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Credit/No Credit Policy

What is the Credit/No Credit Policy?

As part of The City University of New York's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CUNY Board of Trustees approved the following flexible grading policy on March 30, 2020 which allows all students during the Spring 2020 semester only to have the option to convert any or all of the (A-F) letter grades they earn in their classes, to Credit/No Credit grading.

Important steps that students should take before opting into the Credit/ No Credit policy?

Financial Aid Advisement - Students should seek guidance from financial aid if considering the credit/no credit option to discuss implications on meeting financial aid requirements (for example, some scholarships may require a minimum number of credits to be taken each semester for a letter grade. Contact for more information.
Academic/Program Advisement - Students should seek guidance from academic advisors or major/program advisors to consider implications of the credit/no credit for specific courses relevant to future, career, graduate, or professional training requirements. Click here to find your academic advisor.


Deadline to withdraw from a course with a W grade is May 14, 2020.

Deadline to submit incomplete work from Spring 2020 is December 23, 2020.

Last day to file for the Credit/No Credit option is June 25, 2020, which is 20 business days after the college's final grade deadline.

Important links for students

Frequently Asked Questions

How-To Guide

Policy Option Chart

Spring 2020 Academic Calendar

Important link for faculty

Faculty Guide to Credit/No Credit


For more information on the Credit/No Credit grading policy, please email