3 Repeat Policy
Baruch College's 3 Repeat Policy (effective Fall 2009) restricts students to a maximum of three registrations for any single course. This means three registrations regardless of the grade the student has achieved, including grades of W, WU, WN, PEN, FIN, FAB, FPN, and F.
Students who wish to take any course for the fourth time (either at Baruch or on permit) must appeal to the appropriate Committee on Academic Standing.
Rate of Progress Probation and Dismissal
The following courses are required for any bachelor’s degree: ENG 2100, ENG 2150, and minimally, a 2000-level MATH course (and/or an H or T version of these courses). Failure to complete one or more of these courses after three registrations will result in dismissal from the College. Students who take, but do not pass, one of the aforementioned courses for the second time will be placed on rate-of-progress probation and should see an academic advisor as soon as possible. Failure to complete the course(s) in question by the end of the third attempt will result in dismissal. While on rate-of-progress probation, a student will be restricted to no more than four courses (13 equated credits) each semester.
Registration for the subsequent semester after the third attempt will be withheld. Students who are dismissed may not continue at Baruch College. The Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins can be viewed here.
Base-Level Calculus Courses
The policy on repeating courses covers any and all base-level calculus courses (MTH 2205, 2207, or 2610). Any combination of these courses will be treated as three attempts.
Repeat for Mastery (Precalculus) and Calculus Prerequisite Changes
This pilot program, which consists of two parts, will run as an experiment for academic years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
The first part is to allow any student who earns grades of C-, D, or D+ to retake precalculus to achieve greater mastery.
MTH 2003 and MTH 2009 (a new course effective spring 2019) are Baruch’s precalculus courses; MTH 2000 and MTH 2001 are the precalculus courses for which transfer students receive credit. By allowing students to repeat the course, they are provided with an opportunity to improve both their course mastery and grade. Students may also repeat e-permit courses per the host college’s policies. In order to repeat any precalculus course, students must apply through the Office of the Registrar (151 East 25th Street, Room 850).
- Students will only receive credit for precalculus once.
- This proposal does not affect college policy of allowing students to take the course a maximum of three times. The policy on repeating courses covers any combination of MTH 2003 and MTH 2009, e.g., one course taken three times, or a one-and-two combination. All combinations will be treated identically as three attempts.
- A repeat for mastery course will not be eligible for TAP or Excelsior.
- Students who earn grades of C or better in the repeated precalculus course may replace their previous passing grades in the calculation of the overall GPA. The precalculus repeat for mastery option is part of college’s existing 16-credit maximum for grade replacements. It will not retroactively effect a student’s pre-existing academic status. The following points should be noted:
- A maximum of 16 credits of failing and/or repeat for mastery grades may be deleted from the calculation of the cumulative GPA during an undergraduate’s enrollment in CUNY. Whether students remain at a single college or transfer from one CUNY college to another, no more than 16 credits of grades can be replaced in the calculation of the cumulative GPA. Should the 16-credit limit be reached at a college other than Baruch, a student will not be permitted to replace credits at Baruch.
- For a grade of C or better to replace a grade of C-, D, or D+ in the calculation of the cumulative GPA, the repeated course must be taken at Baruch. Students may repeat precalculus for mastery on permit to another institution, but the original grade will not be replaced. If a student retakes precalculus on permit at another CUNY campus, both the original and the new grade will be calculated in the overall GPA. If a student takes precalculus on permit at a non-CUNY institution, only the original grade will be calculated in the overall GPA.
- If a student has more than one repeatable precalculus grade and subsequently earns a grade of C or better in the course, the previous grades will be deleted from the calculation of the GPA, subject to the 16-credit limit.
- The cumulative GPA calculated on the basis of this policy is to be used for purposes of retention and graduation from the College and the admission to and continuance in a major or specialization. It will not be used to calculate the GPA for graduation honors or the Dean’s List.
The second part of the proposal is to include a precalculus grade prerequisite in MTH 2205 and MTH 2207.
Effective fall 2018, the prerequisites for MTH 2205 and MTH 2207 are as follows:
MTH 2205 Applied Calculus
Prerequisites: MTH 2003 or MTH 2009 with a grade of C- or better
MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications
Prerequisites: Placement or grade of C- or better in MTH 2000 or 2001 or the equivalent