Final course grades are obtained online at my.purchase.edu. Matriculated students at Purchase College are graded as follows:
A+, A, A- (Superior)
B+, B, B- (Good)
C+, C, C- (Satisfactory)
D (Minimum Passing Grade)
A grade of D is acceptable in core curriculum/general education courses. In a major or prerequisite course, a grade of D is acceptable at the discretion of the individual boards of study in the liberal arts and sciences.
This grade counts toward program pursuit for financial aid purposes.
SP (Satisfactory Progress) and UP (Unsatisfactory Progress)
Reserved for grading of senior projects.
Note: Acceptable grades for senior projects are SP (satisfactory progress), UP (unsatisfactory progress), or a passing grade of A through D. Grades of F are only acceptable in cases of plagiarism.
For matriculated students who register for maintenance of matriculation or a SUNY study abroad program. The CR grade is not calculated in the GPA.
P and NC (Pass/No Credit Option)
This grade indicates that a student and a faculty member have entered into an agreement that grants an extension of time to complete the requirements of the course. For additional information, refer to Grade of Incomplete: Procedure for Receiving.
The audit (AU) grade is available to nonmatriculated continuing education students only. These students may audit credit courses with permission of the instructor, who determines the requirements for participation by the auditor. Auditors pay full tuition and fees. Detailed information is available at www.purchase.edu/departments/AcademicPrograms/ce/GeneralInformation/GradesandTranscripts.aspx.
Matriculated students may informally audit courses with permission of the instructor, but may not receive AU grades. Registration for the course is not permitted, and the course does not appear on the student’s academic record. Matriculated students who choose to audit a course may not register for the course later in the semester.
Chosen by the student, this grade is available up to the end of the ninth week of classes and signifies an official withdrawal without prejudice. It is not calculated in the GPA or used to calculate accumulated full-time equivalent status, but may affect program pursuit for financial aid purposes and eligibility for campus housing. The signature of the student’s advisor is required on the Course Withdrawal form, which is available at www.purchase.edu/registrar (under “Forms”). Freshmen must also consult with and obtain the signature of their associate/assistant dean on the withdrawal form. The signatures, which do not necessarily indicate approval, are required to provide information to the advisor and the college.
Matriculated students admitted in Fall 1985 or after and nonmatriculated students registered in Fall 1993 or after may repeat any previously attempted Purchase College course to earn a higher grade at Purchase College. Only the higher grade will be computed in the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA), except when the previous grade was a permanent failing grade resulting from an academic integrity sanction. Please note that students cannot repeat courses that are no longer offered at Purchase College.
Assigned by the faculty member, this grade signifies nonattendance by a student and failure to petition for a W grade. Faculty members may use the following as a general guideline:
The WF grade is calculated as an F toward the GPA and does not count toward program pursuit for financial aid purposes.
Any updates to the grading system during 2013–2015 will be available at www.purchase.edu/departments/Registrar/grades.aspx.