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Pass/No Credit (P/NC) Grading Option

Students may select one course each semester and one course in Winter and Summer Session for grading under the P/NC option. (Note: Summer Sessions 1 and 2 are considered a single semester.) No more than 21 credits of P/NC may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree. Courses in which students only earn a P or NC are not included in the 21 attempted P/NC credit limit. 

Instructors cannot submit a grade of P or NC except in courses where these grades are the only legal grade. All earned passing grades (A+ to D) will be converted to P; F grades will be converted to NC, which will not affect your GPA.

The NC grade is assigned only when an F is submitted by the instructor. If a student does not attend the course or if, as a result of excessive absences, the instructor has no basis on which to submit a final grade, a grade of WU may be assigned. The grade of WU will not be converted to an NC. Only an earned failure is converted to an NC. WU and WF grades in courses taken under the P/NC option remain on the student's record. Since only an earned failure is converted to an NC, students must continue to attend class, complete all assignments, and take the final exam after selecting a P/NC grading option.

Students should note the following:

·         Grades of P will not be applied to general college honor, which requires a student to complete at least 45 credits with letter grades at Queens College.

·         Most graduate schools consider a P as a D grade. 

·         You should consult an advisor before selecting P/NC.


What courses/requirements cannot be P/NC’d for students under CUNY Pathways General Education who matriculated to QC in Fall 2015 or later?

·         Courses, including prerequisites, in a student’s major, major concentration, and minor (unless with departmental permission).

·         Courses used to satisfy Required Core, Flexible Core, and College Option requirements. Note: You may still P/NC core courses; however, a P grade cannot be used to satisfy a core requirement.

·         All writing-intensive units.

·         Graduate and CESL courses.

What courses/requirements cannot be P/NC’d for students under CUNY Pathways General Education who matriculated between Fall 2013 and Spring 2015?

·         Courses, including prerequisites, in a student’s major, major concentration, and minor (unless with departmental permission).

·         All writing-intensive units.

·         Graduate and CESL courses.

What courses/requirements cannot be P/NC’d for students under LASAR and Perspectives General Education who matriculated between Fall 1981 and Spring 2013?

·         Courses, including prerequisites, in a student’s major, major concentration, and minor (unless with departmental permission).

·         English 110, 120, 120W.

·         Courses taken to satisfy the basic skills requirement in mathematics.

·         All writing-intensive units.

·         Graduate courses, ACE seminar courses, and CESL courses.

To request the P/NC grade option, please click here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

·         For more information regarding grading policies, please visit the registrar.​


 

 
 

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Director: Laura Silverman
Office: Kiely Hall, Room 217
Phone: 718.997.5599 / Fax: 718.997.5643
Email: advising@qc.cuny.edu
 
 
Advising Center Hours for Continuing Students

September 9, 2019 - December 20, 2019

*The Advising Center reserves the right to adjust walk-in hours due to extenuating circumstances without advanced notice.


Mondays
Walk-ins​​​ ​9:30am-4:00pm
Tuesdays
Appointments ​​9:30am-6:00pm
​Wednesdays
Walk-ins​​​​​​ 9:30am-6:00pm
Thursdays
Appointments​​​​​​ 9:30am-4:00pm​
Fridays​ Front Desk Services​​​ 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturdays
Walk-ins​​​​​ 9:30am-2:30pm
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Important Schedule Updates:

Academic advising will not take place when the college is closed and on the following dates: 10/12-10/14, 11/28-12/1

No evening advising when classes are not in session and on Thanksgiving Eve: 10/1; 10/8-10/9; 11/27
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