Grading System

NIC uses a letter grade and grade point system. Each letter grade is the equivalent to the percent earned in the course, which is also equal to a grade point. You can view your grades through myNIC.

Please note, as of August 31, 2020, NIC will be transitioning to new grading systems. The new systems are detailed below.

Grading systems September 1, 2004 – August 31, 2020

GRADE SCALE 1

The letter grades and grade point averages are based on a 4.33 point grading system as shown below:

Percentage Letter Grade Grade Point
95-100 A+ 4.33
90-94 A 4.0
85-89 A- 3.67
80-84 B+ 3.33
75-79 B 3.00
70-74 B- 2.67
65-69 C+ 2.33
60-64 C 2.00
55-59 C- 1.67
50-54 D 1.00
0-49 F 0.00
Did Not Complete DNC 0.00
Pass Pass n/a
Aegerotat AEG n/a
Transfer TRF n/a
Transfer with D TRD n/a

GRADE SCALE 2

Pass/Fail Percentage

Grades of Pass or Fail will be applied dependent on the percentage requirement of the program.

Pass/Fail

Applies to individual courses where ‘P’ indicates course outcomes have been met and ‘F’ indicates course outcomes have not been met.

Other Terminology

Other than letter and number grades, there are other terms and acronyms that may appear on your transcripts.

AUD: Audit. The student is taking the course and completes all work without receiving a grade. Audit cannot be used as a prerequisite.

CIP: Course in Progress. The student is enrolled in a course with a future end date.

CS: Continuing Status. The student is continuing studies for an indefinite period beyond the registered end date of the course section.

EXM: Exempt. Based on documentation of successfully completed course work, exempted courses allow a student to register in a course and use the course as a prerequisite. Exempted courses do not carry course credit.

INC: Incomplete. The student is unable to complete a course or program in the scheduled time due to demonstrated, exceptional circumstances. Incomplete is a temporary standing for a specified period with an extended end-date specified.

NGR: No Grade Reported. The student has completed the course but the grade is not yet submitted.

W: Withdrawal. The student formally withdraws from the course by the designated withdrawal date.

New Grading Systems

As of September 1, 2020, NIC will be transitioning to new grading systems.

The letter grade and grade point averages are based on a 4.33 point grading system.

GRADE SCALE 1

Percentage Letter Grade Grade Point
90-100 A+ 4.33
85-89 A 4.0
80-84 A- 3.67
76-79 B+ 3.33
72-75 B 3.00
68-71 B- 2.67
64-67 C+ 2.33
60-63 C 2.00
55-59 C- 1.67
50-54 D 1.00
0-49 F 0.00
Did Not Complete DNC 0.00
Aegerotat AEG n/a
Transfer TRF n/a
Transfer with D TRD n/a

GRADE SCALE 2

Percentage Letter Grade Grade Point
97-100 A+ 4.33
92-96 A 4.0
89-91 A- 3.67
86-88 B+ 3.33
82-86 B 3.00
78-81 B- 2.67
74-77 C+ 2.33
70-73 C 2.00
0-69 F 0.00
Did Not Complete DNC 0.00
Aegerotat AEG n/a
Transfer TRF n/a
Transfer with D TRD n/a

PASS/FAIL GRADE SCALE

Grade
Pass P
Fail F
For more information on NIC’s grading system, see Policy 4-14.