At Unicamp, each credit equals 15 semester hours of academic activity (lectures, labs, tutorials, etc).
- A 4-credit course = 60 hours of academic activity per semester
- A student taking 24 credits will have a total of 360 hours of academic activities in that semester
After successfully completing the course, the student is then awarded the equivalent number of credits.
The evaluation of academic performance is generally expressed by grades from zero (0) to ten (10). To be approved in a course, the student must get a grade equal or greater than five (5) and attend 75% of classes.
There are also a few pass/fail classes. If the student successfully completes them, he/she receives the credits but not a specific grade.
The approaches to verify the student learning process (test, exercises, reposts, projects, course attendance, etc.) are established by the instructor responsible for the course, with the approval of the academic program coordinator.
The student performance in the whole program is measured by the Cumulative Grade Average (CR).
Cumulative Grade Average (CR)
The student performance in the whole program is measured by the Cumulative Grade Average (CR), which varies from zero (0) to one (1), and is calculated by the formula:
Ni = grade corresponding to the i-th course taken among the ‘n’ courses taken by the student in this University.
Ci = number of credits corresponding to the i-th course.
Note (1): Regular and exchange students at Unicamp are graded equally. However, exchange students may have a limited number of credit hours that they may take per semester. You may find more information here.
Note (2): All information presented here has been translated and adapted from DAC’s Regimento Geral de Graduação.
Note (3): Unicamp is not responsible for the recognition of credits in foreign institutions.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) equivalency
There is no official equivalency between Credits at Unicamp and ECTS. One suggestion is that the student finds out the official number of hours for each ECTS credit at the University abroad and then compares it to the number of hours for each credit at Unicamp. As mentioned above, at Unicamp, each credit equals 15 semester hours of academic activity (lectures, labs, tutorials, etc).