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Grading System

Section: III.  STSV - 208
Approved By: Dr. Pamela J. Transue, 5/15/12
Last Review: 
Last Revision: May 2012; effective Fall Quarter 2012
Prior Revisions: 1/28/04; 3/11/05
Initial Adoption: unknown

Policy

Tacoma Community College uses the following system of grading and grade point values for reporting and recording academic achievement.  Faculty may or may not choose to use the plus-minus grading in a given class.

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GRADE DESCRIPTION

GRADE POINTS

PER REGISTERED

CREDIT

A Honor 4.0
A-   3.7
B+   3.3
B Good 3.0
B-   2.7
C+   2.3
C Average 2.0
C-   1.7
D+   1.3
D Minimum 1.0
  (D- grade deleted effective Fall 2012)  
E Failure to complete minimum requirements 0.0
W Official withdrawal from course. Instructor’s signature indicates acknowledgement of the withdrawal. Instructor permission is not required during this period (11th through 55thcalendar day*) 0.0
WI Instructor approved withdrawal.(After 55th calendar day*) 0.0
V Unofficial withdrawal.  Student commenced attendance then stopped attending before instructor had sufficient data to evaluate.  Report last day of attendance on grade sheet. 0.0
Z Unofficial withdrawal with zero attendance 0.0
I Incomplete. Granted at the discretion of the instructor when the student has completed more than 60% of the quarter and has a plan to finish remaining coursework. Contract required. 0.0
S Satisfactory (Credit only, no grade point) 0.0
U Unsatisfactory (No credit, no grade point) 0.0
N Audit 0.0
R Repeat R beside lowest grade 0.0

Grades A, B, C, D and S are considered passing.  “S” and “U” identify courses taken on pass/fail basis and are not counted in computing grade point averages.  “S” is given only if the student performed at a grade of “C“ or higher.  A grade of “E” is not considered passing and does not earn credit toward a degree or certificate.

*Summer quarter courses and courses which do not follow the regular college calendar will have pro-rated withdrawal periods.  Contact Registration and Records for these dates.

Initial Adoption Date:

Prior Revision Dates:          1/28/04; 3/11/05

Last Revision Date:             May 2012; effective Fall Quarter 2012

Last Reviewed Date:          


Purpose

The grading system provides a consistent method for calculating grade points.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply

All individuals registered for classes at Tacoma Community College.

References

Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.5010 Grading System.

Definitions

None

Procedure

None