Grading

Grade Replacement

Beginning with the summer 2003 semester, a course may be repeated for a higher grade, and the higher grade will replace the original grade in the calculation of the grade point average. The original grade on the transcript will be noted as a repeated course. A request for grade replacement must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Registrar.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

GPA is more important than you think. It affects Financial Aid, eligibility for Scholarships, program continuation, and program completion.

A GPA of 2.00 is equivalent to a “C” average at Carteret Community College. The grade of “D” or “F” will not transfer for credit here or to other institutions and some programs do not allow these grades at all.

If you want to calculate your GPA, the  GPA Computation Help Document can guide you through, but always look to the transcript for the most accurate information.

For information on how to raise your GPA use the GPA Calculator.

Grade Reporting

Final grades will be posted on each student’s  WebAdvisor account at the end of each semester or grading period. Any inquiries regarding the validity of grades should be directed to the instructor of the class. Grades and/or Grade Point Averages (GPA) will not be given over the phone as they are not considered directory information and distribution of this information would be a direct violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA)

Grading System

The quality point system is used to calculate all student academic standings. Individual instructors or programs of study may deviate from this standard. The letter grades used and explanations follow:

Carteret Community College has adopted a 10- point grading scale for all classes except those with other requirements governed by outside accrediting agencies. Please look at program information about each program in Academic Programs.

Letter Grade Description
A Excellent
B Above Average
C Average
D Below Average “D” may not be transferable
F Failed  no credit hours or quality points, will not transfer

 

Other Letter Grades and their Meaning

 

Letter Grade Description
P  Proficiency, Pass, Satisfactory Completion– credit hours given; no quality points earned.
DP  Developmental Pass -credit hours completed, not counted in GPA; no quality points earned
developmental courses – course numbers beginning with “0” only
R  Repeat required -developmental courses only
S  Satisfactory progress-short of completion.
I  Incomplete – no grade or quality points because of incomplete work. An “I” must be removed
by the date indicated on the Academic Calendar of the following semester. If an “I” is not
removed within the time allowed, the “I” will be changed to an “F”
AU  Audit – no grade or quality points earned
WD  Official Withdrawal – non-punitive, no grade or quality points earned
UW  Unofficial Withdrawal –  considered a grade of “F” in calculation of grade point average
T  Transfer – credit hours awarded for course work completed with a grade of “C” or better from
another regionally accredited educational institution or from another program of study within
Carteret Community College; no grade or quality points earned

Numerical grade value may vary for different programs or courses.

Please note that in major course work for Health Sciences programs, a grade less than 80 percent will be considered failing.