Important Information for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 1 2015 Term

New Grading and Evaluation Policy for Undergraduate Programs Effective Fall 1 2015 Term

Beginning with this Fall 1 2015 term, SUNY Empire State College has adopted a new grading and evaluation policy for undergraduate programs. 

Key points to remember:

Grades

  • Grades will be recorded on a scale of A to D- and F.
  • The F grade will replace the no credit (NC) grade. This change is significant, as the F grade has a quality point of 0.00 and, unlike the NC grade, is included in the grade point average (GPA) calculation.*
  • A failing (F) grade could negatively impact financial aid eligibility.

Academic Standing Matters

  • Study/course completion and passing grades in every term are important. Grades affect not only your GPA, but also your satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.00 in order to maintain good academic standing and graduate.**
  • Information on Grade Point Average (GPA) and Academic Standing

Academic Record and Online GPA Calculator

  • tools to view current GPA and predict future GPA
  • located on MyESC, MyRecords tab
  • academic summary includes your GPA, in addition to your satisfactory academic progress (SAP) status and enrollment history
  • GPA calculator is now available to help you review and predict your GPA.

Official Student Transcript

  • a summary page of study/course work with GPA information
  • your degree program, if concurred at the time of the transcript request
  • copies of contract evaluations of all successfully completed studies/courses prior to November 2011
  • a GETA (General Education Transcript Addendum), if your transcript is going to a SUNY school.

Effective with the Fall 1 2015 term, the summary page will include, from the Fall 1 2015 term forward, all grades awarded by the college, including grades of A to D-, F, as well as pass (P), no pass (NP), incomplete (IN), student-initiated withdrawal (WD), administrative withdrawal (ZW), repeated studies/courses and studies/courses in progress.

For studies/courses taken prior to the Fall 1 2015 term, the summary includes grades for successfully completed studies/courses only. 

Note: Your degree program becomes part of your transcript once it has been concurred.

For information about ordering a transcript, go to http://www.esc.edu/registrar/forms-services/transcript-request/

 

* For studies/courses taken prior to Fall 1 2015, for which a student received an NC grade, the NC grade is not changed. NC grades are not included in the GPA calculation.

** If you have completed at least 8 credits, but your GPA is below 2.00, you may be placed on academic warning. If, while on academic warning, you are unable to regain a GPA of 2.00 or greater, after earning 16 additional credits at Empire State College (for a total of 24 credits), you will be academically dismissed. A 2.00 GPA is the minimum GPA required for graduation.

 

GPA Expectations and Grades Beginning Fall 1 2015

FAQ – frequently asked questions regarding the New Grading and Evaluation Policy

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