Grading System

Semester grades indicate levels of achievement and appear as letters with plus or minus options. Letter grades are represented as follows:

Grade Letter GPA Description
A 4.0 Highest Honors
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00 Honors
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0 Satisfactory
C- 1.67
D+ 1.33
D 1.00 Minimal Passing Grade
D- 0.67
F 0 Failure to Meet Course Objectives
P Satisfactory completion of an un-graded course—No value in computation of GPA but credit hours will apply towards graduation requirements.
AF 0 Administrative Failure—Withdrawal from a course for reasons other than poor grade performance. Equals the grade of an F and is computed as such.
W Withdrawal from course during the Withdrawal Period due to extenuating circumstances—No value in computation of GPA
I Incomplete—In exceptional circumstances, students may be given an “I” grade if they fail to complete coursework on time. Students will have one additional semester to complete the course. At the end of that semester, an “I” grade will be converted to an “F” if the required coursework is not completed.


Students may audit an EMCC course provided that they meet the course prerequisites. The student will pay tuition and fees for the course. Students auditing a course will receive no credit for that course. Their academic transcript will record the course with a grade of “AU” for audit. Permission to audit courses may be withheld due to class size limitations, as students taking courses for credit have first registration priority. Requests to audit a course must occur within the Add/Drop Period.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A grade point average is calculated by multiplying the point value (0.00-4.00) for the letter grade earned (A-F) by the number of credit hours per course. The products are totaled and are then divided by the total number of credit hours carried during the semester.

Grade point averages computed by the semester are referred to as term grade point averages. Grade point averages computed for all courses taken to date are referred to as cumulative point averages.

Only courses taken at Eastern Maine Community College are used to determine grade point averages.

Grade Reports

Grade reports are no longer mailed to students. Students are responsible for accessing their course grades online using MyEMCC.

Enrollment Status Registered Credits
Full Time Student 12.0 credits or more per semester
Half Time Student 6.0 to 11.5 credits per semester
Less than half time Anything less than 6.0 credits per semester