COVID-19 Flexible Grading Policy
Spring 2021 Update
May 17 is the deadline to withdraw from a course
Withdraw from a course through the Student Center in CUNYfirst, using the dropdown list under Academics
Check in with the QC Hub if you have any questions about the impact withdrawing from a course could have on your financial aid
May 17 is the deadline to choose a P/NC (Pass/No Credit) option for a course
The CUNY CR/NC flexible grading option is not available for Spring 2021. You can instead choose to P/NC a course:
You may only P/NC one course this semester
You must continue to attend class, complete all assignments, and take the final exam.
You are not able to P/NC courses in the following categories:
in your major
ACE Seminar courses
English 110, English 120, Math 110
Any writing intensive (W) course
Only up to 21 P/NC credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree
A passing grade of A+ to D is a P, with credit for the course; a failing grade is an NC (no credit), which will not affect your GPA
Think carefully before choosing to P/NC a course required for entry into a graduate program: most graduate schools consider a P to be a D grade
Click here to submit a P/NC request (requires MyQC login)
Check the QC Undergraduate Bulletin (pages 66-67) for the full policy
Finals are May 19 (Wednesday) through May 25 (Tuesday)
Fall 2020 Flexible Grading Policy Overview
CUNY has authorized colleges to use the Credit/No Credit ("CR/NC") option for Fall 2020 courses. The policy is designed to provide students flexibility in the context of the challenges and disruptions associated with ongoing pandemic.
The Fall 2020 Flexible Grading Policy applies to all QC students (undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree) enrolled at QC. Under the flexible grading policy, students are able to convert the passing letter grade they earned in most courses (B+ to D for undergraduate students, B+ to C- for graduate students) into a grade of Credit ("CR"), or a grade of F into a grade of No Credit ("NC").
CR/NC grades do not factor into the student's GPA
Almost all courses being offered this fall have this option. Some courses are excluded, predominantly because of certification or licensure requirements.
A faculty member does not award a CR/NC grade to the student. CR/NC is a choice that students make in CUNYfirst after they have seen the letter grades earned.
Reminders for students: Opting-in procedures and deadline
The deadline to withdraw from a course was Saturday, December 19.
You will have between Thursday December 24 and Tuesday January 12 to decide to change that grade into a CR/NC grade.
A list of courses excluded from the policy: https://provost.qc.cuny.edu/flexible-grading-policy/fall-2020-exclusions
Answers to frequently asked questions: https://provost.qc.cuny.edu/flexible-grading-policy/faqs
If you have questions that the FAQs don't answer: KeepLearning@qc.cuny.edu
Reminders for faculty
Grades for Fall 2020 were due December 23 (deadline 11:30 pm EST).
Grade definitions: https://bit.ly/2jXc8m0
QC Hub contacts for faculty:
Maksuda Khatoon (email@example.com)