Grading

Grading is based on performance in coursework, growth in ability, attendance, and attitude. A continuous record of all grades throughout a student’s enrollment is kept in the Academic Advising and Registration Office. Final grade reports are available on Blackboard the week after classes end. CCS uses the following grading system:

Undergraduate Grading Scale

Grade Rating GPA Description
A Excellent 4.00 grade point
A- 3.70 grade point
B+ 3.30 grade point
B Good 3.00 grade point
B- 2.70 grade point
C+ 2.30 grade point
C Average 2.00 grade point
C- 1.70 grade point
D+ 1.30 grade point
D Poor 1.00 grade point
D- 0.70 grade point
F Failing 0.00 grade point
P Passing 0.00 no grade point value
I Incomplete 0.00 no grade point value
W Withdrawal 0.00 second through fourth week of class
WN Withdrawal 0.00 after the fourth week of class
WF* Withdrawal 0.00 stopped attending course without official withdrawal

Graduate Grading Scale

Grade Rating GPA Description
A Excellent 4.00 grade point
A- 3.70 grade point
B+ 3.30 grade point
B Good 3.00 grade point
B- 2.70 grade point
C+ 2.30 grade point
C Below Graduate 2.00 grade point (minimum required standard)
F Failing 0.00 grade point
P Passing 0.00 no grade point value
I Incomplete 0.00 no grade point value
W Withdrawal 0.00 second through fourth week of class
WN Withdrawal 0.00 after the fourth week of class
WF* Withdrawal 0.00 stopped attending course without official withdrawal

Midterm Grade Procedure

CCS requires that midterm grades be submitted electronically during the eighth (8th) week of the semester.  The Academic Advising and Registration office will email instructions to faculty on how to submit midterm grades via WebAdvisor during the sixth (6th) week of classes.  Faculty should notify a student if their name does not appear on the electronic roster.  The student MUST be advised to see the Academic Advising and Registration Office to verify enrollment in that course.  Once all midterm grades are submitted via WebAdvisor they are made available to students.  Instructors are obligated to assign a midterm grade to each student who is listed as registered for their class.

Valid mid-term grades are: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, WF*.  You may not assign the “I”,”W”, or “WN” grades at midterm. A “WF” may be assigned at midterm.

*The “WF” grade is counted in the student’s grade point average calculation like an “F” grade. Students that receive a “WF” grade for all classes in a semester will be completely withdrawn from CCS effective on the last date of attendance. “WF” grades may affect grade point average and satisfactory academic progress.

Midterm grades are a progress report only; they do not affect a student’s cumulative grade point average.  However, these grades are an essential component in the advising process.

Final Grade Procedure

The Academic Advising and Registration Office emails faculty instructions on how to enter final grades into the WebAdvisor portal on the Monday of the 13th week of the semester (students are not permitted to withdraw after the 12th week of classes).

Faculty must enter final grades into WebAdvisor, the Monday after the last day of classes for the semester.  There are no exceptions to the due date.  Final grades are available to students once all grades are entered and they verified by the Academic Advising and Registration Office.

Faculty are obligated to assign a grade to each student who is still registered for their class.  If a student is listed as anything other than a drop on your roster, the student is still officially registered for your class and you MUST assign a grade.

Valid final grades are: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, I*, W, WN, WF**.

*A grade of I (incomplete) should only be given rarely, when a student has encountered an unusual situation that prevented him/her from completing a SMALL portion of the semester’s work.  When you enter an “I” grade in WebAdvisor you must also enter an expiration date.  This date will be given to you.  Incomplete (“I”) grades should NOT be assigned to a student if a student has stopped coming to class or has missed several assignments.  If you have given a grade of “I” to a student in your class, you must also submit an Incomplete Grade Verification Form to the Academic Advising and Registration Office in addition to submitting the “I” grade via WebAdvisor.  You and your Department Chair must sign this form before its submission.  This form is available from your Department Administrator or the Academic Advising and Registration Office.  Grades of “I” automatically become “F” if the instructor has not submitted a grade change form by the end of the next full semester.

**The “WF” grade is counted in the student’s grade point average calculation like an “F” grade. Students that receive a “WF” grade for all classes in a semester will be completely withdrawn from CCS effective on the last date of attendance. “WF” grades may affect grade point average and satisfactory academic progress.

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE
January 26, 2018

LAST UPDATED DATE
April 23, 2019

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