The quality of a student’s performance is measured by a grading system using grades “A” through “F.” The grade for a course is calculated into a student’s GPA as 4 to 0 grade points. Faculty may choose to utilize or not utilize the + or - designation with grades.

Each individual program establishes criteria for achieving each grade based on percentage scores and specific assessment criteria as listed in the course syllabi.

The grade points allotted to each grade are as follows:

A 4.0 C 2.0
A- 3.7 C- 1.7
B+ 3.3 D+ 1.3
B 3.0 D 1.0
B- 2.7 F 0.0
C+ 2.3

Some programs require that the student complete each individual course at a certain minimum grade level in order to progress in the program. Programs with this requirement will have it noted in the program description section of the catalog and in the course syllabus. Financial aid recipients are subject to the Student Progress Policy as stated in the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

Other Grade Indicators

* Course not graded. No grade point assigned.
I Incomplete. An incomplete grade indicates that the student completed most of the course requirements at a passing level and intends to complete missing course work. Prior to the last day of the quarter, the instructor must complete a Clover Park Technical College Agreement for Incomplete Grades form indicating the work to be completed and the expected completion date, not to exceed one academic quarter from the date of issue. The form must be signed by both the instructor and the student. A grade of “I” reverts to an “F” if work has not been satisfactorily completed by the end of the following quarter.
N Audit Course. No grade point assigned.
P Pass. No grade point assigned. A “P” grade indicates passing with a “C” (2.0) in courses designated as pass/fail. Courses graded with “P” may not meet program requirements for graduation.
R Repeated Courses. The “R” will be placed next to the lowest grade, and only the highest grade received for the course will be used in GPA calculation.
V Unofficial Withdrawal. No grade point assigned. Instructor-initiated, a “V” appears on the transcript when an instructor withdraws a student who has never attended (No Show) or has discontinued participation without initiating official withdrawal.
W Official Withdrawal. No grade point assigned. Student-initiated, a “W” appears on the transcript when a student officially withdraws from a course in accordance with the college Drop/Withdrawal procedure.

Course Numbering

Courses numbered below 100 are not considered college level and do not meet degree/certification requirements.

Criterion for Good Standing

A student is in good academic standing when his or her quarterly grade point average remains at or above 2.0. Financial aid recipients are subject to the Student Progress Policy as stated in the Financial Aid section of this catalog.

Grade Changes

Students who believe that an error has been made in the grade received for a course should contact the instructor as soon as possible to discuss the issue. Requests for grade changes will be accepted no later than one quarter from the date the grade was issued. Appeals will be addressed through the Academic Appeal Process described in this catalog.