Grading System

Official grades are issued for each student at the end of each semester. Students enrolled in academic programs will be graded by the following letter grade system.

Numerical Grade Grade Points Per Semester Hours
A-Excellent 93-100 4
B-Good 85-92 3
C-Average 77-84 2
D-Below Average 70-76 1
F-Unsatisfactory Below 70 0

 
The following grade abbreviations will not be used in computing the grade point average:

AU–AUDIT

CE–CREDIT BY EXAMINATION This is awarded for successful completion of institutional examination and carries credit earned but is not figured in grade point average. (Course credit may not be transferable to another institution.)

I–INCOMPLETE This indicates failure to complete certain course requirements because of extenuating circumstances. The student is responsible for arranging with the instructor the terms of the incomplete and for seeing that the incomplete is removed prior to the end of the succeeding term, or the grade becomes an “F.”

IP–IN PROGRESS This grade may be given in developmental courses when progress has been made but required objectives for the course have not been met. A student who has earned an IP will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent courses until he/she re-enrolls and earns a “C” or better in the course. Financial aid recipients who receive an “IP” grade for a specific course cannot have federal Pell funds reappropriated for the repeat of that course.

NA-NEVER ATTEND This grade indicates that the student enrolled in the course but did not attend.

P-PASS This grade may be given in developmental course modules when progress (80% mastery or higher) has been made toward required objectives.

R-RE-ENROLL This grade may be given in developmental course modules when progress has been made but required objectives have not been met (below 80% mastery). A student who has earned an “R” will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent course modules until he/she re-enrolls and earns a “P” in the specific course module. Financial aid recipients who receive an “R” grade for a specific course module may be eligible to have federal Pell funds reappropriated for the repeat for a specific course module.

W–OFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL This is a grade assigned when appropriate documentation is submitted by the instructor, student or College official by the published deadline, terminating enrollment. An instructor or College official may assign a “W” after the published deadline.

WA–UNOFFICIAL WITHDRAWAL FOR AUDITS This is the grade reported for an audit student who ceases attendance without officially notifying the school. This grade carries no credit and no penalty.