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Standard Grading System

The following is the official FDTC grading system.

Grade Description Detailed Description
A Excellent indicates outstanding achievement and carries 4 quality points per semester hour.
B Above Average indicates excellent achievement and carries 3 quality points per semester hour.
C Average indicates average achievement and carries 2 quality points per semester hour.
D Below Average indicates below average achievement, and carries 1 quality point per semester hour.
F Failure indicates failure of a course and no quality points are earned.  The grade "F" becomes a record and cannot be deleted from a student's transcript.  When the course is repeated with a higher grade, the higher grade will be used to compute the grade point average.
I Incomplete indicates incomplete work and is assigned at the discretion of  the instructor when a student who is otherwise passing has not completed all the  work required in a given term.  A student with an "I" has until the beginning of exams for the subsequent semester to satisfactorily complete the course requirements. If after this date, the work has not been satisfactorily completed, the grade will be changed to an "F."
E Examination indicates credit earned by examination. The credit is indicated on the transcript but the grade is neither assigned quality points nor computed in the grade point average.
W Withdrew indicates that a course was officially (after filing appropriate  form) dropped no later than the last designated instructional day of the term with a passing grade. [semester-46th day; 10 week session-32nd day; 8 week session-26th day; 5 week session-16th day]  No quality points are earned and it is not included as semester hours taken in computing the grade point average.
WF Withdrew Failing assigned at the discretion of the instructor, indicates a student withdrew after the designated instructional day of the term. [semester-46th day; 10 week session-32nd day; 8 week session-26th day; 5 week session-16th day]  The semester hours attempted will be used in computing the grade point average.
AU Audit indicates a course was audited and not taken for credit. A student cannot change from audit status to credit status after the drop/add period, or from credit status to audit status after the drop/add period.  Credit for such courses cannot be established at a late date. Permission to audit a course must be obtained from the instructor. The semester hours audited are not computed in the grade point average.
TR Transfer indicates credit for a course was granted by FDTC from another accredited college.  Semester hours for a transfer course are not computed in the grade point average.

For more information see College Procedure for Attendance and Withdrawal from Course(s) and Change of Grade and Repeating Courses.