Mid-Term & Final Grades
Students can access their mid-term and final grades through myWofford. Typically, grades are available the Tuesday afternoon following the last day of finals. The only exception is Interim. Because spring semester begins directly after the completion of Interim, final Interim grades are available the Tuesday following the first week of spring classes. Students wishing to share their grades with their parents/guardians can do so by granting them proxy access through their myWofford portal.
A-F Grading System
Wofford College employs two grading systems, the first of which is the 'A-F' system. It includes the following numeric values used to calculate the GPA. The grade point average is used to determine Wofford students’ status regarding graduation, honors, the Dean’s List, and academic standing. The calculation of the GPA includes only the grades recorded on work graded 'A-F' and taken at Wofford, as part of Wofford-related foreign study programs, or when participating in the cross-registration program with Converse College.
A student was permitted to sit in a class without earning credit or a grade.
I – Incomplete
Indicates the student was unable to complete the course for a legitimate reason and thus a final grade cannot be determined. However, the grade of 'I' is calculated as a failing grade in the GPA until a final grade is submitted. All coursework for an incomplete must be finalized no later than the mid-term of the following semester. A grade of 'F' will be recorded for any course not completed by the deadline. A complete description of the Incomplete Grade Policy can be found in this Catalog.
Indicates the student withdrew from the course either officially or unofficially and was not earning a passing grade at the time of the withdrawal. A grade of 'WF' is calculated as failing into the GPA.
Awarded when a student officially withdrew from a course on or before the withdrawal date indicated in the academic calendar and was earning a passing grade at the time of the withdrawal. After the withdrawal date, a grade of 'WF' is assigned regardless of the student's performance in the course. A grade of 'WP' is not calculated into the GPA or earned hours for the semester.
Pass/Unsatisfactory/Honors Grading System
The second system is the Pass/Unsatisfactory/Honors System. These grades are not used in calculating the GPA, but do count in the hours earned for graduation purposes.
The student completed a pass/unsatisfactory/honors course with a passing grade.
Indicates the student did not complete satisfactory work in a pass/unsatisfactory/honors course.
The student completed a pass/unsatisfactory/honors course with honors.
The grade of 'N' is used only rarely for Interim work, and then only with the expectation that it will be in effect for no longer than one week after the end of the Interim, by which time all work should be completed and final evaluation made. A grade of 'N' may also be assigned to regularly offered pass/unsatisfactory/honors courses. A grade of 'U' or unsatisfactory will be recorded for any course that has not been completed by the deadline.
Awarded when a student officially withdrew from a pass/unsatisfactory/honors course during the spring or fall semester on or before the withdrawal date indicated in the academic calendar and was passing at the time of the withdrawal. During the Interim and summer sessions, the last date to withdraw satisfactory is the last day the course has a regular class meeting.
Indicates the student withdrew from a pass/unsatisfactory/honors course either officially or unofficially and was not earning a passing grade at the time of the withdrawal.
Temporary Credit/No Credit Grading System (Spring 2020 ONLY)
In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 global pandemic the College created a temporary grading option for the Spring 2020 semester. Students may select the credit/no credit grading option for any standard gradable (A-F) course they are enrolled in for the Spring 2020 semester. They may designate as many of their Spring 2020 courses as credit/no credit as they choose. The grades of CR, CRD, and NC do not factor into the GPA. CR and CRD will be calculated into the earned hours. The grade of NC does not award credit hours toward graduation. Once a student selects the credit/no credit grading option, the course cannot be returned to the standard grade of A-F.
The student selected the credit/no credit option and earned a grade of ‘C-‘or higher in the course.
CRD - Credit with D
The student selected the credit/no credit option and earned a grade of ‘D‘ in the course.
NC – No Credit
The student selected the credit/no credit option and earned a grade of ‘F’ in the course.
W- Medical Withdraw
In circumstances where a student was unable to complete the semester due to a medical condition, s/he was awarded a grade of 'W' upon official approval from both the Wellness Center and the Office of the Registrar. The student was withdrawn from all courses with a grade of 'W'. Grades of 'W' are not calculated into the GPA. A complete description of the Medical Withdrawal Policy can be found in this Catalog.