Grading and Examination System
- 11th June 2018
- Posted by: SIM HSG
- Category: Life at HSG
The Swiss grading scheme used at HSG is based on a scale from 1.0 to 6.0, with 4.0 standing for a pass and 6.0 being the highest possible grade. This link gives you more information on grading.
Courses at HSG may have two exam modalities:
- Central exams take place during semester breaks. You need to register for each central exam on Compass to be able to participate in the examination. All the 1st semester core courses have central exams from 14 January to 15 February 2019.
- Decentral exams take place during term time. No registration is required. Many independent electives and contextual studies have one or several decentral exams, typically on the last day of lectures.
Central and decentral exams are not mutually exclusive. Different regulations apply to different type of exams. Please refer to the examination section in the student guide for more information.
- SIMmies’ experience
- “Check the syllabus to understand whether a course has central or decentral exams – because in case it is central, you will need to plan it in during the central examination time”
- “Start preparing for your exams early”
- “Don’t underestimate the workload at the end of each semester, especially when you have to prepare for several decentral exams”