Education System Overview
Pre-high school (# of years): 9 years
High school (# of years): 3 years
Academic year: February – December
Structure of the University System
Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 - 6 years
The language of instruction in universities: Spanish and one in English
Grading system and interpretation: Public and private universities operate on a 3-point letter grade system. Both are similar to the U.S. system but with different assigned grade points, which affect the calculation of averages.
Degrees offered: Licenciatura, Maestría, and Doctorado.