Grading System

Grade Interpretation Quality Points
A 4
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2
D 1
F 0
R Registered to Audit None
I Incomplete None
P Pass None1
SP Satisfactory Progress None1
W Withdrew None2
EX Credit by Examination None
TR, TA, TA-,TB+, TB, TB-, TB, TC+, TC, TC-, TD Transfer Credit None

Grade Appeal Policy

Grades are determined solely by individual faculty members, and may be changed by the faculty member only. Students who wish to contest a grade given by a faculty member must attempt to resolve the matter with the faculty member concerned. To pursue this appeal, the student must be prepared with evidence as to why the grade posted by the faculty member is in error. If the matter cannot be resolved with the individual faculty member, the student may pursue the appeal by bringing it to the attention of the appropriate department chair, who will confer with the faculty member and review all the evidence pertaining to the appeal. Grades may not be changed after graduation except when an error in the recording of a grade has occurred.

Grades and Averages

A student’s Semester Grade Point Average is a measure of his or her work for any one semester. The cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) represents all work completed at the college.

How to calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA)

As indicated before, letter grades are assigned a point value:

A = 4 points

A- = 3.67 points

B+ = 3.33 points

B = 3 points

B- = 2.67 points

C+ = 2.33 points

C = 2 points

D = 1 point

F = 0 points

Your grade point average is calculated by multiplying the point value of the grade you receive in each course by the number of credits offered for the course. The resulting number is called “total quality points.”

Next, add up the total quality points and divide by the total number of attempted credits.

Example: A student received the following grades over the course of two semesters at County College of Morris:

Semester I Grade Point Value Credits Quality Points
English Composition I C+ 2.33 3 6.99
Phlebotomy B- 2.67 4 10.68
The Middle Ages A 4 3 12
Intro to Philosophy B 3 3 9
Lifetime Wellness B 3 2 6
Total 15 44.67

To calculate the grade point average, divide the total quality points (44.67) by the total credits (15). This student’s grade point average is 2.97 for Semester I.

In this student’s second semester, the student earned another 15 credits and 48 total quality points. The grade point average for Semester II is 3.2.

  Credits Total Quality Points
Semester I 15 44.67
Semester II 15 48
Cumulative 30 92.67

To calculate this student’s cumulative grade point average, add the total number of credits attempted for both semesters and the total number of quality points earned for both semesters.

Then divide the cumulative quality points (92.67) by the cumulative credits (30). The result is a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.08. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Midterm Warnings

Midterm warning notifications are sent to students when they are demonstrating unsatisfactory academic work and/or lack of attendance through the midpoint of the 15 and/or the 13 week semesters. An unsatisfactory U designation indicates that the student’s performance in the class is unsatisfactory, while the SW designation indicates that the student should withdraw from the course. Neither designation appears on the student’s transcript, but is a good indicator that a student should seek academic support through The Academic Success Center and/or tutoring from the Tutoring Center.

Incomplete Grades

An Incomplete (I grade) is a temporary grade given to students who are unable to complete academic work from a given semester due to illness or other circumstances beyond their control.

Students should present their instructor with a written, valid reason for the missed work. Students are required to make arrangements with their instructors to complete the work within four weeks of the end of the semester (the date of the last scheduled final examination).

Students will receive a grade of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C, D or F when the work is completed. If the work is not completed by the end of the four-week period, students will receive an F.