Examination Results & Grade Criteria


The grading deadline for examinations is normally 3 weeks after the examination date. We publish all exam results electronically via Self Service. Log into Self Service to view your results. For all exams submitted in Moodle, you will also see your results in the Grade Book. Sometimes your result may be published in the Moodle course grade book before it is published on Self Service.

Grade Scales

In most cases, HLT uses a grade scale from A-F where A – E is a pass and F is a fail. Some exams are also simply graded as pass/fail.

The numerical values for the grades A-E is as follows: A = 5; B = 4; C = 3; D = 2; E = 1. These numerical values are used to calculate your final grade in each course.


The pass/fail scale is applied as an independent scale with only two possible results and is not connected to the letter grades.

Letter grades

The A-F grade scale is a descending scale where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is a failing grade. The assessment is based on defined, qualitative criteria for each grade in the grading scale. A general description of the criteria used for each grade is described below:


A – Excellent
An excellent performance, clearly outstanding. The candidate demonstrates excellent judgement and a high degree of independent thinking.

B – Very good
A very good performance. The candidate demonstrates sound judgement and a very good degree of independent thinking.

C – Good
A good performance in most areas. The candidate demonstrates a reasonable degree of judgement and independent thinking in the most important areas.

D – Satisfactory
A satisfactory performance, but with significant shortcomings. The candidate demonstrates a limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

E – Sufficient
A performance that meets the minimum criteria, but no more. The candidate demonstrates a very limited degree of judgement and independent thinking.

F – Fail
A performance that does not meet the minimum academic criteria. The candidate demonstrates an absence of both judgement and independent thinking.