Johnston Community College students earn grades for classes in accordance with criteria set forth in course syllabi. The instructor of record assigns grades at the end of each semester utilizing the grading system. All grades are final and are not subject to change unless an error in calculation occurs. Any student who is concerned that the grade is erroneous should consult with the instructor within one semester after the grade is earned. Any further grade appeal should be made to the dean and if necessary to the vice president of instruction whose decision is final.

Final course grades are issued to the student at the end of each semester in accordance with the following grading system:

Grade Description Grade Points
A Excellent 4.0
B Above Average 3.0
C Average 2.0
D Below Average 1.0
F Unsatisfactory 0.0
Grade Description
I Incomplete temporarily for the duration of the following semester or summer session. Credit hours attempted are not counted in the present semester in computing the grade point average. If a passing grade is not achieved during the following semester, the grade of "I" automatically becomes "F" and credit hours attempted for the course are counted in computing the GPA.
WD Officially withdrew by the 65-percent point of the semester. Credit hours attempted are not counted in computing the GPA. No withdrawals are accepted for processing after the 65-percent point of the semester without extenuating circumstances and must be signed by the dean or vice president. Withdrawals after the 65-percent point of the semester are handled on a case‑by‑case basis.
W Withdraw occurs if the student exceeds the number of absences specified by the attendance requirement and is dropped by the instructor. Credit hours attempted are not counted in computing the GPA.
CR Credit by proficiency examination. Courses on which this grade is earned are not included in the GPA.
AU Audit. Course taken for noncredit purposes. Students auditing courses must meet the attendance regulation to continue in the class.
NA Never attended. Non-penalty grade.
EL Credit by Experience.
P Passed (for developmental courses only)
R Re-enroll (for developmental courses only)

Removal of "I" Grades

The grade of "I," meaning course work is temporarily incomplete, may be removed by completing all work assigned by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements with the instructor to accomplish the required work needed to remove the "I" grade. If the student satisfactorily completes the required work during the semester or summer session immediately following receipt of the "I" grade, the instructor assigns a permanent passing grade. Otherwise, the "I" grade automatically becomes a grade of "F" for purposes of the student's record and cumulative GPA.