Grading Scales at Karolinska Institutet

At Karolinska Institutet there are three types of grading scales, depending on which course you are registered.

  • G/U (Pass/Fail)
  • VG/G/U (Pass with distinction/Pass/Fail)
  • A-F (definitions below)

All grading scales are criterion-referenced. Please note that a re-sit in order to raise a passing grade is not permitted.

The following definitions apply for the A-F grading scale:

Grading scale Definition (Swedish) Definition (English)
A UTMÄRKT  EXCELLENT
B MYCKET BRA VERY GOOD
C BRA  GOOD
D TILLFREDSSTÄLLANDE  SATISFACTORY
E TILLRÄCKLIGT  SUFFICIENT
FX OTILLRÄCKLIGT  FAIL
F HELT OTILLRÄCKLIGT FAIL
ExchangeStudent