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Spring 2020 Credit/No Credit Policy

Spring 2020 Grading Options

Spring 2020 Grading Options

April 27-30: Spring 2020 Credit/No Credit Forums

Learn more about the policy and ask program-specific questions at these college-based forums. 

More Information and Recordings

Opting-In After May 8

You are still able to change your grading choices by submitting an e-form
on the Registrar's Office website (under the Registration/Records section). The Registrar's Office will begin processing forms on May 27, 2020, and it will take approximately 7-10 business days for your grades to update.  See below for specific deadlines. 
E-Form Deadline
Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 Graduates June 19, 2020
Continuing After Spring 2020 or Summer 2020  December 13, 2020 

You have three options for your final grade in each of your courses:

 

Undergraduates

Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Students

Option 1:

Letter Grades*

Graded (A, B, C, D, F)

Graded (A, B, C, D, F)

Option 2:

Letter Grades*/No Credit**

A, B, C, No Credit for a D or below

A, B, No Credit for a grade of C or below

Option 3:

Credit/No Credit**

Credit (equivalent of a C- or better), No Credit

Credit (equivalent of a B- or better), No Credit

*This includes any plus or minus grades.

**Credit/No Credit grades are not calculated into your GPA. 

Example of How Credit/No Credit Can Affect Your GPA 

Earning a “F” Grade 

Earning a “C” Grade 

Earning a “CR” or “NC” Grade 

BIC 1100 

A 

BIC 1100 

A 

BIC 1100 

A 

BIC 1200 

A 

BIC 1200 

A 

BIC 1200 

A 

BIC 1050 

B 

BIC 1050 

B 

BIC 1050 

B 

BIC 1010 

F 

BIC 1010 

C 

BIC 1010 

CR or NC 

Term GPA 

2.75 

Term GPA 

3.25 

Term GPA 

3.67   

In this scenario, using the “Credit/No Credit” option would be the best choice if there was a possibility of earning a “C” grade or lower. 

Things to Consider  

If you are in any of the following groups, the decision to change any of your courses to Credit/No Credit requires you to take careful consideration. 

Group 

What to Consider 

Veterans 

No Credit grades may affect your veteran benefits. Contact the Veterans Resource Center at 909-869-6994 for more information. 

International Students 

Credit/No Credit grades may be an alternative if you are considering withdrawing from courses, as withdrawing can affect visa requirementsContact the International Center for more information.  

Student Athletes 

Credit/No Credit grades may affect your NCAA eligibility. Contact Bronco Athletics for more information. 

Students on Academic Probation or Probation with Contract 

Credit/No Credit grades do not factor into your GPA, which may affect your progress in getting back on track to good standing. Contact your college’s Retention and Graduation Specialist for more information.  

Students Planning to Apply for Graduate School or a Post-Graduate Fellowship 

Letter grades may be a requirement. If you are planning to go to graduate school or into a post-graduate fellowship in 2020-21, contact the institution’s admissions office or your fellowship contact to see if Credit/No Credit would affect your status.  

 

If you are thinking about going to graduate school in the future, you may want to keep your options open. Credit/No Credit grades may affect admission eligibility. Do your research on programs you may be interested in.  

Students Planning to Enter a Career Field where Employers Consider Grades 

If you have a current job offer where you know the employer considers your grades, reach out to your contact and confirm if Credit/No Credit grades are acceptable.  

Students in a Program with Special Accreditation or Licensure Requirements  

Letter grades may be a requirement for accreditation or licensure. Consult with your advisor/department chair on if Credit/No Credit grades affects your accreditation or licensure.