Policy 3.8: Grading

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 The following system will be used to determine a student's grade point average:
A - four grade points per credit
B - three grade points per credit
C - two grade points per credit
D - one grade point per credit
F, FN, FW - zero grade points per credit

AU,I, S,P, U, W, Z,IP - not considered in determining grade point average

A student's grade point average is determined by adding all grade points earned and dividing by the sum of all credits attempted in courses for which grade points are earned. GPA is calculated on a semester and a cumulative basis. The GPA calculation does not include test-out grades, transfer grades, advanced placement, or credit for prior learning.


 Student's Grades    GPA Points   Credits      Total Grade Points
 A  =  4.0  x  3  =  12.00
 B  =  3.0  x  2  =  6.00
 C  =  2.0  x  3  =  6.00
 D  =  1.0  x  3  =  3.00
 F  =  0.0  x  1  =  0.00
     TOTAL    12  =  27.00
         27 grade points/12 credits total = 2.25 GPA


 Student academic performance shall be evaluated solely on the basis of academic standards, including any requirements that are noted in the catalog, course syllabus, or student handbook. Students may review their corrected examinations or other required assignments used by the faculty in evaluating the student's academic performance.

Explanation of Grades
Grades of A, B, C, D, F, S, and U are used in evaluating performance in the classes or major and are given to a student each term.
"A" denotes excellent achievement
"B" denotes above average achievement
"C" denotes average achievement
"D" denotes below average achievement
"F" denotes unsatisfactory achievement
"P" denotes passing achievement
"S" denotes satisfactory achievement
"U" denotes unsatisfactory achievement
"I" denotes incomplete work because of unavoidable circumstances. An incomplete must be made up under a schedule arranged with the instructor. Work not properly made up results in an “I” being changed to an “F” at the end of the following term. However, incompletes given at the end of spring semester will be changed to an “F” at the end of fall semester if not properly made up, since summer session is excluded.

Incompletes and Prerequisite Courses: If the completion of a course in which the student earns an incomplete is a prerequisite for another course, registration for the subsequent course is at the discretion of the instructor of the second course. This policy does not apply to developmental prerequisites.

"W" denotes withdrawal from a course during the withdrawal period. The withdrawal period starts after the first five days of the semester up to the 80th percent point of the semester for full term courses.

"FN" denotes that a student never attended the course but never officially dropped the course from their schedule. This grade is assigned as a result of faculty last date of attendance (LDA) reporting.

"FW" denotes that a student began attending the course, never completed it, and never officially withdrew from the course. This grade is assigned as a result of faculty last date of attendance (LDA) reporting.

"AU" denotes audit. An audit grade indicates that a student has registered for and attended a class, but does not earn credit. It has no impact on the grade point average. A student desiring an audit grade must inform the Records and Registration Office at the time of registration and the instructor during the first class session. Students will not be allowed to request the audit option after the first class period has been completed.

"IP" denotes In Progress, but is only used to exclude ungraded courses from the Satisfactory
       Academic Program report.

“Z” denotes a course that is active or not reported.

Grade Reporting
Instructors are required to enter all grades via the online grading system within four (4) calendar days after the term has ended. A grade of “IP” will be recorded for any course for which a grade has not been assigned after the grading deadline. Students may view and print their grades by logging into their student eServices account.

Grade Changes
Faculty may submit grade changes when a student’s initial grade has changed. Faculty should submit a Change of Grade Form online via faculty eServices. Grade changes are also accepted by the registrar in writing with the instructor’s dated signature or via email from the instructor’s official college email address.

Grade Appeal
Please refer to Anoka Tech Grade Appeal Procedure 3.9.1

Repeating Courses

Students may repeat courses for purposes of achieving a higher grade or to review material. Students
must register and pay tuition for repeated courses. Test-outs and independent studies are not acceptable means of making up a failed course. Both courses and grades earned will be reflected on the student transcript. The course that was previously taken is not counted in the GPA calculation but will count as an attempted but not completed course for calculation of satisfactory academic progress.

A student will be allowed to repeat a course one time. Failure to successfully complete a course (i.e. receiving an "F" "FN" "FW" "U" or a "W") when repeating it will result in not being allowed to re- register for that course for one year.

Appeals can be directed to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Students must bring a copy of their academic transcript to the Records and Registration Office to register for a course for the third time.

Failing to successfully complete a course after three times will exclude the student from that program major.

Honor Roll
The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who have completed 12 credits, have no incomplete grades, and have achieved a 4.0 grade point average each term. The Faculty Honor Roll recognizes students who have completed 6-11 credits, have no incomplete grades, and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above each term.

The Dean’s List recognizes students who have completed 12 credits, have no incomplete grades, and have achieved a semester GPA of 3.5 or above each term.

Academic Progress:
Satisfactory academic progress standards are intended to assist students in their progress toward the successful completion of their course requirements. A student will maintain satisfactory academic progress by earning at least a “C”/2.0 cumulative grade point average and successfully completing 67% of all credits attempted. NOTE: Program majors may have program specific satisfactory progress standards. 

See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 2.7 for more information.