NC/CR Grading Policy (Fall 2020)

BMCC Students, Faculty and Staff,

As part of The City University of New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CUNY has allowed all colleges to extend a version of the Spring 2020 COVID-19 Flexible Grading Policy-Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) for Fall 2020.

BMCC President Anthony E. Munroe
BMCC President Anthony E. Munroe

After working with faculty, departmental chairs, staff and students across the college, BMCC has selected an option to best meet the needs of the college community.

By following the Fall 2020 policy, BMCC students can opt-in to a CR grade if their earned grade is B+ through D-, NC grade if earned grade is F as long as the course is not in the Course Exclusions List in which case the student will not be able to opt-in to CR/NC grades.

Before choosing this CR/NC grading option for one or more of their classes, students should consult with their academic, faculty and financial aid advisors regarding potential impact to their financial aid, major requirements, transferability, licensure requirements, and undergraduate/graduate school admissions.

Here are some of the details of the Fall 2020 Flexible Grading Policy-Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) adopted by BMCC:

  • During the Fall 2020 semester, students shall have the option to convert any or all of their B+ through F grades they earn in their classes, to Credit/No Credit grading except NUR, EMC, HIT and RTT-designated courses.
  • Students shall be able to make this decision up to 24 calendar days (from December 23, 2020 through January 15, 2021) after the College’s final grade submission deadline. Once selected, the CR/NC option cannot be reversed.

We believe the Fall 2020 Flexible Grading Policy-Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) that has been selected will offer more choices, minimize exceptions, and help to ensure that BMCC students succeed academically as they continue in their educational pathways.

In order to inform our students about this option, I ask the BMCC community to become familiar with the adopted grading policy to best assist our students when questions arise. You can also refer to our list of Frequently Asked Questions, for additional clarity and guidance.

I appreciate the BMCC community for coming together to present this grading policy that will help our students in their realization of earning a college degree.