Grades

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.

Gradable Courses

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 or USC-Upstate.

A (Superior)4.000
A-3.700
B+3.300
B3.000
B-2.700
C+2.300
C2.000
C-1.700
D1.000
F (Failure).000

AU-Audit

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.

WF-Withdrawal Failing

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.

WP-Withdrawal Passing

Awarded when a student officially withdraws from a course on or before the withdrawal date indicated in the academic calendar and is earning a passing grade at the time of the withdrawal.  After the withdrawal date, a grade of 'WF' will be 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/Fail Courses

The second system is the Pass/Fail System used for most Interim projects and for Physical Education and Honors courses. These types of grades are not used in calculating the GPA, but do count in the hours earned for graduation purposes.

H-Honors

The student completed a pass/fail course with honors.

N-Incomplete

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/fail courses.  A grade of 'U' or unsatisfactory will be recorded for any course that has not been completed by the deadline.  

U-Unsatisfactory

Indicates the student did not complete satisfactory work in an Interim or pass/fail course.  

WS-Withdrawal Satisfactory

Awarded when a student officially withdraws from a pass/fail course or Interim course on or before the withdrawal date indicated in the academic calendar and is passing at the time of the withdrawal.

WU-Withdrawal Unsatisfactory

Indicates the student withdrew from a pass/fail course either officially or unofficially and was not earning a passing grade at the time of the withdrawal.

W- Medical Withdraw

In circumstances where a student is unable to complete the semester due to a  medical condition, s/he is awarded a grade of 'W' upon official approval from both the Wellness Center and the Office of the Registrar.  The student is 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.