Grading Scale in Bulgarian high education institutions (universities, colleges and high schools) is based on the following grades of five numbers as 6 is being the highest possible mark students can get.
|Numeric Value *||Numeric Value **||Transliteration|
|6||5.50–6.00||Excellent||Отличен||92–100% A||Best possible grade|
|5||4.50–5.49||Very Good||Много добър||75–91% B||Next highest|
|4||3.50–4.49||Good||Добър||59–74% C||Average performance|
|3||3.00–3.49||Satisfactory||Среден||50–58% D||Lowest passing|
|2||2.00–2.99||Failed||Слаб||0–49% F||Failing grade|
|–||–||passed||Zachita se/ Vzel||–||Successfully passed|
*: grading scale
**: grading scale used for examinations and test
The minimum is 2.00; grades below 3.00 are failing grades, and the maximum is 6.00.
Grades like “Very Good” (5- ) and “Average” (3+) are also possible – these are ignored in calculations of Grade Point Average (GPA).
Roughly, the Bulgarian grade system can be equated to the American one as the following: 6=A, 5=B, 4=C, 3=D, and 2=F. Also, in accordance with the Australian system, 6=HD, 5=D, 4=Cr, 3=P, and 2=F