|Grade Meaning||Grade Point Per Semester Hour|
|Each credit hour of A||4 points|
|Each credit hour of B||3 points|
|Each credit hour of C||2 points|
|Each credit hour of D||1 point|
|Each credit hour of F||0 points|
|Forgiveness||Not computed in grade point average|
|W (Withdrawal)||No penalty|
|P/F (Pass/Fail)||Passed courses not computed in cumulative grade point average (approved courses only)|
|U (Audit)||No credit, "U" grade|
|Repeat||Repeat (all other courses)|
|V||Authorized for retake|
A “W” (Withdrawal) may be recorded on the official record for students wishing to discontinue attendance in a course after the end of the refund period. If the student follows the proper withdrawal processes, a grade of "W" will be entered on the student's transcript. To properly complete the Withdrawal process, the Withdrawal must be processed through “My SSC”. The student is strongly advised to discuss the academic impact of withdrawing from classes with the instructor and/or the Financial Aid office prior to withdrawing from classes. Withdrawing from classes may have an adverse effect on Financial Aid awards, and may result in a student being billed for classes and/or not being able to receive Financial Aid in the future. Once a withdrawal has been processed, the student will no longer be permitted to attend meetings, lab sessions or clinical assignments of the withdrawn course(s). Withdrawal from courses is permitted at any time up to two weeks before the beginning of the final examination period provided the plagiarism policy has not been violated. Courses with shorter timelines and/or 8-week courses have special withdrawal dates. Please consult with Registration personnel or the current catalog for these timelines.
An “I” grade indicates that an important assignment such as a term paper, final examination, or experiment is missing, and upon arrangement with the instructor, may be submitted to complete the course. Removal of an “Incomplete” establishes whatever grade is warranted, provided that the work is completed prior to the mid-term of the semester following the term in which the course was taken. Otherwise, the final grade of “F” (or appropriate grade) is then recorded. Please consult with course instructors concerning incomplete courses.
Students may repeat courses within the following guidelines:
Most scholarships or grants will not pay for repeated classes that the student has successfully completed (D grade or higher). Students who wish to repeat classes and who have financial aid should check with the SSC Office of Financial Aid for clarification prior to registration.
Note: These guidelines do not apply to students registering for courses which are designated “May be repeated for credit.” (See Course Descriptions).
Certain courses are offered on a pass/fail basis. These courses are added to a student’s credit hour total, but passed hours are not included in the grade point average. Failed hours are included in a student’s GPA. Students intending to transfer to other colleges or universities are encouraged to contact those schools about their Pass/Fail policy.
The grade point average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of hours attempted.
College credit is counted in semester hours-a one-hour class period per week for one semester represents one credit hour. Credit for laboratory courses varies. Only course grades earned at the College are entered on the permanent record or used in computing grade point averages. Each course description in this Catalog indicates the number of semester hours and the contact hours for each course. (See page 111 for definition of contact hours).
Grades received in MTH 100 and courses below the 100-level will not be included in the calculation of the college-level grade point average. )