Forgiveness Policy

I. Grading System

Grade

Numerical Index

Quality Points

A

93-100%

4.00

A-

90-92%

3.70

B+

87-89%

3.30

B

83-86%

3.00

B-

80-82%

2.70

C+

77-79%

2.30

C

73-76%

2.00

C-

70-72%

1.70

D+

67-69%

1.30

D

63-66%

1.00

D-

60-62%

0.70

F

Failure

0.00

S

Satisfactory

 

U

Unsatisfactory (counts as a Failure)

0.00

W

Student withdrew from class between 4th and 10th weeks; non Failure.

 

WA

Administrative Withdrawal

 

WN

Never attended (instructor initiates this grade during attendance certification)

 

WU

Withdrew Unofficially (counts in GPA computation; same as a Failure) 

0.00

R

Course must be repeated; minimum level of proficiency not attained.

 

NC

No credit granted.  Restricted to credit bearing courses. First time freshmen and Nursing students only.

 

INC

Term’s work is incomplete.

 

FIN

Fail from Incomplete.  Used when an INC grade is not changed by the deadline.

0.00

AUD

Course not taken for credit or grade. “AUD” appears on transcript

 

Z

No grade submitted by the instructor.

 

 

II. Forgiveness 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.

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 grades for the retaken course are 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.

Note: 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. 

III.    Repeating Courses
Students should not repeat a course if a passing grade (C or better) has been received or if transfer credit has been accepted for a course completed at another institution. However, if you repeat a course for which you have received an earned grade of C or better, repeated grade will not be computed into the grade-point average (GPA) and credit will not be awarded for the repeated course.

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