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Grading

Individual faculty members are responsible for evaluating the achievement of students officially enrolled in their classes.

Credit courses shall be assigned grades according to the following:

  • "A" - Superior Achievement / 4 Grade Points - Represents achievement that is outstanding relative to the level necessary to meet course requirements.
  • "B" - Above Average Achievement / 3 Grade Points - Represents achievement that is significantly above the level necessary to meet course requirements.
  • "C" - Average Achievement / 2 Grade Points - Represents achievement that meets the course requirements in every respect.
  • "D" - Below Average Achievement / 1 Grade Point - Represents achievement that is worthy of credit even though it fails to meet fully the course requirements.
  • "F" - Inadequate Achievement / 0 Grade Points may be assigned to courses numbered 1000 level or above - Represents failure and signifies that the work was either (1) completed but at a level of achievement that is not worthy of credit or (2) was not completed and there was no agreement between the instructor and the student that the student would be awarded an incomplete (I).
  • "NC" No Credit / Not Figured in Grade Point Average - May only be assigned to courses numbered below 1000 and Prior Learning courses.
  • "P" - Passing / Not figured in Grade Point Average – May only be assigned to courses approved through the Academic Affairs and Standards Council process.  

All grades A through F are utilized in determining the student’s grade point average.

Upon application to and recommendation by the Academic Affairs and Standards Council, selected college level credit courses may be graded P/F and selected developmental courses may be graded P/NC. P/F or NC shall be the only grading system for all students receiving grades in all sections of the approved course. The P/F Addendum shall be reviewed and updated at the request of the Academic Affairs and Standards Council and upon final approval by the college President. 

In addition to grades, the following symbols may be used:     

  • "AU" - Visitor or Auditor - Must be declared at time of registration.
  • "FN" Failure for Non-Attendance - Indicates the student did not attend or is no longer attending class and/or student did not complete or is no longer completing course assignments in courses numbered 1000 or higher. This symbol is used for last date of attendance purposes. Faculty may, but are not required to, take class attendance as documentation of a student’s last date of attendance in the course. A record of the last course assignment completed by a student is sufficient documentation of the student’s last date of attendance in the course. An FN symbol should be recorded using the online student record system no later than the withdrawal deadline. The FN symbol does  affect the GPA and the student’s completion rate for purposes of calculating Student Academic Progress (SAP).
  • "NN" - Non-attendance for developmental courses - Indicates the student did not attend or is no longer attending class and/or student did not complete or is no longer completing course assignments in courses numbered less than 1000. This symbol is used for last date of attendance purposes. Faculty may, but are not required to take class attendance as documentation of a student’s last date of attendance in the course. A record of the last course assignment completed by a student is sufficient documentation of the student’s last date of attendance in the course. An NN symbol should be recorded using the online student record system no later than the withdrawal deadline. The NN symbol does not affect the GPA but does affect the student’s completion rate for purposes of calculating Student Academic Progress (SAP).
  • "H" - Honors - Accompanies a grade to signify that the course was completed as an Honors Option course. 
  • "I" - Incomplete - An incomplete may be assigned when astudent has completed most of the course work at a passing level, cannot complete the remaining work on schedule because of illness or other unusual circumstance, and has entered into a formal agreement with the instructor, which identifies when the remaining requirements will be completed. A grade of I is a temporary grade and automatically becomes an F (or NC) at the end of the next semester (not including summer session) if the course work is not completed.
  • "W" - Withdrawn from a course - The withdraw (W) is normally student initiated. Under unusual circumstances the College may record a W for a student.

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North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Main: 763-488-0391
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