Grading System

Final grades will be issued to all students at the end of the term based on the criteria outlined in the course syllabus. A student who wants to appeal a grade must do so within three weeks of the awarding of the grade. A grade cannot be changed after this period without approval by the department chair and the division dean. 

Students will be graded by the following system:

A   Excellent academic performance, consistent mastery of facts and concepts, and a thorough understanding of course content.
B   Good academic performance, high-level mastery of course content.
C   Average academic performance.
D   Marginal academic performance, poor mastery of course content.
F   Very poor performance, no demonstration of even minimal mastery of course content or did not complete the minimum requirements for the course as outlined in the course syllabus
I Incomplete Assigned when a student is unable to complete work or the final assessment because of illness or other reasons over which the student has no control. An incomplete grade must be completed within the first six weeks of the next semester or by an alternate date approved by the Vice President of Instructional Services. Otherwise, the grade becomes an “F.”
P Proficiency Does not affect quality point ratio.
R Retake Proficiency not demonstrated. Class must be retaken. Does not affect quality point ratio.
W Official Withdrawal (no grade penalty) Assigned when the student OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS. This will not influence the quality point ratio. Official withdrawals are not allowed after the 75% point of a semester or 
term, as identified in the official college calendar, except for exceptional and documented emergencies. In such circumstances, the student must withdraw from all courses. Approval for an emergency withdrawal must come from the Vice President of Student Services or his or her designee..