Grades at DACC

Grades at DACC


Grades at Danville Area Community College

Grade System
The final semester grades are determined by the instructors, according to the grades the student earns in all phases of class work: class discussions, tests, daily work, laboratory work, reports, term papers, and the semester examinations. Final grades should reflect consistent improvement as well as averaged grades. Course grades can be viewed (approximately 1-2 days after the course ends) through our online student services. Mid-semester grades are posted by individual instructors. A student may file notice and repeat any unsuccessfully completed course, and the higher grade earned will be used to compute the cumulative grade point average.
If you have any questions about your grades, please call the Records Office at 443-8797 within 30 days of the graded semester. Grade changes will only be considered during the 30 day time period after the semester ends.
The letter system of grading is employed as follows:
A Excellent 4 grade points per semester hour

B Above Average 3 grade points per semester hour

C Average 2 grade points per semester hour

D Below Average 1 grade points per semester hour

F Failed 0 grade point per semester hour
The following grades do not affect grade point average:
  • W Official Withdrawal of a student within the Withdrawal Policy guidelines.
  • I Incomplete - This is a temporary grade. All incomplete work involved with a temporary “I” grade will be performed within 30 calendar days after the end of the term so that a grade may be recorded.
  • P Completed/Passed grade used for successfully completed labs and orientations.
  • AU Audit - Student auditing a class will receive an “AU” grade.
  • S Satisfactory
  • U Unsatisfactory


Grade Exclusion Guidelines

  • Grade Exclusion shall mean that all grades and credits earned in one or more selected semesters shall not be used in calculating the student's cumulative grade point average or be used in meeting certificate or degree requirements.
  • Prior to requesting a Grade Exclusion, the student must have earned a minimum of twelve semester credit hours with a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher.
  • Selected semesters for Grade Exclusion consideration must have been completed a minimum of two years prior to the semester or semesters of substantial grade improvement.
  • Only those semesters resulting in a majority of "D" and "F" grades will be considered for Grade Exclusion.
  • Any grade and/or credit excluded through the Grade Exclusion procedure will remain on the student's official DACC Transcript and will be used by most four year universities or colleges in recalculating the student's GPA for admission or degree completion purposes.
  • Be advised that this Grade Exclusion procedure is not relevant to the financial aid requirement that must count all credit hours attempted at DACC for aid eligibility purposes.