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Student Handbook - Section E: Academic Success

Additional types of grades


Incomplete grades must be made up after the end of the term under the following guidelines, which include weekends and holidays:

  • Fall Term: Five weeks
  • Spring Term: Three weeks
  • Summer Term: Two weeks

Work not completed within the time permitted will result in a grade of F. Incompletes may be given ONLY at the discretion of the instructor when the instructor determines that extenuating circumstances exist.

Repeated Course

When a student repeats a course, only the last grade received and credits earned will be used to calculate GPA. If a student withdraws while repeating a course, the original grade remains calculated in the GPA. Students may not attempt a course more than two times without having an assessment made by the Student Services office. A joint educational plan between the student and Student Services must be developed prior to a third attempt.


Courses completed under the Pass/No Credit guideline do grant credit toward graduation, but are not calculated into a student's cumulative grade point average. Completion of such a course with the equivalent of "C" or better is entered as a P (Pass).

Completion with the equivalent of "D" or below is entered as NC (No Credit) on a student's permanent record.

The following courses have been designated by departments to be included as Pass/No Credit:

  • Job Seeking Skills/Employment Skills
  • Internships
  • Specialty Labs
  • Clinical Remediation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Additional courses may be designated per the department.

Auditing a Course

Auditing a course permits a student to attend classes without fulfilling course requirements, such as assignments, quizzes, homework, or other course work. The student may choose how involved to become in course activity, will not be evaluated for the work completed, and will not receive a letter grade or course credit for the courses audited. Audited courses do not satisfy graduation requirements. Students who audit a course pay tuition, fees, and book costs and must request within the first five (5) days of a term which courses will be taken on an audit basis. A student may change from auditing a course to taking it for credit ONLY within the first five (5) days of a term. This policy may differ for courses of less than full-term duration.

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