Official Record of Studies Explanatory Information
The Attached record of academic studies is an official document only when validated with the stamp and the signature of the authorized official of the Faculty/School.
Complete Record of Studies indicates all the grades received (by year of study). Confirmation of completion of degree, final grade point average and year of completion are indicated at the end of the Record.
Partial Record of Studies indicates all of the grades received (by year of study) up to date of issue. This Record of Studies is issued to students who have not completed a degree.
Key to Symbols
Course Number: The first two digits in the course listing refer to the area of study in which this course is offered. key to Areas of Studies
Semester: To the right of the course number appears the semester in which the course was studied. From 1985, semesters are listed according to the following key: A - Course offered in fall semester B - Course offered in spring semester C - Modular course offered twice yearly - in the fall and in the spring Y - Full-year course S - Course offered in summer semester
Type of course: Each course is categorized as lecture, exercise, seminar, etc. or by specific type of work submitted. Key to Type of Course
Credit Points: Credit points are determined by the number of hours of study per week and indicate the weight of the course within the cumulative grade point average. Each hour per week per semester is equivalent to 1 credit point; exceptions are preparatory courses, practicum, workshops and tutorials, which receive 1/2 credit point. Credit points are not given for supplementary studies. A student may receive additional credit points for special "tasks" (e.g., 4 points for a seminar paper, or 2 points for a less comprehensive paper).
Hours: Since 1985, the Hebrew University has followed a semester system, with 14 weeks in each semester. Example: A course meeting one hour per week for one semester = 14 hours(14x1). A course meeting one hour per week for two semester = 28 hours(14x2).
a. Prior to 1985, the academic year was divided into three trimesters, with 9 weeks in each trimester. Transcripts for studies prior to 1985 indicate yearly hours. Example: A course meeting three hours per week for one trimester is listed as 1 hour, i.e. 27 annual hours.
b. Exception: The Faculty of Agriculture and the Rothberg International School adhered to the semester system prior to 1985 and hours listed are semester hours.
Asterisk(*): An Asterisk next to the course number indicates that the course was repeated.
Key to Type of Course
Lecture, Laboratory & Seminar
Lecture & Pro-Seminar
Exercise (small group instruction)
Lecture & Seminar
Lecture, Seminar, Exercise & Laboratory
Lecture & Tutorial
Laboratory & Pro-Seminar
Lecture & Clinical Hour
Lecture, Clinic, Seminar & Laboratory
Lecture & Exercise
Seminar & Exercise
Lecture, Exercise & Laboratory
Seminar & Laboratory
Lecture, Exercise & Pro-Seminar
Lecture, Exercise & Seminar
Lecture & Field Trip
Lecture & Field Work
Lecture & Laboratory
Lecture, Laboratory & Pro-Seminar
At the top of the Complete Record of Studies are listed the department/s in which the student completed a degree. A partial Record of Studies indicates the various departments in which the student studied.
Extre studies: Courses studied beyond the degree requirements. These course grades are not calculated into the cumulative average.
Banked Courses: Master's Level courses studied together with undergraduate courses. These courses are not included in the undergraduate cumulative average. Banked courses may be used for a future Master's degree.
Courses in Progress: Courses in which the student is currently studying or has completed but has not yet received a final grade at the time the transcript was issued.
The transcript includes course grades and final grades.
Science;* Social Sciences; Agriculture
Humanities; Social Work; Law; Business Administration; Medicine; Dentistry**
* since 2004 ** Since 2005 *** Since 2006
Key to Verbal Grades: These grades are not included in the cumulative average.
Exemption from a course on the basis of an exam or previous knowledge, without credit points.
(transfer credits) - exemption from a course on the basis of transfer of similar course, including credit points.
Credit units received for transfer course.
Active Participation; Participation in a course without taking examination.
Withdrawal with permission from a course.
Passing grade for a course.
Failing grade for a course.
Failing for non-academic reasons (for Rothberg International School only).
Completion of course requirements.
Applicable for students who completed a degree prior to 1995:
95-100 Grade Average
Summa Cum Laude
85-94 Grade Average
Magna Cum Laude
75-84 Grade Average
74 and below
Completed Acedemic Requirements
As of 1995, classification is determined by the student's relative place in the graduating class of the specific faculty ( provided that the final grade is not lower than the cut off point of each category)
Cut off Grade
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
As of 1998, the "Cum Laude" classification was cancelled.