Grading System

Athens Technical College uses the following grading system to specify levels of performance in coursework.

Numerical Grade

Grade Equivalent

Points

A

90-100

4

B

80-89

3

C

70-79

2

D

60-69

1

F

0-59

0

 

Learning support course grades are designated with an asterisk and are not included in the calculation of cumulative, graduate, and semester grade point averages. The college also uses the following symbols:

  • AC — Articulated Credit: This symbol indicates that students passed exemption examinations while enrolled in high school. Grades of AC are counted toward earned credits but are not calculated into a student’s grade point average at Athens Technical College.
  • AU — Audit: This symbol indicates that students enrolled in courses but chose not to seek credit for the courses (see Auditing Classes).
  • EXE — Credit by Examination: This symbol indicates that students received credit based on their successful performance on examinations to demonstrate prior achievement of course competencies (see Credit by Examination).
  • EXP — Credit by Prior Learning Assessment: This symbol indicates that students received credit based on an evaluation of prior learning which demonstrates achievement of course competencies.
  • I — Incomplete: This symbol indicates that students could not complete the coursework by the end of the academic term due to extenuating circumstances, and they were approved to delay the completion of coursework to the next academic term per signed agreements. Instructors must file change of grade forms with the director of registration and records as soon as course requirements are completed. Students are responsible for contacting their instructors and for completing all course requirements per the agreements. Only in extreme circumstances will the vice president of academic affairs extend incomplete grades beyond one semester. The director of registration and records does not calculate incomplete grades in grade point averages.
  • IP — In Progress: Instructors will assign grades of IP when courses extend beyond the official term ending date as indicated in the academic calendar. Grades of IP are typically reserved for individualized courses or for courses such as internships and practicums. This grade cannot be used to defer grade reporting for more than one term. Students must complete the work during the following term, and instructors must file change of grade forms with the director of registration and records.
  • TR, TRA, TRB, TRC — Transfer: These symbols indicate transfer credit awarded for courses taken at other colleges. TR was used to indicate transfer credit until August 2011. Beginning August 2011, TRA, TRB, and TRC codes were implemented to indicate the grade earned at the transferring institution. Transfer grades are not included when calculating semester, cumulative, or graduation grade point averages. CLEP, AP, and other credits earned by national exam receive a grade of TR (see Credit by Exam).
  • W — Withdrawal: This symbol indicates that students officially withdrew from classes during the first 61% of any academic term as noted in the academic calendar. These grades are not included in the calculation of grade point averages.
  • WF/WF* — Withdrawal Failing: This symbol indicates that students were failing when they officially withdrew from classes after the 61% withdrawal deadline of the semester as noted in the academic calendar. Grades of WF are calculated as grades of F in grade point averages.
  • WP — Withdrawal Passing: This symbol indicates that students were passing when they officially withdrew from classes after the 61% withdrawal deadline as noted in the academic calendar. These grades are not included in the calculation of grade point averages.

Grades of F, F*, I, IP, W, WF, WF*, and WP may affect financial aid. Learning support hours count toward attempted hours. Grades earned for learning support courses do not affect the final grade point average; however, those grades do affect satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes. 


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