Grades and academic credit

The aim of the continuing education offering is to update the knowledge and skills required to progress in professional activities, while providing alternative personal growth options to those offered by traditional university degrees.

High Specialization Certificates form part of the continuing education offering and can provide academic credit. Participants in these programs who wish to obtain the corresponding academic credit must comply with the minimum attendance requirements and fulfill the activities established for the course. On completing the course, students will be awarded a grade and a High Specialization Certificate.


For a continuing education program to award grades, it must specify the evaluation methods for participants. Participant evaluation must comply with the criteria defined in the academic regulations for graduate students. Grades in High Specialization Certificates are numerical, from 1 to 100, with 70 as the passing grade; a grade of at least 80 is required to obtain academic credit.

Final grades are recorded by the instructor and can only be changed if there is a proven error in their recording. Participants who have any doubts about grades must contact their instructor directly. If the issue cannot be resolved with the instructor, participants should file a formal grade appeal with the program’s academic Coordinator, to be dealt with by the corresponding academic department. Final grade appeals must be filed no more than 10 business days after the final grade has been assigned.


Course instructors have been approved and authorized by the academic departments and by the Academic Commission for Graduate and Research Programs of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Such academic supervision assures excellence in the content of High Specialization Certificates and in the quality of instruction.

Academic credit

In a trimester graduate program, one academic credit represents 12 hours of instruction, plus three hours of independent study, for each hour of instruction, over a period of 12 weeks. For example, one credit requires 48 hours of commitment.

Applying for credit toward a graduate course with a High Specialization Certificate

Those interested should ask the campus Admissions Office for details on the admission process.Students who have already been admitted or admitted to a future period and have obtained a High Specialization Certificate can request that it be considered as part of the credit required for completing a graduate program. Other institutions can accept credit obtained in Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Continuing Education programs. However, acceptance will always be determined by the educational institution for which the request is being made.