A seven-level grading system is offered at universities, Institutos Profesionales, Centros de Formación Técnia and some other universities. The academic scoring system is based on decimal numbers and is used in both schools and colleges in Chile .
Unlike in Europe, Chilean students acquire ECTS points but Créditos . For the conversion of Chilean Créditos in ECTS , there is no universal conversion formula. Instead, the coursework achieved in the Chilean grading system is often based on the number of courses completed.
Whether and to what extent course achievements acquired in Chile are recognized should be clarified in advance with the home university.
In general, a linear grading system is used in Chile , which ranges from 1.0, the lowest grade, to 7.0, the highest grade to be awarded.
For example, Chilean students have achieved the top grade when they graduate with the Altos honores award . This designation is given for a grade on the scale 6.0 to 7.0. The first decimal place after the comma indicates, as in Germany, further gradations.
In the Chilean grading system, a 7.0 corresponds to 100% of the points to be achieved for a certificate of achievement. A 6.0, on the other hand, is equivalent to a percentage value of 83. If students achieve performance that is assessed with a grade of 5.0 to 5.9, they have completed an examination with honors . A performance with the distinction satisfactory, Pasable , is entered below a value of 4.9 . Students have failed if their performance is assessed with Fracaso .
The following table provides an overview of the Chilean grades:
|Significado||% Percent||German equivalent|
|Muy bueno (6.0 – 7.0)||83 and more||1.0 – 1.7|
|Bueno (5.9 -5.0)||66 to 82||2.0 to 2.7|
|Suficiente (4.9 -4.0)||50-65||3.0 to 3.7|
|Menos que suficiente (3.9 -3.0)||33 – 49||4, 0|
|Deficiente (below 3.0)||below 32 percent||below 4.0|