Grades

Undergraduate Grades

The grading system used on transcripts provides for 16 letter grades consisting of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, CR (credit), NC (no credit), I (incomplete), W (withdrawal), WN (Withdrawn Never Attended) and NR (not reported). All students whose names remain on the official class roster, prepared at the end of the add/drop period, are assigned one of the above grades.

Grades Quality Points Earned
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D+ 1.30
D 1.00
D- 0.70
F 0.00

Two calculations of grade point averages appear on the student’s transcript: a semester grade point average and a cumulative grade point average. No quality points are assigned to CR, NC, I or W.  

Semester grades are available online only. Instructors are asked to submit grades via connect.oldwestbury.edu. All grades traditionally post seven to ten days after the semester ends. Login to connect.oldwestbury.edu to view grades or the unofficial transcript.
 

    Mid-Term Grades

    At the mid-point of the fall and spring semesters, mid-term grades are submitted by faculty to the Office of the Registrar. These grades are not retained in the permanent record, calculated in the GPA or recorded on academic transcripts. The purpose of mid-term grades is to provide students with a report of their academic progress. Mid-term grades are accessed using the following grade structure:

    • S = Satisfactory (grade of C or higher)
    • U = Unsatisfactory (grade of C- or lower)
    • F = Failing
    • NR = Not reported or Not required
    dean's list
    • Any full-time student who completes all courses for which they registered, which are graded using the normal grading system (A through F) and achieves a 3.50 grade point average will be included on the Dean’s List. 
    • Any part-time student enrolled for at least 8 credits, who completes all courses for which they are registered, which are graded using the normal grading system (A through F), and achieves at least a 3.50 grade point average will be included on the Dean’s List.

    For questions or concerns, please contact the department of major.

    Undergraduate Latin honors

    Latin Honors recognizes the achievement of the overall academic record of outstanding students graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. They will be awarded to graduating seniors based on the following criteria:

    A. Compliance with the College’s academic integrity policies (i.e., Policy on Academic Integrity)

    B. Completion of a minimum of 60 credits of NORMAL graded courses taken at Old Westbury (EXCLUDING CR, NC, NR, and W). IF A STUDENT HAS AN INCOMPLETE AT THE TIME LATIN HONORS IS CALCULATED, THAT STUDENT IS INELIGIBLE FOR LATIN HONORS.

    C. Achievement of a minimum grade point average of 3.6;

    1. For summa cum laude, a grade point average from 3.9 to 4.0;
    2. For magna cum laude, a grade point average from 3.75 to 3.89; and
    3. For cum laude, a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.74;  and

    D. Successful completion of all College-wide and Departmental graduation requirements.

    Students who are eligible for Latin Honors will have “Latin Honors” pending next to their names on the Commencement program, and they will also wear different color cords to distinguish the three levels of distinction at the May Commencement ceremony:

    • Gold: summa cum laude 
    • Silver: magna cum laude 
    • Bronze: cum laude  

    Upon completion of their final semester at Old Westbury, they will officially earn the Latin Honors distinction (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude) which will appear on their official college transcript and diploma.

     

    Graduate Grades

    The grading system used on transcripts provides for letter grades consisting of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, F, CR (credit), NC (no credit), I (incomplete), W (withdrawal), and WN (Withdrawn Never Attended). A notation of NR (not reported) is assigned if a grade has not been reported. A notation of WN is assigned for students who never attended. All students whose names remain on the official class roster, prepared at the end of the add/drop period, are assigned one of the above grades.

    Grades Quality Points Earned
    A 4.00
    A- 3.70
    B+ 3.50
    B 3.00
    B- 2.70
    C+ 2.50
    C 2.00
    F 0.00

    Two calculations of grade point averages appear on the student’s transcript: a semester grade point average and a cumulative grade point average. No quality points are assigned to CR, NC, I, W  or WN.

    Semester grades are available online only. Instructors are asked to submit grades via connect.oldwestbury.edu. All grades traditionally post seven to ten days after the semester ends. Login to connect.oldwestbury.edu to view grades or the unofficial transcript.