Important Announcement and Edit on PACE Proficiency Exam

09 September 2020

Istanbul Okan University would like to welcome all our new students. We would also like to inform you of the changes made regarding our English Proficiency Exam (Exemption from Preparatory Education) for PACE.

  • The online and written exams that are planned to be held on Monday, September 14 will be held only online on Wednesday, September 16 due to the precautionary actions that are being taken for the Covid-19 pandemic. All the students will be taking the online exam.
  • For this reason, an online training will be provided for all (English-instructed) PACE students on Monday, September 14. This training will be provided to explain how the students will use our university’s online education platform, O’Learn, to take the exam. Please check the section ‘Online Training Information’ below for information on how to attend the training.
  • You can find the information regarding the exam on September 16th in the section ‘Online Exam Information’ below.

Where: O’Learn (

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 11:00 – Turkish Nationals (in Turkish)
Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 14:00 – International Nationals (in English)
Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 17:00 – Turkish Nationals (in Turkish)

How to attend:
Students need to login to O’Learn platform with their usernames (student numbers) and passwords (you can find your password in the document that is given to you after registration). Once logged in, please click on the ‘OPAE 2020’ button and choose ‘Orientation/Oryantasyon’ from the menu on the left of the screen.

Student to participate: All students
Exam time, date, and parts:

DateTimeExam Part *Type of Exam
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:00 Part 1 Academic Integrated Skills Writing an Essay Academic Integrated Skills Writing a Summary
September 16-17-18-19, 2020 Please attend your speaking exam session according to the list that will be shared on O’Learn with your session information. Part 2 Academic Integrated Skills Speaking

Attention: Student IDs will be checked during the second part of the exam. Please make sure that you have at least one of the documents below with you before the exam.

  • Turkish ID with Picture
  • Driving License with a Picture
  • Passport
  • Okan University ID Card
  • University (Other) ID Card
  • MEB School (Elementary or High) ID with a Picture
  • OSYM Exam Entrance Document from the web page (You can show your information on the webpage from your phone screen for YGS, YDS, ALES and or other exams to the camera)
  • The web page screen that shows your information from our university’s OIS ( platform that confirms your ID (You can show the webpage from your phone to the camera)

Students have to register by fulfilling the online application form below to take the exam. The students who do not register will be considered to have waived their rights to proficiency exam. The students who have already applied through the forms in the previous announcements (either for the online or the written exam) do not need to register again.

Click For Online Form

Exam Scoring: *All students must enter all Parts of the Exam
Academic Integrated Skills Writing: 50%
Academic Integrated Skills Speaking: 50%
Total: 100%
Passing Grade: 80%

We wish you much success in the