WES Grading Scales

Important Note: The interpretation of foreign grades is a sensitive issue within the field of international education as grading systems vary significantly from country to country. The suggested grade conversions presented here are not the only ones available. A number of formulas, models and approaches for grade translation, credit transfer and credential evaluation have been adopted in both Europe and the United States over the years. For an in-depth look at grading in different countries and the issues concerning grade conversions, please see the excellent article by Guy Haug entitled "Capturing the Message Conveyed by Grades."

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INTERNATIONAL GRADE CONVERSION GUIDE
FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

Guidelines for Users


Suggested Scale for:

United Kingdom

Scale 1
U.S. Grade Equivalents
70-100

A

65-69

A-

60-64

B+

50-59

B

45-49

C+

40-44

C

0-39

F

 

Degree Classifications

U.S. Grade Equivalents

First Class Honours
A
Second Class Honours, Upper Division
A-/B+
Second Class Honours, Lower Division
B
Third Class Honours
B-
Pass
C

 

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