Exams and grading scale Credits are only awarded for an examination. Exams can not be repeated. Examinations As a visiting student, you are permitted to take guest examinations. Most guest students take examinations during the term time - before Christmas for the Fall semester and late May for the Spring semester. Depending on your course, examinations may also take place during the central examination block - January/February for the Autumn semester and June/July for the Spring semester. Students enrolled for two exchange semesters In your first exchange semester at HSG, you are required to take the exams as stated in the course description. This may include central exams - January/February in the Autumn semester and June/July in the Spring semester. Please see the course descriptions for information on examination type. Transcripts About six weeks after the end of your exchange term, we will publish a digital version of your grades on Compass. You will be notified each time by e-mail to your @student.unisg.ch account. Therefore, check your e-mail regularly, even after your departure. The electronic notification of grades is legally binding. If you would wish to appeal the grades, you have to do so within 14 days after the publication of grades on Compass. Approximately two months after the end of the exchang term, Student Mobility will send a final hard copy of your transcript of records directly to your home university. The transcript will consist of all courses, provided that you have not appealed your grade(s) and all grades reached us within the deadline; we will not issue partial transcripts. The hard copy transcript is not legally binding and you cannot appeal it. As a Freemover, Student Mobility will send you the hard copy to your home address. The electronic notification of grades and the hard copy transcript of records will contain course name and course number, HSG grade and ECTS credits. Grading scale Satisfactory results are awarded grades from 6.0 to 4.0 inclusive, while results graded 3.5 to 1.0 are insufficient. The grading scale in detail: HSG grading system 6.0 excellent 5.5 very good 5.0 good 4.5 satisfactory 4.0 marginal 3.5 unsatisfactory 3.0 poor 2.5 poor to very poor 2.0 very poor 1.5 very poor to useless 1.0 useless Continuing studies at the HSG If you would like to begin a regular course of study at the HSG after your visiting semester, please note that examinations can only be accredited to your studies at HSG if they are taken at official HSG examination sittings. However, we cannot guarantee the crediting of these examinations. Applications for a full course of study at the HSG are reviewed again by the Admissions and Crediting Office.