2017-2018 Catalog

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.