Academic Performance

Grading

Basis for Determining Grades

Grades are determined on the basis of such things as attendance, recitations, examinations, papers, projects, and the student’s attitude in the classroom. Certain courses, because of their nature, may be as signed a Credit/Fail (CR/F) grade instead of a letter grade.

Grading Symbols and Grade Point Values

The following symbols and values are assigned to grades earned at BBC.

A to A+

93-100

4 grade points

A-

90-92

3.7 grade points

B+

87-89

3.3 grade points

B

83-86

3 grade points

B-

80-82

2.7 grade points

C+

77-79

2.3 grade points

C

73-76

2 grade points

C-

70-72

1.7 grade points

D+

67-69

1.3 grade points

D

63-66

1 grade point

D-

60-62

0.7 grade point

F Failure

0-59

0 grade points

CR Credit

60-100

0 grade points

NCR No Credit

0-59

0 grade points

R/

Repeated Class

points vary

I/_

Temporary Incomplete Grade

points vary

VWF

Withdrawal Failing

0 grade points

VWP

Withdrawal Passing

no effect on GPA

VWD

Withdrawal-No Grade

no effect on GPA

FW

Failure to Withdraw

0 grade points

Computing Grade Point Averages

To compute your Grade Point Average (GPA) for any given semester, multiply the grade point value (A=4) by the semester credits of each course, add the results, and then divide the sum by the total credits attempted. Pass/Fail classes are not figured into your GPA if you pass them. They are counted in your GPA if you fail them.

Your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is calculated in the same manner, but includes the total credits and points for all semesters. Exception: see Repeating a Course.

Grade Reports

Grade reports are delivered to the student by mail or may be ob tained from the academic office approximately three weeks after the end of each semester. No course grades are given out to students who have not satisfied all of their financial obliga-tions to the College.

Academic Honors

Dean's Honor Roll

Full-time students with semester grade point averages (GPA) of 3.50 and above.

Honorable Mention

Full-time students with semester GPAs between 3.00 and 3.49.

Incomplete Grades

Faculty members are authorized to grant incompletes for certain unavoidable circumstances, but incompletes are discouraged and are not automatically granted. You must receive approval from the faculty member on an “Incomplete Form” and pay a fee in the Business Office prior to the final exam hour for the class. The Registrar will record your temporary grade as I/(grade). You will then have six weeks after the last day of the final exam week to complete and submit the assigned material for grading. This period includes vacations and holidays.

At the end of the six weeks the registrar will remove the “I” and let the previous grade stand unless a new grade has been submitted by the faculty member. Your GPA and CGPA will be figured on the basis of the incomplete grade until the grade is made permanent.

Classification of Students

Full-time - enrolled for 12 or more credit hours

Part-time - enrolled for less than 12 credit hours

Special - not pursuing a degree or conditionally admitted

Freshman - 1-29 hours applicable toward degree

Sophomore - 30-59 hours applicable toward degree

Junior - 60-89 hours applicable toward degree

Senior - 90 or more hours applicable toward degree

Repeating a Course

You may re-enroll for the same course a second time. The grade earned the last time the course is taken will be used in computing CGPA and credits earned. Both grades will be recorded on your transcript but only the last one can be used to fulfill degree or certificate requirements. Normal tuition and fees are charged.