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F/C- and Lower Grade Policy
The following is the current college policy regarding the retaking of courses for which a student has already received a grade of C- or below.
1. The following is the current college policy regarding the retaking of courses for which a student has already received a grade of C- or below.
2. When an undergraduate student receives an earned academic grade of "F" or an administrative failing grade the student subsequently retakes the course and receives a higher grade, the initial grade of "F" will no longer be computed into the grade-point average. The "F" grade, however, will remain on the transcript.

For example:
If a student receives a D- in a course and retakes the course and receives a D+, the D+ will replace the D- in the student's GPA. However, the D- will remain on the student's transcript. (If the grade for the retaken course is the same or lower than the previous grade, then the credits will not count toward the student's degree but will count in the GPA).While BMCC and other colleges have initiated a variety of changes to CUNY¿s original policy, the number of "retaken" credits that can be deleted from the grade-point average shall be limited to 16 for the duration of the student¿s undergraduate enrollment in any institution in the City University of New York. This policy is applicable to grades earned after September 1, 1984.

Students should remember that repeating a course may limit their ability to meet the satisfactory academic performance requirements for receipt of Federal financial aid. Also, repeating courses for which students have already received an acceptable passing grade may not be included as part of student¿s minimum full-time or part-time course load for Federal and State financial aid purposes.

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