Treatment of Credits and Grades

 How grades are treated


The following items describe the treatment of academic programs, coursework, and grades in the measurement of the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards:

All North Idaho College (NIC) attempted coursework is included in the measurements whether or not the student received financial aid.

Course credits are treated as attempted credits if a student is enrolled as of the census date of the course’s term. Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, S, and P will be treated as attempted and earned credits that are successfully completed.

Failures (grade of “F”), official student withdrawal (dropping with a grade of “W”), unsatisfactory work (grade of “U”), institutional withdrawal (grade of “IW”), no credit earned (grade of “NG”), and Incompletes (grade of “I”) are considered credits attempted but not earned.

Credits from coursework that earns an A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-,D+, D, D-, and F will be included in the calculation of cumulative grade point average (GPA).