About Grades

Understanding Your Grades

Letter grades are given in all courses. Grades signify the various levels of achievement in carrying out the performance objectives of the course. You will be informed of these criteria by the instructor who may use such methods as written papers, participation in class discussion, performance on assigned projects, and mid-term and final examinations. A grade change may be requested within two years of the semester the course was completed. No grade changes beyond the two year limit.

Grade Grade Points Definition
A

4.0

Excellent achievement

B

3.0

Above-average achievement

C

2.0

Average achievement

D

1.0

Minimal passing achievement

F

 0

Less than minimal passing achievement (0 grade points and 0 credits awarded. Course computed in GPA)

CR

0

Credit awarded (No grade points assigned and computed in GPA)

NC

0

No credit given and no grade points earned computed in GPA

CE

0

Credit by Institutional Examination Credit awarded for passing the examination with a “C” grade or higher (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)

W

0

Withdrawal from the course (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)

N

0

No grade assigned (No grade points assigned and no credits computed in GPA)

I

 0

 Incomplete coursework

L

0

Course was audited

P

0

Credit awarded

NP

0

No credit given

I is used to indicate that the student has yet to complete a small but important part of the work for the course. It is given at the instructor’s option. Work must be made up by the end of the 10th week of the following semester. “I” reverts to a “contingency” grade assigned at the time of final evaluation. Grade may not revert to a “W.” An “I” grade, regardless of the contingency grade assigned, is considered non-completion of a course.

CR is used to indicate passing with a “C” or higher for courses taken under the Credit/No Credit option. It is also used to indicate credit for equivalency exams (e.g., AP, CLEP) and non-collegiate sponsored education.

NC is used to indicate not passing with a “C” or higher grade for courses taken under the Credit/No Credit option.

W is used to indicate formal withdrawal from a course after the first three weeks of the semester (or its equivalent in a shorter term course).

L is used to indicate that the course was audited by the student. No credit is given and no grade points are earned. The instructor will determine the extent of classroom participation required of the auditor.

P is used to indicate passing with a “C” or higher for courses taken under the Pass/No Pass option.

NP is used to indicate not passing with a “C” or higher for courses taken under the Pass/No Pass option.