Your Grades / GPA


These letter grades, descriptions, and points are used in all programs at Hawkeye Community College. An instructor or program may modify the grading system. Instructors are expected to inform you of their grading scale and procedures at the beginning of each course. The grading scale used by an instructor must be used for all students in a course and to all sections of a multi-section course.

Faculty determine the weight and value of final grades in their courses and are not obligated to use plus and minus grades. Hawkeye will record letter grades as reported by the instructor.

Points on student transcripts will be recorded from the following scale:

Grade Description Points
A Excellent 4.00
A-   3.67
B+   3.33
B Above Average 3.00
B-   2.67
C+   2.33
C Average 2.00
C-   1.67
D+   1.33
D Below Average 1.00
D-   0.67
F Failure 0.00
I Incomplete 0.00
N Audit 0.00
O Grade Requital 0.00
P Credit Earned/Pass 0.00
Q No Credit/No Pass 0.00
W Withdrew 0.00
R Course Repeated 0.00

You can make up a grade of I by making arrangements with your instructor and academic dean to complete the unfinished course. You must complete the work within the first 15 days of the next 16-week semester unless you have extenuating circumstances. After this period of time, the grade will be changed to an F.

The grades of P and Q are used exclusively in courses designated by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The grade of O is awarded when a grade of F is requited or forgiven.


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