Office of the Registrar

Grades Policies

Withdrawal Grade Definitions

W - Official Withdrawal A non-punitive grade initiated by a student when a class is dropped via CUNYfirst during the published withdrawal period.
WA - Administrative Withdrawal A non-punitive grade assigned to students who had registered for classes at the beginning of the term but did not provide proof of immunization by the published compliance date.
WD - Withdraw Drop A non-punitive grade initiated by a student when a class is dropped via CUNYfirst after the financial aid certification date but before the published withdrawal period (usually, the 2nd and 3rd week of classes).
The course and grade will not appear on transcripts.
If a student never attended the class, a WN will replace this grade after the instructor has submitted his/her attendance verification roster.
WN - Never Attended A non-punitive grade assigned by the Registrar after an instructor has marked a student absent.
The course and grade will not appear on transcripts.
WU - Unofficial Withdrawal Indicates that the student attended at least once but did not complete class requirements.
Assigned by an instructor on the grade roster and counts as a failing grade in GPA calculations.

Swapping Classes

Swapping is the dropping of one course and the adding of another course of the same number of credits, and cost using the Swap feature in CUNYfirst. This function allows for the student to drop/add during the liability period without incurring a percentage liability. Only an $18 change of program fee will be incurred. Please see instructions on how to use the Swap feature in CUNYfirst.