1. Grading: Instructors are required to input course grades by the third Monday after the administration of examinations. Students can view their grades online after completing course evaluations.
2. Grading System:The following chart depicts the grading system to be used at CTS.

Letter Grade

4.00 Scale 100 Scale Descriptors
 A 4.00-3.85 100-96 Exceptional
  A- 3.84-3.50 95-90
   B+ 3.49-3.15 89-87 Meets Requirements
 B 3.14-2.85 86-83
  B- 2.84-2.50 82-80 Needs Improvement
   C+ 2.49-2.15 79-77
C 2.14-1.85 76-73 Significant Concerns
 C- 1.84-1.35 72-70
D 1.34-1.00 69-65 Unsatisfactory
F <1.00 <65


  • The CRC Candidacy Committee requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85. CTS requires a cumulative GPA of 2.67 to be considered a student in good standing.
  • The descriptors in this chart correspond to candidacy requirements and the preaching and oral comp rubric descriptors.
  • This chart includes a standard 100 scale for use at CTS. Faculty who use a different scale than the standard scale must make a request to the Academic Affairs Office with grounds. Faculty may also choose to grade on a curve.

3. Grade-point Average: A student’s grade-point average may be obtained by dividing the total number of grade-points earned by the total number of registered hours for which the student enrolled during any period. Cumulative and current quarter totals and grade-point averages are indicated on the grade report.

4. Failing a Course (F)
A student who fails a course has the following options in order to demonstrate competence:

a. The student may retake the course. The F grade will remain on the student’s transcript but will not be calculated into the GPA. The new grade will also be on the transcript and will be calculated into the GPA.

b. The student may take an independent study with the professor of the course. The professor would decide the number of credits for the independent study based on the amount of work that the student needs to do. The number of credits may be less than or equal to the credits of the original course.The independent study would be graded as credit/no credit; credit would be necessary in order to demonstrate competence and to receive credit for completing the initial course. The initial F received in the course would remain on the student’s transcript and be calculated into their GPA. The professor and student would agree on a deadline for completing the independent study; meeting the deadline would be a condition for passing the course.

5. Withdrawing From a Course (W):
A student may withdraw from any course without penalty during the first two weeks of the semester. There will be no “W” on their record. After the first two weeks, a student may drop a course according to the Refund Schedule on the Tuition Rates & Fees page for subsequent deadlines for each term. After the initial two weeks, a “W” will appear on their transcript.Withdrawals from a class are not permitted after 4:30 PM on the 30th class day of the term. If a student stops attending class after this time, they will receive no refund and will receive a failing grade in the course.

6. Not Completing a Course (I):
It is within the discretion of the instructor, upon request from the student for acceptable reasons, to extend the final due date for course work by three school days. No contract is required in such cases.The student may receive a further extension and an Incomplete (IN) grade only when the Academic Affairs Office, prior to the examination period, has approved a contract signed by the student and the instructor. A contract must include the reasons for the extension and the new due date. Acceptable reasons are limited to unusual considerations such as illness, hardship, or emergency. Verification may be required. Failure to fulfill a contract by the deadline date (or to seek an extension) will result in a failing grade.