College-Wide Grading Policy Statement
At LaGuardia Community College, all students are encouraged to achieve their highest potential by acquiring knowledge and developing skills that lead to success both in the classroom and in the modern workplace. Academic progress is measured by the students’ mastery of the course as demonstrated by their ability to write clearly and accurately, discuss, compute, analyze, and draw logical conclusions among concepts. All students are expected to abide by the College attendance policy, complete all assignments and examinations thoroughly and on time, and participate thoughtfully and constructively in class discussions. Further information on grading is contained in the College-wide attendance policy, plus and minus grading policy, departmental grading policies, and course syllabi.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The GPA is a numerical computation of a student’s academic record and is used to determine graduation eligibility, graduation honors, inclusion on the Dean’s List, probation, and suspension. The GPA is also used to determine continued eligibility for some financial aid programs. The GPA is calculated per semester by using the following criteria:
A-, A = 90-100
B-, B, B+ = 80-89
C-, C, C+ = 70-79
D-, D, D+ = Lowest passing grade (see Repeat Grade policy, p. 207)
F = Failure (see F grade policy, p. 207)
FIN = Failure from incomplete (see note, p. 206)
WN = Unofficial Withdrawal (see below)
WU = Unofficial Withdrawal (see below)
The following grading symbols are included in the calculation of Grade Point Average (GPA):
How to Compute Your Grade Point Average
The grades of WU and FIN are computed as an F in the GPA and carry a numerical value of 0.00 (see grade of F, above).
To calculate your GPA, list all the courses you have taken at LaGuardia and write the grade you earned. Using the chart above, write the numerical value for each grade. Next write the number of credits each course is worth. Using a calculator, multiply the value and credits and write the answer in the quality points column. Take the total number of credits and divide them into the total number of quality points to reach your correct GPA.
LIST ALL COURSES
Divide 31.1 by 13 for the answer of 2.39. This student’s GPA is a
2.39 and a total of 13 credits.
Academic Standing & Retention Policy
GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING
MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPAFOR
All students must achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) to remain in good academic standing.
The Dean’s List is established every semester to honor those degree or certificate students who have achieved academic excellence. To be eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List in a given semester, a student must have:
Earned 9.0 credits or more;
Achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 for the semester;
Not received grades of F, FIN, D+, D, D-, INC, R, WU, or Z; and
Maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
No Credit Policy
Effective as of Fall I 2021
Students must meet the following requirements/guidelines:
1. Students must continue attending the class, complete all assignments, and take the final examination. Only an earned failing grade (F) can convert to NC grade, with no credit awarded. No other grades are eligible under this policy.
2. The option to take a course as NC grade will be offered to all students for a maximum of 4 credits, or 1 class. Non-credit bearing remedial classes will not be included in the NC grade option.
1. Matriculated students with an NC grade already in their transcripts will not be able to use this option.
2. The NC credits are counted towards enrollment but not counted towards students’ academic progress.
3. An NC grade from College Now or Early College Initiative programs prior to matriculation at the college does not count towards the NC cap as outlined in 4.
4. Faculty will submit their grades by following the LAGCC standard grade assignment chart. NC grade will be assigned administratively by the Registrar. Students must opt-in within fourteen days after the grade submission deadline for each session. Deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar. No special action will be needed by faculty.
Please note that the "NC" grade will not impact student’s financial aid and will not be calculated in the students’ Grade Point Average at LAGCC. However, when the student transfers to another institution, the "NC" grade may be treated as an "F" grade.
All clinical phase courses in Nursing, LPN, OTA, PTA, Rad Tech, and Vet Tech (course prefixes: SCL, SCO, SCR, SCT, SCV, SCX) are excluded.
Note: SCV101 is not in the clinical phase and thus not excluded.
Note: Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their Academic and Financial Aid Advisors before choosing the No Credit option.
Students must fill out the "NC Grade Request form" and email the form to NC Grade at NCgrade@lagcc.cuny.edu.