Having the world’s youngest population, the Islamic Republic of Iran bears the responsibility of educating more than 18 million students at segregated schools. It comprises 5 years of primary, 3 years of lower secondary, 3 years of upper secondary and one year of pre-university education. The language of instruction is Persian .

Both universities and schools start on 22nd of September which is the start of month of Mehr in Iran that is the first month of fall and is annually celebrated joyfully. All the schools in Iran are segregated schools which are either all-boys school or all-girls school. In higher education, the classes are mixed. 

Iran is a theocracy based on Islamist ideology. The central government exerts strong control over education. There are both free public schools and private schools in Iran at all levels, from elementary school through university. Education in Iran is highly centralized. The Ministry of Education is in charge of educational planning, financing, administration, curriculum, and textbook development.

Primary School

Primary school is called “Dabestan” دبستان and includes grades 1 to 5 (ages 6 to 11). At the end of the 5th year, students take a nation-wide exam which they must pass in order to continue to the next cycle.

Middle School

Middle school is called “Rahnamaei” راهنمایی  also known as Lower Secondary School (Guidance) and includes grades 6 to 8 (ages 11 to 14). At the end of the 3rd year of middle school, students take a region-wide exam administered by the local provisional board of education which they must pass in order to continue to the next cycle.

High School

 Secondary school is called “Dabirestan” دبیرستان and includes grades 9 to 12 (ages 14 to 17). The 4th year of grade 12 includes a college-preparatory year known as pre-university or  Pish-daneshgahi.

Pre-university

 Pre-university or “Pish-Daneshgahi” پیش دانشگاهی is the 4th year extension (Grade 12) to secondary school and last one year. It is an intensive year of study intended to prepare students for the national university entrance examination known as the “Concour” کنکور. During the pre-university year, students specialize in a specific field of study  such as math, experimental sciences, humanities, art, or Islamic culture. Successful students are awarded the Pre-University Certificate and entitled to sit for the “Concour” کنکور for university admission.

Higher Education

At the higher education level, Iran has private, public and state affiliated universities. The largest private institution in Iran is Islamic Azad University.

University Entrance Examination known as the Concour

Entry to Iran’s tuition-free public universities is based on the very competitive University Entrance Examination known as the “Concour” کنکور.

Many private universities also use this examination for admission purposes. One notable exception is the semi-private Islamic Azad University (IAU), the country’s largest university. Islamic Azad University administers its own entrance exam, which is very similar to the “Concour” کنکور.

The “Concour” کنکور determines students’ chances to enter public and some private universities in Iran. It is a very challenging examination and only a minority of students who take it are successful in passing. Administered in June every year, the “Concour” کنکور exam, a 4.5-hour multiple-choice comprehensive examination, is demanding.  Given the competitive nature of the examination, a cram industry providing exam-preparation classes thrives in Iran, giving rise to widespread criticism of the examination and its negative impact on school instruction, the last year of which is essentially focused on taking and passing the exam.

Women make up more than 60 percent of the college population in Iran but less than 20 percent of the working population.

University degrees in Iran

University degrees in Iran include:

• Associate Degree  “Kardani or Fogh-Diplom”,  کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم is a 2-year program.

• Bachelor’s degree, “Karshenasi or Licence”,  کارشناسی یا لیسانس   is a  4-year program.

• Master’s degree, ” Karshenasi Arshad or  Fogh-Licence”,  کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس  is a 2-year program beyond the Bachelor’s degree.

• Doctorate degree, “Doctora”,  دکترا is a 3-year program; requires a master’s (Karshenasi) degree for admission and is awarded on completion of 60 semester units and passing a comprehensive exam before entering the research phase of the program, during which they prepare and defend their dissertation.

  • Specialized Doctorates – Degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine are awarded after 6 years of study and a thesis and require completion of the pre-university year for admission.

Grading System

Grading system at primary through university is based on a 0-20 scale. At the primary, secondary level, and undergraduate levels, an average grade of 10 is required for promotion to the next academic grade. At the graduate level the minimum average grade is 12 and in doctoral programs the minimum average is 14.

Every year about 150,000 highly talented Iranians emigrate in what the International Monetary Fund calls the highest brain drain in the world. The Grade Point Average (GPA) of 12 in undergraduate programs and 14 in graduate programs is required.

 The letter grade equivalents are

  • A = 17 – 20
  • B = 14 – 16.9
  • C = 12 – 13.9
  • D = 10 – 11.9

Promotion through the Iranian education system is based on end-of-year examinations at primary, intermediate, and secondary cycles, and end-of-term examinations (sometimes both middle- and end-of-term examinations) at post-secondary cycle. At primary, intermediate, and secondary schools, system of grading is based on a 0-20 scale. An average scale of at least 10 is required for promotion. At the post-secondary level a system of grading based on a 0-20 scale is used too.The minimum grade for a subject credit in undergraduate programs is 10, in graduate programs is 12 and in PhD. programs is 14. The Grade Point Average (GPA) of 12 in undergraduate programs and 14 in graduate programs is required.

It may also surprise people to find out that Iran has among the highest rates of female enrollment in university in the world , more than 60 percent, and the highest literacy rate in the region.

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Discussion Questions

1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

من می خواهم مدرک ….. بگیرم

I want to get a  … degree.

2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.

3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان

4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country? 

5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی

6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?

7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?

 

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  1. .من میخواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم
    .اول مهر که همان بیست و دوم سپتامبر میباشد
    دبستان- راهنمایی – دبیرستان
    .کنکوردرایران امتحان وروی به دانشگاهاست. برای مثال شاید چیزی شبیه به ام کت در آمریکا برای رشته پزشکی باشد
    فوق دیپلم- لیسانس- فوق لیسانس دکترا
    مدارس ایران دخترانه و پسرانه جدا است ولی در دانشگاهها مختلط میباشد
    میباشد A, B, C, D در ایران از صفر تا بیست است در آمریکا

    1. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
      من می خو اهم مدرک دکترا بگيرم
      2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
      The first day of school in Iran is the 22nd of September, where as here in the U.S it is around late August/early September.8
      3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
      راهنمايی
      دبير ستان
      پيثر دانثگامی
      4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
      It is an entrance examination.There isn’t one in my country, at least not that I’ve heard of.
      5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
      کاردانی يا فوق ديپام
      کارشناسی یا لیسانس
      کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
      دکترا

      6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
      Schools are segregated by gender until higher education.
      7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
      It uses a grading scale between 0 and 20 while the U.S uses 0-100.

  2. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    من می خواهم مدرککارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم

    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    In Iran the first day of school is on September 22 while here in the United States its varies between late August or early September

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    -دبستان
    -راهنمایی
    -دبیرستان
    -پیش دانشگاهی
    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    “Concour” is a very competitive exam that is taken in order to be accepted in the universities. Here is the United States the closest thing we have is the “SAT”, but it is not as competitive as in Iran

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    -کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    -کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    -کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    -دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools in Iran are segregated between genders.

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    The grading system in Iran is different from the United States because in Iran the scores are out of 20, while in the United States it is out of 100.

  3. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم

    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    On September 22 in Iran and end varying in America (usually between the end of August and end of September)

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    It is a college entrance exam that is very difficult. Something similar to it in the US is the SAT or ACT.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated, but universities are not.

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    In the US we use percentages to grade students while in Iran, grades are out of 20 points.

  4. 1. من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم.
    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.

    2. آیران – ۲۲ سپتامبر
    آمریکا – آگو یا سپتا مبر

    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. The Concour is an exam that determines one’s chances to entry into public and private universities. It is a 4.5 hour multiple choice exam. Two exams that are similar to these in America are the SAT and the ACT, which determines your mathematical and reading comprehension abilities for entrances into various colleges.

    5. گار دانی یا فوق ذیپلم
    کارشناسی
    کار شناسی یا فو ق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. The classes are co-educational in higher education, but are either all-boys or all-girls before that.
    A = 17 – 20
    B = 14 – 16.9
    C = 12 – 13.9
    D = 10 – 11.9
    In America, an A is 90-100; a B is 80-89; a C is 70-79; and a D is 60-69.

  5. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    من می خواهم مدرککارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    In Iran, the first day of school is on September 22, but in the US it could anytime between August and September.

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language.
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    The concour is a very difficult college entrance exam. Although the SAT may be similar to the concour, it is not as competitive.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated, but universities are not.

    7.What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    The grading system in Iran is different from the US because in Iran the scores are out of 20, while in the United States it is out of 100.

  6. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    میخوام فوق لیسانس بگیرم.

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.

    On September 22 in Iran and every school in America varies(usually between the end of August and end of September)

    3. What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language.
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?

    The concour is a very difficult college entrance exam that is 4.5 hours multiple choice. Two exams similar to this exam in America is the SAT and ACT exams.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.

    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?

    In Iran schools are segregated; however, the universities are mixed

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?

    The grading system in Iran is different from the US because in the U.S. the grades are out of 100, while the grading system in Iran is out of 20.

  7. من میخوام دکترا بگیرم
    اولین روز مدرسه در ایران روز اول مهر ماه است یا همان ۲۲ سپتامبر اما در امریکا اواخر اوت یا اوایل سپتامبر است
    دبستان، راهنمایی، دبیرستان و پیش دانشگاهی
    است SAT کنکور آزمون ورودی به دانشگاه است که شبیه به
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم، لیسانس یا کارشناسی، فوق لیسانس یا کارشناسی ارشد و دکترا
    در دوران مدرسه، مدارس دخترانه و پسرانه جدا هستند، و در دانشگاه مختلط است
    در ایران نمرات از ۲۰ محاسبه می شود و در امریکا از ۱۰۰ محاسبه می شود

  8. 1) I a trying to get a لیسانس (bachelor’s) degree.
    2) The first day of school in Iran is on the 22 of September, which is the month of Mehr.
    3) Publicly supported schools before college are (in order):
    – دبستان
    – رهنمایی
    – دبیرستان
    – پیش دانشگاهی
    4) “Concour” is the name of the entrance exam to enter university. In the United States the “concour” here would be the SAT or ACT which are two exams of each we can take eitheir one or both depending on the college/university you want to apply to.
    5) Higher education degrees in are Iran are:
    – کاردانی یا فوقدیپام
    -کارشاسی یالیسانس
    – کارشناسی ارشدیا فوق لیسانس
    – دکترا
    6) Schools in Iran are segregated but universities are mixed.
    7) The grading system in Iran is as is:
    -A: 17-20
    -B: 14-16.9
    -C: 12-13.9
    -D: 10-11.9

    1. 6)The grading system is different from the US school system because the grading goes from 0-100% where it goes as:
      -A: 90-100
      -B: 80-89.9
      -C: 70-79.9
      -D: 60-69.9
      -F: 0-59.9

  9. 1.what degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
    من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم
    I want to get a Bachelor’s degree.
    2.When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    The first day of school in Iran is on September 22 same as in my country Kuwait.
    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    3.What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    Concour is a college entrance exam that is very difficult.
    4.What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    5.Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated ,but universities are mixed
    6. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    A: 90-100
    B: 80-89.9
    C: 70-79.9
    D: 60-69.9
    F: 0-59.9

  10. 1. من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم
    I want to get a bachelor’s degree
    2. The first day of school in Iran is September 22, whereas in America it’s in late August or early September.
    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. Concour is a very difficult entrance exam for private or public universities. Here in the U.S. the SAT and ACT are exams you have to take in order to apply the university that you want to go to.
    5. Higher educations in Iran are
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Schools in Iran are segregated by gender, but Universities are mixed.
    7. The grading system in Iran is
    A = 17 – 20
    B = 14 – 16.9
    C = 12 – 13.9
    D = 10 – 11.9
    Where here in the U.S. the grading scale is
    A: 90-100
    B: 80-89.9
    C: 70-79.9
    D: 60-69.9
    F: 0-59.9

  11. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
    من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم
    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.
    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    On September 22 in Iran and in the United States it varys from August to September.
    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    It is a college entrance exam that is very difficult and about 4.5 hours. A similar exam to it in the United States is the SAT and/or the ACT.
    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated in its primary years, but universities are not.
    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    A = 17 – 20, B = 14 – 16.9, C = 12 – 13.9, D = 10 – 11.9 While in the United States, an A is 90-100, a B is 80-89, a C is 70-79, and a D is 60-69.

  12. 1. من میخوام فوق لیسانس بگیرم

    2. On September 22 in Iran and in the United States it starts from August to September

    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4.The (concour) is a very difficult college entrance exam that is 4.5 hours multiple choice. Two similar exams to this exam in America is the SAT and ACT exams.

    5.کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. Schools are segregated in its primary years, but universities are mixed.

    7. In Iran.
    A = 17 – 20
    B = 14 – 16.9
    C = 12 – 13.9
    D = 10 – 11.9
    In the U.S.
    A: 90-100
    B: 80-89.9
    C: 70-79.9
    D: 60-69.9
    F: 0-59.9

  13. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    .من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.

    The first day of school in Iran is at the beginning of the month of Mehr, or on September 22nd. In America, school starts towards the end of August or beginning of September.

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?

    Concour is a competitive and comprehensive University Entrance Examination that is multiple-choice and lasts 4.5 hours. It is similar to the SAT or ACT tests required for admission to Universities in America.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی

    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?

    All schools in Iran are segregated, but in higher education the classes are mixed.

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?

    The grading system in Iran is:
    A = 17–20
    B = 14–16.9
    C = 12–13.9
    D = 10–11.9

    While the grading system in America is typically:
    A = 90-100
    B = 80-89.9
    C = 70-79.9
    D = 60-69.9
    F = 0-59.9

  14. من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم (1
    2) The first day of school is September 22, the start of Mehr, the first month of fall. This is different from America, where most public schools start mid-August to early September.
    3) The publicly-supported school grades are
    -دبستان
    – راهنمایی
    – دبیرستان
    – پیش دانشگاهی
    4) “Concour” (کنکور) is a vigorous entrance exam for university admissions. In the US the SAT and ACT are our entrance exams, used partly to determine and predict college success.
    5) In Iran higher education degrees go from
    – کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    – کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    – کارشناسی ارشدیا فوقلیسانس
    – دکترا
    up to Specialized Doctorate degrees
    6) Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools in Iran are segregated until university, taught co-ed.
    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    Unlike our A-F or Credit/No Credit systems, the grading system in Iran is lettered on a scale of 0-20. Our A-F scale is in percentage terms(0-100). There are also exit exams for each level that must be cleared in order to promote.
    17-20 (A)
    14-16.9 (B)
    12-13.9 (C)
    10-11.9 (D)

  15. 1.) .من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم / I want to get a bachelors degree.
    2.) School starts on September 22 which some American schools have similar start dates. My elementary school started in late September but CSUF starts the year at the end of August
    3.) دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4.) It is a nation-wide university entrance exam. The closest exams we have are SAT’s or ACT’s.
    5.) کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6.) Schools are segregated by gender.
    7.) Grading in Iran is done on a 0-20 scale rather than a 0-100 scale like the US.

  16. 1. من می خواهم مدرک پزشکي بگیرم
    2. school in Iran starts on September 22. while in my country starts the second week of January. However, CSUF starts theor academic year the last week of August.
    3. The publicly-supported school grades are
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. the “Concur” is a national university entrance examination.
    5. Higher education degrees go as follow
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشدیا فوقلیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Schools are divided my gender.
    7. Grading in Iran goes as follow
    17-20 (A)
    14-16.9 (B)
    12-13.9 (C)
    10-11.9 (D)

  17. 1. .من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم
    2. In Iran, school starts on September 22. We start school in the last week of August.
    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. The concur is the exam taken to get into the public tuition-free universities.
    5.کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشدیا فوقلیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Schools are separated by gender until students reach higher education.
    7. In Iran, grades are given on a 0-20 grading scale whereas in the US, it is from 0-100 and we use a letter system.

  18. Discussion Questions
    1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
    من می خواهم مدرک فرانسه بگیرم

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    روز اول کلاس بیست و دومین روز سپتامبر است.
    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    Concur is like an entrance exam for university. We have SAT here in the US which is vaguely the equivalent.
    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools before university are segregated and universities are not.
    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    Iran uses a 0-20 scale where as US uses 0-100 with anything below 50 is a 0.

  19. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم
    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    The first day of school in Iran is September 22, while in the United States it usually is between late August and beginning/middle September.

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    It is an entrance exam for Universities in Iran. In the U.S., it is similar to the SAT and ACT.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated based on gender until the university level.

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    Iran uses a 0-20 scale while the U.S. uses 0-100 with the addition of letters.

  20. 1. من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم
    I want a bachelors degree.
    2. The first day of school in Iran is September 22nd. The U.S. usually starts at the end of August or beginning of September.
    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی
    4. Concour is an entrance exam for university. Exams that are similar in the U.S. are the SAT and ACT exams.
    5. کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. School before university is segregated, but university is mixed.
    7. The grading scale in Iran is from 0-20 while in the U.S. it is usually 0-100.

  21. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
    من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم
    I want to get a “Karshenasi or Licence”, degree.
    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    The first day of school in Iran is on September 22. I think for the UC system they also begin in Fall and they go by a quarter system. I know for the Cal State system it is in August so they both are still around the Summertime Fall time.
    3.What are publicly supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    Publicly-supported school grades prior to college are called: “Dabestan” دبستان and includes grades 1 to 5, “Rahnamaei” راهنمایی also known as Lower Secondary School and includes grades 6 to 8, “Dabirestan” دبیرستان and includes grades 9 to 12, “Pish-Daneshgahi” پیش دانشگاهی is the 4th year extension.
    4. What is “Concour”? Is there any entrance exam like “concour” in your country?
    “Concour” کنکور is similar to the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) for laws school I feel because if you do not pass then you need to re-take it.
    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    The higher education degrees in Iran are associate degree “Kardani or Fogh-Diplom” کاردانی یا فوق دیپلم is a 2-year program, bachelor’s degree, “Karshenasi or Licence”, کارشناسی یا لیسانس is a 4-year program, master’s degree, ” Karshenasi Arshad or Fogh-Licence”, کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس is a 2-year program taken after the Bachelor’s degree, doctorate degree, “doctora”, دکترا is a 3-year program it requires a master’s degree, and specialized doctorates.
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools in Iran are segregated into either all-boys or all-girls school and at the University level Iran is mixed.
    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    The grading scale is grading system at primary through university is based on a 0-20 scale. Well the GPA system is very different because in the U.S it is single digit numbers and a grading scale of 1-5. Or A, B, C, D, F letter grading scale.

  22. 1. من می خواهم مدرک کارشناسی یا لیسانس بگیرم.
    I want to get a bachelor’s degree.

    2. آیران – ۲۲ سپتامبر
    آمریکا – آگو یا سپتا مبر

    3. دبستان
    راهنمایی
    دبیرستان
    پیش دانشگاهی

    4. The Concour is an exam that determines one’s chances to entry into public and private universities. It is a 4.5 hour multiple choice exam. Two exams that are similar to these in America are the SAT and the ACT, which determines your mathematical and reading comprehension abilities for entrances into various colleges.

    5. گار دانی یا فوق ذیپلم
    کارشناسی
    کار شناسی یا فو ق لیسانس
    دکترا

    6. The classes are co-educational in higher education, but are either all-boys or all-girls before that.
    A = 17 – 20
    B = 14 – 16.9
    C = 12 – 13.9
    D = 10 – 11.9
    In America, an A is 90-100; a B is 80-89; a C is 70-79; and a D is 60-69

  23. من میخواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم
    .اول مهر که همان بیست و دوم سپتامبر میباشد
    دبستان – راهنمایی – دبیرستان
    .کنکوردرایران امتحان وروی به دانشگاهاست. برای مثال شاید چیزی شبیه به ام کت در آمریکا برای رشته پزشکی باشد
    فوق دیپلم – لیسانس – فوق لیسانس – دکترا
    مدارس ایران دخترانه و پسرانه جدا است ولی در دانشگاهها مختلط میباشد
    6. Schools in Iran are segregated by gender, but Universities are mixed.
    7. The grading system in Iran is
    A = 17 – 20
    B = 14 – 16.9
    C = 12 – 13.9
    D = 10 – 11.9
    Where here in the U.S. the grading scale is
    A: 90-100
    B: 80-89.9
    C: 70-79.9
    D: 60-69.9
    F: 0-59.9

  24. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?
    من می خو اهم مدرک دکترا بگيرم
    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    The first day of school in Iran is the 22nd of September, where as here in the U.S it is around late August/early September.8
    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    راهنمايی
    دبير ستان
    پيثر دانثگامی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    It is an entrance examination.There isn’t one in my country, at least not that I’ve heard of.
    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی يا فوق ديپام
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Schools are segregated by gender until higher education.
    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    It uses a grading scale between 0 and 20 while the U.S uses 0-100.

  25. 1. What degree are you trying to achieve at this point in your life?

    من می خواهم مدرک لیسانس بگیرم

    I want to get a bachelors degree.

    2. When is the first day of school in Iran? Compare it with your own country.
    The first day of school is the 22nd of September, in the US, it is around August 1-11

    3.What are publicly-supported school grades prior to college called? List them in Persian language. For example: دبستان
    راهنمايی
    دبير ستان
    پيثر دانثگامی

    4. What is “Concour” ? Is there any entrance exam similar to “concour” in your country?
    It is an entrance exam, but there isn’t one in the US.

    5. What are higher education degrees in Iran? List them in Persian language.For example: فوق دیپلم یا کاردانی
    کاردانی يا فوق ديپام
    کارشناسی یا لیسانس
    کارشناسی ارشد یا فوق لیسانس
    دکترا
    6. Are schools and universities in Iran segregated or mixed?
    Segregated

    7. What is the grading system in Iran? How is it different from the grading system in your country?
    Iran grades on a scale 0-20, we go 0-100.

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