Grading System

A plus/minus grading system is used at the College. Using the plus/minus system is an option for faculty, not a requirement.

Grades will be available online at MyNCC at the end of each regular semester. At the end of the seventh week of classes, faculty will submit to the Records Office the names of all students whose performance in a particular course to date puts them at risk of failing the course. The Records Office will communicate this information to those students by the end of the eighth week of the semester.

Grade Evaluation Points/Credit Hour
A Superior 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B Above Average 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C Average 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D Below Average 1.0
F Fail 0.0
P Pass
I1 Incomplete
N Not released
R Released
X No grade submitted
IP In progress
L Audited
T Transfer Credits
Z Successful completion of course challenge process
AZ4 Successful completion of course challenge process 4.0
BZ4 Successful completion of course challenge process 3.0
CZ4 Successful completion of course challenge process 2.0
TZ Credits accepted through articulation agreement
W2 Withdrawal
WP3 Withdrawal, Passing
WF3 Withdrawal, Failing
Grade* Course repeated - this grade IS NOT included in GPA
Course repeated - this grade IS included in GPA

  1. An incomplete grade (I) is given only when the student had obtained, in advance, the permission of the instructor to postpone completion of specific course work for a valid reason. (Refer to Incomplete policy.)
  2. A student may withdraw, or be withdraw administratively, from a class in which he or she is enrolled through the 90% point in the instructional period.
  3. Through summer 2007, students who withdrew from a course through the first 2/3 of the instructional period received a grade of W. After that point, and through the end of the semester, student received a grade of WP or WF. The grade of WF counted as a grade of F in the student's grade point average.
  4. Grade value for completion of developmental math modular units awarded through course challenge process; beginning Fall 2014.