Grading system



Grading system

BI Norwegian Business School uses letter grades in accordance with the international scale of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This grading system is used in all courses and in all exams unless otherwise specified.​

The grades awarded for examinations, tests, evaluation of papers or other forms of evaluation are either Passed/Failed or on a scale of grades with five levels from A to E for passed and F for failed. The poorest pass grade for an examination is the grade E. The evaluation terms used for the grading scale are as follows: 

ECTS Grades



EXCELLENT – An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.


VERY GOOD – A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.


GOOD – A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.


SATISFACORY – A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.


SUFFICIENT – A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.


FAIL – A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.



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