For each course taken at IUE, the student is given one of the letter grades below by the instructor as the semester course grade.
The table below provides the detailed information about the local letter grades and coefficients.
Score Grades Coefficients
90-100 AA 4,00
85-89 B1 3,50
80-84 B2 3,25
75-79 B3 3,00
70-74 C1 2,75
65-69 C2 2,50
60-64 C3 2,00
50-59 F1 1,50
49 and below F2 0,00
The lowest grade to be successful in a course is (C3) 2,00. The grades lover than 2,00 (F1 and F2) are unsuccessful.
In order to be successful in a program, grade point average must be at least (C3) 2.00 and all courses must be completed successfully.
Course Types and Grading systems Heidelberg University
Proseminar Basic seminar
Hauptseminar Advanced seminar
Oberseminar Advanced seminar for degree candidates
Repetitorium Examination review course
Klausur Written examination
Abschlußklausur Final examination
Mündliche Prüfung Oral examination
Referat Seminar paper / presentation
Hausarbeit Term paper
Protokoll Taking of minutes
1 = sehr gut very good (best possible grade, an excellent
2 = gut good (well above average)
3 = befriedigend satisfactory (average, meets all requirements)
4 = ausreichend sufficient (pass)
5 = nicht ausreichend deficient (fail)
unbenoteter Schein pass (P)
Please note that this grading system may slightly differ in the departments