Credit/No Credit Grading

A grade of CR, indicating passed with credit, is given for work equivalent to “C” or better for undergraduate students and for work equivalent to “B” or better for post-baccalaureate and graduate students. NC, indicating no credit, is given for work equivalent to C-, D+, D, D- or F for undergraduate students and for work equivalent to B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- or F for post-baccalaureate and graduate students.

Restrictions concerning the nontraditional grading option given undergraduate students can be found under the Credit/No Credit Policy that follows. Post-baccalaureate and graduate students should refer to the Grading System discussion under the Graduate Programs section of this Catalog for further information regarding grading options.

Credit/No Credit Policy

Undergraduate students who are not on probation may elect the Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) option for one or more courses each term, up to a maximum of 18 units applicable to the bachelor’s degree. If 18 or more semester credit-graded units are accepted on transfer from other institutions, no additional credit-graded CSUN courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements. The CR or NC grade will not be considered in the computation of the student’s GPA. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis cannot be applied toward the satisfaction of any of the following degree requirements:

  • General Education.
  • Title 5.
  • The major, except those courses offered on a CR/NC basis only, subject to departmental approval. (Note: Additional courses in the discipline of the major beyond those used to satisfy major requirements may not be taken for CR/NC).
  • The minor, except those courses offered on a CR/NC basis only, subject to departmental approval.