'Credit' is a method of measuring the student’s courseload. 'Marks' (grades) are a diagnostic tool designed to indicate to the student’s level of mastery of the course and its objective. All transcripts will contain both the Polish system marks and the ECTS credits awarded for each class.
THE ECTS CREDIT SYSTEM
The European Credit Transfer System is a Europe-wide system for counting and transferring the academic credit that a student has earned. The system was first launched in 1989 by the European Commission and is now the standard system for all higher education in Poland, as well as in 45 other countries that participate in the Bologna Process. ECTS makes credit earned at a Polish university more transparent and more easily transferable to other institutions.
The system assumes that the standard workload adds up to 60 ECTS per academic year (30 ECTS per semester). 'Courseload' takes into account homework and study time, as well as classroom time. A student may assume that each point of ECTS is earned by a total courseload of 25 to 30 hours of work.
TRANSFERING GRADES AND CREDITS TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS
When transferring credit from the Mazovian State University in Płock to another university, grades will be issued on the Polish scale alone and credit points for each course will be given as ECTS points.
THE POLISH GRADING SYSTEM
All instructors are obliged to explain their expectations and grading system at the start of the semester. The following grading system is used at Polish universities:
GRADES AT THE MAZOVIAN STATE UNIVERSITY IN PŁOCK ARE AWARDED ON THE SCALE PRESENTED BELOW:
Knowledge of the student is higher than the estimated normal level
Knowledge corresponds to the highest expected level
The students has mastered the subject deeply and with understanding, is progressing within the expected limits, but makes minor mistakes
The student has generally succeeded in the course within the required limits, but he/she is either merely reproducing the knowledge rather than actively using it, or making more substantial mistakes
The very last positive grade. Awarded to students, who do their best but still make grave mistakes and just reproduce most of the relevant material