Grading System for GPA Computation

Central Carolina assigns a final grade for every course at the end of each semester. You will receive a letter grade for every course you take or attempt. Each grade has a number associated with it. The basic grading scale is that an “A” is worth 4 points; a “B” is worth 3 points, and so on. You need to know this information because it is used to calculate your grade-point average (often referred to as GPA). The GPA is important, because you must keep your GPA at or above a certain level. This level will be discussed under the heading “Standards of Academic Progress” later in this student handbook.

Sometimes, grades other than “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” or “F” are assigned at the end of the courses. In some courses, the grade of “D” is not assigned; you should consult your syllabus (course outline) at the beginning of each course so you know how grades are determined or ask your instructor if you are not sure. Following is a list of all possible grades the College uses. Notice that some grades are worth “0” points:

A (Excellent) = 4 points per credit hour

B (Above Average) = 3 points per credit hour

C (Average) = 2 points per credit hour

D (Below Average) = 1 point per credit hour

F (Failure) = 0 points

W (Withdrew) – Not computed in GPA

WA (Withdraw due to Attendance) = Not computed in GPA

WF (Withdraw Failing) = 0 points

S (Satisfactory) = Used in non-credit courses; not calculated in GPA

U (Unsatisfactory) = Used in non-credit courses; not calculated in GPA

XA (This grade is not calculated in GPA)

XB (This grade is not calculated in GPA)

XC (This grade is not calculated in GPA)

XF (This grade is not calculated in GPA)

XWA (Withdraw due to Attendance) = Not computed in GPA

XWF (This grade is not calculated in GPA)

E (Exemption) = Student exempted course by proficiency, articulation or other means; not calculated in GPA

AU (Audit) = Not calculated in GPA

NC (No Credit) = Not calculated in GPA

TA (Transfer Credit) = “A” grade; not calculated in GPA

TB (Transfer Credit) = “B” grade transferred; not calculated in GPA

TC (Transfer Credit) = “C” grade transferred; not calculated in GPA

NR (Not Reported)

I (Incomplete) Student fails to complete course work. Work must be completed by mid-semester the following semester, or the “I” grade will automatically convert to an “F,” in which case the entire course must be repeated.

IP (In Progress)

CF Carried Forward (Military Only)

 

A student may repeat any credit course. All grades will appear on the transcript and the higher of the grades will be included in the grade-point average.

A student may repeat any credit course. All grades will appear on the transcript and the higher of the grades will be included in the grade-point average.

Note: The Veteran’s Administration will not pay benefits for repeating a course for which the student previously received a passing grade.

A student has one year from the date the grade is entered to contest the grade.

Students may access grades and other academic information through myCCTC.cctech.edu