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Grades and Release of Student Information

Charleston Bridge GPA requirement:

Students must earn a 2.6 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) by the end of the fall semester to receive an offer of admission from the College of Charleston. A 4.0 GPA is a perfect A grade while a 2.6 would equal a B/C+ grade. 

Use the calculator to estimate what final grade you could earn in each of your classes to meet the 2.6 GPA requirement -  http://capp.cofc.edu/gpa-calculators/semester-cumulative-gpa.php (NOTE: TTC does not award + or - grades - do not use this in your fall grade calculation). 

Each course will have a midterm and final grade (See academic calendar for grade posting dates). The final grade is posted on the official academic transcript. The final grade for each course will determine the cumulative GPA for the fall semester.

NOTE: Students' participating in Charleston Bridge may enroll in no more than 18 credit hours during the fall and must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours. 12 hours is considered to be full time enrollment. 

NOTE: The College of Charleston reserves the right not to admit students with reports regarding academic concerns, behavioral issues, violation of residence hall policies, involvement in illegal activties or violations of the honor code.

Viewing fall semester midterm and final grades:

Midterm and final grades can be viewed in the TTC Express section of the my.tridenttech.edu student portal. To access  grades, login to your  my.tridenttech.edu. > TTC Express For Credit Students >  Academic Profile > Grades > 2018FA (submit). Grades can also be accessed using this link: https://my.tridenttech.edu/student/Pages/WebAdvisor.aspx?title=Grades&pid=ST-WESTS02A.

What do midterm grades mean?

The midterm point in a semester is a time when a student should reflect on their academic performance and determine if any action is needed to improve grades. Midterm grades are not included on the official academic transcript but these are important because they are often a good indicator of student progress in each class. Campus administrators also use midterm grades and may reach out to students who appear to be struggling.

If midterm grades do not meet expectations remain calm but take action. Reflect on academic performance and determine what can be done differently. Is a course withdrawal the best option or can steps be taken to ensure that the 2.6 cumulative GPA and earned hours requirements are met? Most faculty members do have their office hours noted on their syllabus so take advantage of this time to meet with faculty and discuss progress. 

How to withdraw from a class:

If midterm grades are poor and it does not appear to be possible to pass the class, this is the time to make a decision about withdrawing from a course. The “W” does appear on the academic transcript but does not affect the cumulative GPA. However, be aware that withdrawing from multiple courses each semester is not encouraged – this can affect financial aid including scholarships and if this is done continuously, it can result in a long and expensive road to graduation.

To withdraw from a class students must complete a course withdrawal form by the withdrawal deadline (5pm November 13, 2018) and submit the form to the College of Charleston Office of the Registrar. The registrar's office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00pm in the Lightsey Center on the second floor suite 281.

Student Support services on campus:

Student Support Services: http://www.cofc.edu/campuslife/studentsupportservices/

Student Records:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Disclosure of a student's confidential education records requires prior written consent of the student (unless disclosure is permitted under certain exceptions to FERPA set forth in Section 99.31 of the FERPA Regulations). The following forms will be needed by the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College to release information to an outside party related to grades, use of campus support services, violations on campus, or reports regarding academic progress or behavioral concerns.