Grades are awarded in all college credit, clock hour, and developmental courses. Eastern Florida State College maintains permanent records for all students enrolled in a course. The student’s official transcript is a cumulative record of the student’s grades in each course in which the student was awarded a final grade. The table below shows the current letter grades that may appear on a student’s official transcript.
Students may view their grades online through the myEFSC portal beginning the morning after the deadline date for faculty final grade input.
Final grades are based on any or all of the following: course assignments, special reports, quiz grades, research papers, course participation, laboratory assignments, fieldwork, and final examinations. The Instructor syllabus, provided at the beginning of each course, will specify their grading polices and course requirements. Students who believe the final grade posted is in error should contact the instructor to discuss a possible grade change as quickly as possible. Appeals for grade changes after two years from the term in which the course was taken will not be considered.
Eastern Florida uses a 4.00 grading scale. Students are awarded letter grades for coursework attempted.
Used in GPA computation are:
|A||Excellent||4 grade points|
|B||Good||3 grade points|
|C||Satisfactory||2 grade points|
|D1||Poor||1 grade point|
|F||Fail||0 grade points|
A “D” grade earned in Gordon Rule coursework will not satisfy general education requirements for the B.A.S., B.S.N, A.A. and some A.S. degree programs and will be counted only as elective credit.
Not used in GPA computation are:
|N||Progressed but did not achieve course objectives; student must re-enroll|
|S1||Used in MATV 0057 only; Satisfactory Progress for Module A|
|S2||Used in MATV 0057 only; Satisfactory Progress for Module B|
|W6||Withdrawal, called to active military duty|
Grade Point Average Computation
Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by course level. For example, the GPA for students in a BAS program includes only the 3000 and 4000 level coursework taken at EFSC. GPA for student in an associate degree or other college credit programs includes only 1000 and 2000 level courses. The GPA for vocational programs includes only clock hour courses. Transfer courses with a grade of “T%” do not factor into the GPA.
To calculate a GPA, multiply Course Credit Hours by the Grade Points assigned to the grade earned; this determines quality points earned for the course. Divide Quality Points earned by Total Attempted Hours to determine the GPA. For example, a grade of “B” in a three (3) credit course is worth nine (9) points and a grade of “A” in the same course carries twelve (12) points.
Example: Calculate Term GPA
Divide 21 points by 10 credits = 2.10 term GPA
While a student may earn a cumulative average of 2.00 which includes grades of “D” or “F,” grades below a “C” may not be acceptable in some programs and at some colleges and universities.
AU - Audit:
See “Auditing a Class” in the Registration section. Most college credit courses are available for audit. College developmental courses are not available for audit. Courses in limited-admission programs may be audited only with the prior permission of the appropriate Dean and/or Program Coordinator. To audit a course, a student must meet College admission requirements, be a matriculated student at EFSC, and be able to demonstrate that he or she meets the placement standards for the course to be audited. Students must petition the Associate Dean or Dean to request to audit a course after the student has had a previous attempt with a grade of “C”or higher. An audited course is posted on the student’s transcript with a final grade of “AU”. However, students auditing a course receive no credit for the course. An audit course is not counted or used when calculating GPA, academic standing, graduation requirements, veteran’s benefits, other financial aid eligibility, or for certifying enrollment for outside agencies. However, it is counted toward the third attempt rule.
I - Incomplete:
If a student cannot complete course requirements by the end of the term due to extenuating circumstances as verified by the instructor, the instructor may assign a grade of “I,” provided this occurs after the withdrawal date. Student must have completed at least 75% of coursework. If the extenuating circumstances occur prior to the withdrawal date, the student should withdraw from the course.
By assigning a grade of “I,” the professor indicates that the student has the potential to earn a passing grade by satisfactorily completing the unfinished course work within a reasonable amount of time as agreed to by both student and instructor but no later than by the end of the next major term. If the student fails to meet the objectives by the conclusion of the following major term, the “I” converts to a grade of “F.” (Major terms are the fall and spring terms. Students with an “I” in fall must complete work by end of spring term. Students with an “I” in spring or summer must complete work by end of fall term.)
Instructors who award a grade of “I” must submit an Incomplete Grade Form (IGF) and provide a copy of the form to the student and department chair. The instructor must document on the IGF the work already completed during the term, as well as outstanding requirements.
- A grade of “I” cannot be assigned to a course if the student drops or withdraws from the course.
- A grade of “I” does not satisfy the prerequisite need of subsequent courses.
- Students must make arrangements with the instructor to complete coursework for the removal of the “I.” The coursework must be completed prior to the last class day in the next major term immediately following the initial course attempt.
- To process the grade change, the instructor will submit a Grade Change Form through appropriate channels prior to the last class day of the next major term (spring and fall).
- The “I” grade will convert to an “F” on the permanent record if not removed by the last class day of the next major term (summer term is excluded.)
- Instructors may not submit a Grade Change Form to change the converted “F” for work submitted after the deadline for the completion of coursework.
- Students may not re-enroll in the same course in which they have an outstanding grade of “I.” Once the “I” has changed to an “F,” students must re-enroll in the course and use the grade forgiveness procedure.
- Students who receive an “I” grade in the term they apply to graduate have three weeks from the beginning of the next term to have the grade changed. After that time, students must reapply for graduation and pay the re-application fee in the term they complete the work.
N - Progressed but did not achieve course objectives
“N” grades are awarded only in developmental education courses when the student has made satisfactory progression in work attempted but has not achieved all course objectives. To pass the class, re-enrollment is required.
W - Withdrawal
Assigned if a student officially withdraws by the published deadline in the Academic Calendar or the College administratively withdraws the student for reasons such as non-compliance of rules or extenuating circumstances. Students who withdraw will have a “W” grade for the class and be financially obligated for the tuition and fees. Refer to sections on “Course Withdrawal” and “Maximum Attempts” for more information. Once a student is withdrawn, for any reason, he/she may no longer attend the class. A withdrawal counts in course attempts.
WC – Withdrawal, due to Covid-19
Assigned if a student was not able to continue in a course due to circumstances related to COVID-19. A “WC” is non-punitive and does not count in attempted hours, earned hours or GPA.
WF – Withdrawal, Early Removal from Class (Final Grade of “F”)
An instructor may withdraw a student from class if it is determined that the student has violated the student code of conduct or is a distraction to the class. Withdrawing the student with a status of “WF” will result in a final grade of “F” for the course. Student may no longer attend the class.
W6 - Withdrawal, called to Active Military Duty
Assigned to students who are called to active military duty. Student must submit a copy of his/her orders to the Associate Dean or Dean. The student and Associate Dean or Dean will determine whether a tuition refund or a grade of “I-Incomplete” is appropriate. A “W6” is non-punitive and does not count in course attempts.
Once withdrawn, student may no longer attend the class.