Grading

The following grades were implemented winter quarter 2012 and revised fall quarter 2018. The college uses both numerical and certain letter grades. 

Numerical

Instructors may report decimal grades from 1.0 to 4.0 in 0.1 increments. The following is a recommended decimal grade/letter grade conversion chart:
A...... 3.9 to 4.0    B...... 2.9 to 3.1    C...... 1.9 to 2.1    D...... 1.0 to 1.1
A-..... 3.5 to 3.8    B-..... 2.5 to 2.8    C-..... 1.8 to 1.5    F...... 0.0 
B+..... 3.2 to 3.4    C+.... 2.2 to 2.4    D+.... 1.2 to 1.4    

A grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours that were attempted for a decimal grade. At the end of each quarter, a students can confidentially access their grades and credits earned online and can order transcripts through National Student Clearinghouse. 
 
Letter

The following symbols may be used to designate a grade for coursework, but are not assigned grade points and do not affect the GPA: 
• P - Passing 
• S - Satisfactory 
• W - Withdrawal 
• I - Incomplete 
• N - Audit 
• U - Unsatisfactory 
• V - Discontinued Attendance                                                                                                                       
• R - Repeated course 
• Z - Continuous Enrollment 
• * - No grade reported/invalid grade

See detailed descriptions of grading symbols on the College website at pencol.edu