# Is the final degree mark rounded up/down?

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Is the final degree mark rounded up/down?
I have got a 59.55% will that be rounded up to 60 for a 2.1? At university of surrey

''When calculating a student's aggregate mark for their final degree classification the University requires that the result of the calculation is as a whole integer. In calculations aggregate marks of 0.01-0.49 are rounded down; marks of 0.5-0.99 are rounded up.'' this is what the handbook states.
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At Newcastle University, final averages are rounded up to one decimal place if the second number after the decimal point is above five. So your average would become 59.6 but not 60. However, we have a system that rounds degree classifications up if you are within 2% of the next grade AND you have EITHER above 75 in the dissertation OR more module grades at the higher class boundary than any other grade. So if you have 59.6 (like you do) and you have 75 in the dissertation you would be awarded a 2:1. Alternatively, if you have 59.6 and 4 or more of your third-year modules are 2:1s then you would also graduate with a 2:1. Every university is different though.
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(Original post by Alexnicklen96)
At Newcastle University, final averages are rounded up to one decimal place if the second number after the decimal point is above five. So your average would become 59.6 but not 60. However, we have a system that rounds degree classifications up if you are within 2% of the next grade AND you have EITHER above 75 in the dissertation OR more module grades at the higher class boundary than any other grade. So if you have 59.6 (like you do) and you have 75 in the dissertation you would be awarded a 2:1. Alternatively, if you have 59.6 and 4 or more of your third-year modules are 2:1s then you would also graduate with a 2:1. Every university is different though.
Thank you!!
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2 years ago
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They will probably round up. Your student handbook should tell you what they do in the event of a borderline classification.
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(Original post by Pathway)
They will probably round up. Your student handbook should tell you what they do in the event of a borderline classification.
It says in the handbook aggregate marks are rounded up im not sure if aggregate marks are each module marks or the overall classification mark?
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3 months ago
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If anyone is wondering the university of surrey rounds up.

I got 69.76 and got a first class. Uni of surrey has to be a whole integer so it went to 70% and that's a first. If I got 69.49 I would have got a 2:1 so round up at 0.5 and down at 0.49
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