Grading Information


Grade Point Average The following are not included in GPA calculations:
A Excellent: 4 points for each credit hour S Satisfactory: 0 points per credit hour
B Above Average: 3 points for each credit hour I Incomplete: 0 points per credit hour
C Average: 2 points for each credit hour K Continuing Progress: 0 points per credit hour
D Below Average: 1 point for each credit hour X Audit: 0 points per credit hour
F Failing: 0 points for each credit hour W Withdrawal: 0 points per credit hour
U Unsatisfactory: 0 points per credit hour NR Not received from instructor

Grades are assigned based on work completed at the end of the scheduled class time. Additional work or make-up after the ending date of the class is not justified unless an Incomplete was assigned.

Grades and/or records found to be fraudulent will be changed.

Incompletes

A student may be assigned an "I" (Incomplete) when insufficient work to justify a grade has been done by the student due to excusable reasons. Though individual circumstances may warrant unique decisions, it is commonly expected that the student will have completed at least 75 percent of the course requirements.
Incompletes are to be made up prior to the end of the following term unless the student is no longer enrolled. Under these circumstances, the work must be made up in the term of the return with only a four-quarter maximum (including summer) permitted. Incompletes not made up within these timelines do not automatically revert to a grade. They remain an "I," unless changed by the instructor.

K Grade

A "K" (continuing progress) indicates that a student was registered for the course, was in attendance, met some of the objectives but did not advance far enough to receive credit for completion. This grade designation is limited to developmental education courses and to open entry/open exit courses (where the student is permitted to proceed at one's own pace). A student who receives a "K" grade must reregister, repay, and pass the class satisfactorily to receive credit. The K grade remains on the transcript. A student completing a developmental education course may receive a "K" grade up to two times for the same course and may only take the course a third time with the recommendation of the developmental education instructor and the Associate Vice President of Career Development and Enrollment Services. Note: Students attempting a course for a third time who are receiving financial aid, veterans' benefits or athletic eligibility must reregister for these credits above and beyond the hours necessary to maintain benefits.

Pass/Fail Option

Certain courses offer the student an option to receive a grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) instead of letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F). This option must be exercised at the time of registration or no later than the end of the seventh week of instruction for standard term-length classes. Check with the Admissions and Records Office for last day to change grading status for nonstandard term-length classes.

S Grade

For evaluation and transferability purposes, the S grade is equivalent to a grade of C or better.

Audit Option

Students electing to audit a class (no grade, no credit) must choose this option at the time of registration or no later than the end of the seventh week of instruction for standard term-length classes. Check with the Admissions and Records Office for last day to change grading status for nonstandard term-length classes. Auditing students pay in accordance with the tuition schedule and participate to a degree determined by them and the instructor.

Grade Point Average Adjustment

A student may receive a grade point average adjustment when a course has been repeated for a higher grade. Both courses must have been taken at Mt. Hood Community College and the initial course must have been completed spring term 1985 or later. Only one grade point average adjustment per course will be accepted. A course previously passed, when repeated, does not count toward graduation. For GPA adjustments processed on courses transcripted prior to summer 1996, both the term and cumulative GPA are adjusted. For GPA adjustments processed on courses summer 1996 or after, only the cumulative GPA is adjusted.

If both courses were taken summer 1996 or later, the grade point average adjustment is automatically calculated when the new grade is posted unless the course is considered a repeatable course for credit. A grade point average adjustment petition is required if the course was a repeatable credit course or if one or both courses were taken spring term 1985 through spring term 1996 or if. Contact the Admissions, Records and Registration office for more information.

Since some colleges count all grades in computing the GPA, a student should be aware that this possibility exists should the student transfer

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