In  April of  1997, ITESM  changed  its  grading  scale   from  1  to  10 to the  present scale  which  is  from  1  to 100. Because the  criteria of equivalency between the ITESM numerical system based only on numbers and other systems based on letters, the   Academic Department of ITESM has define d the following equivalencies currently applying at our institution:


100

Excellent

90-99

Very good

80-89

Good

70-79

Average

Less than 70

Failing

As observed, in our numerical system a grade of 70 is the minimum passing grade. ITESM only awards credit for courses which are passed with a grade of 70 or higher, but failing courses will also appear on the official transcript>.
Our courses are evaluated in units. Units may be understood as the hours per week a student is expected to work in order to complete the course. They include both classroom (3 hours) and homework time (5 hours). Semester equals 16 week of classes; therefore, most of the courses are 48 classroom hours. The workshops could be 4 units or 12 units depending on the sessions per week.
According to this information we MAY SAY that 8 unit course equals 3 USA credits or 5 European ECTS credits. Nevertheless, the correspondent equivalency should be determined by the student’s home university.
Another important criterion at ITESM is the time of hours studied at each class. For undergraduate and graduate courses, the student must attend classes for a certain number of hours per week as well as spend time outside of the classroom on homework projects.
The following is a table which shows the number of hours which a student must study per course and work outside of class. It does no matter if the course4 is taken during the regular session or during a summer session. Also included in the table is the equivalency between the ITESM unit system and the credit system used by a great number of universities.

 

 

Class hours

Suggested hours of work outside of class

ITESM units

Credits

Undergraduate

48

80

8

3

Graduate

42

102

12

3 (graduate credits)