Grades & Reports

Grades are reported and made a part of the official record, filed in the Registrar's Office, at the end of each semester. Students may view their grades online.

Minimum Grades for Good Academic Standing

All students enrolled in credit courses at North Central Texas College, whether on a full-time or part-time basis, must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in Good Academic Standing.

System of Grading

The standing of a student in each course is expressed by the following grades, which are assigned for classwork, examinations, and general classroom performance according to criteria set by the instructor.

Interpretations of these grades are listed below.

  • A — Excellent
  • B — Good
  • C — Average
  • D — Poor
  • F — Failure
  • I — Incomplete
  • W — Withdrew
  • P — Pass

Disclaimer: Some departments and programs do not accept a grade of "D" as a passing grade.

Grade Points

Letter grades are assigned numerical values, or grade points, as follows per semester hour.

  • A = 4 grade points
  • B = 3 grade points
  • C = 2 grade points
  • D = 1 grade point
  • F = 0 grade points

Courses with a grade of "P", "W", or "I" are not assigned grade point values and are not considered in computing grade point average (GPA). When a course initially taken at NCTC is repeated at NCTC, the higher grade earned is included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.

A student's cumulative GPA is determined by dividing the total college-level grade points earned by the total number of college-level credit hours attempted. To illustrate, a student who has attempted 30 college-level credit hours, earning 60 college-level grade points, would have a cumulative GPA of 2.0. College Preparatory coursework is not used in the calculation of the cumulative GPA; however, the grades earned and hours attempted are used in the calculation of the current term GPA (e.g., Spring, Fall, or Summer GPA).