Spring 2020 Deadlines for Pass/No Credit/Fail and W Grades

Dear CUNY BA Students,

The University has extended the deadline to withdraw from a course with a grade of W to May 14th, the final day of classes for the semester. Before withdrawing from a course, we encourage you to speak with: (1) the professor teaching the course, (2) your CUNYBA academic advisor, and (3) your financial aid office, to understand any impact this may have. The University has also extended the deadline to file for the Pass/No Credit/Fail option to May 14th. To learn more about these options, please check the academic calendar at the school(s) where you are registered for courses, and follow the procedures that are in place there.

Generally speaking, we don’t encourage students to utilize the Pass/No Credit/Fail option. One reason for this is that it may not be viewed favorably by admissions committees for graduate schools and professional schools if the student intends to apply to those. A second reason is that choosing the Pass/No Credit/Fail option will not help students who need to raise their GPA in order to, for example, maintain their standing in the CUNY BA program. Please also keep in mind that CUNY BA limits students to taking no more than 12 credits on a Pass/No Credit/Fail basis. Additionally, only courses in which letter grades of C- or above are earned are applicable to CUNY BA areas of concentration, however if you wish to appeal this policy for courses earning Passing grades in the Spring 2020 semester, we will consider appeals on a case-by-case basis.

As always, the most important thing you can do is to keep your CUNY BA advisors, faculty mentors, and professors informed of any difficulties or challenges that you may face in the coming months.  We may be able to help!

In the meantime, we wish you all academic and personal success during this challenging period.

The Staff at CUNY BA