Tipo (AV, E)

elroy

Imperfect Mod
US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
Hello!

On an academic transcript from the University of Coimbra, one of the columns with information about each course is called "Tipo," and the information given for each course is either "AV" or "E." I'm assuming "Tipo" is a straightforward "Type" (i.e. course type), but I have no idea what "AV" and "E" stand for, and there's no legend on the transcript. :( Can anyone help?

Thanks!
 
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  • pfaa09

    Senior Member
    Portugal - Portuguese
    Can you show us the document with those columns?
    Or a link where we may see it.
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Hello!

    After much research, I found this, which I think may have resolved this. On the third page, you'll see a transcript with a column called "Tipo" and "AV" in all the fields. Just above the transcript is a legend that tells us that "AV" = "Avaliação" (nice guess, @englishmania!). The legend also says that "EP" = "Equivalência a Pedido" and "ET" = "Equivalência Transitória," so I'm thinking it's probably safe to assume that "E" = "Equivalência."

    Which would lead me to conclude that

    AV = Avaliação = course taken and graded at the University of Coimbra
    E = Equivalência = course transferred from another institution

    What do you think?

    (@pfaa09, I can't share the actual transcript I'm translating, but the course information looks very much like the example I've linked to above.)
     

    elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English/Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Update:

    I contacted the University of Coimbra and they confirmed:

    AV/E - Av- por avaliação - E por equivalência
    (from their e-mail response to me)
     
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