Columbia Basin College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
2. Beginning fall term 1989:
Addition to the grading legend:
R=Repeated Course: An "R" showing beside a grade indicates the course was repeated and is no longer calculated in the GPA.
*=Grade Forgiven: Student has petitioned to "set aside" (forgive) grade record. This grade is no longer calculated in the GPA.
Z=Not successful in completing requirements in buy time options, clinicals, cooperative work education programs, practicum, workshops, and courses number 99 and below. Grade points are not calculated for this grade.
Y=No grade reported.
Academic probation and suspension:
Full-time students who fail to complete 10 credit hours and/or achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 may be placed on probation. Students on probation for three or more consecutive quarters are subject to suspension. Students who transfer to Columbia Basin College on academic probation or suspension will be permitted to enter on probationary status only.
For transcripts printed online, three-digit course numbering is used. The first three digits indicate the actual course number. Generally the last digit indicates the type of course, with lecture courses ending in 0 and lab courses ending in 1.
Common course numbering:
A course with "&" is common among Washington State Community & Technical Colleges with the same course.
3. Prior to summer term 1969, grades and grade points were awarded on the following basis:
4. Between summer quarter 1969 and spring quarter 1974:
An asterisk (*) was used to indicate non-completion of course requirements owing to withdrawal, non-makeup of incompletes, and below passing work. The asterisk replaced the traditional I, W, and F designations.
5. Beginning summer term 1974:
Columbia Basin College, in keeping with its announced policy of placing top priority on the welfare of its students, adopted a grading system which emphasizes achievement rather than failure. This policy permitted the permanent recording of those grades indicating successful completion of a course, but did not record a grade when, for whatever reason, a student was unable to fulfill the minimum requirements of the course. The grade of W (withdrawal), I (incomplete), and F (failing) was no longer entered on permanent records. A letter grade was awarded when an incomplete has been officially made up.
6. Beginning fall term 1977: Same as "Prior to summer term 1969".
7. Beginning summer term 1978:
The Z grade symbol was used for non-completion of a course; failure, withdrawal, incomplete, or any other reason for not fulfilling the instructor's established minimum standards.
8. Beginning fall term 1983:
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