Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C are equivalent to a CR grade.
Grades of C-, D+, D, D-, F are equivalent to an NC grade.
Academic Senate recently passed temporary changes to policy that will allow for the expanded use of the Credit/No Credit grading basis for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021. In addition, the Office of the Registrar will update all F grades to a grade of NC for these same semesters.
The deadline to request CR/NC in Spring 2021 is May 7, 2021.
Below is a summary of how it works. Please see the FAQ for specific scenarios and questions, including implications for Veterans benefits, NCAA eligibilty and more.
Grades of CR or NC are not included in your GPA calculation; however, you earn the units if a grade of CR is assigned.
Most undergraduate courses are approved for CR/NC grading in Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 with some exceptions in certain majors/minors. Courses in some graduate programs are also approved. To determine if you are eligible to request CR/NC grading in your class(es), please review the CR/NC by Major page and select your major/minor or graduate program.
In summary, CR/NC grading in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 is approved as follows:
Campus policy restricts the total number of units taken with a CR/NC grading basis that can be applied to an undergraduate degree. This limit is 15 units. Any grades of CR in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 are excluded from this limit (as well as CR grades from courses that require CR/NC grading). However, this limit does apply to grades of CR in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
Petitions made for CR/NC grading basis that will result in exceeding the 15 unit limit in an undergraduate degree will be denied (Spring 2020/Summer 2020 CR/NC units excluded).
Step one: Check the CR/NC by Major page for what is approved for your major.
Step three: Request the CR/NC grading basis for the desired course(s).