|Grade Point Average (GPA):
To remain in good academic standing, a student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade
point average (GPA). MCC uses a four-point system in calculating a student's average,
based on grades from 4.0 to 0.0.
To determine a grade point average, a student should determine the number of grade
points earned in each completed course, add them together and then divide the total
by the number of credits taken.
Note: A course with an incomplete ("I") grade is not included in the GPA. The GPA will be recalculated when the grade is
All grade changes must be made within one calendar year following the end of the course
for which the grade was recorded.
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The following example illustrateshow to calculate a GPA
||4 credits x 3.5
||= 14.0 Grade Points
||3 credits x 4.0
||= 12.0 Grade Points
||3 credits x 1.5
||= 4.5 Grade Points
||2 credits x 2.0
||= 4.0 Grade Points
||1 credit x 2.5
||= 2.5 Grade Points
Total 13 credits
and 37 points
= 2.85 GPA
|| A grade of "S" earns credit toward graduation.
|| A grade of "U" does not earn credit toward graduation.
|| A grade of "W" indicates official withdrawal from a course in which a student has
enrolled. A student must initiate the process to withdraw by submitting a worksheet
to the Registration Office.
|| A grade of "N" indicates that a student is enrolled in a course on an audit basis.
The grade means that no credit is given. A student who wishes to attend a class regularly
but does not require a grade or credit may decide to audit the course. Students may
enroll on an audit basis, or may change to an audit basis prior to the tenth week
with the instructor's approval. A student who enrolls on an audit basis may not change
to a credit basis.
||Non-sufficient Instructional Contact
|| Instructors may assign an "NS" grade which indicates that the faculty member has
had, in their judgment, non-sufficient instructional contact with the student.
||Incomplete Effective Summer 2006
A student must initiate a request for an "I" (Incomplete Grade) from an instructor.
The "I" will be given at the sole discretion of the instructor.
Typically an "I" will be given only when the student:
- Has completed at least 75% of the class (excluding the final exam) but is unable to
complete the class work because of extraordinary, unusual or unforeseen circumstances
or other compelling reasons,
- Has done passing work in the course and,
- In the instructor's judgment, can complete the required work without repeating the
- Is eligible under Title IX - Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting
Students. Please view the following link for more information: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/pregnancy.pdf
Instructors electing to give an "I" will complete an Incomplete Grade Form by the
time final course grades are due. This form will specify what the student must do
to complete the course requirements. It will specify a date by which the required
work must be completed. The Incomplete Grade Form will indicate the grade the student
will receive if the assigned work is not completed. Both the student and the instructor
will sign the form. Copies will be provided to the Registrar, the student, the instructor
and the Division Office. Responsibility for monitoring and grading the "I" work may
not be transferred to another instructor without agreement of the faculty involved
and the approval of the Academic Dean.
The instructor will submit a Grade Change Form to the Registrar when the student
has completed the assigned work. All incomplete course work will be finished by the
date indicated on the Incomplete Grade From, but not to exceed one calendar year from
the end of the semester for which the "I" grade was recorded. If a Grade Change Form
is not submitted by the end of one calendar year, the "I" will default to the grade
submitted on the Incomplete Grade Form.
Each instructor shall include an "I" grade policy consistent with college policy
in his/her syllabus.
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