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    Hunter College
  Feb 23, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rentention Standards And Grading Definition

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Students are to be graded in courses according to the traditional system of letter grades (A, B, C, D and F).

Retention Standards The Board of Trustees has mandated uniform student retention standards for all the colleges that are part of the City University system. Under these standards, decisions about whether or not students may continue in a CUNY college are made on the basis of the grade point average (GPA). In order to make these decisions, course grades are assigned quality points (which count toward the GPA), as shown in the following table:

Quality Points Grade Definition (GPA Index)


97.5 - 100% 4.0


92.5 - 97.4% 4.0


90.0 - 92.4% 3.7


87.5 - 89.9% 3.3


82.5 - 87.4% 3.0


80.0 - 82.4% 2.7


77.5 - 79.9% 2.3


70.0 - 77.4% 2.0


60.0 - 69.9% 1.0


0.0 - 59.9% 0.0


Credit earned (equivalent to A, B, C) -


No credit granted -


Official withdrawal (cannot be assigned by instructor) -


Unofficial withdrawal -


Term’s work incomplete. This may include absence from final examination. -


F from incomplete; an administrative grade used when INC reverts to F; this occurs if grade is not made up by the end of the following semester. 0
#F, #FIN, #WU failing grade course repeated  

 (equivalent to F) for fall 2008, spring 2009 and summer 2009 ONLY

        *WN Unofficial withdrawal (Student never attended) - Not counted towards GPA  


Year’s course of study - must complete entire year of study. Students cannot graduate with a Y grade on record. See the instructor for department chair for a change of grade. -


Auditor - No Credit -


No grade submitted by instructor (an administrative grade which cannot be assigned by the instructor). Students cannot gradute with a Z grade on record. see the instructor or department chair for a change of grade -

(preceding a letter grade): authorized course was repeated



(preceding a letter grade): unauthorized course was repeated -


Administrative withdrawal - Proof of immunization not provided -