Office of the Registrar and Academic Records

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.

Grading Policies

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:

Grade

A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
E
UW
W
P
I
EX
AU
AR
NG
M
TR
NS

Points

4.0
3.7
3.4
3.0
2.7
2.4
2.0
1.7*
1.4
1.0
0.7
0.0**
0.0
0.0
φ
φ
φ
φ
φ
φ
φ
φ
φ

Quality

Superior Grade


Above Average Grade


Average Grade



Lowest Passing Grade
Failing Grade
Unofficial Withdrawal
Withdrawal
Passing
Incomplete
Extended Grade
Audit
Academic Renewal
Non-Graded
Missing Grade
Transfer Credit
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:

W
P
I
AU
EX
AR
NG
M
TR
NS
Withdrawal1
Passing Grade
Incomplete Grade
Audit
Extension2
Academic Renewal
Non-Graded
Missing Grade
Transfer Credit
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 GRADES

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 facultygradechange@slcc.edu when the student has completed the requirements of the course.

REPEAT COURSES

A student may repeat a course in which a low grade has been received. The student must notify Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at the end of the term in which the class was repeated. The original grade remains on the record and is marked as a repeated course. The highest grade received in the course will then be used in calculating the student’s cumulative GPA.  Classes repeated at other institutions may be marked as repeated classes if the classes taken elsewhere are accepted as transfer credit at SLCC. The Repeat Courses form can be faxed to Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at: 801-957-4961.