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Grades/Transcript Information

Grade Status

If a grade appears blank on my.fordham, please check back later. The faculty may not have submitted your grade yet. Grades are due two to three days after the final examination has taken place. Please note that final grade reports are no longer mailed to students. However, grades are available online within 24 hours after submission. For questions about grades received, please contact the faculty or respective dean's office. Further information regarding specific grades can be found below.

Determining GPA for Major or Minor

Add the "Quality Points" for all the courses that apply to your major or minor. Then add the "Quality Hours" for those same courses. Divide the sum of the "Quality Points" by the sum of the "Quality Hours". This will give you the GPA for your major or minor.

Transcript Information

Explanation of Grades/Transcript

Please review the following PDF downloads for a complete explanation of Fordham University's academic transcripts:

Explanation of Transcripts

Explanation of Transcripts: School of Law

Additional Grading Code Descriptions:

Absent from Final Exam: The temporary grade of ABS describes situations in which the student missed the final exam due to unavoidable circumstances and for which the final exam is the only outstanding course requirement.

Incomplete (INC): The temporary grade of INC describes situations where a student is granted an extension to complete an outstanding paper/project/presentation other than the final exam. It is granted for rare and compelling cases such as an unforeseen health or family emergency. The "Petition for Incomplete" form available in the dean's office must be completed by both student and professor.

No Grade Reported (NGR): NGR is the temporary grade that the University Registrar awards when the instructor did not submit a course grade on my.Fordham by the prescribed deadline. The NGR is only be reported by instructors when an Academic Integrity violation case is pending.

If temporary grades are not resolved by the final grading date for the corresponding school, the grade will automatically be recorded as an F.

For more information, please refer to the instructions located on the back of your transcript.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Transcript Request Form

If you attended (completed any of your coursework) at the University prior to 1990, or at Marymount College prior to Fall 2002, then you must use the Transcript Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the Office of Academic Records.

Instructions for Requesting Transcripts

How do I request my Fordham University Transcript?

If you have access to the My.Fordham.edu portal, go to your Student Tab, and look for a box titled “Official eTranscript Request and Enrollment Verification” and click the link in that box. You will then be taken to a National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) landing page where you can access the eTranscript request.

If you no longer have access (or never had access) to the My.Fordham.edu portal, go to this link: https://tsorder.studentclearinghouse.org/school/ficecode/00272200/.

Written Requests

If you attended (completed any of your coursework) at the University prior to 1990, or at Marymount College prior to Fall 2002, then you must use the Transcript Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the Office of Academic Records (see below contact information).

Note: We cannot accept an emailed request that does not contain a copy of the transcript request form containing a handwritten student signature (electronic signatures will not be accepted).

Rose Hill / Westchester / Marymount
Fordham University, Office of Academic Records
441 East Fordham Road, Thebaud Hall, 3rd Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Fax 718-817-2685
acadrecords@fordham.edu

Lincoln Center (non-Law)
Fordham University, Office of Academic Records
113 West 60th Street, Room 215
New York, NY 10023
Fax 212-636-6009
acadrecords@fordham.edu

Transcript Processing

How long will it take for my transcript request to be processed?

For eTranscripts, provided that: (i) you have no holds on your record that prevent transcript release, (ii) the National Student Clearinghouse is able to match the identifying information you provided to your Fordham student record; (iii) you have not uploaded any attachments; and (iv) no system maintenance periods are ongoing, your eTranscript should be sent to your recipients within 30-90 minutes. 

For mailed requests: processing a transcript request takes approximately 3-5 business days. The Office of Academic Records provides immediate transcripts at its discretion, that are available within 24 hours or the following business day. The Expedited Processing Fee for an immediate transcript is $30 and must be paid prior to the issuance of the transcript(s). Please be advised that this service may not be available during peak periods. Additionally, please be sure to allow sufficient processing time for your request.

Note: The University may discontinue or suspend this service at anytime without notice. The $30 Expedited Processing Fee is also subject to change without notification.

Effective July 1, 2020, the Expedited Processing Fee is $35. This fee includes express mailing service, if requested.

Transcripts cannot be released if you have a financial obligation to the University.

Transcript Fees

Is there a fee associated with obtaining a transcript?

Effective September 1, 2004, there are no fees for obtaining a Fordham University transcript. There is a $30 Expedited Processing Fee for expedited service.

Effective July 1, 2020, the Expedited Processing Fee is $35. This fee includes express mailing service, if requested.

Transcript Express Mail

Can I have my transcript expressed mailed to an institution?

Yes. Express Mail service is available for a $30 Expedited Processing Fee. The $30 Expedited Processing Fee applies regardless of whether the transcript is picked-up in person or mailed overnight to a requester. This fee includes overnight express mail delivery via UPS. Requesters do not have to provide any additional express mail materials.

The processing fee must be paid prior to the issuance of the transcript(s). Please be advised that this service may not be available during peak periods. Additionally, please be sure to allow sufficient processing time for your request.

According to guidelines provided by UPS, immediate transcripts which require a receipt signature, cannot be mailed to PO Boxes. Please ensure that recipient provides you with a street address and contact information.

Note: The University may discontinue or suspend this service at anytime without notice. The $30 Expedited Processing Fee is also subject to change without notification.

Transcripts cannot be released if you have a financial obligation to the University

Effective July 1, 2020, the Expedited Processing Fee is $35.

Transcripts from Other Universities in Student Files

Can the University forward transcripts from other institutions and/or test scores? (SATs, APs, etc.)

No. The information that is contained in your file is for University use only. The University does not forward that information to any other institution. If you need a transcript from another institution, or test scores, you have to request that information from the original providing institution.

Difference between Official and Unofficial Transcripts

What is the difference between official and unofficial transcripts?

Official transcripts bear the University seal, and are sent directly to institutions concerned. Students may also receive an official transcript in a sealed envelope to forward or hand deliver to another institution. When an official transcript is sent to a student, the envelope must remain unopened. Opening the envelope will invalidate the official transcript. Official transcripts are only for the use of the institution that they are sent to. Official transcripts cannot be forwarded to a third party. An unofficial transcript is used for informational purposes only.

Spring 2020 COVID-19 Grading Information

In Spring 2020, in response to the learning disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the following colleges/schools of Fordham University adopted an optional pass/fail grading system, allowing students to declare any (or all) of their standard letter grade courses pass/fail (provided the course had not already been graded). Except where noted below, this policy applied both to students enrolled in each college/school, and to courses offered by that college/school (study abroad
courses included).

  • Fordham College at Rose Hill
  • Fordham College at Lincoln Center
  • Gabelli School of Business (Undergraduate)
  • School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Undergraduate)
  • Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
    • This school also uses the grade of "High Pass" (HP), which is awarded at the instructor's discretion.
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Graduate School of Social Service
  • Gabelli School of Business (Graduate)
    • Students in this school were only permitted to designate graduate courses in the Gabelli School of Business as pass/fail.

Two schools did not offer an optional pass/fail grading system for its students: (1) Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education; (2) School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Graduate). Students in these schools were not permitted to declare any of their standard letter grade courses as pass/fail, regardless of the college/school in which their course(s) were taken.

Students earning a passing grade on the pass/fail scale receive full credit for the course, with no impact on the grade point average; students earning a failing grade in a pass/fail course receive no credit, with no impact on the grade point average.

The minimum passing grade equivalent for each college/school can be found on Fordham University's Explanation of Transcripts.

Not all colleges/schools have the same minimum passing grade equivalent.

Courses taken pass/fail pursuant to the above policy were accepted in fulfillment of all major, minor, concentration, undergraduate Core Curriculum, and graduate program requirements. They were also accepted as fulfilling the pre-requisites for higher-level courses, where applicable. Ordinarily, courses taken pass/fail could not be used for such purposes.
The deadline for making the pass/fail election was Friday, 4/24/2020 at 11:59 pm.

Once elected, the pass/fail choice was irrevokable. As indicated earlier, students could not declare any course that had already been graded as pass/fail.

For information on the Fordham University School of Law's Spring 2020 grading policies, contact the School of Law's Office of the Registrar at registrar@law.fordham.edu.