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ECTS grade system

For each learning activity, students gain a certain number of university credits (in Italian: 'Crediti Formativi Universitari', abbreviated CFU) and a qualitative evaluation (mark awarded on a 30-point scale or pass/fail exam).

The minimum passing mark is 18/30, and 30/30, with honour if any, is the best mark. 1 CFU consists of 25 coursework and workload hours and one academic year corresponds to 60 university credits.

University of Palermo is compliant with the European directives on ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), recognizing the equivalence 1 CFU = 1 ECTS and adopting an ECTS mark conversion scale based on a statistical distribution mechanism of marks for any single educational area.

 

ECTS grade

Local grade at Palermo University

A

excellent

30

B

very good

28

C

good

24

D

satisfactory

22

E

sufficient

18

FX

fail

15

F

fail

10

N/A

non-attendance

NB

ECTS Grade

% 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

N/A

non-attendance