Grading System

Grades are an indication of the standard of academic work performed. Throughout their program of study, students will be continually apprised of their academic progress. Students’ grades are provided at the end of each course. Students may view their unofficial transcript by logging into their Sonis account. Requests for official transcripts must be filled out online at: http://www.goodwin.edu/forms/transcript-request/. Students must pay a $10.00 administrative fee which can be paid by debit, credit, or PayPal. Official transcripts are released by the Registrar's Office only after all other offices have issued clearances for the student.

Goodwin College uses the following academic grading system. The chart also describes the impact of each grade on a student’s academic progress.

Grade

Quality Points

Explanation

Included in Credits Earned

Included in Credits Attempted

A (93-100)

4.0

Excellent

Yes

Yes

A- (90-92)

3.7

Excellent

Yes

Yes

B+ (87-89)

3.3

Good

Yes

Yes

B (83-86)

3.0

Good

Yes

Yes

B- (80-82)

2.7

Good

Yes

Yes

C+ (77-79)

2.3

Satisfactory

Yes

Yes

C (73-76)

2.0

Satisfactory

Yes

Yes

C- (70-72)

1.7

Below Average

Yes

Yes

D+ (67-69)

1.3

Poor

Yes

Yes

D (63-66)

1.0

Poor

Yes

Yes

D- (60-62)

0.7

Poor

Yes

Yes

F (below 60)

0.0

Fail

No

Yes

Grades followed by an "R" on transcripts indicate that the course has been repeated.

Grades not used in the calculation of Grade Point Average:

Grade

Quality Points

Explanation

Included in Credits Earned

Included in Credits Attempted

P

N/A

Pass

Yes

Yes

TR

N/A

Transfer Credit

Yes

Yes

UG

N/A

Ungraded

No

Yes

CBE

N/A

Credit by Examination

Yes

Yes

AU

N/A

Audit

No

No

W

N/A

Withdrawn

No

Yes

INC

N/A

Incomplete

No

Yes

EC

N/A

Credit Awarded for Experiential Learning

Yes

Yes

EXT

N/A

Continuing Education Credit

No

No

AP

N/A

Advance Placement

Yes

Yes

Grade points are calculated by multiplying the number of quality points of each grade total by the total number of assigned credits for that course. The GPA is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted.

A student’s transcript identifies two different Grade Point Averages (GPA). The first is the Semester GPA, which is based on the courses taken only for that semester. The second is a Cumulative GPA (CGPA) that consists of all the courses a student has taken at the college and the grades received for those courses unless grades fall under the Second Chance Policy. See Course Repeats for further information.