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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 Transcript Online Ordering 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 order a transcript.

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).

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

Transcript Processing

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

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 transcript will be sent in the following timeframes:

  • Electronic delivery: within 30-90 minutes
  • Mail delivery: within one business day (delivery time varies by method chosen, and can be found on the transcript ordering site)

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

Transcript Fees

Is there a fee associated with obtaining a transcript?

The University does not charge for electronic or USPS First-Class Mail delivery of transcripts. For specialty and express mail services, fees apply, and can be found on our Official Transcript Online Ordering FAQs. These fees do not pertain to legacy transcripts (see below).

For legacy transcripts (transcripts for students who completed any coursework at the University prior to 1990, or at Marymount College prior to Fall 2002), USPS First-Class Mail delivery is provided at no charge, and Express Mail delivery is $35.00.

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?

Electronic PDF transcripts are meant to act as an official transcript when sent directly to the intended recipient. Thus, it is crucial that you have the transcript sent directly to the intended recipient, whether an individual, organization, institution, etc. Electronic transcripts forwarded from one party to another are not deemed official.

For paper transcripts, the envelope must remain unopened for the document to be deemed official. Opening the envelope will invalidate the official transcript. Official transcripts are only for the use of the recipient that they are sent to. Paper transcripts that are opened and forwarded from one party to another are not deemed official.

 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.