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AP 4230 Grading and Academic Record Symbols


NWCCU 2020 Standard 2.G.2

Definition of grades shall be developed by the faculty and approved by the Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee.

Evaluative Grades

A Superior 4 points
B Above average 3 points
C Average 2 points
D Below average 1 point
F Failing 0 points
P Pass (C or above work)
NP No Pass  

Letter grades A-F are assigned points that calculate into the student’s Grade point average (GPA). Student’s GPA is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. 

Pass (P) or No Pass (NP) grades are used for most academic success classes. A “P” grade indicates the student has earned a “C” or better. Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grades are not factored into the student’s GPA.

Non-Evaluative grades

AU Audit
I Incomplete
Linked lab
NG No Grade
Y Grade Pending
W Withdrawal

Audit (AU) allows students to take classes but not receive credit or a grade.

Incomplete (I) may be assigned when a student has successfully completed at least 75 percent of the coursework and a prolonged excusable absence causes the inability to finish the course by the end of the term. Students are required to complete the coursework within one term in term-length classes. Otherwise, the grade is automatically changed to an F or the assigned grade as noted on the incomplete form. Faculty are not required to grant an I grade.

Linked Lab (L) is used for courses that have a required zero credit lab. The lab grade is calculated, then factored into the lecture grade and an overall grade is assigned to the credit portion of the course.

No grade (NG) is used for non-credit Continuing Education and Workforce Development courses.

Pending (Y) is used to indicate a grade that has not been posted by an instructor.

Withdraw (W) is assigned when a student officially withdraws from a class during the withdrawal period.

Rescinds Procedure Number: None

Approved: April 13, 2020