B 10. Which system of grades or marks is needed for the application? Our current study program differs to that of the USA or Germany. In which system should I provide my GPA/score?

Please provide your grades according to the system your school leaving certificate uses. If there is no explanation on the certificate itself, please provide some additional information about this in the additional free-text field in the section "further documents" at the end of our Application Assistant.

We must know your performance relative to the system of grades that was applied for your academic qualification. Since these systems differ strongly around the world, we must know the range of grades, in particular the best and the worst grade that is achievable. With achievable, we mean the worst grade with which you still pass the studies. In addition to the grade you achieved, this helps us mapping your grade to a unified scale.
Examples:

      • In Germany, you can finish a study within the range of grades from 1.0 (best) to 4.0 (worst). With 5.0, you would fail.
      • Some systems measure the achievable points and have a threshold of points which you need to pass . If a system allows e.g. for a maximum of 95 points, but 65 points are required to pass, you enter 95 (best) and 65 (worst).

If your systems uses letters instead of numbers, please map them to a numerical scale. Use the Grade Point Average.
Example:

      • US universities typically use a letter system from A to F, but you need at least a D to pass. You would map this according to the following table:

Letter Grade

Grade Point Average

A / A+

4.0 (best)

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D+

1.3

D

1.0 (worst)

D- / F

failed

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