Grades are earned and awarded in each course and are recorded on the student’s permanent record at the end of each academic term. Evaluation of student achievement will be made in relation to the attainment of the specific objectives of the course. At the beginning of a course the instructor will explain these objectives and the basis upon which grades are determined. A student’s work is considered satisfactory when he/she maintains an average of “C” (grade point average 2.0) or higher.
Non-degree applicable credit course grades are not counted in calculating grade point averages for graduation or transfer.
Prerequisites or graduation requirements may require a grade of “C” or higher (see course descriptions).
|A-Excellent||4 per unit|
|B-Good||3 per unit|
|C-Satisfactory||2 per unit|
|D-Passing, Less Than Satisfactory||1 per unit|
|F-Failing||0 per unit|
|AU-Audit||0 per unit|
|P-Pass||Not computed in GPA|
|NP-No Pass||Not computed in GPA|
|I-Incomplete||Not computed in GPA|
|W-Withdrawn||Not computed in GPA|
|IP-In Progress||Not computed in GPA|
|RD-Report Delayed||Not computed in GPA|
|MW – Military Withdrawal||Not computed in GPA|
This grade is issued to students who enroll in classes in an audit status. It will not count in GPA.
Some courses are offered on a pass/no pass basis. Upon successful completion of such a course, unit credit will be awarded. However, courses taken on a pass/no pass basis are not used in the computation of a student’s grade point average. Regulations for such courses are:
Pass/no pass forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records.
Students may request that instructors issue “I” grades when they have an unforeseeable emergency and justifiable reasons at the end of the term. The instructor must indicate the grade to be assigned in lieu of the ‘I’ if the requirements are not completed. An ‘I’ must be made up no later than one year following the end of the term in which it was assigned. An ‘I’ may not be assigned as a withdrawal grade. If the work stipulated is not completed within the time limitation, the grade assigned in lieu of the work being completed will be entered on the permanent record.
The student has withdrawn from a course or has been dropped from a course by the instructor between the dates indicated in these regulations.
The ‘IP’ indicates the course extends beyond the normal end of an academic term and work is in progress, or the course is listed as an open-entry/open-exit course, and has been approved by the instructor to register and complete course requirements in the succeeding semester in order to receive credit and a course grade. The grade and unit credit will appear on the student’s permanent record for the term in which the course work is completed. The ‘IP’ cannot be given more than twice for any particular course. If a student enrolled in an open-entry, open-exit course is assigned an ‘IP’ at the end of an attendance period and does not re-enroll in that course during the subsequent attendance period, the instructor shall assign a grade (A, B, C, D, F, P, or NP) to be recorded on the student’s permanent record for the course.
‘RD’ is assigned by the Office of Admissions and Records when there is a delay in reporting the grade of a student due to circumstances beyond the control of the student.
Final grades will be made available to students on the Porterville College web registration system as soon as possible after the end of each academic term. There will be no additional notification of grades completed or corrected.
The instructor of each course shall determine the grade to be awarded each student. The determination of the student’s grade by the instructor shall be final in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith or incompetence. A judgment to change or expunge a grade for reasons of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence shall be made by the Vice President of Academic Affairs after consultation with the student, the instructor, and the Division Chair. All parties noted above shall be notified in writing of any changes.