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Credit / No Credit

The deadline to request a grading option of Credit/No Credit for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 has been extended to December 31, 2020. It has also been expanded to most undergraduate courses. For more information, please visit the Spring 2020 Academic Policies page.

What is Credit/No Credit?

Grades of CR or NC are not included in your GPA calculation; however, you earn the units if a grade of CR is assigned.

For undergraduate courses:

  • Grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C are assigned a grade of CR; grades of C-, D+, D, D-, F are assigned a grade of NC.

For graduate courses:

  • Grades of A, A-, B+, B are assigned a grade of CR; grades of B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F are assigned a grade of NC.

How to request it (for Spring/Summer 2020)

CR/NC Request Form 

  • CR/NC may be requested at any time (before or after grades post) for all non-major/minor coursework (except courses with the NURS prefix), lower division prep for the major, and upper division major coursework approved by the department (see list of approved courses, by major) 
  • Please note that requests for grades in Spring 2020  will be processed beginning the week of May 25, after grades have been sunmitted by faculty. Requests for grades in Summer 2020 will be processed beginning the week of August 24.
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How to Locate the Class Number

  1. Log in to MyCSUSM
  2. In the Student Center, under the Academics section, click the drop-down box, select Grades and click the Go button (double arrow)
    5 Digit Class Number
  3. Select the Term and press Continue
  4. Under Class Grades, click on the class you wish to change to CR/NC
    Class Grades
  5. The Class Number is under Class Details
    Class Details screenshot