Academic grading in Chile

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The Grade Point Average or GPA in Chile ranges from 1.0 up to 7.0 (with one decimal place).

Rounding of averages is generally done to the second decimal; hence, a 3.95 is rounded up to a 4.0, whereas a 3.94 is rounded down to a 3.9.

Usually in higher level education such as university degrees, 80% of the passing grades are in the 4.5 - 5.4 range and a grade exceeding 5.0 is normally considered "good". This is different from the U.S. higher level education grading, where highly competitive students have A grades.

An overall GPA in university degrees that ranges from 5.5 to 5.9 is uncommon and is considered a "very good" academic standing. Exceeding 6.0 is considered "high academic excellence", and is very rare for an overall GPA. It must be noted that grading in Chilean universities can vary greatly among different institutions and/or programs, meaning no totally objective conversion is possible between Chilean grades and GPA.

Table of Chilean GPA
GPA  % Achievement Meaning Honours
6.0 - 7.0 83% - 100% Outstanding (7.0) Highest Honours
5.0 - 5.9 66% - 82% Good Honours
4.0 - 4.9 50% - 65% Sufficient Passed
3.0 - 3.9 33% - 49% Less than Sufficient Failed
2.0 - 2.9 16% - 32% Deficient Failed
1.0 - 1.9 0% - 15% Very Deficient Failed