When the total number of quality points (32.9) is divided by the total number of credits attempted (16), the grade point average is found to be 2.06.
Some academic programs, and developmental and general education courses require students to achieve a minimum grade in order to successfully complete the course. The minimum grade requirements are listed on the course syllabus and in the course description section of this catalog.
Credits for courses graded Pass/Fail or credit equivalent courses are not included in grade point averages. Incomplete grades are not calculated into the GPA, when the course is re-graded the GPA will be recalculated.
Eligible full-time students are placed on the Dean’s List after the end of the fall semester in December and after the end of the spring semester in May. To be eligible, a student must earn at least 12 academic credits (developmental courses do not count as academic credits) and achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better for all courses attempted. No student can be on the Dean’s List with an I, F, or W for the semester. A letter sent to the student’s home address will inform him or her of their placement on the Dean’s List.
Faculty has primary responsibility for assigning grades that the students earn. Grades represent an instructor’s impartial, professional evaluation of a student’s work on a given assignment or in a given course.
Misunderstanding arises occasionally when students confuse effort and efficacy. Some faculty place a high premium on effort; others look almost exclusively at results; most consider both.
At the outset of any course, the students should receive, in writing, a clear statement of the course requirements and grading standards. Students who do not receive such a statement should promptly ask their instructor to provide it.
When a student is prevented from completing the work of a course within the regularly scheduled term because of circumstances beyond his or her control, an "I" (incomplete) grade may be awarded. It is encouraged that the instructor document to the student the scope of the missing work and any deadlines pertaining thereto. The instructor may give an extension of up to six weeks in the following term. If the student fails to complete the missing work by the end of this extension period, a grade of "F" is automatically recorded.
At the end of each semester, a report of final grades will be available electronically through the College’s intranet system. Students will be notified about the date of availability by the Enrollment Services Center.
Good Academic Standing
In order to be in good academic standing students must maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average.
An instructor may choose to submit a grade change after the grade has been submitted to the Registrar. If the grade is changed within 30 days of the date grades are due, the instructor may send the grade change directly to the Registrar. If the grade change is more than 30 days from when grades were due, the instructor must seek the approval from the Dean of the Faculty with the exception of incomplete grades.