Degree Average

Information on how to calculate the avarage score, on the basis of the degree programme system.

The Board has a document, provided by the Student Administration Office, called "statino di laurea" (exam statement), which indicates the average grade of all exams prior to the final exam.

The Board expresses its assessment with a grade out of one hundred and ten.

The exam is deemed to be passed with a minimum grade of 66/110. When granting the maximum grade (110/110), the Board may also grant honours (lode) by unanimous decision.

The average score is calculated by transforming the average grades of the exams, which are expressed with a grade out of thirty, into a grade out of one hundred and ten.

For previous degree programme systems, the average is obtained by summing all grades and dividing the total by the number of valid exams with a grade (pass-fail exams are not valid exams); the result is first multiplied by 110 and then divided by 30.

For reformed degree programme systems (under DM 509/99 and DM 270/04) there is a weighted average, which relates grades to credits: again, pass-fail exams are excluded, and each grade is multiplied by the corresponding amount of credits obtained by passing the exam; the products are added together and the total is divided by the total number of credits obtained in exams awarding grades; also in this case, the result is multiplied by 110 and then divided by 30.

Please see below the procedures used to calculate the degree average score for the different degree programme systems.

Previous degree programme systems (under DM 509/99)

The exam statement indicates the following arithmetic averages:

  • Average of all valid exams
  • Average of valid exams during the last year (in the case of transfers/changes).

New degree programme systems (under DM 509/99 and D.M. 270/04): first and second cycle/single cycle degrees

The exam statement indicates the weighted average of the exams passed.

New degree programme systems: second cycle/single cycle degrees

The exam statement indicates only the weighted average of the exams passed during the second cycle degree.