Official transcripts of records
Students receive an official transcript of records when:
– failing or passing the EPFL admission exam
– failing* or passing the first semester of the Cours de mathématiques spéciales (CMS)
– failing* or passing the Cours de mathématiques spéciales (CMS)
– failing the first attempt at the first year (after one or two semesters)
– failing* or passing the mise à niveau (MAN)
– definitively failing* or passing the Bachelor’s program
– definitively failing* or passing an admission program (HES pathway included)
– definitively failing* or passing the Master’s program
Students who receive a failing transcript marked * in the list above are not allowed to continue their studies at EPFL. In addition, student who fail the first attempt at the first year after one semester must successfully complete the mise à niveau during the same academic year to continue their studies at EPFL.
It is sent out by postal mail at the exam address (as indicated by the student on IS-Academia) in the days following the Exam Conference, or as soon as the program is successfully completed in the case of the Master’s. Failure transcripts are sent out by registered mail.
Every student can print out a provisional grade sheet at any time from their IS-Academia access.
Students who drop out without passing or failing a program do not receive transcripts and should therefore download a grade sheet. They can request a grade sheet from the Student Services Desk if they need one after their IS-Academia login has been canceled.
Calculation of averages (from 2021)
The averages of under-blocks, under-groups, blocks, groups, years, cycles, and study programs are obtained by calculating the weighted average (based on coefficients in the first-year cycle and the CMS and on credits in every other level of studies) of all subjects included for which a grade between 1 and 6 has been attributed. Averages are calculated to the second decimal.
Insufficient subjects are taken into account when calculating averages, even when credits are not acquired (e.g., within a group or a block completed by means of credit accumulation). Subjects graded R, E, D, or NA are however not taken into account when calculating averages. Grades obtained in the context of academic mobility are not included in EPFL grade sheets and transcripts and are therefore not taken into account when calculating averages (except in the case of joint degrees with ETH Zürich).
For blocks (as well as the under-block ‘moyenne du bloc 1 après la session d’hiver’ in the first-year cycle), the average is used to decide success or failure. In other cases, the average is indicative and has no bearing on success or failure. Some averages may however be taken into account when granting admission to some academic mobility or study programs at EPFL, as well as for the attribution of prizes.
EPFL does not produce any ranking of its students by program and/or level of studies.