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Credits and validation of studies

Credits or ECTS (European Credit Transfert System)

The minimum number of credits per semester is 20 ECTS and the maximum is 30 ECTS. 4 or 5 credits are usually awarded for scientific classes.

Classes in languages; humanities and social sciences; and management, innovation and entrepreneurship are open to exchange students and may award credits or ECTS.

Credits are awarded to students on the condition that they attend class regularly and successfully pass the set exams.

Requests for official transcripts of academic records may be made in July of each year. The official transcripts are sent by email to students and their exchange coordinators.

Grading system

The grading system of École polytechnique is literal.

The grades are awarded according to the degree of fulfilment of the expectations we place on our students, which are matched to the high level of selection they have gone through to be admitted at Ecole polytechnique.

For further information on the Grading system at undergraduate level, please consult the Bachelor's program handbook.

For further information on the Grading system at graduate level, for the Ingénieur polytechnicien Program and for Master of Science and Technology programs.