Grading Policy

Upon completion of their courses, students receive final grades. A final grade is a letter grade that carries with it a numerical value, as outlined below. These grades and their point values are used to calculate a student’s grade-point average (GPA).

Numerical Values
A Excellent 96-100 4.00
A- 90-95 3.70
B+ 87-89 3.30
B Good 84-86 3.00
B- 80-83 2.70
C+ 77-79 2.30
C Satisfactory 74-76 2.00
C- 70-73 1.70
D+ 67-69 1.30
D Passing 64-66 1.00
D- 60-63 0.70
F Failure 0-59 0.00

The grades of WU, and FIN are computed as an F in the GPA and carry a numerical value of 0.00 (see grade of F, above).

WD Withdrawal Drop – Assigned when student drops a class during the 2nd and 3rd week of regular session – Non punitive

WN Withdrawal Unofficially – student never attended Non punitive

WU Unofficial Withdrawal Assigned for excessive absences, signifying that the course was not completed.

FIN Failure to complete the work for a course in which the INC grade was originally assigned.

The following grades— AUD, INC, NC, P, R, CR, and W — andadministrative actions— WA, Y, Z and *Pare not included in the computation of the Grade-Point Average (GPA).

AUD Assigned to students who have officially registered to audit a course. Audited courses may not be retaken for credit. Students must request an audit grade at the time of registration or within the first three weeks of the semester by notifying the instructor. The AUD grade does not signify that the course was completed.

INC Assigned to students who are doing work of passing quality in a course and who have been granted additional time by the instructor to complete coursework. Whether or not the student is registered at QCC, the INC becomes a FIN grade if the missing coursework is not completed by the end of the semester immediately following the semester in which the INC grade was assigned. The FIN grade is computed into the GPA as an F.

NC Assigned to students in remedial courses when the coursework has been satisfactorily completed, but the CUNY Exit from Remediation Test has not been passed. Students may not progress to credit bearing classes before the related CUNY Exit from Remediation Test has been passed. If the student does not satisfy the exit from-remediation requirement within one (1) year, the NC grade becomes an R.†The NC grade is also assigned to students who do not complete the Introduction to Student Life (ST-100) course in a satisfactory manner.

P Assigned as passing grade for:

  1. Basic skills and remedial, noncredit courses,
  2. Introduction to College Life (ST-100) courses,
  3. Certain cooperative education or field experience courses,
  4. Courses in which credit is given only by special (or proficiency) examination,
  5. Permit courses taken at another institution in which the grade of P was given.

R Assigned when a student has failed to attain the required level of proficiency in a noncredit, remedial course. Remedial courses must be repeated until the student attains the required level of proficiency.

CR Assigned when students have been granted transfer credit. Courses receiving transfer credit are not included in the computation of the GPA.

CRW Assigned when students have been granted transfer credit for a writing-intensive course. Courses receiving transfer credit are not included in the computation of the GPA.

W (Withdrew) Assigned to students who officially withdraw from a course between the fourth and the eighth week of the semester. The grade of W signifies that the course was not completed. In order to withdraw from a course officially and avoid receiving a grade of WU, a student must file the appropriate from with the Registrar and have the proper approval.

Administrative Actions

WA Assigned to students who are not in compliance with Public Health Law 2165, requiring proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Y Year or longer course of study – must continue to completion.

Z Temporarily assigned when no grade has been submitted by the course instructor or when a grade submitted by the instructor is proved to be invalid.

*P Assigned to those students who have passed the CUNY Exit from Remediation test, regardless of their grade in an upper-level remedial course. This grade allows students to register for credit-bearing courses.

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