2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Grading System


 

Grade Reports

Final grades are available online to students at the end of each semester.

Records of Progress

Records of progress are kept by this institution for all students, veteran and non-veteran. All students, veteran and non-veteran, have online access to records of their academic progress such as course grades throughout a semester and course grades at the end of each semester.

Grading System-General

The 4.00 grade point average system is used to calculate student grade averages. (See separate grading system section for Health Science Programs.)

Letter Grade

Numerical Equivalency

Explanation

Grade Quality Points

A 90% - 100% Excellent 4
B 80% - 89% Good 3
C 70% - 79% Average or Slightly Below Average 2
D 60% - 69% Poor, but Passing 1
F Below  60% Failing 0
W   Withdrew
(no grade points calculated)
0
WF   Withdrew Failing 0
I   (Computed as failure)
The “I” Grade is computed as an “F” until the course requirements are met to the instructor’s satisfaction. Incomplete work must be completed within the first six (6) weeks of the next semester, otherwise, it will remain as a punitive grade of “F”.
0
AU   Audit
(Must be declared during drop/add period. Forms to request grade of AU are in Records Office)
0
CP   Credit by Proficiency 0
TC   Transfer Credit 0

Grading System-Health Sciences

Radiography Program

The 4.00 grade point average system is used to calculate student grade averages. Please note that the grading system used with the RAD courses are different from that stated for other academic programs.

Letter Grade

Numerical Equivalency

Explanation

Grade Quality Points

A 93% - 100% Excellent 4
B 85% - 92% Good 3
C 80% - 84%

Average

Students are required to have a final grade average of 80 in nursing and radiography courses to successfully pass and progress to the next course. Students must score “C” or higher in all related and general education courses regardless of semester enrolled.

2
D 70% - 79% Failing in NUR & RAD Program. 1
D 60% - 69% A grade below a “C” in related/general education courses, results in exiting the program. 1
F Below 60% Failing 0
W  
Withdrew
(no grade points calculated)
0
WF   Withdrew Failing
(Computed as failure)
0
I  

Incomplete
Incomplete work must be completed in the program before registering for the next semester. The “I” grade is computed as an “F” until the course requirements are met to the instructor’s satisfaction.

0
AU   Audit
Program Director and Assistant Vice President approval is required. (Must be declared during drop/add period. Forms to request grade of AU are in Records Office)
0
CP   Credit by Proficiency 0
TC   Transfer Credit 0

Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing

The 4.00 grade point average system is used to calculate student grade averages. Please note that the grading system used with the NUR courses are different from that stated for other academic programs.

Letter Grade

Numerical Equivalency

Explanation

Grade Quality Points

A 90%-100% Excellent 4
B* 80%-89% Good 3
   
* Students are required to have a final grade of 80% in nursing courses to successfully pass and progress to the next course.
 
D 60%-79% Unsatisfactory and unable to progress to the next course. Failing a nursing course will result in exiting the program. 1
F Below 60% Failing 0
W  
(No grade points calculated)
0
WF   (Computed as failure) 0
I  
(Incomplete work must be completed in the Program before registering for the next semester. The “I” grade is computed as an “F” until the course requirements are met to the instructor’s satisfaction.)
0
AU  
Audit
Program Director and Assistant Vice President approval is required.
(Must be declared during drop/ add period. Forms to request grade of AU are in Records Office)
0
CP  

Credit by Proficiency

0
TC  

Transfer Credit

0

Students must score “C” or higher in all related and general education courses regardless of semester enrolled. A grade below a “C” in all related/general education courses, results in exiting the program. (See General Grading System above)

{Emergency Medical Science (EMS), Nurse Aide (NAS), Respiratory Therapy (RCP) and Surgical Technology (SUR)}

The 4.00 grade point average system is used to calculate student grade averages. Please note that the grading system used with the NUR and RAD courses are different from that stated for Respiratory Therapy and EMS.

All Health Science students must maintain at least “C” in each major course (Health Science designated courses) and all related and general education course work. Students failing to meet these requirements or receiving a failing grade in any course will be required to exit the program.

Letter Grade

Numerical Equivalency

Explanation

Grade Quality Points
A 93% - 100% Excellent 4
B 85% - 92% Good 3
C 77% - 84%

Average

Students are required to have a final grade average of 77 in EMS, Nurse Aide, and Respiratory Therapy courses to successfully pass and progress to the next course. Students must score “C” or higher in all related and general education courses regardless of semester enrolled

2
D 70% - 76% Failing in EMS, NA, and RCP major courses, results in exiting the program 1
D 60% - 69% A grade below a “C” in related/general education courses, results in exiting the program 1
F Below 60% Failing 0
W   Withdrew
(no grade points calculated)
0
WF   Withdrew Failing
(Computed as failure)
0
I   Incomplete
Incomplete work must be completed in the program before registering for the next semester. The “I” grade is computed as an “F” until the course requirements are met to the instructor’s satisfaction.
0
AU   Audit
Program Director and Assistant Vice President approval is required. (Must be declared during drop/add period. Forms to request grade of AU are in Records Office)
0
CP   Credit by Proficiency 0
TC   Transfer Credit 0