Grading system

Higher education institutions in Russia, including the Lomonosov Moscow State University, use 4 grades in assessing academic achievements of its graduates.

Highest mark – 5

Lowest mark – 2

 
Grade
Mark
Description
Excellent (Отлично)
5
The student has showed deep comprehension of the subject.
Good (Хорошо)
4
The student showed good comprehension of the subject.
Satisfactory (Удовлетворительно)
3
The student showed adequate comprehension of the subject.
Non-satisfactory (Неудовлетворительно)
2
The student failed to show sufficient comprehension. Students with non-satisfactory grade are permitted to sit the examination once again. No diploma is given to the student with a non-satisfactory grade in any of the subjects taken.
Passed (Зачет)
none
No examination on the subject. The student has fully met the course requirements.