The following information, regarding minimum equivalent qualifications and academic standing, and required credential, is intended as a guideline only and is to be used as a reference for admission purposes only

Admission to Master's Program

Minimum Equivalent Qualifications
For admission to a master’s program, the qualifications listed are normally recognized as equivalent to a Simon Fraser University 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall grade of B

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
8 on a 10 point scale, MB on letter grade scale

Required Credential or Degree
Bacharel, Licenciado/Licenciatura, titulo or professional title (e.g. Engenheiro requiring 4 years of study)

Admission to Doctoral Program

Minimum Overall Academic Standing
8 on a 10 point scale, MB on letter grade scale

Required Credential or Degree

English Language Proficiency Test

Applicants with a degree from this country are required to submit proof of English language competency

Education System

Language(s) of Instruction


Grading System

Grading systems vary widely (alpha, numeric, percentage). It is important to note which grading scale is used by the institution issuing the transcript. The 10-Point scale may be the most common.

5-Point Scale

Scale Percentage Description  
5 90-100% Superior Excellent
4 75-89% Medio Superior Above Average
3 60-74% Medio Average
2 50-59% Medio Inferior Below Average
1 0-49% Insufficient Fail

10-Point Scale A

Grade Scale Percentage Description  
A 9-10 90-100% Excelente Excellent
B 7-8.99 70-89.99% Bom Good
C 5-6.99 50-69.99% Aceptable Average
D 3-4.99 30-49.99% Suficiente Sufficient
F 0-2.99 0-29.99% Deficiente Fail

10-Point Scale B

Grade Scale Description
A 8.5-10 Excellent
BB 7.5-8.4 Good
B 6.5-7.4 Average
C 5-6.4 Pass

10-Point Scale C

Grade Scale Description
A 9-10 Excellent
BB 7-8.9 Good
B 5.69 Average

10-Point Scale D

U.S. Grade Grade Scale Description   Notes
A SS 9-10 Superior Superior  
B MS 7-8.99 Médio Superior Medium Superior  
C MM 5-6.99 Médio Medium  
F MI 3-4.99 Médio Inferior Medium Inferior Fail
F II 0-2.99 Inferior Inferior Fail

Letter Grade Scale

U.S. Grade Grade Description  
A E Excelente Excellent
A- MB Muito Bom Very Good
B B Bom Good
C S Aceptable Average
C R Aceptable Average
F I Deficiente Fail
F D Deficiente Fail