GRADING AT CBU

The letter grades, coefficients and percentage equivalents used at CBU are given below:

Percentage  Course Grade Coefficient
 90-100     AA 4
 85-89 BA 3.5
80-84 BB   3
75-79 CB 2.5
70-74   CC 2
65-69 DC   1.5
60-64 DD 1
50-59 FD 0.5
49 and below FF 0

The student's achievement is measured in the form of a Grade Point Average (GPA). The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the coefficient of the final grade by the credit hours. In order to calculate the GPA for any given semester, the total credit points are divided by the total credit hours.

Credit System

The credit system used in the higher education system is based on class hours (i.e. theoretical or practical hours per week). 1.0 credit stands for each hour of lecture a week. The current credit system allocates a predetermined number of credit hours for courses.  Our university has converted its credit transfer systems to ECTS credits.
Bachelor’s level programmes consist of 240 ECTS, while two year Associate’s level programmes consist of 120 ECTS. 
Graduate level of study consists of Master’s Degree and PhD/Doctorate Degree programmes. There are two types of Master’s programmes: with or without a thesis.
 
The Master’s programmes with a thesis have 120 ECTS and consist of a minimum of seven courses, one seminar course, and a thesis. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. Non-thesis Master’s programmes have 90 ECTS and consist of a minimum of 10 courses and a non-credit semester project. The semester project is graded on a pass/fail basis. 

PhD programmes have 240 ECTS and consist of a minimum of seven courses, passing a qualifying examination, preparing and defending a doctoral dissertation. 

For Erasmus Exchange Students
Erasmus exchange students should take into account only the ECTS credits. The normal workload for a semester is 30 ECTS credits. 
Restrictions, special conditions or prerequisites for courses do not apply to international exchange students. You must instead get the approval of your Department Erasmus Coordinator. It is very important that you consult with your Department Erasmus Coordinator prior to course selection.

ECTS Grades

Examination and assessment results are usually expressed in grades. There are many different grading systems in Europe. To help institutions translate the grades awarded by host institutions to ECTS students, the ECTS grading scale has been developed. This provides additional information on the student's performance to that provided by the institution's grade, but does not replace the local grade. Higher education institutions make their own decisions on how to apply the ECTS grading scale to their own system.

ECTS
Grade

Percentage of successful
students normally
achieving the grade
Definition
A 10 EXCELLENT - outstanding performance with only minor errors
B 25 VERY GOOD -above the average standard but with some errors
C 30 GOOD -generally sound work with a number of notable errors
D 25 SATISFACTORY- fair but with significant shortcomings
E 10 SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria
FX - FAIL- some more work required before the credit can be awarded
F - FAIL- considerable further work is required