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Grading (CR/NC, WU, I)

Credit/No Credit (CR/NC)

 Which classes are approved for CR/NC Grading?

A large number of undergraduate courses are approved for CR/NC grading, while others are awaiting further review by faculty. Specifically, departments have been asked to provide the list of upper division major/minor courses* that will permit CR/NC grading for these terms with a deadline of March 5 in order to post for the campus community by March 12. *Impacted majors will also provide the list of lower division major courses that will permit CR/NC grading as part of this process. 

For additional details on the types of courses approved for CR/NC grading and those pending review, please see the CR/NC Grading page, under Your Options.

What is my role?

Fall 2020 No action required for faculty or staff; students may petition for a grading basis of CR/NC for Fall 2020 grades through April 9, 2021. This form will be made available on the CR/NC Grading page of the Registrar site.

Spring 2021/Summer 2021: If a student requests a grading basis of CR/NC for Spring 2021 or Summer 2021, the only grades available in the grade roster for that student will be CR or NC. Please refer to the definition of CR/NC for equating a letter grade to CR/NC.

Please see the FAQ page for additional details and common questions. 

Unauthorized Withdrawals (WU)

There are multiple grade outcomes for students who stop attending classes.

W: This grade is not assigned by faculty; it is assigned as a result of the student withdrawing from a class after add/drop and before census, or following an approved petition of an official withdrawal (see section on Withdrawals for more information).

WU: This grade is assigned by faculty to indicate that a student stopped attending early in the course, and as a result, the faculty member is not able to adequately assess student performance; it is known as an unauthorized withdrawal. You can find a more detailed description of how/when to use this grade on the Grade Submission page

Incomplete Grades (I)

If a student requests a grade of Incomplete, the decision to create an Incomplete Agreement and assign the ā€˜Iā€™ grade is up to you; please view the instructions on how to create an agreement with a student in PeopleSoft for more details.