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Grading System

Grades are based on your level of achievement in each course. Grades are available online after the end of each regular term.
 

A excellent 4 honor points
B above average 3 honor points
C average 2 honor points
D below average 1 honor point
F fail 0 honor points; counts as attempted credit, no grade points
I incomplete assigned in cases where the student has not completed some portion of assigned course work during a regular term for extenuating circumstances such as illness, family emergency, etc. A change of grade will be accepted up to the end of the next term following the term in which the grade is issued. No credit or honor points.
W  withdrawn  course formally dropped after the end of the first week of a term. No credit or honor points. 
K administratively withdrawn same as W but for administrative reasons rather than student initiative.  No credit or honor points.
N audit course taken for personal interest only; does not earn credits or grade. Must be elected during the first two weeks of a term. No credit or honor points.
P pass course has been elected to be taken on a pass/no credit basis during the first two weeks in a term. Only one course may be so elected each term, except that all courses designated as developmental may be elected as pass/no credit. In addition, some courses are offered only on a pass/no credit basis. No more than one-fourth of the total credits required for graduation may be earned with P grades. A course which is being repeated may not be elected on a pass/no credit basis. Does not count as attempted credit.
Q not passing a failing grade which earns no credit; can be issued only when a course is taken on a pass/no credit basis. Does not count as attempted credit.
 
T credit granted for testing Does not count as attempted credit
L credit granted by virtue of prior education or occupational experience Does not count as attempted credit.
Z or NR grade not reported by instructor  

 

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