• Grading Systems: US vs. Mexico

    The majority of schools and universities in Mexico use a ten-point grading system with corresponding numerical grades for academic work. The passing grades are from 6 to 10 where 10 is the maximum grade. A grade of 5 and below is not a passing grade, and this grade can be abbreviated as NA for No Acreditado.

    This 0-10 grading system can also be translated to a 0-100 scale with the same equivalencies: 60 to 100 for passing grades, and 0 to 59 for a failing grade.

    The following table shows a comparison between the 0-10 scale used in Mexico and the 0-4 scale used in the USA.

    Grades according to the 4.0 system

    Numerical Grade Letter Grade Corresponding Grade on 4.0 Scale
    9.5-10 A 4.0
    9.0-9.4 A- 3.7
    8.7-8.9 B+ 3.3
    8.4-8.6 B 3.0
    8.0-8.3 B- 2.7
    7.7-7.9 C+ 2.3
    7.4-7.6 C 2.0
    7.0-7.3 C- 1.7
    6.9-6.5 D+ 1.3
    6.4-6.0 D 1.0
    5 and below F 0