Grading System in Ireland

Ireland GPA calculator

Grading scales:



Most Common

Scale Grade Description US Grade
70.00 - 100.00 First Class Honours A
65.00 - 69.99 Upper Second Class (2.1) Honors A-
60.00 - 64.99 Upper Second Class (2.1) Honors B+
50.00 - 59.99 Lower Second Class (2.2) Honors B
45.00 - 49.99 Class 3 Honors/Pass B-
40.00 - 44.99 Class 3 Honors/Pass C
0.00 - 39.99 Fail F

Secondary School

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade Notes
A 85.00 - 100.00 Excellent A
B 70.00 - 84.99 Very Good A
C 55.00 - 69.99 Good B
D 40.00 - 54.99 Satisfactory C Lowest passing grade
E 25.00 - 39.99 Weak F
F 10.00 - 24.99 Fail F
NG 0.00 - 9.99 No Grade -

School Leaving Certificate (1992-2016)

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A1 90.00 - 100.00 A
A2 85.00 - 89.99 A-
B1 80.00 - 84.99 B+
B2 75.00 - 79.99 B
B3 70.00 - 74.99 B-
C1 65.00 - 69.99 C+
C2 60.00 - 64.99 C
C3 55.00 - 59.99 C-
D1 50.00 - 54.99 D+
D2 45.00 - 49.99 D
D3 40.00 - 44.99 D-
E 25.00 - 39.99 F
F 10.00 - 24.99 F
NG 0.00 - 9.99 No Grade -

Leaving Certificate (2017+)

New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale introduced in 2017

Grade Scale US Grade
H1 90.00 - 100.00 A
H2 80.00 - 89.00 A-
H3 70.00 - 79.00 B
H4 60.00 - 69.00 B-
H5 50.00 - 59.00 C
H6 40.00 - 49.00 D
H7 30.00 - 39.00 F
H8 0.00 - 29.00 F

School Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA)

Scale Grade Description US Grade
85.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
70.00 - 84.00 Merit B
60.00 - 69.00 Pass C


FETAC Levels 4-6

Scale Grade Description US Grade
80.00 - 100.00 Distinction A
65.00 - 79.00 Merit B
50.00 - 64.00 Pass C
Referred F

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Scale US Grade
6.00 - 7.00 A
5.00 - 5.99 B
4.00 - 4.99 C
3.00 - 3.99 D
1.00 - 2.99 F
0.00 - 0.99 F

ECTS

Grade Grade Description US Grade
A Excellent A
B Very Good AB
C Good B
D Satisfactory BC
E Sufficient C
Z Requirements Fulfilled S
FX Fail F
F Fail F

University College Dublin

Grade Scale Grade Description US Grade
A+ 4.20 Excellent A
A 4.00 Excellent A
A- 3.80 Excellent A
B+ 3.60 Very Good B
B 3.40 Very Good B
B- 3.20 Very Good B
C+ 3.00 Good B
C 2.80 Good B
C- 2.60 Good B
D+ 2.40 Acceptable C
D 2.20 Acceptable C
D- 2.00 Acceptable C
E 0.00 Fail F
F+ 0.00 Fail F
F 0.00 Fail F
F- 0.00 Fail F
P Pass S

University of Limerick

Grade US Grade
A1 A
A2 A
B1 B+
B2 B+
B3 B+
C1 B
C2 B
C3 C+
D1 C+
D2 C
F F



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