CREDIT/NO CREDIT GRADING OPTION
OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AND RECORDS (WH 290)
Last Updated: September 12, 2018
For full information on Credit/ No Credit grading see the current University Catalog
Courses used to satisfy a major (both upper and lower divisions), or which are prerequisite to them, must be taken for a letter grade except when such courses are graded
solely on a "CR/NC" basis. A student is permitted to enroll in up to 50 percent of the units required by a minor on a credit/no credit basis, unless otherwise specified
elsewhere in the University Catalog under specific requirements for a minor.
No more than 24 units graded "CR/NC'', whether taken at this or another institution, may be offered in satisfaction of the total units required for a bachelor's degree. If 24
units graded "CR/NC" are accepted in transfer, no additional courses graded "CR/NC" may be used to satisfy degree requirements, except when a required course is graded
solely on a "CR/NC" basis. (All credits earned in the CLEP testing program may count even if they make the cumulative total of all "CR/NC" units at that time over 24.)
Selection of the CR/NC grading option must be made during the first three weeks of instruction.
GRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS
Graduate courses graded on a "CR/NC" basis are limited to courses specifically designated in the University Catalog for nontraditional grading and to certain 400 and 500
level courses in the School of Education.
At least 24 of the units used to fulfill the requirements for a master's degree shall be graded on a traditional basis. The remaining units may be graded "CR/NC," if the course
is offered only on that basis.
Graduate level students are allowed to elect to receive Credit/No Credit grades in courses numbered below 500 that will not be used to satisfy the requirements of a graduate