Santa Rosa Grading Policy

Santa Rosa Grade Scale

Santa Rosa Junior College uses the following grading scale for most courses:

GradeDescriptionGrade Points
DPassing, less than satisfactory1.0
NPNo Pass0.0

Non-evaluative Symbols:

  • I (Incomplete): Work incomplete for unforeseeable, emergency, and justifiable reasons.
  • W (Withdrawal): Indicates a student withdrew from the course.
  • MW (Military Withdrawal): Indicates a withdrawal due to military service.


To calculate the final grade, consider the following example for a student who has received the following grades:

CourseGradeUnitsGrade Points

Total Units: 13
Total Grade Points: 42
GPA Calculation: 42 / 13 = 3.23

Grading Policy

  • Grade Point Average (GPA): Calculated by dividing the total grade points earned by the total units attempted.
  • Pass/No Pass (P/NP): Option available for certain courses; does not affect GPA.
  • Incomplete Grade: Must be completed within one year or it converts to the default grade specified by the instructor.
  • Withdrawal Policy: Students may withdraw from a course within the specified time frame and receive a ‘W’ on their transcript.


What grading scale does Santa Rosa Junior College use?
Santa Rosa Junior College uses a standard A-F grading scale with grade points ranging from 4.0 for an ‘A’ to 0.0 for an ‘F’.

How is the GPA calculated at Santa Rosa Junior College?
The GPA is calculated by dividing the total grade points earned by the total units attempted. For example, if you have earned 42 grade points over 13 units, your GPA would be 3.23.

Can I take courses as Pass/No Pass?
Yes, some courses offer a Pass/No Pass option. These grades do not affect your GPA but do count towards your total units.

What happens if I need to withdraw from a course?
If you withdraw from a course within the allowed timeframe, you will receive a ‘W’ on your transcript. This does not affect your GPA.

What is an Incomplete grade and how can it be resolved?
An Incomplete grade (‘I’) is given for incomplete work due to unforeseen circumstances. You must complete the coursework within one year, or it will convert to the specified default grade.

For more details, visit the Santa Rosa Junior College website.

Now that you understand Santa Rosa’s grading policy, calculate your final grade with our easy-to-use Grade Calculator or Final Grade Calculator!