BCCC Grading System

    The grading system is based on the “grade point” of each letter grade; the student’s Grade Point
    Average (GPA) is then calculated:

    Letter     GP         Value
    A             4           Excellent
    B             3           Above Average
    C             2           Average
    D             1           Below Average but Passing
    F             0            Failing

    A student's cumulative grade point average is determined by dividing the number of credits attempted into the quality points. For example:

      Credits Grade Quality Points
    ENG 101 3 B 3x3=9
    PSY 101 3 C 3x2=6
    MAT 107 3 C 3x2=6
    BIO 107 4 B 4x3=12
    HLF 205 3 B 3x3=9
      16   42
    Thus, the Cumulative Grade Point Average is 42/16 = 2.63.

    A student with the necessary prerequisites and the written approval of the Associate Dean may audit a course on a space-available basis. Students who audit a course are not evaluated for a course grade and do not receive credit. The tuition and fees for an audited course are the same as those charged for a credit course. Financial Aid does not cover audited courses.
    Students must indicate at registration that they are auditing a course. Students may change their status from audit to credit or from credit to audit only during the Add/Drop period. Since no credits are earned, audited courses are not computed in the student’s grade point average. The grade report will show an audit in the grade column.
     The following grades indicate non-completion of courses with a grade value of 0, but only a grade of F is counted in the GPA.
    AU         Audit
    AP         Credit earned through the Advanced Placement Examination
    CL         Credit earned through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    EX         Exemption from a credit course
    XD         Exemtion from a credit course through Departmental examination or other evaluation
    XM        Exempted from a developmental course or PRE 100
    FX         Never Attended. Faculty will use to report for students never attending class
    I             Incomplete. By written agreement with the instructor, the student may have an additional six weeks to finish classwork or receive an F grade
    IP          In Progress. IP does not affect GPA and is given in specifically approved English 101 courses
    S           Satisfactory
    U           Unsatisfactory
    W          Withdrawal. Failure to withdraw officially may result in an F grade. See Add/Drop/Withdrawal Policy.
    WX        Withdrawal Due to Extenuating Circumstances. Documentation of illness or job change must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

    No grade change will be permitted after the lapse of one calendar year calculated from the last day of the semester in which the course was given except under exceptional circumstances.  Grades will not be changed without a detailed explanation and documentation. The grade change will not be final until approved.

    Graduation honors are awarded to students who qualify for the associate degree as follows:

    • High Honors - Overall GPA of 3.75 and above
    • Honors - Overall GPA of 3.25 to 3.749

    Scholastic honors are awarded to students who qualify with a GPA of 3.0 and above with minimum 12 credits that semester, no grade lower than D or S, and all credits earned at BCCC. These honors are designated on the student’s official college transcript.

    • Distinguished Scholar - Semester GPA 3.5 and above
    • Meritorious Scholar - Semester GPA 3.0 to 3.499.
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    Baltimore City Community College
    Main Building, Room 08 
    2901 Liberty Heights Avenue 
    Baltimore, MD 21215