth 1, 2 or 3 points each. The points that you receive for each activity completed are added up, and the total will determine your grade for the course as indicated in Table 1 below.
Below are two cases showing how a student’s performance in GE 100 can affect grade point average:
Case 1: The transcript for a student who receieved “A” in GE 100:
Case 2: Grade results for a student who receives an “F” in GE 100:
Please note that at the end of the first semester the grade point average (GPA) and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) are the same.
Please compare Case 1 to Case 2. In the former, GE 100 grade is A, whereas in the latter it is F. The consequence is that even if all other grades are the same, the semester’s grade point average for the former student is satisfactory whereas it is unsatisfactory for the latter.