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Policy Statement

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

Purpose/Authority

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

Definitions

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

  • A = 4.00 grade points per credit
  • A- =3.67 grade points per credit
  • B+ = 3.33 grade points per credit
  • B = 3.00 grade points per credit
  • B- = 2.67 grade points per credit
  • C+ = 2.33 grade points per credit
  • C = 2.00 grade points per credit
  • C- = 1.67 grade points per credit
  • D+ = 1.33 grade points per credit
  • D = 1.00 grade points per credit
  • D- =0.67 grade points per credit
  • F = 0 grade points per credit

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FW= Failure/Withdrawn.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. A student may initiate a request for an incomplete grade in the event of circumstances beyond their control which prevent completion of the course. Assignment of the incomplete grade is at the discretion of the instructor. A grade of “I” will count as credits attempted but not completed when calculating a student’s percent of completion for satisfactory academic progress.

The following criteria must be met before an incomplete grade will be assigned:

  • The student has attended a majority of course meetings and completed a majority of the coursework requirements.
  • The student shall not re-register for the course while completing the remaining work.

P= Pass. The Pass grade is equivalent to earning a minimum of a letter grade of D, except where program requirements necessitate a higher grade; 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 Last Review: 5/8/2020