Grade Standards - Southwestern Illinois College

A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for an associate degree or occupational certificate at Southwestern Illinois College.

Grades are issued at the close of each semester on a letter basis indicating the quality of academic work and student achievement. Grade points are assigned to each credit earned in 100-200 level classes according to the grade received as follows:


Grade Grade Points Per Credit  
A Superior 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Poor 1
F Failure 0


Grade Grade Points Per Credit  
I Incomplete
(see note below)*
P Passing 0
AU Audit 0
CR Credit Awarded 0
FLW Failure Late Withdrawal 0
NC No Credit 0
NR Not Recorded 0
PC Proficiency Credit 0
SC Service Credit 0
W Withdrawal 0
WF Withdrawal Failing 0
PR Progress Re-Enroll
(see note below)**

Note: *A grade of I will automatically roll to an F if remaining coursework is not submitted within the time frame set by your instructor. Once the I grade is changed (not later than 100 days after being issued), the assigned grade will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average.

**The PR grade is an option only for ENG 91 Basic Reading, ENG 92 Intermediate Reading, ENG 95 Building Writing Strategies and ENG 96 Preparing for College Writing. Other classes are not eligible for this grade type.

To calculate your cumulative GPA, multiply the credits earned in each 100-200 level class by the grade points per credit, and then total the grade points. Divide the total number of grade points by the total number of credits earned in each 100-200 level class, excluding those classes in which you received an I, W, P or AU grade. Note that courses numbered below 100 are not considered when calculating your SWIC cumulative GPA regardless of the grade received.