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

Grading System & Temporary Grade

Grading System

Grade Alpha Equivalent Descriptor Grade Point Equivalent
90 - 100 A +   4.0
85 - 89 A   3.8
80 - 84 A-   3.6
75 - 79 B+   3.3
70 - 74 B   3.0
65 - 69 C+   2.5
60 - 64 C   2.0
55 - 59 D+   1.5
50 – 54 D   1.0
F F Failure; below 50 or credit not earned 0.0
  S

Satisfactory; credit earned

N/A
  U Unsatisfactory; credit not earned N/A

Temporary Grade

Grade Descriptor Grade Point Equivalent
I Incomplete; course requirements outstanding where extenuating circumstances exist N/A


Other Grades

Grade Descriptor Grade Point Equivalent
AG Aegrotat Standing; credit granted N/A
AS Advanced Standing; credit granted N/A – this designation excludes courses from the calculation of the GPA
BT Block transfer. This designation is used to identify a series of courses which have been used to satisfy a transfer agreement N/A
CTN Continuing; course taught consecutively over two or more terms N/A
FNE

Failure, never-evaluated; registered but did not submit any work for evaluation and did not officially withdraw; credit not earned

0.0
NG No Grade; no grade assigned N/A
TM Enrolment Terminated; dismissed on grounds of breach of academic integrity 0.0
W Withdrawal; withdrew from subject officially with 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.
    grades navigation

  2. Select a term, then click Continue to view your grades.
    term select
  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.
student grade view

Historical Grading Systems

Previous System: September 2017 to August 2020

Grade Numeric Equivalent Description Grade Point Equivalent
Final Grades
A+ 90-100 4.0
A 85-89 3.8
A- 80-84 3.6
B+ 75-79 3.3
B 70-74 3.0
C+ 65-69 2.5
C 60-64 2.0
D+ 55-59 1.5
D 50-54   1.0
F 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 missing or outstanding N/A
SU Eligible for supplemental assessment N/A
M This designation is used to identify a missing grade which has not been entered by the end of the academic term N/A
Other Grades
AG Aegrotat Standing; credit granted N/A
AS Credit granted for advanced standing N/A
BT 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
NE Registered but did not submit work for evaluation and did not officially withdraw; credit not earned 0.0
NG No grade assigned N/A
TM Enrolment terminated on grounds of academic integrity 0.0
W Withdrew from subject officially; no academic penalty N/A

 

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%, supplemental 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%, supplemental 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