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Grading Policies

Tacoma Community College uses the following grading system and grade-point values for reporting and recording academic achievement. Faculty may or may not choose to use the plus/minus grading option for any given class.

  1. Grade
  1. Description
  1. Grade Points

A

Honor

4.0

A-

 

3.7

B+

 

3.3

B

Good

3.0

B-

 

2.7

C+

 

2.3

C

Average

2.0

C-

 

1.7

D+

 

1.3

D

Minimum

1.0

E

Failure to complete minimum requirement

0.0

W

Official withdrawal from course

0.0

 

Applies 11th through 55th calendar day *

WI

Instructor approved withdrawal

0.0

 

Applies after 55th calendar day *

V

Unofficial withdrawal

0.0

 

Student commenced attendance, then stopped attending before instructor had sufficient data to evaluate. Instructor reports last date of attendance on grade sheet.

I

Incomplete (see Incomplete Grade for more detail)

0.0

S

Satisfactory (credit only, no grade point)

0.0

U

Unsatisfactory (no credit, no grade point)

0.0

N

Audit (see Course Audit for detail)

0.0

R

Repeat R beside lowest grade

0.0

Z

Unofficial withdrawal with zero attendance

0.0

A, B, C, D and S grades 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. For more detailed information see Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade. An ‘E’ grade is not considered passing and does not earn credit toward a degree or certificate.

 
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