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Grading System

The following grading system is used at Dutchess Community College:

Grade

Quality

Grade
Points

Numerical
Equivalent

A

Excellent

4.00

93-100

A-

 

3.67

90-92

B+

 

3.33

87-89

B

Good/Above Average

3.00

83-86

B-

 

2.67

80-82

C+

 

2.33

77-79

C

Satisfactory/Average

2.00

70-76

D

Acceptable as an individual course grade. If received in a prerequisite course, the student may not qualify for the next course in sequence. "D" grades to not typically transfer to other institutions.

1.00

60-69

F

Failing

0.00

0-59

I

Incomplete, a temporary grade given in cases where students have not completed course requirements due to reasons beyond their control. The course requirements must be completed and a grade submitted within the first four weeks of the following semester (fall or spring) or the "I" automatically becomes an "F"

 

 

J

Proficiency, a grade that meets graduation requirements, earned by examination or life experience. To earn credit by proficiency, a student must perform at the level of C or better.

 

 

P

Passing (given only as a midterm grade with permission of the dean of academic affairs)

 

 

U

Audit (No Credit)

 

 

W

Withdrawn

 

 


Normally, no grade change will be processed for any student later than one year after he/she has completed the course.

Graduation Requirements

All candidates for degrees and certificates from Dutchess Community College are required to:

1. Fulfill  all the requirements of the approved and registered program for which the student is registered.

2. Successfully complete the minimum number of credits required in the program.

3. Complete, at Dutchess, at least 24 hours of the course work offered for credits toward a degree.

4. Have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better

5. Be certified for graduation by the Registrar or his/her designee.

6. Apply for graduation by meeting with an Academic Advisor and paying the graduation application fee and then submitting the graduation application to the Registrar’s Office.

7. Have paid or satisfactorily adjusted all College fees and met all other obligations.

After graduation, a student may continue to study at Dutchess on a non‑matriculated basis or matriculate in a second degree or certificate program. In order to matriculate in a second degree program a student must re-admit to the college. The re-admission application can be obtained in the Admission’s Office.