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Grading, FInals, and Make-up

Examination
Grading
Course Forgiveness

Evaluation of Students
The instructor will evaluate students through tests, quizzes (oral or written), projects, work assignments, and laboratory work. If a student misses a test or examination, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with the course instructor regarding make-up examinations based on that instructor s policy.

Final Examination
Final exams are held during the last week of each semester/term. A final examination schedule is posted on the BSCC web site in the student section each semester. We no longer have a printed published schedule.

Make-up Examination
Make-up exams may be given when the instructor is convinced that extenuating circumstances prevented the student from taking the exam. It is the student's responsibility to report to the instructor any condition that causes an absence from an exam.

Grade Changes/Appeal of Course Grade

Students are responsible for the review of their grades at the end of each semester. If the student feels that a grade is incorrect, he/she should contact the instructor for that course, who will initiate a Change of Grade Form, if necessary. If the instructor does not agree that the grade should be changed, the student can appeal in writing to the appropriate Division Chair who will review the complaint. If the Division Chair deems a change of grade necessary, then the instructor will initiate a Change of Grade Form. If the Division Chair deems that a change of grade is not warranted, then the student can appeal to the appropriate Campus Dean. Students who appeal a grade must do so by the end of the schedule change period of the semester following the one in which the grade was assigned. No grades may be appealed after the schedule change period has ended.

Grade Reporting
At the end of each term, grade reports are processed and posted to each student's academic record. Students may access their grades at My BSCC. Students must have their valid PIN to access the system.

 

Grade Point Average (GPA)
Quality points for grades earned each term are awarded as follows:
Grade of A ..........................................4 quality points per credit hour
Grade of B ..........................................3 quality points per credit hour
Grade of C ..........................................2 quality points per credit hour
Grade of D ..........................................1 quality point per credit hour
Grade of I, F or WF...............................0 quality points
Grade of W, WP, AU, S, U or IP ...........0 quality points

Grade Point Average (GPA) Computation
The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total quality points earned by the total credit hours attempted.
Grading System
A ............................................................................Excellent (90-100)
B ...................................................................................Good (80-89)
C ...............................................................................Average (70-79)
D ...............................................................................Passing (60-69)
F.............................................................................Failure (Below 60)
I.........................................................................................Incomplete
IP .....................................................................................In Progress
W ..............................................................Withdrawn Prior to Midterm
WP .......................................................................Withdrawn Passing
WF .........................................................................Withdrawn Failing
AU ............................................................................................Audit
S .....................................................................................Satisfactory
U ..................................................................................Unsatisfactory

A grade of I (Incomplete) is assigned when the quality of work has been passing, but the student has been prevented by illness or other justifiable cause from completing the required work, or from taking the final examination. If the cause is personal illness, the student must present a statement signed by the attending physician. A grade of 'Incomplete' is calculated into the Grade Point Average (GPA) as an F The I must be cleared before the end of the following term or it will be changed to an F. A student does not have to register for the course again in order to remove an incomplete grade. A grade of IP indicates IN PROGRESS and may only be assigned to developmental courses. The awarding of an IP is the option of the instructor, provided the student has demonstrated conscientious effort and is above failure but has not achieved course mastery. A student who receives an IP must repeat the course; it is not considered satisfactory completion. A grade of W (WITHDRAWN) is assigned without academic penalty when the student withdraws from class prior to midterm. A grade of WP (WITHDRAWN PASSING) is assigned without academic penalty when a student withdraws after the midterm and has maintained a passing grade. A grade of WF (WITHDRAWN FAILING) is assigned with academic penalty when the student withdraws after midterm and has not earned a passing grade. When a student must withdraw due to circumstances beyond his/her control, the student may appeal to the instructor for consideration of a grade other than WF

Repeating Courses/Course Forgiveness

If a student repeats a course once, the second grade awarded (excluding grades of AU, W, and WP) replaces the first grade in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. The grade and grade point average during the term in which the course was first attempted will not be affected.

When a course is repeated more than once, all grades for the course, excluding the first grade, will be employed in computation of the cumulative grade point average. Official records at the institution will list each course in which a student has enrolled. A repeated course will count only once toward the requirements for program completion. Students should be aware that some colleges do not honor course forgiveness.

 

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