This is indeed a very unusual semester at CUNY – I thank you all for sticking with it, despite the challenges!
I want to make you aware of a policy created by the central CUNY administration that may help you with your grades this semester. Take a look at the info and resources below, and please let me know if you have any questions.
What is the CUNY Credit/No Credit option?
For this semester only, in each of your classes you will be able to choose between
a) receiving a letter grade as usual (A,B,C,D,F, etc.), and
b) receiving a “Credit / No Credit” grade (like a pass/fail).
Why would I want to choose the Credit / No Credit option?
If you choose the Credit/No Credit option, your grade will not affect your GPA. If you pass the class, you will receive a CR (credit) grade, if you don’t pass the class you will receive a NC (no credit) grade. This is not the only benefit, and there are possible drawbacks as well – please read the policy faq carefully before you decide.
Why would I want to choose the letter grade option?
If you choose the letter grade option, you grade will affect your GPA. This is not the only benefit, and there are possible drawbacks as well – please read the policy faq carefully before you decide.
When do I have to make my decision?
You will be able to make the decision (in CUNYFirst) after the final grades have been entered by your instructor, but before June 25th. Basically, you can wait until you receive you letter grade at the end of the semester, and then decide whether you want to convert it to a credit/no credit grade.