CR/NC Grading Basis Change

This guide contains information on how CSUF students can change their grading basis to a credit/no credit (CR/NC) option in the Student Center.

Important Note to our Titans

The COVID pandemic continues to place unusual and unresolved pressures on students trying to successfully complete the fall 2020 term – in spite of it all.  One measure that has been approved is extension of the deadline for selecting the CR/NC grading basis option for all courses that carried that feature at the start of the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms.

 

Please note that this extension is different from the CR/NC process conducted during the spring 2020 term in the following ways:

  • This extension applies only to fall 2020 and spring 2021 courses for which CR/NC grading was an option to choose. Not all courses carry the CR/NC option.
  • This is only an extension of the timeframe that students would have chosen the CR/NC option for eligible fall 2020 and spring 2021 courses.
  • Students must make their selection by the last day of class during the fall 2020 semester (Friday, December 11, 2020) and spring 2021 semester (Friday, May 14, 2021) and will not be able to preview their course grade before choosing the CR/NC option.
  • No other changes apply. There will be no exceptions to the 30-unit CR/NC limit for courses completed at CSUF, and CR grades will not meet the Upper Division Writing Requirement where a letter grade of C or better is required to pass.

PLEASE THOROUGHLY READ THROUGH ALL OF THE CR/NC Deadline Extension FAQs 

Academic Year 2020-21 Credit/No-Credit Grading Basis FAQs

CR/NC grades can have numerous effects, based on your student status (such as Veterans, Financial Aid, academic probation, re-entry students, student-athletes, pre-licensure or credential student, etc). Each student is strongly encouraged to seek guidance by checking in with their advisors and other supporting campus offices before deciding on the CR/NC grading option for eligible courses.

Instructions

Changing Grading Basis

Step 1:

Login to your Student Center

How to Login to your Student Center 

Step 2:

Under Academics, click on the drop-down menu caret

Arrow pointing to drop-down caret

Step 3:

Select the Enrollment: Edit option

Arrow pointing to Enrollment: Edit selection

Step 4:

Click on the Go button 

Arrow pointing to the Go button

Step 5:

Select the applicable term by clicking on the appropriate radial button 

Arrow pointing to Term radial dials

Step 6:

Click on the Continue button to proceed

Arrow pointing to the Continue button

Step 7:

Read the reminder

Click the OK button 

Arrow pointing to the OK button

Step 8:

Click on the Select from your schedule drop-down menu caret 

If you do not see any classes to select, please skip to the Notifications section of this guide for more information

Step 9:

Select the class you would like to make the grading basis adjustment on

If you do not see a particular class in the drop-down menu, it is not available for a grading basis change

Step 10:

Click on the Proceed to Step 2 of 3 button

Step 11:

Click on the Grading drop-down menu caret

Step 12:

Select your preferred Grading basis

Note: 

  • Your options will be based on your status (undergraduate / graduate)
  • The following will show for undergraduate students

The following options will show for Graduate Students

Graduate grading options

Step 13:

Click on the Next button to proceed

Arrow pointing to the Next button

Step 14:

Click on the Finish Editing button 

Arrow pointing to the Finish Editing button

Step 15:

Click on the My Class Schedule button 

Arrow pointing to the My Class Schedule button

The page will refresh to show your updated grading selection

Highlight of the Grading selection showing new grading option
Checking Grading Basis

Step 1:

Login to your Student Center

How to Login to your Student Center 

Step 2:

Under Academics, click on the drop-down menu caret

Arrow pointing to drop-down caret

Step 3:

Select the Class Schedule option

Academics section of Student Center

Step 4:

Click on the Go button 

choose class schedule

Step 5:

Select the applicable term by clicking on the appropriate radial button 

Arrow pointing to Term radial dials

Step 6:

Click on the Continue button to proceed

Arrow pointing to Continue button

Step 9:

Look under the Grading column to see the grading basis for the course

My Class Schedule link highlighting Grading Basis'

To edit the grading basis, go to Changing Grading Basis in this guide for instructions

Note: This may not be available for all classes

Notifications

None of your classes may be updated at this time:

This notice will display if none of your courses are available to have the grading basis changed

Cannot make changes to this class at this time:

This notice will display if the course in question has passed (ended) and subsequently is not available to have the grading basis changed

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