It is good practice to choose courses that you are planning to take in an upcoming semester during course planning period. This helps the actual registration process to run smoother. Correct estimation of course demand makes it possible to better adjust course waitlist prioritizations.
No, you do not need to. Course planning and course registration are two different and distinct processes. Whether you plan your courses before or after does not affect your chances in course registration. You will not have a priority in course registration if you plan your courses immediately when the system opens for planning.
Besides the fact that it helps in adjusting the waitlist prioritizations, the major benefit of planning for students is that students who plan their courses before registration will have completed the following steps: Choosing between different courses, seeing how different course sections fit into the weekly schedule, preventing clashes of different sections, etc. Hence, students will not lose time during the actual registration period and will have a better chance of enrolling intothe courses they want.
The best strategy is to plan your courses realistically and only choose those courses that you really plan to take. If you need to register for 5 courses, you should plan for only 5 courses. If you choose 7 courses in your plan for some reason, you will have to remove the two extra courses during registration and you will lose time. You may be willing to choose some courses as reserve courses in case you cannot take the courses that you want during registration, but we recommend you do this planning outside the KUSIS course planning system.
Scholarships and waivers are applied to a student’s tuition one at a time.
Note: Some waivers (*) cannot be combined.
(*) Waivers arising from the parent working at or being a retiree of Koç Group, working at Koç University and student being from Koç High School cannot be combined. Only sibling discount (5%) can be combined with any of these waivers.
The following students can overload (overloading means taking an additional course that has 2 or more credits):
The following students can take 2 additional courses that has 2 or more credits:
Other students cannot overload.
Students do not pay an extra fee for overloading in Fall and Spring semesters.
However, students who satisfy one or more of the overload criteria need to pay the additional course fee for the third course they take in Summer term.
(*) Note: College of Engineering students at Freshman status, who satisfy the 3.6 or above GPA condition may only overload with the approval of their advisor.
(**) Note: The School of Nursing students are required to submit their 8th course requests to the University Executive Council with a petition, even if they have a GPA of 3.6 and above.
Students who begin their undergraduate career in the summer term, and become eligible to overload based on their summer GPA or SPA, will not be allowed to overload in the Fall term.
The decision to add the course to the curriculum of the student should be made by the Faculty to which the course is attached, based on the approval of the relevant faculty member. Independent study courses are also included in the course load calculation.
Rules and regulations regarding additional exam rights are available at this link.
Current ELC students can register for the summer courses offered in their academic programs, and attend the summer semester, if they are promoted to the Freshman program by the end of a given Spring semester.
(In case of failure to be promoted, students will be fully reimbursed for the Summer Semester courses for which they have registered.)
If you need further help during pre-registration and registration, please consult with: