At the end of each semester, students will receive final grades based upon the following ten-point system unless noted otherwise in the course syllabus:
|| Numerical Grade
|| Grade Points
||4 per semester hour
||3 per semester hour
||2 per semester hour
||1 per semester hour
||0 per semester hour
Note: Developmental courses (any course that has 0 as the first number in the 3 digit course number) do not earn credit hours or quality points but may be used for financial aid.
Curriculum course grades with no grade points awarded include:
TR – Transfer Credit
CE – Credit by Exam
I – Incomplete
IE – Incomplete Emergency (COVID-19)
P – Pass (Developmental or Credit by Exam)
R – Repeat (Developmental Course Not Passed or Repeated course, GPA recalculated)
AR – High School Credit
W – Withdrawal
WE – Withdrawal Emergency (COVID-19)
WA – Administrative Withdrawal (Student never attended)
AU – Audit
SR – Senior Audit
These special grades are defined as follows:
TR – A “TR” grade represents transfer credit awarded for courses taken at other schools, colleges or universities.
CE – A “CE” grade is awarded if a grade of 80% or better is earned on a credit by examination.
I – An “I” grade is given only under extenuating circumstances as determined by the instructor. Such a grade must be removed by the end of the following semester. If not removed within this time, the incomplete becomes a failure.
P – A grade of “P” is awarded if a student completes and passes a developmental course or if a “C” or better is earned on a credit by examination.
R – A grade of “R” is awarded if a student does not complete or pass a developmental course or if a course has been repeated. A course may be repeated as deemed necessary by students. When a course is repeated, an “R” notation is made on the transcript. The last credit grade is considered in computing the cumulative grade point average to meet graduation requirements.
AR – An “AR” grade represents credit given for courses completed while in high school as outlined in the North Carolina High School-to-Community College Articulation Agreement.
W – Following the 10% period, a withdrawal grade of “W” is given when a student officially withdraws from a course. A withdrawal grade is awarded through the 10th week of the fall or spring semesters. For summer terms, a withdrawal grade is awarded through the 12th day of a four-week term or the 24th day of an eight-week term. Students who wish to withdraw from a course after these deadlines must have permission from their instructor.
AU – An “AU” grade is given when students are auditing courses.
SR – An “SR” grade is given when senior (age 65+) students are auditing courses.