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English translation: letter grade, numerical grade

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22:23 Jul 15, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ Transcripts, University
Portuguese term or phrase: conceito / nota
This is from the headings of a university transcript. Is there a difference between coneito and nota? Could you also please explain the grades: S, M, R, I, B?
William Stein
Costa Rica
Local time: 01:25
English translation:letter grade, numerical grade
Explanation:
I recently strugged with this, with help from colleagues. Seems that some universities use "conceito" for a letter grade, usually for graduate studies, whereas "nota" is used in numerical grades (scale of 10, usually) at the undergraduate level.

As for the letters - I is "insufficiente" (failing), S is "superior" or excellent, B is "bom" (or B in US) "M" is average (medio), but R can mean "regular" (like a C in the US) OR perhaps "rendimento nulo" which is failing, in which case the "I" might be like a "D" in the US, between C and F.

Confused? Most college docs have a key to the abbreviations somewhere....
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Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 03:25
Grading comment
Thanks for the helpful explanation!
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letter grade, numerical grade


Explanation:
I recently strugged with this, with help from colleagues. Seems that some universities use "conceito" for a letter grade, usually for graduate studies, whereas "nota" is used in numerical grades (scale of 10, usually) at the undergraduate level.

As for the letters - I is "insufficiente" (failing), S is "superior" or excellent, B is "bom" (or B in US) "M" is average (medio), but R can mean "regular" (like a C in the US) OR perhaps "rendimento nulo" which is failing, in which case the "I" might be like a "D" in the US, between C and F.

Confused? Most college docs have a key to the abbreviations somewhere....

Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 03:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1112
Grading comment
Thanks for the helpful explanation!

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