Grading System

At the end of each term, students may access their grades online at www.irsc.edu. In addition, students may assess their academic progress and status each semester by obtaining an online Degree Audit via www.irsc.edu.

The following grading system is used:

A Excellent (4 grade points per semester hour)
B Good (3 grade points per semester hour)
C Average (2 grade points per semester hour)
D Poor (1 grade point per semester hour)
F Failure (no grade points)
*I Incomplete (no grade points)
S Satisfactory (no grade points)
U Unsatisfactory (no grade points)
W Withdrawn (no grade points)
NR Not Reported (no grade points)

Some courses require a grade of “C” or better for graduation. To verify which courses require a “C”, contact an advisor. *An incomplete grade (I), for which coursework is not completed within a year, will be converted to an “F” or a “U”, depending upon the grading method of class.

Given appropriate advisement, a student may take a course for “S” (Satisfactory) or “U” (Unsatisfactory) graded credit and count it towards their program. Courses taken for “S” or “U” graded credit will not convert to any other type of grade.

The student’s grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of hours attempted.