MPA, MIA, and MSEd-HEA students may use the P/NC option once for one elective course. It cannot be used for core courses. The Registrar must receive P/NC application by the deadline specified in the Academic Calendar. Once processed, a request cannot be withdrawn nor can a student decide during a course to change from a P/NC to a conventional grade. The course instructor is not informed that a student is completing the class under the P/NC option.
The grade of P or NC is not computed in the student’s GPA. For example, if a student receives a C or an A, a P grade will be reflected on the transcript and the student will receive credit for the course. The C or A will not be calculated in the student’s GPA. Similarly, if a student receives an F for the course, the NC grade will be reflected on the transcript and the F will not count in the GPA. Furthermore, if a student receives a NC, he/she may either retake the same course or another in its place, but this time a conventional grade will be assigned.
If the original six-year period and two additional semesters have expired, the student must apply to the appropriate graduate committee on academic standing for a time extension. In some instances, an extension may require a review of the student’s original program for currency of subject matter. Additional courses may be required to complete the degree.
All graduate students must file for graduation in the beginning of their last semester of coursework. The Academic Calendar shows the deadline to file for graduation every semester which can be done online via CUNYFirst. There is only one graduation ceremony at Baruch College in the spring term. Students graduating in the summer (taking their last courses in the summer) can walk in the earlier spring ceremony if they file for graduation in the spring and indicate summer, not spring as their last term (summer has a September graduation date on the diploma). However, students who graduate in the fall (with a Jan/Feb diploma date) can only attend the graduation ceremony the following spring. For more instructions on how to apply for graduation or for graduation ceremony facts, please visit the Registrar’s website.
Graduate students can file an academic appeal for a number of reasons including: retroactive course withdrawal, reinstatement, and extension of time to complete a degree. Appeals are heard by the Committee on Academic Standing (CAS) which is comprised of four faculty members elected by the entire Marxe faculty and two student representatives as well as staff members. Students do not appear before the CAS.
An Academic Appeals Form [PDF] must be submitted along with a written statement and any supporting documentation (e.g. doctor’s notes, hospital records, email correspondence, The appeal form and all supporting documentation in PDF format must be submitted to email@example.com with the subject line: ACADEMIC APPEAL.
The Committee considers appeals twice during each fall and spring semesters and once during the summer. For Fall 2020, submission due dates are: Wed. October 7, 2020 and Tues. December 1, 2020. Any submissions received after Dec. 1st will be carried over to the Spring 2021 CAS meetings.