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Registration & Records Office
Bldg B, Room B105, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7386
Fax: 847-214-7356
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

Grades & GPA

Grading Chart

Grading Chart
Grade Significance Grade Points per Semester Hour
A Superior 4.0
B Good 3.0
C Average 2.0
D Poor 1.0
F Failure 0
I Incomplete no grade value
W Withdrawal | view procedure no grade value
AW Administrative Withdrawal | view procedure no grade value
S Satisfactory no grade value
U Unsatisfactory no grade value
AU Audit no grade value
CR Proficiency Credit, CLEP, Pass and/or Advanced Placement no grade value
NC No Credit no grade value
NR Not Reported no grade value
Note: Students may repeat any ECC course at the regular cost of the course under certain conditions. More»

Calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA)


Please Note

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Proficiency credit & CLEP from ECC appear on the transcript but do not carry a grade value and do not affect a GPA.

Grade Point Average (GPA) - indicates the quality of a student’s work for one semester.

Cumulative GPA - indicates the quality of all work a student has completed at the college through one or more semesters for courses that are numbered 100 and above only.

  • A, B, C, D, E, WF and F - used in the calculation of a GPA.
  • W, AW, S, U, AU, CR and NC - not used in the calculation of a GPA.
  • I (incomplete) - used in the calculation when completed within 120 calendar days after the last day of the semester. A failing grade (F) will be recorded by the college registrar for courses not completed. Under extreme circumstances, a student may obtain an extension if the instructor involved files a formal, written extension form in the Records office.

How to Improve Your GPA - If you've received a few low grades, get help. More»

GPA calculation example
Course Grade Grade Value   Semester Hours   Total Grade Points
ENG 101 B 3 x 3 = 9
PSY 100 A 4 x 3 = 12
MTH 112 C 2 x 4 = 8
BIO 110 D 1 x 4 = 4
PHC 170 A 4 x 1 = 4
  Total: 15 sem. hrs. Total: 37 grade points
GPA: 37 / 15 = 2.466.

Lower than 2.0 GPA or Suspension

Satisfactory academic progress is defined as the attainment of a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. More»

Grade Reports


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Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for those receiving financial aid. More»

All students receive a semester cumulative grade report at the end of every semester or session unless they have an outstanding financial obligation to the college. Final grades are recorded on the student’s permanent record in the Registration and Records Office.

Midterm grade reports are sent to students. Students receiving a D or an F at midterm should meet with their instructor, counselor, or tutor.

Final grades for developmental and general studies courses do not appear on a student’s official college transcript and are not counted in the official grade point average (GPA), but they are mailed to the student. Those grades will appear on a "mixed" transcript or "all history" transcript.

Students with outstanding financial obligations to the college at the end of a semester do not receive a final grade report until the obligation is paid. Pay now»