If there are any grades available for viewing, you can see them in Registration History within Lancerpoint.

  1. Log into LancerPoint and click on "Classes & Academics" tab
  2. Click on "View/Print My Class Schedule"
  3. Select your desired term
  4. Click on "Return to Menu" at the top
  5. Click on "Registration History"

Pass/No Pass Grading 

The college offers students the option of being graded as Pass/No Pass in several courses. 

When requested and assigned, the P grading symbol indicates a student has earned credit for the course. The P is equivalent to a grade of C or better and the units earned are not counted in the student's GPA. NP indicates a less than satisfactory or failing grade and no credit has been earned. The NP grades does not count against a student's GPA. Units attempted for courses where NP is recorded shall be considered in progress standing and dismissal procedures. 

The course schedule and the catalog include whether a course is offered with the P/NP grading option. 

Only those courses that are offered with a P grade option in the schedule can be approved for the P/NP grade option. 

The following conditions apply:

  1. Only one class per semester may be approved for P/NP grading.
  2. A maximum of 12 "pass" units can count toward an AA/AS degree or certificate. 
  3. There is no guarantee classes taken with a P/NP option will be accepted for transfer to other colleges and universities. 
  4. A grade of P (pass) represents satisfactory achievement which would have been graded C or better on the regular grading scale. These courses cannot be repeated at PCC if it is later determined a transfer institution or program requires the student have a letter grade in the class. 
  5. Sequential courses may be taken on a P/NP basis; pass (P) meets grade prerequisite requirements. 
  6. Instructors are notified of the students who have selected to be graded as P/NP in the courses. 
  7. The conditions listed above do not apply when a class is only offered on a P/NP basis.
  8. The Pass/No Pass option cannot be selected through your LancerPoint portal. You must request the option through the Admissions & Records Office. 

Students selecting the option of Pass/No Pass must submit the Pass/No Pass Request Form to the Admissions & Records office here.  

Grading System

Units — The unit of measurement of Pasadena City College work shall be the semester unit.

Grades — Grades are available online in LancerPoint, approximately two weeks after the close of each semester and intersession.

Grades, Symbols, and Grade Points

Pasadena City College uses the letter system of grading the quality of work done by students. The interpretation of each grade, with its value in grade points per semester unit, is described below.

Grade Value

A - Excellent (4)
HONOR GRADE indicating EXCELLENCE earned as a result of consistently superior examination scores; consistently accurate and prompt completion of assignments; ability to deal resourcefully with abstract ideas; superior mastery of pertinent skills; promise of success in a field relating to the subject.

B - Good (3)
HONOR GRADE indicating COMPETENCE earned as a result of high examination scores; accurate and prompt completion of assignments; ability to deal well with abstract ideas; commendable mastery of pertinent skills; promise of continued success in sequential courses.

C -Satisfactory (2)
STANDARD COLLEGE GRADE indicating SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE earned as a result of satisfactory examination scores; generally accurate and prompt completion of assignments; ability to deal with abstract ideas; fair mastery of pertinent skills; sufficient evidence of ability to warrant entering sequential courses. A C is the minimum course grade necessary to meet a prerequisite.

D - Passing But Less Than Satisfactory (1)
STANDARD GRADE indicating the MEETING OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ONLY earned as a result of low examination scores, generally inaccurate, incomplete, or late assignments; inadequate grasp of abstract ideas; barely acceptable mastery of pertinent skills; insufficient evidence of ability to make advisable the enrollment in sequential courses. A grade of D would indicate the student is not likely to be successful in a higher level course and would not meet prerequisite requirements.

I - Incomplete (0)
This symbol identifies UNFINISHED WORK, OTHERWISE PASSING, indicating that an important assignment such as a term paper, final examination, or experiment is missing (for illness or other sufficient reason), but can be submitted to complete the course. An I grade may not be assigned as a withdrawal grade, and is not considered in the grade-point average. An I must be made up within one year or a default grade will be assigned.

F - Failing (0)
NON-PASSING GRADE indicating FAILURE TO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS earned as a result of non passing examination scores; inaccurate, incomplete, or late assignments; failure to cope with abstract ideas; inadequate mastery of pertinent skills; repeated absence from class.

W - Withdrawn (0)
This symbol is recorded for a course when a student voluntarily withdraws, a student is dropped from class by a teacher, or a petition is approved for withdrawal; not considered in grade-point average.

MW - Military Withdrawal (0)
A symbol used to record a student withdrawal due to unexpected military obligations.

EW - Excused Withdrawal (0)
A symbol used to record a student’s withdrawal due to verifiable, documented reasons beyond the student’s control. Reasons and verifiable documentation can include, but are not limited to a note from a doctor stating the student is not currently able to complete the work due to illness; employment verification of a new job; a booking report; police report of an accident; or any other documentation that proves the student’s completion of a course is impossible due to reasons beyond the student’s control.

P - Pass (0)
PASSING GRADE, level C or better, not included in grade point computations.

NP - No Pass (0)
CREDIT NOT ALLOWED; performance less than average quality; not included in grade-point computations.

IP - In Progress (0)
Indicates work in progress, but not considered in grade-point average. The symbol is intended for courses which may extend beyond the end of the normal semester.

RD - Report Delayed (0)
Used when there is a delay in reporting grades beyond the control of the student. It is a temporary notation not considered in the grade-point average.