What are mid- semester grades?
Mid-semester grades let students know how they are progressing in their courses. These are unofficial grades that do NOT have an impact on your GPA, and will NOT go on your transcript. The grades are meant to be used to monitor your progress in your courses.
When and how will I receive my mid-semester grades?
All students must receive mid-semester grades for all of their courses by March 11, 2021. Professors will announce where the grades are, but most likely they will appear in ‘My Grades’ on Blackboard or wherever your professor posts grades. Do not be afraid to ask your professor where your mid-semester grade is located.
What grades can I receive?
- P = Passing [This means you are currently earning a grade between A and C; If things continue this way, you will most likely pass the course.]
- BL = Borderline [This means you are currently earning a grade between D and F; You will need to improve your work in the course in order to be sure that you pass.]
- U = Unsatisfactory [This means you are currently failing; If things continue this way, you will most likely fail the course.]
- SA = Stopped Attending [This means your professor believes you are no longer attending or participating in class; If things continue this way, you will most likely receive an F or WU (unofficial withdrawal) in the course.]
What do I do when I receive my mid-semester grades?
- If you receive a P, keep up the good work!
- If you receive a BL or U, contact your professor immediately to schedule an appointment. You need to know exactly what you need to do to improve your grade and pass the course.
- If you receive a SA, AND YOU ARE NOT INTENDING TO DROP THE COURSE, contact your professor immediately to explain why you have not been attending/participating.
- IF you receive a SA, AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO COMPLETE THE COURSE, you need to officially drop the course in CUNYfirst. **Always be sure to check your financial aid and degree requirements, before dropping a course.