Improvement of Grades
The students that achieved in a course at the first examining period(February or June) can (if they want) improve their grade, at the second examining period (September of same calendaryear). In this case, the biggest of the two grades is in effect. It is marked that if the student attends the same course in the next academic semester, then the grade of last semester is in effect.
Each September, afterwards the second examining period, all the students of the department which acquired their degree at the 1st or 2nd period of the automnal or spring semester of the academic year which just finished, are classified in a single (chronologicaly independent of their first registration) "order of graduation success" based on their degree's grade.
Independent from the above degree's grade and order of graduation success, it's also fixed the "annual average grade", which is calculated for each student each September, afterwards the 2nd examining period, according to the following algorithm:
(a) In the calculation of annual average grade can participate only the grades of core courses except from English I, II, and III, as well as the grades of elective courses from other sciences (E1) and computer science elective courses (E3-E9). Consequently, the grades of the free elective courses or courses of foreign languages (except from English IV) do not participate.
(b) In the annual calculation of the average grade can participate only the grades of the courses in which the student registered itself and which it passed at the 1st or 2nd examining period (automn or spring) semester of the academic year which just finished. Also, the grades of courses that were acquired with the process of improvement at the academic year that just finished can participate. In the calculation do not participate the grades form recognitions of courses.
(c) The calculation of courses' grades averages is done by using the above weighting factors of the Ministerial Decision.
(d) Among the grades which have the right to participate in the calculation of the annual grade average (according to the above sections (a) and (b) ), are selected the highest of them which supplement twelve (12) weighting factors. If do not exist so much grades with the right to participate, they are only used those who exist. In order to be supplemented the above (12) weighting factors are needed so much grades that the sum of their factors is bigger than 12. Then it is used only a "fractional" part of the weighting factor from the most inferior of those grades, so much as long as it is just enough to reach sum twelve.
(e) The annual grade average is calculated by adding the grades of section (d), each one multiplied with (entire or fractional) its weighting factor, and dividing via the twelve (12). The division is always via the 12, even if do not exist so much grades with the right to participate that their weighting factors reach the 12 (it is the case where the student did not pass enough courses this year).
Due to the above annual grade average, which is calculated each September afterwards the 2nd examining period, the students of each year are classified in the "annual order of success". As year of study of each student is considered the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, of the first, second, or third respectively Academic year. Finaly as 4th Academic year is considered the each year from there and beyond.
The above grade averages and orders of success (annual and degree) can be used as criteria for handing-over of honorary discriminations and scholarships.