Grades and results
On this page you can learn more about the various grading scales being used and get more information on where and when to receive your results.
Sweden has a system of credits (högskolepoäng); a normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 credits. Halmstad University do not use ECTS credits, but the system is compatible with ECTS credits.
There is no national grading system in Sweden. Higher education institutions may determine which grading system is to be used. No overall grade is awarded for a degree and students are not ranked. For example, Grade Point Average (GPA) and other ranking systems are not used in Sweden.
At Halmstad University, one of the following grading scales may be used:
- Pass or Fail
- Pass with Distinction (VG), Pass (G), Fail (U)
- Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail (U)
- Criterion-referenced grading scale - Excellent (A), Very good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Sufficient (E), Insufficient (F)
(All of the above grades are in descending order)
The course syllabus clearly states which grading scale will be used. Translation or conversion to other than the grading scale stated in the syllabus is not made.
Once your teacher has assessed your exam, whether this is a written exam or take-home assignment, you can view your grade in Student Ladok. According to the rules, you should receive your results no later than three weeks (15 working days) after examination and two weeks before your retake, where applicable. All students have the right to a verbal or written run-through of the exam. Time for this is announced in connection with your results.
If you believe that the assessment of your exam is incorrect and you have clear grounds for this; i.e., you are able to show errors, you can request that the examiner review their decision. If you intend to request a review, you should not collect the original copy of your exam. You can request a copy of the assignment or exam from the Service Centre when you collect it. It is not permitted to change your responses or the examiner’s assessment at a later date.
A grade which has an obvious inaccuracy due to a clerical error, miscalculation or similar must be corrected, regardless of whether this is to the advantage or disadvantage to you as a student, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. This type of decision is made by the examiner.
Should your examiner find, however, that a grade is clearly inaccurate based on new circumstances or for any other reason, they shall amend the grade. This type of amendment may only be made if it is to your advantage; i.e., if the grade is raised.