Purpose:  The purpose of this policy is to define acceptable grades for students attending credit classes at South Central College.

Policy:  Letter grades will be assigned to each student in each credit course as an evaluation of student performance.

The following are acceptable grades that may be used in grading students’ work.

A = 4.00
A- =3.66
B+ = 3.33
B = 3.00
B- = 2.66
C+ = 2.33
C = 2.00
C- = 1.66
D+ = 1.33
D = 1.00
D- =0.66
F =0
FN = 0
AU =AUDIT
CR =TEST-OUT
I =INCOMPLETE
P =PASS
W =WITHDRAW
Z =NO GRADE ASSIGNED
FN - FAILURE/NEVER ATTENDED
FW - FAILURE/WITHDRAWN

F= Failure. Faculty must report last date of attendance when assigning an F grade.

 

FN= Failure. Student never attended the course; 0 grade points per credit, excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. This grade is assigned and faculty must report never attended.

FW= Failure/Withdrawn. Student attended one or more class sessions but did not complete course; 0 grade points per credit (included in GPA); this grade is assigned and faculty must report last day of attendance.

I= Incomplete. A temporary grade issued when the instructor has reasonable expectation that the student can complete unfinished course requirements; 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. (See Incomplete Grade Policy/ Procedure)

P= Pass. Indicates successful achievement of requirements with a minimum grade of C; 0 grade points per credit, excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. May only be used for approved select courses such as internships, health clinical, and Farm/Small Business Management.

AU= Audit. 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA. Audited courses are not given college credit, are not eligible for financial aid or VA benefits and cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

W= Withdrawal. Assigned after the first five days of the semester up to the 80th percent point of the semester (this time period is adjusted for classes that do not meet the full length of the

term); 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements. A grade of W cannot be assigned by faculty but may be assigned by College administration as deemed appropriate. Once a student is withdrawn from a course, the student is no longer allowed to attend or participate in that course.

Z= Class in progress or no grade reported; 0 grade points per credit; excluded from GPA but considered during the evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress completion rate requirements.

 

Date of Final Approval / Policy Adoption:  April 21, 2017