Grading Systems & Transcripts @ Sheridan

About Grading Systems at Sheridan

Students will be evaluated according to the specific learning outcomes described in the course outlines which include an evaluation plan. A grade will be issued for each course in which a student is registered and a report will be viewable via myStudent Centre after the end of each term to show the grades earned. 

  • Grading System
  • Grade Point Average
  • Viewing your Grades
  • Historical Grading Systems
  • Transcripts

Grading System & Temporary Grades

Grading System

Grade Grade Point Equivalent
90 - 100 4.0
85 - 89 3.8
80 - 84 3.6
75 - 79 3.3
70 - 74 3.0
65 - 69 2.5
60 - 64 2.0
55 - 59 1.5
50 – 54 1.0
F 0.0

Temporary Grades

I Incomplete; course requirements missing or outstanding N/A
IP Course in progress N/A
M Missing grade - grade was not entered by end of term N/A
SU Eligible for supplemental assessment N/A


Other Designations

AG Aegrotat Standing; credit granted N/A
AS Credit granted for advanced standing N/A
BT Block transfer. This designation is used to identify a series of courses which have been used to satisfy a transfer agreement.  This designation excludes the courses from the calculation of the GPA N/A
E/I Repeat designation; “I” included in the GPA, “E” excluded from the GPA N/A
NE Registered but did not attend or submit work for evaluation and did not officially withdraw; credit not earned 0.0
NG No grade assigned N/A
S Satisfactory N/A
TM Enrolment terminated on grounds of academic integrity 0.0
U Unsatisfactory, credit not earned  
W Withdrew from subject officially; no academic penalty N/A

Grade Point Average

Course Grade Grade Points Credit Value Weighted Credit Value
90 - 100 4.0 x 3.0 = 12.0
85 - 89 3.8 x 3.0 = 11.4
80 - 84 3.6 x 3.0 = 10.8
75 - 79 3.3 x 3.0 = 9.9
70 - 74 3.0 x 3.0 = 9.0
65 - 69 2.5 x 3.0 = 7.5
60 - 64 2.0 x 3.0 = 6.0
55 - 59 1.5 x 3.0 = 4.5
50 – 54 1.0 x 3.0 = 3.0
0-49 0.0 x 3.0 = 0.0


Calculation of Grade Point Average

The following rules apply when calculating a student's GPA:

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated per term and over the student’s entire academic history with Sheridan. 
  • Program Grade Point Averages (effective 2008) are calculated per term and for the specific program. 
  • Program Grade Point Averages are based only on the courses that make up the program of study. 
  • Courses re-taken will have grades from all attempts recorded on the transcript; however, only the highest grade will be used in the GPA calculations. 
  • Grade Point Averages are weighted calculations based on the grade received and the credit value of the course.

An example of a weighted GPA is:

Course Grade Grade Points   Credit Value   Weighted Credit Value
95 4.0 x 3.0 =

12.0

77 3.3 x 3.0 = 9.9
71 3.0 x 3.0 = 9.0
65 2.5 x 3.0 = 7.5
62 2.0 x 3.0 = 6.0
53 1.0 x 3.0 = 3.0
Total     18.0 = 47.4

GPA = Total Weighted Credit Value ÷ Total Credit Value

Based on example above:
47.4 ÷ 18.0 = 2.6 GPA

GPA & Academic Standing

GPA & Academic Standing

There are seven types of GPAs at Sheridan. Sheridan uses different types of GPAs to calculate academic standings, depending on the credential. See the Academic Standing page for further details.

  • Program Term GPA*: Grade Point Average of all courses taken within a program for a given term. Program term GPAs are included on the students’ online grade report.

  • Program Cumulative GPA*: Grade Point Average of all courses taken within a program for all terms. Cumulative GPAs are included only on printed transcripts.

  • Program Core Term GPA**: the Grade Point Average of all core courses taken to meet the program requirements for a given term.
  • Program Non-Core/ Breadth Term GPA**: the Grade Point Average of all non-core/breadth courses taken to meet the program requirements for a given term.

  • Program Core Cumulative GPA**: the Grade Point Average of all core courses taken to meet the program requirements for all terms.

  • Program Non-Core/ Breadth Cumulative GPA**: the Grade Point Average of all non-core/breadth courses taken to meet the program requirements for all terms.

  • Cumulative GPA**: Grade Point Average of all courses taken over the student’s entire academic history with Sheridan.

* Applies to certificate, diploma and degree programs
** Applies to degree programs only

How to View Your Grades

  1. Go to myStudent Centre. Under the Academics heading click on the "other academics" drop down and select "Grades" to bring up the Grades page.
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  2. Select a term, then click Continue to view your grades.
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  3. You can view your grades as well as your Program Term GPA and Program Cumulative GPA

    • Your Program Cumulative GPA (4) represents the average of all the grades you have earned in your program to date.

    • Your Program Cumulative GPA is used to determine if you are eligible to graduate.

    • Your Program Term GPA (5) is the average of all the grades you have received for a particular term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students should refer to the GPAs listed under this Grades section. The GPAs listed in the Academics section of myStudent Centre are for Sheridan's administrative purposes.
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Historical Grading Systems

Click the section headers below to view grading systems for previous years.

February 2005 to August 2017

Grade Numeric Equivalent Description Grade Point Equivalent
Final Grades
A+ 90-100 4.0
A 80-89 4.0
B+ 75-79 3.5
B 70-74 3.0
C+ 65-69 2.5
C 60-64 2.0
D 50-59 1.0
F Below 50, unsatisfactory, credit not earned 0.0
S Satisfactory, credit earned N/A
U Unsatisfactory, credit not earned N/A
Temporary Grades
IP Course in progress N/A
I Incomplete; course requirements not complete. N/A
SU Eligible for supplemental assessment N/A
Other Designations
AG Aegrotat Standing; credit granted N/A
AS Credit granted for advanced standing N/A
BT Block Transfer N/A
NE Registered but did not attend or submit work for evaluation and did not officially withdraw; credit not earned 0.0
E/I Repeat designation; "I" included in the GPA, "E" excluded from the GPA N/A
NG No grade assigned N/A
TM Enrolment terminated on grounds of academic dishonesty 0.0
W Withdrew from subject officially; no academic penalty N/A

2001 to January 2005

Grade Explanation Grade Point
A+ 90-100% 4.0
A 80-89% 4.0
B+ 75-79% 3.5
B 70-74% 3.0
C+ 65-69% 2.5
C 60-64% 2.0
D 50-59% 1.0
F below 50%, unsatisfactory, credit not earned 0.0
AS Advanced standing N/A
AU Audit N/A
CE Credit earned through continuing education N/A
CR Credit earned at Sheridan College N/A
EX Exempt from written exam N/A
I Incomplete grade, coures requirements not complete.
Incomplete 'I' grades are converted to 'F' at the end of the following term.
N/A
IP Course in progress N/A
NA No midterm assessment N/A
NG No grade N/A
S Satisfactory, credit earned N/A
TM Enrollment terminated (on the grounds of academic dishonesty) N/A
U Below 50%, unsatisfactory, credit not earned 0.0
US Below 50%, supplmental privileges granted N/A
W Official withdrawal N/A

1975 to Summer 2001

Grade Explanation Grade Point 1975 - 1993 1975 - Summer 2001
A+ 90-100% 4.0
A 80-89% 4.0
B+ 75-79% 3.0
B 70-74% 3.0
C+ 65-69% 2.0
C 60-64% 2.0
D 50-59% 1.0
F Final grade carries academic credit shown
Below 50%, unsatisfactory, credit not earned
N/A
N/A

x
x
AS Advanced standing N/A
AU Audit N/A
CE Credit earned through continuing education N/A
CR Credit earned at Sheridan College N/A
Honours 'A' in at least 45% of the total credits for the program and no less than 'B' in the rest N/A x
I Incomplete grade, coures requirements not complete. Incomplete 'I' grades are converted to 'F' at the end of the following term. N/A
IP Course in progress N/A
M Midterm grade only – carries no academic credit N/A x
NA No midterm assessment N/A
NG No grade N/A
Pass No grades of less than 'D' in any prescribed course N/A x
S Satisfactory, credit earned N/A
TM Enrollment terminated (on the grounds of academic dishonesty) N/A
U Below 50%, unsatisfactory, credit not earned 0.0
US Below 50%, supplmental privileges granted N/A
W Official withdrawal N/A
X Advanced Standing – Community College N/A
Y Advanced Standing – University N/A
Z Advanced Standing – Other N/A

1967 to 1974

Grade Explanation Grade Point
A+ Exceptional Achievement N/A
A Very Good to Excellent (75-100%) N/A
B Good (66-74%) N/A
C Average to Satisfactory (56-65%) N/A
D Minimum passing grade (50-55%) (unsatisfactory in major) N/A
F Failure (less than 50%) N/A
AG Pass by Aegrotat. Course not completed, but pass granted for compelling reasons. N/A
AS Credit granted for advanced standing N/A
AU Audit N/A
EX Exempt from written exam N/A
I Incomplete N/A
NA No Assessment N/A
P Pass N/A
W Withdrawal N/A
WF Withdrawal – Failing N/A
WP N/A
* Withdrawn – Passing N/A

Transcripts

If a student is requesting a Sheridan transcript for the purpose of applying to another Ontario college or university, transcripts must be requested through the corresponding service centre:

If transcripts are required for other purposes, students may request official transcripts of their complete academic record at Sheridan by submitting a request to the Office of the Registrar. Part of the administration charge, paid at the time of your first year admission to Sheridan, entitles you to your first three official transcript requests.

If requesting a transcript at the end of a term you may wish to ensure that your grades have been processed prior to requesting your transcript.

Request an Electronic Transcript Online

  1. To access the Online Transcript Request, log in to myStudent Centre. Under the Academics section, select "Transcript: Request" from the drop down menu and click the go (>>) button.

  2. To request an eTranscript check the "Send Electronically" option.

  3. You will need to provide authorization to eSCRIP-SAFE to process and distribute. Click "OK" to provide authorization.

  4. You can specify who you wish to receive the eTranscript. If you wish to receive the transcript check the "Send to my Home Address" option.

  5. Click the "Return" button to confirm and submit your request. An email will be sent containing a secure link to access the official e-transcript. Follow the instructions in the email to download a secure copy of your transcript. You need to use a PDF reader to open the delivered transcript.

  6. If you wish to send the transcript to another individual, you will be asked to enter their email address. Click "Submit" to proceed.

  7. You will be asked to confirm the transcript recipient information. You should verify that the individual is willing to accept this secure PDF transcript. To ensure proper notification, request that the individual add
    @escrip-safe.com to their safe sender email list.

  8. You will receive an email informing you when your transcript has been sent to the specified recipient. Make sure you have followed the instructions in the body of the email to ensure prompt delivery of your transcript.

  9. You will receive emails informing you when your transcript has been electronically delivered and read by the recipient.

Please note: In some instances, users have received an error message when attempting to save the document ('The document could not be saved. A number is out of range')To resolve the problem, open Adobe Reader:
  • Click "Edit" in the top toolbar,
  • Select "Preferences" then "Documents or General"
  • Uncheck the "Save As optimizes for Fast Web View" option.

Request a Hard Copy Transcript Online

  1. Log in to myStudent Centre. Under the Academics section, select "Transcript: Request" from the drop down menu and click the go (») button.
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  2. You can request a paper copy of your transcript or a secure eTranscript. To request a paper copy of the transcript, select the "Mail Hard Copy" option. You must then specify that whether the transcript is to be mailed to your home address or another address.
    transcripts
  3. If you wish the transcript to be sent to another address, select the "Send to Another Address" option. Enter the Recipient's information and address. Click "Submit" to send the transcript.
    transcripts
  4. You can view the status of your Transcript Requests on the Request Official Transcript page.
    View status of Transcript

Request a Transcript via Telephone

You can request a transcript through one of our Contact Centres:

  • In the Oakville Area: 905-845-9430
  • In the Brampton Area: 905-459-7533
  • In the Hamilton Area: 905-681-4611

From any of the above numbers select:

  • Option 3- Continuing Education/Part-time Program
  • Option 4- Full-time Program
Contact Centre hours are:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Request a Transcript In-Person

You can request a copy of your transcript at any of our 3-campus locations.

Davis Campus (Brampton)
Office of the Registrar – Room B201
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga)
Student Services Centre
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
Office of the Registrar - Room B101
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.