Grading System

Standards of achievement and credit allocation in each course offered at the College are intended to be commensurate with those normally maintained by institutions which grant the baccalaureate degree. Regulations regarding attendance and maintenance of academic requirements are the same for part-time and full-time students.

Grades

Grades are assigned for each course at the close of the semester according to the following criteria:

 

A   Achievement of superior quality
B   Achievement of good quality
C   Achievement sufficient for continued study
D   Minimal passing grade
F   Failure
W   Official Withdrawal, student initiated
AW   Administrative Withdrawal
I   Incomplete
O   Audit. No credit or regular grade given for the course. Regular attendance and other requirements stipulated by the instructor are required.
PC   Permission to Continue
T   Transfer Credit
S   Successful
U   Unsuccessful
X   Unofficial Withdrawal, student stopped attending

Note: Many courses that require prerequisites will accept only a grade of C, or in some cases C+, or higher.

Grade Point Average

Quality points used in computing the academic averages of students are assigned to grades as follows:

 

A 4.0   C 2.0
A- 3.7   C- 1.7
B+ 3.3   D+ 1.3
B 3.0   D 1.0
B- 2.7   D- 0.7
C+ 2.3   F 0.0
 

The number of quality points gained for each course equals the product of the number of credit hours for that course multiplied by the quality point equivalent of the final letter grade.

Semester grade point averages are computed for each student, following the close of each semester. The total number of quality points accumulated for the semester is divided by the total number of credit hours attempted in the semester. I, T, W and X grades are not counted.

Cumulative Grade Point Averages are computed for each student following the close of each semester. The total number of quality points accumulated at the College is divided by the total number of credit hours attempted at the College. I, T, W and X grades are not counted.

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