Grading Policy


At the end of the term, a final grade is recorded and preserved. Grades and grade point values include:

Grade Grade Points
A 4.0
B+ 3.5
B 3.0
C+ 2.5
C 2.0
D+ 1.5
D 1.0
F 0.0

Final grades are available at the end of the term on the eSantaFe.

Definition of Grades

A Superior Achievement

B Good Achievement

C Satisfactory Achievement

D Minimum Achievement

F Failure

XF Failure-Academic Misconduct

I Incomplete* 

X Audit

W Withdrawal

An "I" that is not changed through completion of the course will automatically be converted to "F" at the close of the next major term following the issuance of the grade. Fall term and spring term shall be considered major terms.

Forgiveness Policy

Courses in which a grade of D or F was earned may be repeated for credit. All courses attempted will appear on the transcript. Attempts marked with a T are not included with calculating the cumulative grade point average; attempts marked with an R are included when calculating the cumulative grade point average. The student will be allowed only two repeat attempts per course. Students should be aware that some colleges or universities may not accept a grade of a repeated course, or may compute the grade originally assigned. Students receiving financial aid of any type are cautioned to check with the Financial Aid office to ensure that the repeat course will count toward their financial aid award.

Grade point averages are determined by computing the ratio of grade points earned to semester hours attempted. Grades of W and X are not included in total grade point averages.

S/U Grades

The Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading option is only provided as a special provision to support student retention and persistence during declared national or state emergencies.