Grades and Grade Point Average

Each semester you will receive a grade report on your academic progress. Letter grades are used to indicate the quality of work done. Grade reports are available to you shortly after the end of each semester or summer session via a secured Internet site (report cards are not mailed).

Kaua‘i Community College reserves the right to withhold issuance of grades, transcripts, or diplomas to students who have not met their obligations to the College.

The grade point ratio GPR (or grade point average/GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credits attempted. Courses for which grades of “W," “L,” “CE,” “CR,” “NC," "NCE," or “N” were recorded are not included in computing the GPR. Grade points are assigned as follows:

Grade Points (Calculating Grade Point Average)
A Excellent Achievement 4
B Above Average Achievement 3
C Average Achievement 2
D Minimal Passing Achievement 1
F Failure 0
I Incomplete  
W Withdrawal from a course  
N No grade assigned  
CR Credit Granted  
CE Credit Granted (Credit by Examination)  
NC No Credit Granted  
NCE No Credit Granted (Credit by Examination)  
L Audit  
I

A course grade of Incomplete indicates that an essential requirement of the course has not been completed. Incompletes are granted only for acceptable reasons and only with the instructor’s consent. An Incomplete must be made up by the deadline stated in the academic calendar or the incomplete grade will automatically convert to an alternate course grade indicated by the instructor at the time the “I” was awarded. IN NO CASE WILLAN “I” GRADE REVERT TO A“W” GRADE. SEE COLLEGE CALENDAR FOR SPECIFIC DEADLINES. To complete a course in which a student has received an Incomplete, the student must make arrangements with the instructor.

Faculty Senate Grading Memo to All Instructional Faculty Regarding Incomplete (I) Grades – March 11, 2016

A course grade of Incomplete indicates that an essential requirement of the course has not been completed. Incompletes are granted only for acceptable reasons and only with the instructor’s consent. An Incomplete must be made up by the deadline stated in the academic calendar or the incomplete grade will automatically convert to an alternate course grade indicated by the instructor at the time the “I” was awarded.

The alternate course grade will be the course grade the student earned at the end of the term with the missing assignments’ grades entered as “0’s” or no credit. If the student turns in the essential work within the established deadline, the instructor will grade the newly submitted material and change the student’s final grade to the one earned with this essential work added.

N No grade assigned. Indicates that a student has either not completed the requirements of the course or has not reached a level of accomplishment within a specified time period which will allow for an evaluation.
W Withdrawal from a course. Indicates formal withdrawal from a course after the first three weeks of the semester.
CR Credit granted. Denotes work deserving of a credit at “C” level or higher for courses taken under the Credit/ No Credit grading option.
CE Credit granted. Denotes work deserving of a credit at "C" level or higher for courses taken under the Credit by Institutional Examination assessment.
NC No credit granted. Denotes minimal passing work or lower and not deserving of credit under the Credit/No Credit grading option.
NCE No credit granted. Denotes minimal passing work or lower and not deserving of credit under the Credit by Institutional Examination assessment.
Indicates that a course was audited. No credit granted.