German Grading System

German Grade

About German Grade

The German Grade Calculator is merely a means to convert student’s grades into the German grading system. Since the German grading system is quite different from that of your hometown hence they are first converted to the German grading system. Finally, if the grades satisfy the requirements of the particular university only then will you get admission. German universities apply a 1-5 point grading system to evaluate the academic performance of their respective students. Equally important, 1 and 5 denote the two extreme ends of grade: the former being “very good” and the latter “insufficient”.

German Grading System

ScaleGrade DescriptionU. S. Grade Equivalents*
1 – 1.5Sehr gut (Very goodA
1.6 – 2.5Gut (Good)B
2.6 – 3.5Befriedigend (Satisfactory)C
3.6 – 4.0Ausreichend (Sufficient)D
4.1 – 6Mangelhaft (Fail)F (Grades in the 4.1 to 4.3 range may be considered “Pass” in individual subjects)
  • 1 to 1.5 Very good, an outstanding achievement. Successful completion of the major part of the examination yet some minor areas needs improvement.
  • 1.6 to 2.5 Good, an achievement substantially above average. Successful completion of a considerable part of the examination hence a decent academic record.
  • 2.6 to 3.5Satisfactory, achieved average requirement. Even though the examination was a bit more than sufficient yet several areas need improvement.
  • 3.6 to 4 Sufficient, an achievement that barely meets the requirement. Although, the score is sufficient to pass the exam yet a long way lies ahead.
  • 5Insufficient, an achievement that does not meet the requirement. Performance lies well beyond the minimum required score.

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