Burkina Faso

RECOMMENDATION

Students receiving mentions above "passable" generally may be considered admissible to the Graduate School; however, particular attention should be given to the trend in the record and the last two years. When class rank is available, it may be given more weight than the grades. For applicants who have only the Licence before beginning studies here, see below.  

GRADING SYSTEM

Grades

(French system) U.S. Interpretations

17-20 Tres bien A+ Exceptional, unusual level of achievement
14-16 Bien A Very good
12-13 Assez Bien B Good
10-11 Passable C Acceptable for promotions or conferral of diploma

OTHER INFORMATION

Baccalaureat -- completion of secondary program

University Study:

Cycles

1st Cycle -- 1st two year leads to DEUG (diploma of gen. univ. studies)

2nd Cycle -- 1 more year for Licence. We will consider for admission those who already have the Licence, although this is not accepted as the equivalent of the U.S. bachelor's degree. Applicants who have only the Licence would be expected to have averages of Bien or better.

-- 1 more year for Matrise