Academic policies and procedures 

Academic Regulations
Grading System

Grade Point value Percent Comment
A 4.00 93-100 SUPERIOR
A- 3.67 90-92  
B+ 3.33 87-89  
B 3.00 83-86 GOOD QUALITY
B- 2.67 80-82  
C+ 2.33 77-79  
C 2.00 73-76 AVERAGE QUALITY
C- 1.67 70-72  
D+ 1.33 66-69 PASSING
D 1.00 60-65  
F 00.00 < 60 Failures may not be made up, except by repeating or, with permission, by passing the course at an approved institution. When a student repeats a course for which an "F" grade was received, both grades will appear on the transcript, but only the higher grade will be used in calculating the grade point average.
 W     Received by students who officially withdraw from a course before the end of the "drop period."
 P     Satisfactory completion of a "Pass/Fail" course for credit.
 CH     Challenge credit awarded as a result of passing a challenge exam.
 S     Satisfactory completion of a non-credit course.
 U     Unsatisfactory completion of a non- credit course.
 IPR     In Progress/must be completed to meet graduation requirements.
 AU     Indicates registration and attendance in a course for which no examinations, evaluation or credit are given.
 ML     Military Leave, assigned to students who are called to active duty and must withdraw prior to the end of a quarter.
 PR     Portfolio review credit awarded after assessment of student life experience portfolio.
 TR     Transfer credit from another regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

Grade points are computed by multiplying the number of credit hours for the course by the weighted point value of the grade (see Grading System). Example: A grade of B+ (with a grade point value of 3.33) in Math 120, a four-credit course is assigned 13.32 grade points, (3.33 x 4). The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points achieved by number of credit hours of work completed.
Courses for which transfer credit was awarded are not included in the GPA calculations.


ACADEMIC PROBATION

Academic probation is a provisional status given to a student who is not meeting the College’s requirements for academic achievement (see below). A student whose achievement is at the appropriate level by the end of the probationary quarter will no longer be on probation. A student whose achievement is still unsatisfactory will remain on probation for a second quarter. A student whose achievement is at the appropriate level by the end of a second probationary quarter will only be removed from probationary status if the cumulative GPA meets the minimum requirements. A student whose achievement does not meet college requirements by the end of a second probationary quarter will be dismissed from the College.

1. A student who is on first probation:

a) Must meet with a Student Advisor to discuss academic problems and find solutions. (Associate’s Degree candidates)
b) Must meet with his/her Student Advisor and Department Chair to discuss academic problems and find solutions. (Bachelor’s Degree candidates)
c) May not take more than 19 credits during the probationary quarter.

2. A student who is on second probation:

a) Must meet with a Student Advisor to discuss academic problems and find solutions. (Associate’s Degree candidates)
b) Must meet with his/her Student Advisor and Department Chair to discuss academic problems and find solutions. (Bachelor’s Degree candidates)
c) May not take more than 16 credits during the probationary quarter.

REQUIRED LEVELS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Any student who does not meet the following standards for quarterly grade point average and/or for cumulative grade point average, will be on probation for the following quarter:
 
 

Credits Completed Quarterly GPA Cumulative GPA
< 36 credits completed 1.0 1.7
36-71 credits completed 1.0 1.8
72 and above (Associate Degree Program) 2.0 2.0
72 and above (Bachelor Degree Program ) 2.0 2.0


Note: Students in Surgical Technology must achieve a grade of at least C+ in Surgical Technology and Biology courses and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.33 throughout the program in order to be in good standing. Students in Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology must achieve a grade of C+ or better in all Occupational Therapy Assistant courses and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.33 throughout the program in order to be in good standing.

Appeal of Dismissal

A student who has been dismissed because his or her academic achievement does not meet college requirements may appeal the dismissal by filling out a petition in the Office of Teaching and Learning. Consideration will be given to extenuating circumstances that led to poor academic achievement. Students who successfully appeal a dismissal will be placed on second probation.