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
Used in calculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluationGrade Points Earned
A Excellent 4.0
B Very Good 3.0
C Satisfactory 2.0
D Poor 1.0
F Failing 0.0
WF

Faculty withdrawal

0.0

-The numerical value for each letter grade is outlined in the course syllabus. Please refer to the specific course syllabus for the numerical grading scale.

Not used in calculating academic GPA
GradeEvaluation
P* Passing (Corequisite Course - Developmental Studies)
R* Repeat (Corequisite Course - Developmental Studies)
P1 Pass Tier 1 (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
P2 Pass Tier 2 (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
P3 Pass Tier 3 (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
TP Transfer of P Grade (Corequisite Course - Developmental Studies)
TP1 Transfer of P1 Grade (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
TP2 Transfer of P2 Grade (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
TP3 Transfer of P3 Grade (Transition Course - Developmental Studies)
TA Transfer of A Grade
TB Transfer of B Grade
TC Transfer of C Grade
TR Transfer Credit
TD Transfer Developmental Credit
I Incomplete
IN Incomplete-Military
AB Absent Final Exam-Military
AU Audit
SR Senior Citizen Audit
X Credit by Proficiency
W Withdrawal
AW Administrative Withdrawal
FW Faculty Withdrawal (Developmental Studies)

Incomplete Grade

An incomplete grade "I" is assigned at the discretion of the instructor for incomplete course work. In the course(s) for which an "I" is assigned, hours will not be counted in quality point computation for that semester. An "I" must be completed the following semester, or it automatically becomes an "F." The exception is for developmental courses, which automatically becomes an “R*.” An “incomplete (IN)” or “absent from the final exam (AB)” will be completed within a period of time specified by the college to avoid receiving a failing grade for a course that a student is unable to complete due to temporary or permanent reassignment as a result of military operations or a National Guard service member placed onto State active duty status.

Audit

Auditing a course is the privilege of being present in class when space permits. An audit indicates attendance only and is not an indication of successful completion or passing a course section. No credit is awarded and no examinations are required. Auditing a course does not fulfill any prerequisite requirements. Attendance, participation in class, etc., are at the discretion of the instructor. Audits are reported on transcripts as a grade of "AU" or “SR” for a Senior Citizen Audit Option described below, and do not affect earned credits or GPA.

A student must register officially for the course and pay regular tuition, unless utilizing the Senior Citizen Audit Option described below, during the specified registration and schedule adjustment period. A student may audit a particular course only once. Under extreme circumstances, a student may request to audit a course a second time through the approval process of Department Head, Division Chair, Dean of Curriculum Programs and Vice President for Instructional Services.

Students who receive financial aid should consult with the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs before auditing a course.

Senior Citizen Audit Option: Any student who is at least 65 years old may audit courses without payment of any required registration fee or tuition for the audit provided the audit is approved in accordance with policies adopted by the State Board of Community Colleges and there is no cost to the State. A student may be charged local fees associated with these course sections. A student will be allowed to audit a class under this section only on a space available basis after completing the admissions process. This section does not apply to audits of courses provided on a self-supporting basis. No credit is awarded and no examinations are required. A grade of “SR” is reported on a student transcript for students who use this option.

No Show

Students registering for class and never attending will be dropped from the course with a status reason of "NS" and a status of “X.” A letter grade is not assigned; therefore, it does not affect the academic GPA.

College & Career Readiness and Continuing Education

Grades assigned in the College & Career Readiness and Continuing Education programs are not used in calculating the academic GPA nor the financial aid GPA.

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students receiving financial aid must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy requirements according to federal, state and/or local rules and regulations. Some grades assigned that are not used in calculating a curriculum academic GPA may be used when calculating a GPA for financial aid.

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 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 in WebAdvisor/ Colleague Self-Service. Please note that grade reports will not be posted to student WebAdvisor/ Colleague Self-Service 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.