Grading System

Grades posted at the end of each semester reflect the student’s academic achievement as reported by faculty and are accessible through MyRecords. Grade reports are given in terms of grades and quality points.

Grade Meaning Quality Points
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Fair 2
D Poor 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete *0
N No Grade Reported *0
W Official Withdrawal 0
WI Faculty Withdrawal for Excess Absence 0
T Audit 0
K Transfer Credit 0
EM Examination (Proficiency) 0
S Satisfactory 0
U Unsatisfactory 0
X Clean Slate 0
Y Unofficial Withdrawal 0

*No quality points are recorded until the work is made up and the grade is reported.

The "I" grade is given when a student is unable to complete the course requirements by the end of the semester for reasons acceptable to the instructor. The student must arrange to make up the missing work with the instructor before the "I" grade is given. If course work is not completed within the following semester, the "I" will be recorded as a failure on the student’s transcript.

Letter Grade Numerical Equivalents

  • A = 90 – 100
  • B = 80 – 89
  • C = 70 – 79
  • D = 60 – 69
  • F = 0 – 59

Grading Scale for Medical Courses

The grading scale for Allied Health (ALTH), Medical Assisting (MAST) and Nursing (NURS) courses is:

  • A = 90 – 100
  • B = 80 – 89
  • F = 0 – 79

The grading scale for Respiratory Care (RESP) courses is:

  • A = 93 – 100
  • B = 85 – 92
  • C = 77 – 84
  • F = 0 – 76

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A student’s cumulative grade point average is calculated by dividing the number of quality points earned by the number of semester hours attempted.