Staff Policy D-104.02
Institutional Effectiveness Criterion: Scholarship
- Standard Grades
The following are standard grades at Northwestern Michigan College.
4.0 - outstanding
3.5 - excellent
3.0 - good
2.5 - above average
2.0 - average
1.5 - below average
1.0 - deficient
0.0 - failed
S - satisfactory
U - unsatisfactory
I - incomplete
W - withdrawn
FA - failed to attend
AU - audit
"W" (withdrawn) will be given to students who are officially withdrawn from their class after the add period and before the last twenty-five percent of the session.
"FA" (failed to attend) may be given by an instructor if a student registered for a course but did not attend and did not officially drop.
"AU" (audit) may be issued at the time of registration upon full payment of tuition and fees if a student wishes to attend a class without college academic credit or a grade. Changing from audit to credit may take place during the period allowed for adding a class at the beginning of the semester. Changing from credit to audit may take place before the last twenty-five percent of the session. All pertinent dates are listed in the class schedule.
- Grade Point Average
Grade point average (GPA) is a weighted average of academic grades. A grade for a course is multiplied by the credit hours for that course to obtain honor points. Total honor points are then divided by total credit hours to determine the grade point average. The semester GPA is the weighted grade point average for the most recent semester. The accumulated GPA is the total of all honor points earned at NMC divided by the total credit hours earned at NMC.
÷ 8 =
For questions, contact the Records and Registration Office at 995-1048.
When a course is repeated, both the last grade and the previous grade for the course will appear on the transcript (official academic record). However, only the last grade will be counted in the cumulative grade point average.
Grades of I, W, S, U, FA, and AU are not used in the computation of grade point averages.
The Vice President for Educational Services, in conjunction with the appropriate faculty and staff, is responsible for the development and publication of any procedures or guidelines that may be necessary to administer this policy effectively.
Revised October 6, 2000
Revised January 27, 2004
Renumbered D-104.02 December 20, 2006
Reviewed without change May 8, 2009
Revised September 18, 2009
Revised February 17, 2012