Grading, Academic Year and Language of Instruction in Iceland
The educational institutions in Iceland use a grading scale that ranges from 0 to 10 and the Grade point average (GPA) is rounded off to two decimal points.
Grades are as follows:
GPA between 10.0-9.0 indicates "First class with distinction" (Agaetiseinkunn) and US grade A+ is assigned.
Grades 8.99 to 7.25 indicates "First class" (Fyrsta einkunn) and US grade A is assigned
Grades 7.24 to 6.0 refers to "Second class" (Onnur einkunn) and US grade B is assigned
Grades 5.99 to 5.0 indicates "Third class" (prieja einkunn) and US grade C is assigned
Grades less than 5 (0-4.99) are assigned a status of "Fail" and US grade F is assigned
Language of Instruction
The language of instruction in Iceland is Icelandic.
- Fall semester: Runs from September to December
- Spring semester: Runs from January to May