Grading Systems @ 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 Grade Schemes

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

IP Course in progress N/A
I Incomplete; course requirements missing or outstanding N/A
SU Eligible for supplemental assessment N/A


Other Grades

AG Aegrotat Standing; credit granted N/A
AS Credit granted for advanced standing 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
TM Enrolment terminated on grounds of academic dishonesty 0.0
W Withdrew from subject officially; no academic penalty 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

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


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.


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

  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.

Historical Grade Schemes

Click the section headers below to view grading schemes 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