Admissions

GRADING SYSTEM

 

MINIMUM STANDARD OF WORK

A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale is required for a student to graduate from any degree or certificate program within the college.  Because it is necessary for a student to maintain this average in order to graduate, a 2.0 GPA is considered the minimum standard of work at Navarro College.  Failure to maintain this minimum standard results in a student being placed on scholastic probation.  Failure to maintain a 2.0 GPA for futher semesters results in the student being placed on academic suspension.  It is the responsibility of the student to know whether the minimum standard of work requirement has been satisfied and whether he or she is eligible to continue enrollment in the college.  An ineligible student who nevertheless registers shall be dropped by the college and shall not be entitled to special consideration on a plea of lack of knowledge of scholastic status.

GRADE POINTS

Students earn grade-point values in courses in which they make satisfactory grades.  The letter grade “A” earns four grade points for each semester hour. A grade of “B” carries three points. A “C” allows two points, while a “D” carries one point for each semester hour. No points are allowed for an “F”, “I”, “W”, or “P” grade. A student can determine his or her grade points in a course by multiplying the semester hour value of the course by the grade-point value of the grade received. For example, if the student is carrying a three-semester-hour course and makes a “B”, nine grade points have earned. To determine the grade-point average, a student adds all the grade points earned and divides the total by the total number of semester hours that he or she attempted.  If 15 semester hours were attempted, for example, and 30 grade points were earned, this would result in a 2.0 grade-point average, the equivalent of a “C” average. Courses in which the student received a grade of “W”, or “P” are not included in hours attempted.  Grades from developmental students are calculated into the student’s grade-point-average for purposes of athletic eligibility, scholastic suspension, and financial aid eligibility. These grades are not included in the calculation for graduation.

GRADES AND VALUES

Grade Value
Grade Points
Grade Hours
A90 - 1004
B80 - 893
C70 - 792
D60 - 691
FBelow 600
IIncomplete0
PPass0
WWithdrawal0

To receive credit for a course, a student must earn a semester grade of not less than “D” or must receive a grade of “P”. Health Professions and Protective Services students in the ADN, OTA, VN, MLT, Fire Academy, EMT, Paramedic, and Police Academy programs must score at least a “C” in each course in the program to progress.

The Vocational Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Fire Academy, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedic, and Police Academy Program grading scale is as follows:

Grade Value
Grade Points
A90 - 100
B80 - 89
C75 - 79
Below 75Failing

The Board of Nurse Examiners recommends that VN students maintain at least 75 percent in each of the courses taught in the Vocational Nursing Program.

The Professional Nursing (ADN) and Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program grading scale is as follows:

Grade Value
Grade Points
A90 - 100
B80 - 89
C75 - 79
D60 - 74
F<60

“I” GRADE REMOVAL AND GRADE CHANGE LIMITATION

A grade of “I” (incomplete) may be awarded to a student at the instructor’s discretion when an unforeseen emergency prevents the student from completing the work in a course. A student must be passing the course at the time the “I” is awarded. If the work required to remove the “I” grade is not completed by the end of the first regular semester following the semester in which the student received the grade of “I”, the “I” grade will become an “F” grade.  With the exception of the “I” grade, no grade may be changed 30 days after the close of a semester.

SCHOLASTIC PROBATION/SUSPENSION

Failure to maintain a 2.0, “C” cumulative grade-point average, will result in the student being placed on scholastic probation for the next semester enrolled.  A student may remove himself/herself from scholastic probation by bringing his/her cumulative grade-point average to a 2.0 or better. Should the student earn less than a 2.0 grade-point average for two semesters of enrollment and have less than a 1.5 grade-point average for the most current semester, the student will be placed on scholastic suspension for one regular semester (fall or spring). Students who are on scholastic probation/suspension will not be allowed to pre-register for classes.

RIGHT OF APPEAL

A student who has met the conditions for scholastic suspension and who feels that his or her case deserves special consideration may appeal the decision in person to the appropriate instructional dean who may, in extenuating circumstances, reinstate the student for one additional semester.  If re-admission is granted, the student will re-enter on scholastic probation and may be required to enroll in developmental studies courses.