Grades and Grade Points

Final letter grades are earned for each class, issued at the end of each semester, and recorded on the student’s permanent academic record according to the following schedule:

 Grade     

  Significance

Grade POINTS

Calculated in Grade Point Average

A

Excellent

4.0

B

Good

3.0

C

Average

2.0

D

Below Average

1.0

F

Failure

0.0

FW

Withdrawn by Institution, Failing

0.0

Not Calculated in Grade Point Average

I

Incomplete

N

Requirements

Not Fulfilled

O

No Grade Received

P

Satisfactory

R

Repeated (Prior to Fall 2000)

T

Transfer Credit

W

Student Initiated Withdrawal

WN

Withdrawn by

Institution, Never Attended

WS

Withdrawn by Institution, Stopped Attending

X

Audit

The "P" and "N" are used to grade credit-free Adult Education, Continuing Education, and developmental courses. Adult Education, Continuing Education, and developmental courses are not computed in a students' grade point average.

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the "P" and "N" were used to grade credit classes during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and **Summer 2021 terms. These grades are not computed in a students' grade point average, but are counted towards academic completion. Additionally, courses completed at other institutions and graded with a “P” during the above terms will be accepted for transfer credit. These courses will be posted to the student record with a grade of "T".

The college offers a number of developmental and academic ESL courses that are graded "A" through "F", but not computed in the student’s grade point average. These courses appear on the student’s academic transcript with a grade, but no grade points. (Developmental courses include ENG 100, 108, 109; MTH 101, 102, 104, 105 106, 107, 108; academic ESL courses such as ELI 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 108, 109 and 110.) Grades of P and N are used for non-academic ESL courses such as ESL 30 through 83.

Note: Although CLC does not compute the grades of basic skills or academic ESL courses into the grade point average, some colleges and universities to which a student transfers may include these course grades when recalculating the grade point average to meet their standards.

It may take two to three weeks following the completion of the term for grades to be displayed on transcripts.

** Indicates addendum item change. Please see our Addendum page for full list of changes.