Latvia

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RECOMMENDATION:

Expect an average of 7 on the 1-10 scale, or 4 on the 1-5 scale.

GRADING SYSTEM:

10

Izcili

Distinction

A

9

Teicami

Excellent

A

8

Loti Labi

Very Good

A

7

Labi

Good

B

6

Gandriz labi

Almost Good

C

5

Viduveji

Satisfactory

C

4

Grandriz viduveji

Almost Satisfactory

D

3-1

Neapmierinosi

Unsatisfactory

F

Old system (being phased out):

5  Excellent

4  Good

3  Satisfactory

2  Unsatisfactory

1  Fail

A Diploma Supplement is available after students receive the degree. The Diploma Supplement will usually show ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) grades and grades in the particular country’s grading scale.

ECTS grades:

A  top 10% of the cohort

B  next 25%

C  next 30%

D  next 25%

E  next 10%

ECTS credits. A three year degree usually takes 180 ECTS credits to complete. A four year degree usually takes 240 ECTS credits to complete. US schools cut ECTS credits back by half.

DEGREES:

Bakalaurs/Bachelor’s,   3 years.

Bakalaurs/Bachelor’s,   4 years.  Comparable to US bachelor’s.

Diploms, 4/5 years.  Comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magistrs/Master’s, 1-3 years.  Comparable to US master’s.

Doktors – comparable to US PhD.