The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the official collection, recording, and maintenance of grades. All grades are posted via Self Service. Student questions about a grade should start with the instructor or department, while faculty with questions should reach out to our office. Policies regarding grades can be found in the PCC Student Handbook.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The GPA is a quotient determined by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of credit hours attempted and graded A, B, C, D and F.
Under exceptional circumstances as outlined below, an instructor may issue an "I" grade that provides the student with additional time to complete course work before her/his course grade is calculated and posted on the student's transcript. The "I" grade is the only institutionally approved method of allowing students to submit work for grade consideration following the official end-date of the class.
Grade changes can only be made by the instructor with the approval of the Vice President of Instruction or through successful appeal through the Academic Due Process.
Pratt Community College awards one of the following grades to each student officially enrolled in each course:
A Excellent achievement, course outcomes standards met, credit given, four grade points per semester hour.
B Above average achievement, course outcomes standards met, credit given, three grade points per semester hour.
C Average achievement, course outcomes standards met, credit given, two grade points per semester hour.
D Below average achievement, course outcomes partially met, credit given, one grade point per semester hour. A student who receives a "D" grade should strongly consider repeating the course in an effort to achieve a stronger outcome. Many courses require "C or better" grade in prerequisite course work.
F Failing achievement, course outcomes and/or participation requirements not met, zero credit given, zero grade points calculated per semester hour.
I Incomplete, zero credit given, zero grade points per semester hour. Temporarily recorded as a grade when the instructor of the course determines that the student should be granted an extension of time to complete the course work. Normally this extension is granted only for circumstances beyond the student's control. The incomplete grade is not intended for use to extend time because the student failed to complete course work during the officially scheduled class dates. To issue an "I" grade, the instructor must process an Incomplete Grade Contract that includes the plan and approved time-line for completion of the course. The contract may provide for extended time up to a maximum of one semester. At the date specified, or after one semester from the date of issuance, an "I" grade automatically converts to an "F" grade unless the instructor has previously awarded another letter grade. When the grade is changed from an "I", it is included in the student's grade point average calculation.
W Withdrawal, zero credit, zero grade points per semester hour. This grade is automatically given when a student officially withdraws from a course not later than one week after the mid-term of the class. No student initiated withdrawals are permitted after 75% of a course is completed.
P Passing work, credit given, zero grade points per semester credit hour. This grade is not included in the grade point calculation. This grade may only be used if the instructor has received permission from the Vice President of Instruction prior to offering the course. The request to take a course on a Pass/Fail basis must be made before the course begins.
AU Audit, zero credit, zero grade points per semester hour. A student must receive permission of the course instructor and the division dean to audit a course.