Final Grade conversion to the German system - Bavarian Formular

Description

A number of systems exist for the conversion of grades from other countries into German grades. One such system, used by most universities in NRW and Bavaria, is called the “Modified Bavarian Formula”. The formula is a follows: Take the best possible score (a 4.0 for Americans) and subtract your score from it. Divide this number by the difference of the best possible score and the lowest passing score (a 2.0 for Americans). Multiply this quantity by 3 and add 1 to the resulting number. This will yield a German grade. It equates an American 4.0 to a 1 and an American 3.0 to a 2.5.

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Variables

Nfinal grade according to the German system - Bavarian Formular (dimensionless)
Nmaxmaximum possible score in your country’s grading system (dimensionless)
Naverageyour average score in your country’s grading system (dimensionless)
Nminlowest passing grade in your country’s grading system (dimensionless)