The City University of New York School of Medicine Grading System
Year 4 and Year 5
Successful completion of all course requirements.
Failure to meet all course requirements.
Year 6 and Year 7
Outstanding performance in the subject area, far exceeding the clerkship requirements , limited to the top 10‐20% of students.
For performance significantly above expectations, up to the top
40% of students, but not qualifying for honors.
Successful completion of all clerkship requirements.
Failure to meet all clerkship requirements.
Does not meet expectations in one or more competencies.
Did not meet expectations in competency and successfully
Did not meet expectations in competency and failed the
Passed the course/clerkship elements, but failed the initial
attempt of the NBME subject exam.
Passed the second attempt of the NBME subject exam; Passed the
Failed the second attempt of the NBME subject exam; Failed the
The course/clerkship requirements have not been completed, for
reasons beyond the student's control. A grade of INC will be replaced by the final grade when the student completes the course/clerkship requirements.
Year long course
Year or longer course of study; must continue to completion.
Withdrawal from a course/clerkship prior to the completion of
60% of the allotted time for the course.
Never attended and did not officially withdraw.
Attended at least one class session, but Dropped after Financial Aid certification date and prior to the end of the refund period.
Electives will be graded P/F only
*Withdrawal Grades have financial aid implications.