Grades, Final Exams and Reading Day

 Grades

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The grade point is used to evaluate the student's scholarship record.   A qualitative index of the student's scholarship, or overall grade point average, is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester hours attempted in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is received.

Grade reports will not be mailed, students can view their grades in WebAdvisor.

Grading according to instructor syllabus

Each Instructor will set a grading scale based on 10, 7 or other point system.   Each instructor will include their grading system on their course syllabus.   You may find that even the same course, but taught by a different instructor, may have a different grading system.   If you have questions about the grading scale please ask your instructor.

Withdrawal grades and How they affects GPA

Withdrawal grades do not affect a student's GPA.   However, it could affect a student's financial aid, and cause them to have pay money back to the college.   Before you drop a class, check with the financial aid office about how it will affect your current and future financial aid.

Incomplete grades

Incomplete indicates failure to complete certain course requirements because of extenuating circumstances.

All incompletes must be removed before the end of the succeeding term or the incomplete automatically becomes a failure. The student is responsible for completing requirements when an incomplete "I" grade is issued. Two or more incompletes in a semester will result in the student being required to carry a reduced load the following semester. Students with three or more incompletes may register for the following semester by special permission only. Incompletes will be counted as hours attempted and not earned for Satisfactory Academic Progress in determining financial aid

If you should require an incomplete grade you will need to meet with your instructor and work out the details on the work that needs to be completed.

Final Exams and Reading Day

Each Fall and Spring semester the college schedules a "reading day" prior to the start of final exams. No classes meet on this day, so it allows you an extra day to prepare for your final exams. Final exams are scheduled for three days, and you should carefully check the schedule to ensure you are in class for your final exams at the correct time. Final exams may be scheduled for a longer period of time than normal class time in some instances. A few classes, mostly evening classes, will hold their final exams on the last day of class