Crediting The mutual recognition of course work allows you to graduate from both institutions in just two years. General crediting information To be awarded the M.A. HSG, a total of 90 credits have to be completed. DDP students complete only 60 credits in St.Gallen; 30 ECTS are credited to the M.A. HSG for course work completed at Sciences Po. Students can select 18 credits from the compulsory courses and core electives of Sciences Po; 12 credits of the two compulsory courses (Tronc commun) have to be credited to the MIA degree. The grades from Paris are converted for credit in St.Gallen as follows: Grading scale Sciences Po University of St.Gallen 16 - 20 6 14 - 15.99 5.5 13 - 13.99 5 12 - 12.99 4.5 10 - 11.99 4 8.33 - 9.99 3.5 6.66 - 8.32 3 5 - 6.65 2.5 3.33 - 4.99 2 1.66 - 3.32 1.5 0 - 1.65 1 Calculation of the grade average The grade average of the M.A. HSG results from the weighting of the completed 90 credits. For Ph.D. studies at the University of St.Gallen, a grade average of 5.0 is required. Calculation of negative weighted credit points The calculation of the negative weighted credit points takes into account the courses completed in Paris which are credited to the M.A. HSG (equivalent to 30 credits). Across the total of 90 credits, 13.5 negative weighted credit points may be accumulated.