I'm from Denmark, enjoying a gap year or two at the moment, and I'm contemplating studying in the UK in 2011.
My deferred entry UCAS application is well under way, however I'm confused about whether or not UCAS wants me to enter the ECTS-equivalents of my grades, seeing as they state: "If you are entering an international qualification, please do not try to give a UK equivalent."
I have completed the Danish equivalent of the AS/A-levels (Studentereksamen) and thusly selected that as my Education in the UCAS application. It requires me to fill in a grade for this examination, which I suspect could be my Weighted Average mark/grade (this is used to apply for universities/colleges in Denmark). Should I:
a) round this weighted average down to the nearest convertible ECTS-grade letter
b) write the Danish number (which isn't exactly 1-7, but essentially a slightly handicapped ECTS-grading scale with 7 grades representing the ECTS-letters)?
On a related note, this is also an issue when filling in grades for the individual modules that I have completed. Should I simply fill in the ECTS-grades that I received (they are directly convertible)?
Thanks in advance!
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International applicant confused about grades-conversion watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-01-2010 20:33
- PS Reviewer
- 31-01-2010 21:04
Fill in the grades in whatever way you receive them and they are recorded on your results slip or certificate. If necessary, your referee can explain the conversion either in your reference or by sending the universities you apply to a letter.