Grading System

Credit assignment according to European guidelines

Students will be awarded ECTS credits when they have passed the assessments corresponding to the courses to which ECTS credits are allocated. These credits represent the quantity of work completed by the student

For mobile students, all credits gained during the period of study abroad – as agreed in the Learning Agreement and confirmed in the Transcript of Records – will be transferred and counted towards the student degree without any additional work or assessment of the student following the ECHE guidelines.

Incoming students are expected to take educational components of 60 ECTS per full time academic year (30 ECTS per semester). Completing a lower number of credits during their mobility might cause an unjustified prolongation of their studies or misbalance workload in his/her future studies.

  • 1 Full Academic Year = 60 Credits
  • 1 Semester = 30 Credits

Percentages per grade

Percentage of successful students normally achieving the grade and definition:

  • A (Excellent) – 10%
  • B (Very Good) – 20%
  • C (Good) – 30%
  • D (Satisfactory) – 25%
  • E (Sufficient) – 10%

ECTS Grading Scale

CUNEF Grading SystemCUNEF Grading System Definition
10Matrícula de Honor (MH)Excellent + Special Mention (top 5%)
9-10Sobresaliente (SB)Excellent
7-8.9Notable (NT)Very good
5-6.9Aprobado (AP)Good – Satisfactory – Sufficient
0-4.9Suspenso (SS)Fail
No Presentado (NP)Non Attendance
  • A | Excellent – Outstanding performance with only minor errors
  • B | Very Good – Above the average standard but with some errors
  • C | Good – Generally sound work with a number of notable errors
  • D | Satisfactory – Fair but with significant shortcomings
  • E | Sufficient – Performance meets the minimum criteria
  • F | Fail – Some more work required before the credit can be awarded