Every university student dreams of being recognized for their academic successes and for the hard work they put into maintaining grades and staying on top of things (and, we all know that can be very stressful at times). METU, NCC has a tradition of recognizing such hard-working students and awards them different types of certificates for their achievements. The main categories are honors, high honors, and merit.
What is the criteria for being an honor, high honor, or merit student?
- To be an honor student, your GPA should be between 3.00 to 3.49
- To get into the high honor, your GPA should be between 3.50 to 4.00
- Achieving a merit certificate or merit scholarship is big! And for that, your CGPA should be above 3.50
Furthermore, an FF, FD, U, or NA in any course will make you ineligible for either of the categories.
I talked about a merit certificate or merit scholarship, but what do I mean by the scholarship?
What is merit scholarship?
Merit scholarships, in addition to the certificate, are awarded to students that make it into merit. This scholarship provides students with a monthly allowance.
There are two further categories in the merit list:
- If your CGPA is between 3.50 to 3.74, you get a scholarship that amounts to 450 TL per month.
- If your CGPA is above 3.74, you get a scholarship that amounts to 650 TL per month.
A small note, students are unable to get the merit scholarship if their CGPA has been below 3.00 for two consecutive semesters.
Being an honor, high honor, or merit student isn’t easy. It requires dedication, consistency, and hard work. Of course, with all this, it’s crucial to take out time for yourself. Here are five things you can do as a student at METU, NCC, to keep yourself and your mind fresh and sharp for those days that you will need to grind!
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In the end, the hard work pays off when the crowd cheers for you at the ceremony!
Good luck! If you have any stories or tips for academic success, leave a comment below. We would love to read them!