Credits or ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

Exchange students must choose a minimum of 20 ECTS credits or a minimum of 4 courses and a maximum of 30 ECTS credits per semester or period, bearing in mind that the maximum number of credits obtained for an academic year is 60 ECTS credits.

ECTS credits are defined for each course according to the study regulations of the related programs. Exchange students receive the same number of credits for the passed courses as any other student in the program.

Classes in languages; humanities and social sciences; and management, innovation and entrepreneurship are open to exchange students and may award credits or ECTS.

Credits are awarded to students on the condition that they attend class regularly and successfully pass the set exams.

Grading system

École Polytechnique uses a literal grading system.
Grades are awarded according to the degree of fulfilment of the expectations we place on our students, which are matched to the high level of selection they have gone through to be admitted at Ecole polytechnique.

For further information on the grading system at undergraduate level, please consult the Bachelor Program's Transcript Guide

For further information on the grading system at graduate level, click on the following link to find the document for the Ingénieur polytechnicien Program and Master of Science and Technology


Exchange validation

Exchange students are subject to the study regulations of the programs in which they are studying. In particular, they are subject to the same attendance requirements as regular students and follow the same rules for the approval of studies.

They are also subject to the internal regulations of the École Polytechnique. 

Transcripts are usually issued within a maximum of 3 months after the end of the exchange student's last exam. An official transcript is then sent by email to each student, and to their home institution on request.