Spring Semester 2021 Catalog

Grading System

The following grading system is used:

Program Courses Learning Support Courses
Grade Grade Point Grade Grade Point
A = 90 -100 4 A* = 90 - 100 0
B = 80 - 89 3 B* = 80 - 89 0
C = 70 - 79 2 C* = 70 - 79 0
D = 60 - 69 1 D* = 60 - 69 0
F = 0 - 59 0 F* = 0 - 59 0
I = Incomplete I* = Incomplete
IP = In Progress AU = Audit/Warranty
AC = Articulated Credit W = Withdraw
AU = Audit/Warranty

EX = Exempted/Credit by Exam
TR = Transfer Credit
W = Withdraw
 Z = Withdraw COVID-19          

“AU” AUDIT –Indicates a student is registered to audit a course and attend classes without meeting all admission requirements for the course and without receiving credit. Students are not permitted to change from audit to credit after the drop/add period without meeting recommended admission requirements or from credit to audit after the drop/add period at the beginning of each term.

“I” INCOMPLETE –Indicates that a student has satisfactorily completed a substantial portion of the required coursework, but for non-academic reasons beyond the student’s control, has not been able to complete the course. It is at the discretion of the instructor as to whether an “I” grade is issued. The student must contact the instructor to develop plans for a timely completion of the course. If the required work is not completed on or before midterm of the following term, the “I” will automatically become an “F.” If a grade of “I” is received in a course that is a prerequisite to other courses, the student must complete the required prerequisite and receive a final grade to be eligible to enroll in other courses.

“IP” IN PROGRESS –Indicates that a course continues beyond the end of the term.

“TR” TRANSFER OF CREDIT - ‘Course grades less than “C” are not acceptable as transfer credit. Prior to spring semester 2012, courses accepted for transfer credit were assigned a grade of “TR” on the transcript. Transfer credits accepted beginning spring semester 2012 are assigned a grade of “TRA”, “TRB”, or “TRC”. The third letter indicates the grade earned in the course.’

“W” WITHDRAW –Signifies the student withdrew from the course

"Z" WITHDRAW COVID-19 - Z grades are used to denote unsuccessful completion due to COVID-19 emergency.  Z grades are excluded from attempted hours and GPA calculation.  In March 2020, the Georgia Governor instructed colleges in Georgia to limit instruction to a fully online format due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus. In an attempt to assist students who may have been negatively impacted by changes relating to COVID-19, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) created a ‘Z’ grade for students who withdrew/failed/or stopped attending classes because of a qualifying emergency related to COVID-19.  In response to this, the ‘Z’ grade was implemented by Augusta Technical College beginning the Spring 2020 semester to credit the student with a no-penalty withdraw from classes.




Work Ethics Grade

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Augusta Technical College instructs and evaluates students on their work ethic in all programs of study. Ten work ethic traits have been identified and defined as essential for student success.  A semester work ethic grade (3, 2, 1, or 0) for all non-developmental occupational course completed is issued to students and placed in the student's permanent academic record. The assignment of a work ethic grade in developmental and general education courses is optional. The work ethics grade will not affect the academic grade point average (GPA) of a student. The work ethics grade will be printed on the transcript.


3 = Exceeds Expectations
2 = Meets Expectations
1 = Needs Improvement
0 = Unacceptable

Traits are identified below:

APPEARANCE: –Displays appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene.

ATTENDANCE: –Attends class; arrives/leaves on time; notifies instructor in advance of planned absences.

ATTITUDE: –Demonstrates a positive outlook; demonstrates mannerly behavior; follows chain of command.

CHARACTER: –Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.

COMMUNICATION: –Displays appropriate nonverbal, verbal, and written skills.

COOPERATION: –Handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints appropriately; works well with others.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: –Prioritizes and manages time and resources effectively; demonstrates flexibility in handling change; follows directions and procedures for the work environment.

PRODUCTIVITY: –Completes tasks assigned efficiently, effectively, and timely; demonstrates problem-solving capabilities.

RESPECT: –Tolerates other points of view; acknowledge and appreciates rights of others, has regard for diversity.

TEAMWORK: –Works collaboratively with others toward a common goal in a respectful and cooperative manner; participates appropriately as a team member.