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Santa Monica College grades on a 4-point system. The following grades are computed in the GPA:

  • A = 4 (Excellent)
  • B = 3 (Good) 
  • C = 2 (Satisfactory)
  • D = 1 (Passing, less than satisfactory)
  • F = 0 (Failing)

The following grades are NOT computed in the GPA:

  • I = Incomplete
  • IP = In Progress
  • MW = Military Withdrawal
  • RD = Report Delayed
  • W = Withdrawal
  • CR = Credit given – Performance equivalent to C or better grade
  • P = Pass – As of fall 2008 this term is used instead of CR for Credit. Performance equivalent to C or better grade
  • NC = No Credit given – Performance equivalent to D or less.
  • NP = No Pass – As of fall 2008 this term is used instead of NC.  Performance equivalent to D or less

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