The University of Oslo employs either a grading scale with letter values or a grading scale with only pass/fail values in the assessment of examinations.
The pass/fail scale is applied as an independent scale with only two possible results, and is not connected to the letter grades.
The grading scale with letter values is a descending scale where A is the best grade, E the lowest pass grade and F is fail. The assessment is based on defined, qualitative criteria for each grade in the grading scale.
Below you find the general, qualitative descriptions of the criterias used in the assessment of examinations. Each subject area may have specified more detailed criterias for the assessment.
|An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.|
|A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.|
|A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.|
|A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.|
|A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.|
|A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.|