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.
|(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|
|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:
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.
Previous Board Policy Manual Section 4.5010 Grading System.