Spain

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RECOMMENDATION

Expect an average of 7.

GRADING SYSTEM

   

US equivalent

10

Matricula de Honor

A

10 - 9

Sobresaliente

A

8 -  7

Notable

B

6 -  5

Aprobado

C

4 – 0

Suspenso

Fail

 

Apto

Pass

Convalidado -  transfer credit from another school.

A Diploma Supplement is available for students after they receive a 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 (European Credit Transfer System) – US schools cut these back by half.

DEGREES

Bachiller – awarded after 2 years of high school.

Diplomado – 3 years.

Titulo – 3 years.

Maestro – 3 years.

Ingeniero Tecnico/Technical engineer – 3 years.

Licenciado, 4-5 years – comparable to US bachelor’s.

Titulo de Ingeniero/Engineer, 5 years -  comparable to US bachelor’s.

Magister/Master – graduate level.

Diploma de Estudios Superioes Especialzados - comparable to US master’s.

Doctor - comparable to US PhD.