You want to know which grade you need in your bachelor or master thesis to get your desired grade average or which grade you need in your joker attempt to improve your grade? 

Then simply download your grade calculator, which we have created for you for all the different examination regulations in political science and sociology. In this calculator you can enter all your grades and courses individually – the calculator automatically computes your module grades, your current ECTS number and calculates your current average grade.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or problems with the calculators!

We wish you a lot of fun with the calculators!

The note calculated here does not replace the official Transcript of Records, nor can it be used as a basis for challenging one’s own final or average note! The calculators created here are for your convenience only and cannot be used for any other purpose. 

Please contact us first if you have any problems or questions with the calculators!

The grade calculator is an Excel spreadsheet that we created as the student council. We have used the respective examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) as a basis for the calculations. The grade calculator is a service for all students: the focus is on being able to try out which grades one has to achieve in the future in order to reach a certain grade point average.

The calculated grade does not replace the official Transcript of Records, nor can this be used as a basis for disputing your own final or average grade! The created calculators are only a service for you and cannot be used for any other purpose.

The expected average grade in our calculator is the grade you will achieve if you complete all modules (complete or incomplete) with the current module grade noted (shown in the calculator). If you have completed all but one module, the provisional average grade is the grade you will achieve if you can maintain the average in the module you have not yet completed.

When calculating the preliminary average grade in the Transcript of Records (ToR), only those modules that have been fully completed can be taken into account. This procedure is determined by the examination regulations and the inclusion of modules that have not been completed is not at the discretion of the study offices. The grade calculator of the Student Representative Council already gives a predicted average grade from the first grade entered. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages and one cannot speak of a “more accurate” or “better” calculation. For example, if a person has grades between 2.7 and 3.7 in the basic modules and has a “positive outlier” upwards, i.e. achieves a 1.0 in the advanced module and has no other grade in this module, the Excel grade calculator will take the grade into account as one fully completed module. This can distort the preliminary result in such a way that the expectations on the final grade may be unjustifiably high (see Interpretation of the expected Average Grade). This can lead to biased expectations especially if the further grades in the advanced module correspond to the previous performance (for example) in the range between 2.7 and 3.7. This cannot happen with the procedure on the ToR.

You can find all information about the calculation of the average grade on the last pages of your current examination regulations. There are small differences depending on the subject and year, bachelor or master. Therefore, we cannot provide you with exact instructions for
each degree program.
The following applies to all degree programs: The final grade is calculated in two steps.
1. calculation of the individual module grades
2. percentage weighting of the module grades and calculation of the final grade.
To illustrate this, here is a calculation example, for a fictitious study program with 4 modules.

Step 1: Calculation of module grades
The module grades are calculated as an “ECTS-weighted average”. This means that each final grade relevant examination performance is multiplied by the corresponding ECTS and all products are added together. In the last step, this result is divided by the achieved total graderelevant ECTS in this module:

Step 2: Percentage weighting of the module grades and calculation of the final grade
For the calculation of the final grade in the fictitious study program, we assume the following module weightings:
Module 1: 20 %
Module 2: 20 %
Module 3: 30 %
Module 4: 30 %

Scenario 1: Three of Four Modules are Fully Completed

Scenario 2: All Modules are Fully Completed

In such cases, please contact us, the Student Representative Council, by mail first. Both you and we may have made mistakes in the calculation. If you contact us first, we can jointly exclude the possibility that there is an error in the calculation.