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Academic Policies



Grade Points Description Explanation
A 4.0 Excellent
B 3.0 Above Average
C 2.0 Average
D 1.0 Below Average
E 0.0 Failure to complete course requirements satisfactorily


Academic grades are “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, and “E”. Pluses and minuses are not given with the grades.

An instructor may assign an “I” or “Incomplete” grade to a student during the final two weeks of the semester when the student cannot complete the course requirements because of emergency circumstances. Emergency circumstances are considered situations beyond the control of the student.

The criteria to give an “I” grade are as follows:

  1. The student must be passing the course.
  2. The student has to complete a contract which is mutually agreed upon by the student and the instructor.
  3. The student must have a true emergency, such as emergency surgery.

The instructor and the student complete the “I” contract and discuss the conditions of the contract. The student must agree to the conditions of the contract and must sign the contract. The instructor signs the contract, enters the grade into the Banner System final grade module and turns in a copy of the contract at final checkout.

District policy requires all students who earn an incomplete “I” grade to complete that contract by the end of two consecutive regular semesters after the term in which the “I” grade was given. The student is charged with the responsibility of completing the contract requirements through the instructor who issued the “I” grade.

In the event the student is unable to contact the instructor, the student must immediately contact the Campus Academic Administrator for instructions. Failure to complete the course requirements within the two regular consecutive semesters will result in a grade of “E” replacing the “I” grade. Students should not register a second time for a course in which they have an outstanding “I” grade.

W Withdraw Withdrawal by the student during the first half of the semester. (8th week)

For more information, please refer to the currentFaculty Handbook


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