Manhattanville's grading system uses standard letter grades. Each letter grade is assigned a numeric grade point value to allow computation of a student's Grade Point Average (GPA). See the College Catalog for a complete description of grading policy and a grade glossary.
Some courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail (P or F grade) basis or as an auditor. Courses that satisfy a requirement for a major, a minor, Freshmen Seminar (FYP) or a General Education competency/distribution CANNOT be taken as pass/fail or audited. A maximum of four (4) credits per semester may be taken pass/fail. Students must request pass/fail for a course using the Pass/Fail request form at the Registrar's Office no later than the last day of Add/Drop for the term. Registering for classes as an auditor automatically assigns only the "AU" grade to all courses taken.
Course withdrawals:Withdrawal from a course is reflected as a "W" grade (student-initiated action) or a "WA" grade (administrative action) in the course's grade field. W's and WA's are non-punitive (do not affect the GPA). Students must obtain the appropriate signatures before "W" graded withdrawal requests will be processed. In cases of academic dishonesty and other sanctions, the "WF" grade (withdrawn failing) may appear as part of a larger College sanction.
Incomplete grades: (Will appear as "GD" or "Grade Deferred" on student's record) are awarded for special extenuating circumstances ONLY with the approval of the appropriate academic Dean and the course instructor using the Incomplete Grade Contract. Incomplete requests must be finalized by the last day of classes for the semester within which they apply. Forms are available as follows:
Undergraduates: Visit the Academic Advising Office in Founders Hall to obtain a form and begin the process.
Graduate and doctoral students: Visit the appropriate School of Education or School of Business office to obtain a form and begin the process.
Final grade availability: Faculty submit student grades securely online using WebAdvisor. Final grades are available to all students for viewing through their WebAdvisor accounts after the Registrar's Office verifies grade submissions. Grades are generally available for viewing several days AFTER the last day of a term and final exams are over. Additional grades become available after a term's faculty grading deadline date has passed (published in the Academic Calendar).
NOTE TO FACULTY: Final grades must be submitted using the web grading link in your WebAdvisor account. The Registrar's Office communicates the web grading entry dates and deadlines towards the end of each semester. Grades submitted OUTSIDE of WebAdvisor will not be accepted without the penned signature of the instructor on all grade documents as proof of authenticity.