GRADING SYSTEM: 6HX-10-5.02

Administrative Rules

Title: GRADING SYSTEM

Identification: 6HX-10-5.02
Effective Date: 9/25/13  

Authority:
SBE 6A-14.0261
FS 1001.64; 1001.65

Signature/Approval: Dr. Ken Atwater

PURPOSE

This rule establishes the grading system policy for students at Hillsborough Community College.

RULE

Students at Hillsborough Community College will be awarded a letter grade at the end of the course for work undertaken at the College in accordance with the following scale:

  1. The grades that will be used in the computation of a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) are as follows:

    GRADE INTERPRETATION POINT VALUE

    A

    Excellent

    4

    B

    Good

    3

    C

    Average

    2

    D

    Poor

    1

    F

    Failure

    0

     

  2. The following additional terms that are not used in the computation of a student’s GPA may be awarded to a student enrolled in a course at the College:

AU  Audit
AW Administrative Withdrawal
I Incomplete
N No Credit
NR Grade Not Reported by Instructor
S Satisfactory
U Unsatisfactory
W Withdraw
WN Withdrawn, Non-Attendance

An audit may be awarded for a credit course with no credit granted.

An administrative withdrawal may be awarded anytime during the term for reasons such as adjustment of financial records, non-compliance with rules or extenuating circumstances.

An incomplete may be awarded due to unforeseen circumstances following a student’s request, the faculty member’s approval and authorization by the appropriate personnel.

No credit, a satisfactory and/or an unsatisfactory may be awarded for special programs following the appropriate authorization.

A withdrawal may be awarded if the student officially withdraws by the deadline date in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the appropriate administrative procedures.

A withdrawal for non-attendance may be awarded for non-attendance through the first nine (9) class days of the regular term.

The final grade for a course will appear on the student’s grade report and permanent record maintained by the Registrar’s Office.

History:

Adopted 9/21/71. Revised 12/18/74; 10/17/78; 1/15/80; 10/21/81; 5/18/88; 10/19/88; 1/16/91; 7/20/94. Formerly 6HX-10-3.009.