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Skidmore College
Office of the Registrar

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Skidmore College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Council on Social Work Education. The College is also an associate member of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

In Accordance with provisions in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act this information may not be released to any other party without the written consent of the student.

The level of the course in general is indicated as follows:

  • 100 - Introductory
  • 200 - Intermediate
  • 300 - Advanced

Distinguished Work: A+, A (4.00) / Superior Work: A- (3.67), B+ (3.33), B (3.00) / Satisfactory Work: B- (2.67), C+ (2.33), C (2.00), S (no points) /
Passing, Poor Quality: C- (1.67), D+ (1.33), D (1.00)  / Unsatisfactory: U (no points) / for spring 2020 to summer 2021 (COVID-19) - Credit: CR (no points)/
Failure: F (0.00) / Withdrawal: W / Withdrawal Failing: WF (0.00) / 
Temporary Incomplete: I (no points) / Incomplete Failing: IF (0.00) / Pass: P (no points) / Pass w/Honor: PH (no points) / Audit: AU (no points) / Audit Withdrawal: AW (no points) / Non-Credit: NC (no points) Leave of Absence: L (no points) / Transfer Credit: TR / Transfer Maturity Level Credit: ML

Since Fall of 1985, Skidmore College has provided instruction on a semester calendar, which consists of fall and spring semesters and two summer sessions. Credit hours for each class are indicated on the transcript proper. Prior to Fall 1985, instruction was provided on a 4-1-4 calendar with no grade points given for plus and minus. In instances where a student's transcript includes both calendar types, credit hours earned prior to Fall 1985 have been converted to 3.33 credits for each unit of instruction. Effective 2013: January terms are listed for the sole purpose of transfer credit.


  • Dean's List: Term Honors are computed for the fall and spring semesters as of the established date for submitting grades. Honors are awarded to each student who satisfactorily completes fourteen semester hours and earns the appropriate grade point average. Effective Fall 2011: Term Honors--3.650 or higher; Fall 1998-Spring 2011: Honors--3.400-3.669 and Highest Honors--3.670-4.000; Prior to Fall 1998: Honors--3.33 or higher.

  • Graduation Honors: Upon recommendation of the Committee on Academic Standing and with the approval of the faculty, seniors with distinguished academic records may graduate with honors upon earning the following grade point averages-effective with the Class of 2014: cum laude (3.650-3.749); magna cum laude (3.750-3.899); summa cum laude (3.900-4.000); Class of 1991-Class of 2013: cum laude (3.400-3.669); magna cum laude (3.670-3.799); summa cum laude (3.800-4.000); prior to May 1991, College Honors (3.67-4.00).

If a course for which the student received a grade of "F" is repeated at the College, both grades remain on the record and both are included in the cumulative GPA. With the exception of designated programs, credit granted by Skidmore for work taken at another institution or by examination is not included in the GPA.

The College criterion for Satisfactory is the equivalent of a "C" or better, not "C-". S/U grades do not affect the grade point average, but a student receiving an Unsatisfactory will not receive credit for the course.


Status Notations
Active: Student currently pursuing degree.
Completed: Student has completed all degree requirements.
Withdrawn: Student has withdrawn from the college
Disciplinary Clery Pending: Student withdrew, code of conduct charges pending.
Disciplinary Clery Violation: Student expelled after a finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.

Term Notations
Academic Probation: Semester or cumulative GPA below 2.000
Disciplinary Clery Violation: Student suspended for the semester after finding of responsibility for a code of conduct violation.

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