Any student may elect to be graded on a Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) basis in any course approved with a Credit/No Credit grading option. Courses approved for CR/NC are indicated as such in the Schedule of Classes. In no case shall more than one-third of the required upper division or graduate units or courses in a degree program be graded CR. No more than 24 CSU Stanislaus CR semester units, including winter and summer term courses, but excluding credit from challenge examinations, may be applied toward a baccalaureate degree.
The student must elect the Credit/No Credit grading option on an Registration Options Form by the enrollment census date of the term unless the instructor agrees to establish a later date and verifies this agreement by signing the student's Registration Options Form requesting the grade option change. These forms are available on line under Enrollment Forms. The Credit (CR) grade is earned for C– work or better (B– or better in graduate courses) as judged by the instructor concerned. Credit (CR) and No Credit (NC) grades will have no effect on grade point average.
Upper-division courses graded CR/NC taken at this or another institution may not be used to satisfy requirements for the student's major except for those courses identified as graded exclusively on a CR/NC basis.
The only courses with a CR/NC option which may be repeated are those in which the student previously received a grade of "No Credit." If a course previously taken for a grade is repeated for a grade of "credit," only the original grade will be used in computation of the grade point average. (See Repeated Courses.)
Note: Students planning to attend graduate or professional schools should be aware that CR may be counted as a C and NC as an F by some graduate admissions officers.