The following grading system is used at Dutchess Community College:
|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|
|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)|
Normally, no grade change will be processed for any student later than one year after he/she has completed the course.
- Fulfill the requirements of the approved and registered program for which the student is registered.
- Successfully complete the minimum number of credits required in the program.
- Complete, at Dutchess, at least twenty-four hours of the course work offered for credits toward a degree.
- Have a Cumulative Point Average of 2.0 or better in courses applicable to the curriculum in which the student is a candidate for graduation.
- Be recommended for graduation by the Academic Standards Committee.
- Apply for graduation by submitting the graduation application.
- 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 program. The second degree application can be obtained in the Registrar's Office. See also: Second Degree.