Records and Registration
CHECKING YOUR GRADES
Your official grades are recorded on your Student Account in the Student Information System. We recommend monitoring your grades frequently over the semester. You can access your account on the Northeast website.
The following grades are used to record a student’s achievement in courses of instruction:
A+, A Superior; work of exceptional quality
B+, B Above-average work
C+, C Average quality work
D+, D Below-average
F Failing work
P Pass, acceptable quality work
W Withdrawal; recorded after a student formally withdraws from a class. A student must initiate action for withdrawal through the Student Services Office prior to the end of the withdrawal period. Students who want to withdraw from college must complete a Term Withdrawal form, available from either the Registrar or the student’s advisor. Students who officially withdraw by completing and returning a Term Withdrawal form to the Registrar’s Office will receive a “W” for the course or courses they were taking. Any student who stops attending classes and does not officially withdraw receives an “F” grade which becomes a part of the student’s permanent record.
I Incomplete. The temporary grade of “I” may be issued when a student has completed most of the course requirements but is unable to complete the remainder due to circumstances clearly beyond his/her control (i.e. serious illness or an emergency). It is the student’s responsibility to request an Incomplete Form from the instructor. Arrangements will then be made for the completion of the course objectives. An incomplete should not involve the student attending the majority of the class sessions during a subsequent term. An “I” must be completed by the date specified on the Incomplete Form, never more than one year after the course has concluded. If course work is not completed during this time, the “I” will be changed to an “F” on the student’s permanent transcript.
AU Audit. Auditing a course allows students to attend classes without earning college credit. Students may audit any classes that do not include laboratories or studio activities with the permission of the course instructors. Students auditing courses pay the same tuition and fees as those taking courses for credit. The audited courses are marked “audit” at the time of registration or before the second meeting of the class. Students who have registered to audit courses may not change to college credit after the second week of the semester. For short-term classes, i.e. summer classes, fast track, check with the College Registrar.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (G.P.A.)
A function of the grading system used to determine academic status, scholastic probation, scholastic honors, and eligibility for graduation. Grade points are allocated for each credit hour earned as follows:
A+ 4 points
A 4 points
B+ 3.5 points
B 3 points
C+ 2.5 points
C 2 points
D+ 1.5 points
D 1 point
F 0 points
P 0 points (not used in computing GPA)
To compute G.P.A., multiply the semester hours of credit for each course by the grade value to determine honor points, and then divide the sum of the honor points by the total number of credits. When a course is repeated, only the higher grade will be used in computing the grade point average. Credits earned at transfer institutions and accepted at Northeast are not used in the computation of a student's Northeast grade point average. Please refer to Student Policy 5067 and Procedure 5067.a for more information.
GRADE APPEAL POLICY
Every student has the right to appeal the final grade in a course in accordance with the grade appeal procedures. A formal grade appeal shall be filed before the end of the first regular semester immediately following the term during which the grade was assigned. A formal grade appeal may be filed if:
1. There is a dispute over the numerical calculation of the grade; or
2. The grade assigned appears not to be indicative of the student’s performance.
Academic amnesty removes from a student’s cumulative record all grade point factors and credit of one or two semesters taken at Northeast Community College to recognize improvement of the student’s GPA in subsequent course work. The listing of course titles and grades remain on the student’s academic record. The semester(s) so approved will be marked “Academic Amnesty.”
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at a 3.0 GPA or 30 credit hours at a 2.5 GPA before petitioning for academic amnesty. The 15 to 30 credit hours must apply to the student’s current program of study and must be completed after the term(s) for which academic amnesty is requested and before completion of the degree for which the 15 to 30 credit hours apply. These 15 to 30 credit hours must be earned on a continuous basis at NECC (summers optional). Of the 15 to 30 credit hours, there can be no grade lower than a “C” before petitioning for academic amnesty. Students seeking academic amnesty must contact the Registrar’s Office.
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