College of Liberal Arts and Science - First and Second Semester Grading
All grades of F submitted by an instructor for first- and second-semester freshmen in selected College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS) courses determined by each department will be converted to NC by the Registrar. An NC will count towards determining the number of limited repeats students are allowed for each course. The grade of WU will remain on the student’s record. If a grade of INC is not resolved, it will convert to FIN, and remain on the student’s record. Note that English 11000 and the Pathways English Composition portion of FIQWS are not eligible for this policy.
For the purpose of the conversion of an earned F to the NC grade, a first-semester freshman is defined as a student who is:
a full-time student in his or her first semester at City College with fewer than 12 credits from any institution of higher learning; AP and College Now credits do not count in this tally. For first-time fall semester entrants who attended the Summer Session immediately preceding their entry, an NC will cover all F grades submitted by an instructor both for that Summer Session and the immediately following Fall semester. Early College students with 12 or less credits will also be considered first-semester freshmen; or
a part-time student in which his or her first 12 credits are attempted at City College, and who has fewer than 12 credits from any institution of higher learning; AP and College Now credits do not count in this tally. A second semester freshmen for this policy is defined as: a full-time or part-time student who has completed at least 12 credits of courses at City College, but has less than 24 completed credits at City College.
Students should be aware that a freshman must earn at least 6 credits in the first semester with an overall GPA of 1.5 and at least 15 credits by the end of the second semester with an overall GPA of 1.8 or their financial aid may be affected.