Community Care and Safety

Grading System


A grade is assigned for all courses in which a student is regularly enrolled during any semester or summer term. A passing grade may be earned only if the student is enrolled for the duration of the course, and a grade, once given, may not be changed without the approval of the instructor, the dean, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The instructor determines all grades for a course. The method for determining a grade will be outlined in the course syllabus presented to students at the beginning of the semester.  Students will receive a semester grade report after the close of each term. 

The semester grade indicated on the student’s transcript is a combination of grades given for class work, tests, assigned papers, laboratory performance, and the final examination.

The grade point equivalents to letter grades and percentages are shown below: