This page will show you how to interpret a Drew University Transcript via TreeHouse,  describe what TreeHouse Ladder is and its functionality, as well as give you a step-by-step process on how to use TreeHouse Ladder Self-Service Registration tools.

The following services are also available on Treehouse:

  • Search the catalog
  • Update personal information
  • View your transcript
  • View your class schedule

Additional Information

For more help with any of the above items, see the tabs below:


Interpreting the Transcript

Your cumulative, semester, and major department GPA can be viewed by selecting the appropriate option. Using the department option is helpful if you want for students who want a quick overview of all courses you have completed in a particular department. The number upper, intermediate, and lower lever credits (and the GPA for these credits) is also available in “My Transcript.”

The following table outlines the grading system:

Grade Quality Point Per Credit
Grade CLA Grad Theo
AH NA 4.33 NA
A+ NA NA 4.33
A 4.00 4.00 4.00
A- 3.67 3.67 3.67
B+ 3.33 3.33 3.33
B 3.00 3.00 3.00
B- 2.67 2.67 2.67
C+ 2.33 2.33 2.33
C 2.00 2.00 2.00
C- 1.67 NA 1.67
D+ 1.33 NA 1.33
D 1.00 NA 1.00
D- 0.67 NA 0.67
F 0.00 0.00 0.00
Letter Key
AUD Audited
I Incomplete
NR No grade submitted by instructor
P Pass
R Completed Continuous Registration Semester
W Withdrew within stated period
X Course in progress

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Grade Reporting

Some of the grades for courses that I registered for in the current term do not appear in “My Grades.”

Grades are entered online or submitted to office of the registrar by the faculty at various times. As a result, some of your grades may not have been submitted or entered online at the time you viewed your record.

What is my Major Department GPA and how is it calculated?

The Major Department GPA displays the Grade Point Average of all courses that a student has completed in the department of their declared major. This GPA does not represent the actual major Grade Point Average.

The grade of “NR” displays on my grade report. What do these grades mean?

The grade of “NR” (Not Reported) is entered by the Office of the Registrar when a professor does not report a grade.


TreeHouse Ladder Instructions

What is TreeHouse Ladder?:

TreeHouse Ladder is an easy to use degree audit and academic advising software designed to enhance the advisement and academic planning process at Drew University. TreeHouse Ladder has powerful tools and features that allow students to view their academic progress at anytime and confirm how their course choices fulfill degree, major, minor, and concentration requirements.

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TreeHouse Ladder Functionality:

  • Web Audits
    • Student Audit
    • Concise Audit
    • Registration Audit
  • What-If Audits
  • GPA Calculator
    • Graduation Calendar
    • Term Calculator
    • Advice Calculator
  • Look Ahead
  • Student Planner (Advisers only)

Viewing or Processing Audits:

Audits are individualized, printable degree reports displaying courses taken, transfer credits, courses still needed to meet degree requirements and courses in-progress. The audits are arranged in a logical hierarchy of sections, called “blocks.”  The sections or blocks list the various components and requirements to  degree.  Audits can be viewed in three different formats:

  • Student View- a complete and detailed audit of the student academic record.
  • Registration Checklist- provides only the courses “still needed” to meet degree requirements.

To  process  and  view  an  audit,  choose  the  Audit  Format  from  the  drop-down  menu  and  click  “View,” [TreeHouse Ladder defaults to the “Student View”]:

Reading the TreeHouse Ladder Audit:

  •  Header Information:  Please take note of the following important header information.
  1. The Header Information bar, including the “Worksheets,” “Planner,” and “GPA Calc” tabs.
  2. The “Legend.”
  3. The student specific information.
  4. FAQ, Help, and Print, and other links at the top of the page.
TreeHouse Ladder Header Information
  • Student Progress Information:
  1. Test Information (AP, SAT, etc.)
  2. Degree Progress
  3. Degree Requirements
  4. General Education Requirements
  5. General Education: Diversity Requirements
  6. General Education:  Breadth Requirements
  7. Major Requirements (if applicable)
  8. Minor Requirements (if applicable)
  9. Concentration Requirements (if applicable)

Degree & GenEd

Diversity & Breadth


  • Additional Coursework Information:  Please take note of the following important coursework information:
  1. Courses Unassigned to Specific Requirements
  2. In-Progress Coursework
  3. Legend

Additional Coursework Information

Note:  You must click “Process Audit” each time after you select new criteria to refresh and view the latest version of an audit.

GPA Calculators

The GPA Calc functionality allows students to determine the number of courses and grades needed to improve their grade point average.  There are three different types of GPA calculator functions:

  • Graduation calculator – helps you determine how you need to perform to reach the desired GPA upon graduating.
  • Term calculator – helps to set specific goals for the classes in current term.
  • Advice calculator – helps  determine how many credits of a specific grade average needed to reach  desired GPA.

Using the GPA Calculator Functions

To use the GPA Calculator functions, click “GPA calc” on the TreeHouse Ladder function bar.  From the “GPA Calculators – Introduction Page,” choose a GPA Calculator type from the left sidebar.

Graduation Calculator

  1. Select the Graduation Calculator from the “GPA Calc” sidebar.
  2. Enter your total number of credits remaining toward  degree.  The current GPA will auto-fill, however, the calculator allows you to make changes to a hypothetical current GPA.
  3. Enter the total number of credits required for degree.
  4. Enter  Desired GPA.
  5. Click Calculate.  The calculator will generate the GPA that needed over the remaining credits in order to achieve the desired GPA.
  6. Click “Recalculate” to change the criteria.

Graduation Calculator

Term Calculator

  1. Select the Term Calculator from the “GPA Calc” sidebar.
  2. Enter Class name, (e.g. ENGL 210, ANTH 101). This field is optional. Maximum of 8 classes allowed.
  3. Enter number of credits, (mandatory field). Maximum of 8 credits allowed.
  4. Select grade for class from drop-down menu, (mandatory field).
  5. Click “Calculate” to view calculated GPA based on the grades provided, (“Current GPA” and “Credits Earned So Far” are auto-filled. Hypothetical changes are allowed to these two fields).
  6. Click “Recalculate” to change the criteria.

Advice Calculator

  1. Select the Advice Calculator from the “GPA Calc” sidebar.
  2. Enter Desired GPA.  “Current GPA” and “Credits Earned” fields are auto-filled by TreeHouse Ladder; however, hypothetical changes are allowed to these fields.
  3. Click “Calculate.”
  4. The Advice Calculator returns different scenarios in terms of number of credits and average grade necessary to achieve the desired GPA.  Note: Results that would require you to take more than 150 Credits are omitted. You will receive an error message if it is not possible to achieve the desired GPA based on the maximum of 150 additional credits.
  5. Click “Recalculate” to change the criteria.

Look Ahead

The Look Ahead function is a planning tool.

To view or process a Look Ahead audit:

  1. Click the “Look Ahead” button on the Worksheets sidebar.
  2. Enter the discipline code, (e.g. ENGL, ANTH, BIOL), and complete course number in the respective fields.
  3. Click “Add Course” to create a list of planned courses or “Courses you are considering.”
  4. Click the “Process New” button.

TreeHouse Self-Service Registration

Please follow the instructions below which outline registration related procedures to use TreeHouse Self Service

Check your registration status

Your registration status will tell you whether you have any holds on your account, your academic standing, your student status and your class for registration purposes.  It will also give you a summary of your academic career so far including the number of credits you have earned, your program, and your majors and/or minors.

  1. Go to click on students (located at the top left of the web page.)
  2. Under the heading “Registration Tools”, click on the “Registration Status” link.
  3. Choose a term, if asked.
  4. Your registration status will be displayed.

Check whether your account has any holds

“View Holds” will list any holds on your account.  If there aren’t any, you will see a message stating that there are no holds on your record.  Holds need to be taken care of before registration opens or you will not be able to register.

  1. Go to
  2. Under the heading “Registration Tools”, click on the “View Holds” link.
  3. Choose a term, if asked.
  4. Your holds information will be displayed.

Search for courses for a term

You can look for classes before registration opens.

  1. Go to
  2. Under the heading “Registration Tools”, click on the “Look Up Classes” link.
  3. Select a term to search from the dropdown menu and then click “Submit”.
  4. If you would like to search by a specific subject, highlight the subject and click “Course Search”.

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This will display all the classes offered during the term selected.  Click on “View Sections” in order to see the sections offered for a particular class, with details including instructor, schedule, seats available, instructor approval required (this will show in the “Attribute” column), etc.  You can also click on the CRN (course number) to gain access to more detail, such as the books for the course and the catalog entry.  NOTE:  Instructor approval required will appear underneath the title within the “Attributes” portion of the detailed information.

If you would like to search by criteria other than subject, click on “Advanced Search”. You have the ability to search by a class title, type of class, course level (the levels are defined in the message at the top), instructor, gen. ed. requirement, start and end times, and days of the week the class is offered. Once you have highlighted the criteria to be used for the search, click on “Class Search”.  Keep in mind that you must select at least one subject for the search. All the classes meeting the criteria will be displayed, with details including instructor, schedule, seats available, etc.  You can also click on the CRN to gain access to more detail, such as the books for the course and the catalog entry.  Note the CRNs of courses you are interested in taking.

Seat Availability

Once you have clicked the “Course Search” button as was described in the “Search for Courses for a Term” above, you can select specific courses to view the seat availability for that section.  Click on the desired section, and you will see something similar to one of the following screens:
Please note that if a Cross list (XL) exists, then you should pay special attention to the Cross List Seats remaining, not the section Seats remaining.  In the examples above, there are 24 seats available for students, not 25.

Register for classes

Please watch this video, which takes you step by step through the registration process detailed below.

When registration opens for your class/program, you will be able to register for your classes. If your program requires a PIN to register, please make note of it during your advising session with your adviser. Keep this number which you will need if you want to make any registration changes. PIN numbers are new each semester.

  1. Go to
  2. Under the heading “Registration Tools”, click on the “Register, Add or Drop Classes” link.
  3. If registration is not open, you will receive a message stating that “This term is not available for Registration processing.”  You can select another term, if desired.  Only terms that are currently open are displayed in the dropdown.
  4. If the term is open for registration and you have no holds, you will be able to begin selecting classes.
    • If you have already determined the classes you would like to take and noted the CRNs, you can just enter them into the “Add Classes Worksheet” and click on “Submit Changes”.  All classes “accepted” for registration will appear under “Current Schedule”.   Think of the worksheet as your shopping cart.
Any classes not accepted will be displayed under the heading “Registration Add Errors”.
Types of errors:
  • You are already registered for another section of the class.
  • You have a time conflict with another class.
  • Your class has a co-requisite which you did not select at the same time.  Co-requisites MUST be added together.
  • Your class requires “instructor approval”  and the instructor has not yet entered the approval or you have not yet contacted the instructor for approval. You will not be able to register for the class without this approval.
  • If a class is closed and there are no more openings on the wait list.
Once registration is open, the box under “Select” will be displayed and you can check off the box and click “Register” to register for that course section.
If you check the select box and click “Add to WorkSheet”, the course will be added to your worksheet list.  You will not be registered for the class until you “Submit
Changes” (from the Register, Add or Drop Classes worksheet page), which will add all of the courses in your worksheet to your registration.

Wait List

If a class is closed but does have openings on the wait list and you want to be placed on the wait list, you need to add the CRN to the Worksheet and “Submit Changes”.  The class will appear in the “Registration Add Errors” until you select “Wait Listed” in the action dropdown menu and “Submit Changes”.  To see your position on the wait list, select the link at the bottom “Student Detail Schedule”.  Under the waitlisted course, you will see the “Waitlist Position”. NOTE: If you put yourself on a waitlist and a seat becomes available, you will receive an email and have only 24 hours to register yourself for that seat. If you do not add yourself during that 24 hours, you will have to put yourself on the waitlist again, starting at the last spot.

Dropping a Class

In “Register, Add or Drop Classes” under the “Current Schedule” heading, click on the dropdown under “Action” and select your drop option.  “Submit Changes” and the class will be removed from your “Current Schedule”.
NOTE: This will submit everything on the page, including registrations for courses added to your worksheet but not yet registered for.  Note that after the add/drop period is over (see Academic Calendar) you will receive a non-punitive “W” grade for withdrawing from a course. Check the Academic Calendar for dates and drop/add and for the last day to drop a course with a “W”.

Change Your Grade mode from Regular to Audit or Pass/Fail

“Change Class Options” allows you to change your grade mode for the classes you’ve registered for.

        1. Go to
        2. Under the heading “Registration Tools”, click on the “Change Class Options” link.
        3. Choose a term, if asked.
        4. The classes you have registered for will be displayed.
        5. Find the course you’d like to change the grade mode for and click on the dropdown to the right of “Grade Mode”.  Select the grade mode desired.
        6. Click “Submit Changes” to save your selections.