Grading Scale

Instructors must announce, in writing, at the beginning of each semester, specific grading policies for each class. At the end of each semester final grades are assigned and recorded on the student’s permanent record card. Grades assigned at CF are:

Grade

Interpretation

Grade Point Value

A

Excellent (90–100)

4 grade points per
semester hour

B+

Very Good (87–89)

3.75 grade points per
semester hour

B

Good (80–86)

3 grade points per
semester hour

C+

High Average (77–79)

2.75 grade points per
semester hour

C

Average (70–76)

2 grade points per
semester hour

D

Poor (60–69)

1 grade point per
semester hour

F

Failure (Below 60)

No grade points

FF

Violation Academic Integrity

No grade points

I

Incomplete

No grade points

IP

In Progress

No grade points

S

Satisfactory

No grade points

SP

Satisfactory Progress

 

 

(College Prep Only)

No grade points

U

Unsatisfactory

No grade points

W

Withdrew from Course

No grade points

X

Audit

No grade points

N

No Grade

 

 

(College Prep Only)

No grade points

NG

No Grade (Labs)

No grade points

The grading policy for all divisions, with the exception of Health Sciences, Criminal Justice Institute, Educator Preparation Institute and the Associate Degree Nursing program, will adhere to the following scale:

A

90-100%

B+

87-89%

B

80-86%

C+

77-79%

C

70-76%

D

60-69%

F

Below 60%

Health Sciences Division will use the following scales, depending on program:

A

92-100%

B

84-91%

C

75-83%

D

68-74%

F

Below 68%

 

or

A

94-100%

B

87-93%

C

80-86%

D

70-79%

F

Below 70%

The Criminal Justice Institute will use the following grading scale:

A

93-100%

B

86-92%

C

80-85%

F

Below 80%

The ADN and Dental Assisting programs will use the following grading scale:

A

90-100%

B

80-89%

C

75-79%

D

65-74%

F

Below 65%

Students registered in college prep courses who receive N grades must repeat the same course and complete it with a grade of C or better, or achieve a passing score on the PERT before they can register for other courses.