Grades and Transcripts

The Academic Board of the MISU LMU and the Department of German Studies, Nordic Studies, Comparative Studies, and Study of German as a Foreign Language defines the requirements and contact hours* for successful completion of the courses as follows:

  • regular attendance
  • preparation for and active participation in seminars
  • attendance and contribution to lectures
  • self study and homework assignments

Contact Hours

40contact hours* worth up to 4 ECTS credits. One contact/class hour comprises 45 minutes.


Every participant will receive an official transcript after the successful completion of all program requirements. The transcript will show the course name and contact hours, the number of acquired credits as well as the achieved grades.

Credit Transfer

Most international colleges and universities accept credits from the MISU LMU. However, each institution has its own policy regarding credit acceptance from other institutions. We strongly recommend that students consult their academic advisor and/or professor to receive credit transfer approval before applying to the MISU Summer Academy. Students who would like to transfer credits to their home universities should print out all documents contact the professor or study abroad advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.

Grading Scale

Grades are defined according to the general grading system of the LMU.

Grading Procedure

LMU Grade Point  / Description
1.0  =  Excellent
1.3  =  Very Good
1.7  =  Good
2.0  =  Good
2.3  =  Good
2.7  =  Satisfactory
3.0  =  Satisfactory
3.3  =  Sufficient
3.7  =  Sufficient
4.0  =  Fail
NA  =   No Grade 

There are three grading sections in this course:
20 % = Active participation in class and softskills
25 % = Presentation in class
55 % = Essay (3500-4000 words)