Posting of Grades

Final grades are posted on myNorthshore at the end of each semester. Grades are NOT mailed. Checking your grades is easy in myNorthshore:

  1. Login to myNorthshore
  2. Select Registration, Schedule, Financial Aid & Payment Icon
  3. Select Open Page (if announcements pop up)
  4. Login to student portal (using myNorthshore credentials)
  5. Select Student Services
  6. Select Student Records
  7. Select Final Grades

Waiving an "F" Grade

An "F" grade received during the first attempted 30 credits may be waived anytime before graduation using the Request to Waive an "F" Grade Form. Submit completed form to the Enrollment and Student Records Office.

The Grading System

Grade Quality Points Raw Score
A 4.0 93-100
A- 3.7 90-92
B+ 3.3 87-89
B 3.0 83-86
B- 2.7 80-82
C+ 2.3 77-79
C 2.0 73-76
C- 1.7 70-72
D+ 1.3 67-69
D 1.0 63-66
D- 0.7 60-62
F 0 Below 60

F - No credit due to failure to meet course requirements as indicated by raw score guidelines. The grade will be calculated into CPQA as 0 Quality Points.

FN - F grade waived; no credit earned

T - Transfer; awarded for courses with a "C" or 2.0 GPA or higher

T [grade] - Transfer; awarded for courses with a "C-" or 1.7 GPA or higher

P - Awarded only to those predetermined and designed Pass-Fail courses. A 'P' grade for a credit course receives no quality point and is not used in computing a student's CQPA. An 'F' grade will be assigned for performance below minimum standards.

PC Awarded in alternative credentialing courses or other specifically designated courses where PC is only awarded if the competencies are demonstrated at the grade level of "C" or above. A "PC" grade for credit course receives no quality points and is not used in computing a student's GPA.

AU (Audit grade; no credits earned) - The deadline to audit a course is not later than the end of the 3rd week of classes. The withdrawal date for courses that run on an alternative schedule should be confirmed with the Instructor or the Enrollment Center.

IP (In Progress) - Awarded to students who have contracted with the course instructor to complete course requirements by an agreed date, or at the latest, by the 12th week of the next 15-week semester. If the requirements are not completed by the agreed date or by the end of the 12th week of the following 15-week semester, the "IP" will be changed to an "F". It is the responsibility of the student to initiate contact with the instructor toward the end of a semester to request an "IP Contract." An "IP Contract" form must be filled out by both student and faculty member and each party must keep a copy. An "IP" grade does not affect the student's academic standing or satisfactory progress record for the semester in which it is granted.

W ( Withdraw) - Formal withdrawal from the course by the end of the 12th week of classes or by the end of the 4th week of summer session; no credit is given and the student must retake the entire course to receive credit. The withdrawal date for courses that run on an alternative schedule should be confirmed with the Instructor or the Enrollment Center.

For complete grading policy, please see the Academic Catalog.

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