Grading System

Letter symbols are used in the evaluation of achievement in all programs. Grade points are assigned to letter grades in computing grade point averages. Grade point averages are determined by dividing total quality points earned by total credit hours attempted. Cumulative grade point averages are determined by dividing total quality points by total credit hours attempted for a period of more than one semester.

Curriculum Grading System (effective fall 2015 semester)
Used in calculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluationGrade Points Earned
A 94 – 100 4.0
A- 90 – 93 3.7
B+ 87 – 89 3.3
B 83 – 86 3.0
B- 80 – 82 2.7
C+ 77 – 79 2.3
C 73 – 76 2.0
C- 70 – 72 1.7
D+ 67 – 69 1.3
D 63 – 66 1.0
D- 60 – 62 0.7
F Below 60 0.0
WF

Stopped attending
without withdraw

0.0
Not used in calculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluation 
I Incomplete  
AU Audit  
TR Transfer Credit  
W Withdrawal Without Penalty  
AW Administrative Withdrawal  
Used in calculating financial aid GPA, but not used in caculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluationGrade Points Earned
P* 80 – 100 4.0
R* below 80 0.0
X Credit by Proficiency 4.0
Basic Skills and Continuing Education (not used in calculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluation 
S Satisfactory  
U Unsatisfactory  
P Pass  

 

No Show

Students registering for class and never attending will be dropped with a status reason of “NS” and a course status of “X.”

Developmental Studies Courses

All Developmental Studies courses have a two-fold pass requirement. A student 1) must have a passing grade at the end of the course AND 2) must pass the exit exam given at the end of the course. Students who meet both requirements complete the course with a passing grade and receive course credit. Students who do not complete both requirements must retake the course.

Grade Point Average

The college computes grade point average (GPA) by adding the quality points earned for each course in which an A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F or WF are received, excluding developmental studies courses (courses numbered less than 100), and dividing by the total number of credit hours for those courses.

Grade Reports

Grade reports are issued to students each semester, provided their credentials and financial obligations to the College are in order. Grade reports will be posted to each student account under the “My Grades” section in Web Advisor. Please note that grade reports will not be posted to student Web Advisor accounts until all grades have been verified in the Registrar’s Office. No grades may be given over the phone or fax.

Academic Recognition

Curriculum students enrolled in 12 credit hours for the semester excluding college preparatory hours and proficiency hours who receive no incompletes and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 are eligible to be recognized on the following lists:
President’s List—GPA of 4.0
Dean’s List—GPA of 3.5 to 3.99

Curriculum students enrolled in at least six but less than 12 credit hours for the semester excluding college preparatory hours and proficiency hours who receive no incompletes and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and earn a grade point average of 3.50-4.0 are eligible to be recognized on the Academic Merit List.