The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Midterm grades will be available on CCAC Central e-Services
during the ninth week of the term. Midterm grades are not a
permanent record, but are intended to help students assess their
progress in each class. These progress reports also provide
students with a list of their registered classes.
If students receive a grade in a class they are not attending,
students should report at once to the Registration and Advisement
office to determine their registration status. Failure to do this
could mean that a student will receive a failing grade in a class
he/she never attended.
Final grades will be available online shortly after the term is
over. This final grade becomes part of the permanent record at the
college and will appear on the student's transcript when copies are
sent to potential employers or other colleges at the student's
request. If there is a problem with a grade, it is important that
students contact their instructor immediately.
Midterm and final grades are only available on CCAC Central
CCAC reports student performance using the following grading
A SuperiorB Above
These grades are used to calculate a student's grade point
average (GPA). The GPA indicates academic standing at the Community
College of Allegheny County. See Academic Standing Rules. (link to
the Academic Standing page)
Calculating Grade Point Average
To calculate a student's grade point average (GPA), CCAC assigns
grade points to each of a student's letter grades (A=4, B=3, C=2,
D=1, F=0) and these are then multiplied by the credits assigned to
the class. Grade points are then added up for all classes completed
in a term and divided by the total term credit hours completed.
This result is the term GPA. Students can calculate their
cumulative GPA by adding up the grade points for all the courses
attended and dividing this number by the sum of credit hours
completed. These calculations are available on CCAC Central
A 4x4=16 grade
pointsENG-101 3 credits
B 3x3= 9
grade pointsMAT-102 3 credits
A 3x4=12 grade
C 3x2= 6
grade pointsTotal credits = 13
Tpta; grade points = 43
Total grade points are divided by the total credits to get the
grade point average.
43 GP / 13 cr. = 3.31 GPA credential
Developmental courses are not calculated into the graduation
GPA. Students must earn C grades or better in all developmental
courses to register for the next course in the discipline or to use
this course as a prerequisite for a course in another
Interpreting the Grade Report
In addition to grades A through F, other symbols that may appear
on the grade record, but are not calculated into GPA are:
I (Incomplete). This means that a student has
permission from an instructor to postpone the completion of
required coursework for a period not to exceed eight weeks into the
following term. If the work is not completed by this deadline, the
I will become an F grade. Before an instructor can assign an I
grade, the student and the instructor must complete a contract with
a schedule for completing the required work. When this work is
complete, the instructor will submit a final grade. Incompletes do
not appear on the midterm grade report.
M (Military Call to Active Duty). An M grade is
posted to the student transcript when a student has elected the
withdrawal option Military Call to Active Duty.
L (Audit). This means that a student is
attending the class on a nonacademic credit basis. A student must
indicate this on the registration form when registering for the
class. Students taking a course on an audit basis pay the same
tuition and fees as the student taking the course for credit.
P (Passing). A few select college classes have
been approved for grading on a pass/fail basis. There are no grade
points assigned to a pass course. Failed grades will count in the
calculation of a student's GPA.
W (Withdrawal). This means that a student has
officially withdrawn from the course. Any actions or pending
actions of academic misconduct may prohibit a student from
withdrawing from a course. The deadline for an official withdrawal
from a course is the ninth week of a 16-week term. Shorter terms
have a prorated W date. After this deadline, the instructor must
give the student a grade.
A student who shows reasonable academic ability may audit one
course per term. There is no academic credit for audited courses,
but a notation of L is entered on the student's transcript.
Students must request audit status for that course at the time of
registration. Standard rates of tuition and fees apply.