Forgiveness Policy

I. Grading System

Final Grades are given at the end of the semester for each course. Grades assigned at the completion of a course are as follows:

   Current Grading System

Grade

Description

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

R

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

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S

Satisfactory

 

U

Unsatisfactory (counts as a Failure)

0.00

W

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

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Z

No grade submitted by the instructor.

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CR

Transfer credit from another Institution or course taken on permit. 

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NC

No credit granted.  Restricted to credit bearing courses, first time freshmen and Nursing students. 

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WA

Administrative Withdrawal (assigned by the Registrar’s Office for administrative reasons, e.g. lack of immunization)

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WD

Drop Withdrawal (assigned by the Registrar’s Office for drops during 2nd and 3rd week of classes)

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WN

Never attended (instructor initiates this grade during commencement of attendance for not attending at all during the first week of classes)

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WU

Withdrew Unofficially (Same as “F”. If a student stopped attending at any time during the term then he/she should receive a WU grade.)

0.00

AUD

Audit. Course not taken for credit or grade.

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INC

Term’s work is incomplete. The “INC” grade reverts to an “FIN” if a change is not made by the following deadlines: Spring and Summer terms- November 1; Fall term- March 15.

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FIN

“F” from Incomplete.

0.00

PEN

Grade Pending disciplinary action.

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   Discontinued Grading System/Symbols

Grade

Description

Points

=

Course does not count in the GPA or credits completed.

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*WN

Never Attended (effective Fall 2009-Winter 2013). 

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ABS

Absent from final. 

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FAB

Failed due to Absent.

0.00

FPN

Failed due to Pending.

0.00

REP

Course already taken and successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.

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TR

Transfer credit from another Institution or course taken on permit.

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WF

Withdrew Failing.

0.00

WN

Never Attended (counts in GPA computation; same as Failure; effective Fall 2008-Summer 2009).

0.00

WP

Withdrew Passing.

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X

Non-Punitive Failure.

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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.

  • When an undergraduate student receives an earned academic grade of "F" or an administrative failing grade and 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 (GPA). The "F" grade, however, will remain on the transcript.
  • When an undergraduate student receives an earned academic grade of C- or below and the student subsequently retakes the course and receives a higher grade, the previous grade will no longer be computed into the GPA. The original 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 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.

Office of the Registrar
Room: S-315 (Above the Main Balcony)
Phone: 212-220-1290

Staff Directory

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM*, Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*When classes are not in session, the office is open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Special Note
Saturday and Sunday student may go to the Office of Evening and Weekend Program in Room S-715 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.