Grades and Grading Policies
The Transcript Grading Key is located on the back of each official transcript.
Grades for the previous term are available approximately 5 days after the term has ended by logging-in to MyPage. Select the "Student" tab and follow the instructions to retrieve grades.
Students must complete, by the end of the term, all courses for which they register. Students will be awarded letter grades with quality points used in GPA computation for work undertaken at SLCC.
Performance is graded as follows:
|B||3.0||Above Average Grade|
|D-||0.7||Lowest Passing Grade|
|NS||φ||Non-Credit No Show|
* C- or lower is unacceptable in classes requiring a grade of C or better.
** All E grades are designated with the last date of attendance.
φ Not calculated in GPA
Grades not used in GPA Computation:
Non-Credit No Show
1 Withdrawal from class after third week of the semester or 20% of the term. Not calculated in GPA.
2 (EX) Grades: Allowed only in open entry classes. Students need to re-register for the class and pay tuition. EX grades must be completed within one year.
Incomplete Grade Policy: Faculty may submit an Incomplete for students who meet the following requirements: Incomplete grades may be given by instructors to students who cannot continue in class because of extenuating circumstances beyond their control (such as serious illness, death in the family, or change of employment) with proper documentation. Student must be passing the course at the time of an Incomplete grade request. A substantial portion of a course must be completed before an Incomplete is given. A substantial portion of a course is generally defined as 70%; however the final decision is based on the Instructors discretion. Upon receiving an Incomplete grade, the student must work directly with the instructor to create a contract indicating required work and time limits for completing the course. The contract should specify (a) required work to be completed and/or tests to be taken, and (b) time allowed for requirements to be completed. Suggested time period is six months, however the time period may not exceed one year from the time the Incomplete grade was received. The student does not re-register for the class, but should work directly with the instructor to complete the contract. If the student fails to fulfill the contract by the determined completion date or within one year of when the Incomplete was received the Incomplete grade will be changed to the grade of ‘E’ (failing), and the student will be required to retake the class in order to receive credit. Faculty submit a grade change to email@example.com when the student has completed the requirements of the course.
Students may repeat a course in which low grades are received, however should be cautioned as repeating courses might affect federal financial aid and the time it takes to complete a program of study. Repeated courses are automatically processed on the student record and marked with an “E” (exclude) in the repeat column on the transcript. Courses so marked are excluded from the GPA calculation, however all grades remain on the student transcript. The highest grade received in the course will be marked with “I” (include) in the repeat column on the transcript and are calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA. Only one repeated course for the same course may be included in the total credit hours earned toward graduation.
Students who repeated courses prior to 2002 will need to complete a Repeated Class Notification form which may be faxed to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at (801) 957-4961.
SLCC is a participant in the Interstate Initiative where a transferable block of classes comprised of general education classes (oral communication, written communication, and quantitative literacy) are noted on the transcript for articulation purposes. Please refer to WICHE website for further information.