Saint Louis adopts and applies the CFA (Crediti Formativi Accademici - Academic Educational Credits), according to which each credit is equivalent to 25 hours of work, and each academic year corresponds to 60 credits (1,500 hours of work).
La metodologia per la validità e valore dei titoli viene applicata per stabilire il carico di lavoro connesso ad ogni modulo, è stata elaborata da un team di esperti coordinatori didattici dell’Istituto. I coordinatori hanno preso in considerazione gli obiettivi didattici di ogni materia, sommando le ore di lezione e quelle di studio ritenute necessarie per raggiungere appieno il livello in questione.
The CFA system is equivalent to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) one, which is used for the international recognition of acquired training credits.
1 CFA = 1 ECTS
The breakdown of the value in CFA/ECTS assigned to each individual training module is available in the "Didactics" section on this site.
The allocation of credits to international students and Erasmus students is dictated by a policy of transparency and impartiality, basing credit recognition on actual learning outcomes and workload.
Each international and Erasmus student will be individually followed by the International Office in the possible transfer of credits obtained from previous study paths, in the preparation of the study plan, in obtaining and completing all the final recognition certifications, also supporting it at every stage of his/her course at Saint Louis and in Rome.
The Italian grading system provides for an expression in thirtieths: the minimum mark is 18 and the maximum mark is 30. Students can get "praise" (grade 30 and honors) in case the quality of their exam is considered excellent.