Grading System

Grade Description Cumulative Grade Index Number of Points
A Superior 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Above Average 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Average 2.0
D+ 1.3
D Below Average 1.0
F Failure 0

Note: F grade is also used by the Nursing, Allied Health, Rehabilitative Health and Dental Health departments when a student fails the clinical component of any course

Some programs may have more stringent grading matrices. 

Alternative Grading Policy for the Spring 2020 Semester

COVID-19 has caused significant, abrupt changes in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. In particular, all courses and instruction transitioned mid-semester to a fully online and remote environment for the Spring 2020 term. As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCRI instituted an Alternative Grading Policy (AGP) for the Spring 2020 term.                

The following designations are not calculated in the grade point average.

S: Satisfactory
This is used for noncredit courses except MATH 0099, 0100 and 0101 and field experience.

U: Unsatisfactory
This is used for noncredit courses except MATH 0099, 0100 and 0101 and field experience.

I: Incomplete Work
This temporary grade designation is awarded at the end of a course. It is awarded only when a student is passing, has attended or completed at least 75 percent of the course and is unable to complete the course due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. illness, death, unforeseeable accident, unavoidable circumstance.). With the instructor’s consent, a Contract for Completion of Incomplete Coursework form must be completed by the instructor and student with the understanding that all remaining work must be completed by the end of the following semester. (Exception: If I is given in spring, work must be completed by end of fall semester.) Should the work not be completed by the established date of the contract, the I will change to an WF.

W: Official Withdrawal
This is used when a student officially withdraws from a course during weeks three through 10 or two-thirds of the length of the course. It is included in attempted credits but not in the grade point index.

WP: Unofficial Withdrawal, Passing
This is used when a student unofficially withdraws from a course at any point in the course and has a passing grade. It is included in attempted credits but not in the grade point index.

WF: Unofficial Withdrawal, Failing
This is used when a student unofficially withdraws from a course at any point in the course and has a failing grade. It is included in attempted credits but not in the grade point index.

NA: Unofficial Withdrawal, No Assessment
This is used when a student unofficially withdraws from a course before the instructor has made any academic assessment. It is included in attempted credits but not in the grade point index.

AU: Audit
Refer to Academic Information/Audits in this catalog.

Grade Reports

Grades are available online through MyCCRI provided all financial obligations to CCRI are met. 

In-House Credits

In-house credits are counted for time status (full time or part time) and for reasons of financial aid and academic progress. They are not counted in overall GPA, do not count toward any degree or certificate, and will show on the student transcript as “exclude credit.” An asterisk (*) following a letter grade on a transcript indicates in-house credit.

Confidentiality and Review Of Records

Refer to FERPA information.