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Grades

15 July 2015

Grades are posted to transcripts approximately 2-3 weeks after each semester. Please refer to our Academic Calendars and Important Dates page to see when grades are due.  To access your grades (unofficial transcript), please use the Passport Student Administration System.

 

Please read about our Grading Procedures and Policies below: 

Grading Policy

Grade Points Definition Policy for Repeating Course with This Grade
A 4 Excellent Permitted-Upon petition and approval from the VP of Student Services or Administrative designee.
B 3 Good Permitted-Upon petition and approval from the VP of Student Services or Administrative designee.
C 2 Satisfactory Permitted-Upon petition and approval from the VP of Student Services or Administrative designee.
D 1 Passing, less than satisfactory Permitted. Upon petition. D will remain but will not be computed towards the GPA.
F 0 Failing Permitted. Upon petition original. F will remain but will not be computed towards the GPA.
P
0 Pass, at least satisfactory, units awarded Not Permitted
NP 0 No Pass; NP means student did not fulfill Permitted. Original NC will remain but will not be computed.
W 0 Withdrawal. W is assigned for students who withdraw officially from a class during the period after the Census date and the end of the fourteenth week of instruction (or between 21% to 75% of instruction for the summer session and short-term courses) Permitted. Original W will remain but will not be computed towards the GPA. 
MW 0 Military Withdrawal.  Permitted. Original MW will remain but will not be computed.
I 0 Incomplete. Incomplete academic work for unforeseeable and justifiable reasons at the end of the term. Not Permitted
IP 0 In Progress  Not Permitted
RD 0 Report Delayed Not Permitted

 

Grade Point Average

The cumulative grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of units a student has attempted into the total number of grade points the student has earned.

 

Example

A student who earns 5 units of A, 4 units of B, 3 units of C, 2 units of and 2 units of CR would compute the GPA as follows:

UNITS

ATTEMPTED

 

UNITS COMPLETED

 

GRADE/POINTS

UNITS

GRADE POINTS

5 Units   5 Units  

A = 4 x

5

= 20 grade points
4 Units   4 Units  

B = 3 x

4

= 12 grade points
3 Units   3 Units  

C = 2 x

3

= 6 grade points
2 Units   2 Units  

D = 1 x

2

= 2 grade points
0 Units   2 Units  

CR = 0 x

2

= 0 grade points
14 Units   16 Units       40 grade points earned
 

40 grade points earned ÷ 14 units attempted = 2.85 GPA

 
Units for which the W, P, MW, NC, or were assigned are not counted in units attempted.

 

 Procedure for Awarding I, IP, MW, RD, and W

 

Symbol Definition
I INCOMPLETE

 Incomplete (incomplete academic work for unforeseeable and justifiable reasons at the end of the term) Conditions for removal of the “I” and the grade assigned shall be filed by the instructor with the Office of Admissions and Records and a copy given to the student. A final grade shall be assigned when the stipulation has been completed, or when the time limit for completing the work has passed. The “I” symbol must be made up no later than one year following the end of the term in which it was assigned. The “I” symbol shall not be used in calculating units attempted nor for grade points. A time extension beyond one year but not to exceed one semester or quarter may be granted by petition.

IP IN PROGRESS

In Progress The “IP” symbol shall be used to indicate that the course extends beyond the normal end of an academic term. It indicates that work is “in progress,” but that assignment of a grade must await its completion. The “IP” symbol shall remain on the student’s permanent record in order to satisfy enrollment documentation. The appropriate grade and unit credit shall be assigned and appear on the student’s record for the term in which the course is completed. The “IP” shall not be used in calculating grade point averages.

MW MILITARY WITHDRAWAL

The “MW” shall be assigned only for students who are members of an active or reserve military unit and who receive orders compelling a withdrawal from courses. Upon verifi cation of orders, the “MW” symbol may be given in lieu of a grade at any time aft er the last day to withdraw without receiving a lett er grade (14 weeks for semester colleges). The “MW” shall not be counted in determining “progress probation” and in calculating grade points for dismissal. For students who are members of an active or reserve military unit and who receive orders compelling a withdrawal from courses, the Peralta Community College District shall, upon petition of the aff ected student, refund the entire enrollment fee unless academic credit is awarded.

RD REPORT DELAYED

Report Delayed The “RD” symbol may be assigned by the Offi ce of Admissions and Records only. It is to be used when there is a delay in reporting the grade of a student due to circumstances beyond the control of the students. It is temporary. This temporary symbol shall not be used in calculating grade point averages and shall be replaced by a permanent symbol as soon as possible

W WITHDRAWAL

A withdrawal reported to the Admissions and Records Office during the first four weeks of instruction (or thirty percent (30%) of instruction for the summer session and short-term courses) shall not be noted on the student’s academic record.

A “W” grade symbol will be recorded on the student’s transcript up on withdrawal during the period after the Census date and the end of the fourteenth week of instruction (or between 21% to 75% of instruction for the summer session and short-term courses). The “W” grade symbol shall not be used to determine academic probation but only to determine progress probation. The academic record of a student who did not withdrew from a class nor was dropped by the class instructor within the time allowed must refl ect a grade other than “W” as awarded by the instructor. Students will not be permitt ed to withdraw and receive a “W” in a class more than three times (substandard grades are also included in determining the ability to repeat courses).

Military withdrawals (“MW”) do not count against the “W” withdrawal limit.  There are no restrictions on the number of times a student can receive an “MW” grade

Students are responsible for obtaining drop cards and for submitting them to the Admissions & Records Office.  It is the student’s responsibility to drop a class.  Drop cards are available in the Admissions & Records Office or from any counselor’s office.  Students must then deliver the drop cards to Admissions and Records.  New and continuing students may also use the Passport Student Administration System (https://passport.peralta.edu) to drop classes up to the last day to drop.

 

 

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