Academic grading in Iran

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The Iranian grading system is similar to that of France's in secondary schools and universities; the passing grade is 10. Graduate programs require 12 and 14 as passing grades for Master's and Ph.D. level programs, respectively. Iranian grades are not convertible to the 4.0 scale GPA directly, and should be used according to the destination universities' regulations. Usually a grade of more than 16/20 is considered excellent. The following table is most commonly used by world institutions and universities to convert from the Iranian grading system:[1]

Grade Scale 1 Scale 2 Description Mentioned
16–20 A 4 Excellent Highest distinction
14–15.99 B 3 Very Good Higher distinction
12–13.99 C 2 Good Distinction
10-11.99 D 1 Acceptable _
0-9.99 F 0 Fail _


  1. ^ "WES Grade Conversion Guide". Retrieved 2012-02-28.