Academic Policies

Academic Policies

Review the specific deadlines, policies, and procedures relating to your academic status, course withdrawal, course repeats, course registration, and the eligibility requirements for your major.

  • Previous grades do not transfer to Baruch College.  Previous grades are reviewed to determine eligibility for certain majors.
  • Check and comply with all course prerequisites and corequisites.  Failure to do so may result in being dropped from the course anytime during the semester!
  • Courses completed at your previous school (credits received) may not be repeated at Baruch.
  • A WU grade is equivalent to an “F”,  read the Undergraduate Bulletin section titled – Understanding your Final Grades and Transcript.
  • Read the Undergraduate Bulletin about CPI units.
  • Courses must be dropped by the deadline dates listed on the Academic Calendar and the Office of Registrar website.
  • Requirements are subject to change.  Always stay up-to-date by reading your Undergraduate Bulletin, Schedule of Classes, your Baruch webmail and other College literature.

Maintaining an Acceptable Grade Point Average

The cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) is the numerical equivalent of a letter grade (A, B, C, etc.). In order to meet the College’s scholastic requirements, a student must achieve a stipulated G.P.A. according to the table below. The G.P.A. is also used to determine scholastic eligibility.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his or her G.P.A.  Baruch students may verify their grades and G.P.A. by accessing their transcript through CUNY’s eSIMS web-based student system (

Credits Completed
Minimum Acceptable GPA
25 or more 2.0