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Grade conversion

Grade conversion

When institutions decide to transfer their mobile students’ grades, the academic responsible for credit transfer should compare the grade distribution table from his/her reference group with the one developed by the other institution for the parallel reference group. The position of each grade within the two tables can be compared and, on the basis of this comparison, individual grades are converted.

Typically, the percentage ranges of the grades overlap. The objective of the exercise is transparency. Therefore, the receiving institution should decide in advance whether they will take the minimum, average or maximum comparable grade of overlapping ranges.

The 'Glossary & Examples' section includes examples of how grade conversion can be put into practice.