Grading System

The following grading system is used at South Texas College:

Grade Interpretation Grade Points Per Cr. Hour
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Satisfactory 2
D Minimum Passing 1
F Failing 0
I Incomplete Not Computed
W Withdrew Not Computed
AUD Audit Not Computed
CR Credit Given for Not Computed
N Non-Credit Not Computed
S Passing Not Computed
P Passing Not Computed
NP Not Passing Not Computed
IP In Progress Not Computed

Certain grades are utilized in particular courses. Each course syllabi will indicate the grades that may be issued in the course.

The grade of "I" (for Incomplete) may be given by an instructor in certain circumstances for a course in which a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for the passing grade level attempted. The student must complete all of the objectives as dictated by the instructor by the end of the next long (Fall or Spring) term. Failure to complete all requirements by the end of the next long (Fall or Spring) term will result in a final grade of “F” or “NP” for the course.

With the exception of the "I", all grades are considered final unless College error is involved. In the event of a grade dispute, an appeal process is provided.

In the case of a repeated course, the last grade received will be used for degree plan requirements as applicable and as part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

South Texas College accepts the responsibility to establish and maintain standards of excellence in the courses taught and to subscribe to the following principles:

  1. We recognize the need for consistency and fairness in the evaluation of student performance.
  2. We fully recognize the need to maintain public confidence in the academic integrity of the College.