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Grade points are numerical values assigned to letter grades in order to provide a basis for determining grade (quality) point averages. The four-point system is used.

Grade   Grade/Quality Points
A Outstanding 4.0
B Above average 3.0
C Average 2.0
D Passing 1.0
F Failure 0.0
FA Failure, Attendance based* 0.0
W Withdrawal 0.0
P Passing** 0.0
I Incomplete*** 0.0

To meet degree requirements a student must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00. Generally, letter grades are awarded according to the following scale:

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F 0-59

Some specific exceptions to the above scale may apply and the college reserves the right to adjust it accordingly. Students enrolled in Allied Health Sciences or Nursing programs may not follow the same scale. Students should refer to the grading scale included on the course syllabus.

* The grade "FA" indicates that the student failed the course, and the last date of attendance reported by the instructor of record was not more than two-thirds of the length of the course.

** At the discretion of the Vice President of Student Learning, selected courses may be offered using a pass-fail grading system. A "P" indicates a passing grade in such cases. In addition to such courses, credit resulting from military service or Prior Learning Assessments will not be assigned quality points for computing the grade point average, and a letter grade of "P" will be assigned for such instances.

*** The grade of "I" indicates that the student was passing at the end of the semester but has not completed the work of the course as required by the instructor. An instructor may assign a grade of "I" in the event of extenuating circumstances on the part of the student. Upon receiving such grade, the student is on notice that he/she should contact the instructor immediately in an effort to complete the course requirements. The student should not register for the same course during the subsequent term. A grade of "Incomplete" must be removed during the next regular term, any student receiving a grade of "I" at the end of Spring semester will have until the end of the succeeding Fall semester to complete his/her coursework.  Any course which has not been graded at the end of the following term will convert to an "F".

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