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University of Barcelona (UB)-UCI Grade "Equivalents"

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the US system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its US equivalent. Also, please keep in mind that grading varies from subject to subject. For example, in mathematics a student may receive a 10 for completing all the problems correctly, whereas in the humanities, a 7 on an essay is a very acceptable grade. Grading in Spain can be severe and grades of 9 and 10 are quite rare. In addition to listing a numeric grade for each course, transcripts from Spanish universities list a verbal grade. The University of Barcelona has released the following chart to assist in interpreting the Spanish grading scale. According to the University of Barcelona, interpretation of the Spanish grading scale is as follows:

 

Spanish Verbal Grade

US Verbal Equivalent

Spanish Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

Matricula de honor

With Honors

10

A+

Sobresaliente 

Excellent

9 - 10

A

Notable

Very Good

7 - 8

B

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5 - 6

C

Suspenso

Fail

0 - 4

F

No presentado

Incomplete

N/A

N/A


Please note that this grading scale is recommended by GSE and the University of Barcelona, but final credit and grade evaluation is ultimately determined by UCI's Office of Relations with Schools.

 

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