Policies by Keyword: Grades

Academic Grievances and Grade Appeals

The University provides procedures for the orderly processing of grievances by students against members of the faculty and for the appeal of assigned grades. Established by the Faculty Senate, these procedures are contained in the Academic Grievance and Grade Appeals Board Bylaws. The Board is empowered to act on grievances and appeals that are properly …

Academic Renewal (Undergraduate)

The Trustees of The California State University system have established a program of Academic Renewal whereby students who are having difficulty meeting graduation requirements due to a GPA deficiency may petition to have up to two semesters or three quarters of previous college work discounted from all considerations associated with meeting requirements for the baccalaureate Degree. Academic …

Administrative Grading Symbols (I, IC, RP, SP, W, WU, CR and NC)

Incomplete (I): The symbol “I” indicates that a portion of required coursework has not been completed and evaluated in the prescribed time period due to unforeseen but fully justified reasons, and that a substantial portion of the course requirement has been completed with a passing grade and that there is still a possibility of earning credit. …

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 …

Credit/No Credit Work

A maximum of 18 semester units with restrictions may be applied toward the Bachelor’s Degree for CSUN “Credit/No Credit’’ graded courses. If 18 or more semester “Credit/No Credit’’ graded units are accepted in transfer from other institutions, no additional “Credit/No Credit” graded CSUN courses may be used to satisfy Degree requirements. Related Topics Credit/No Credit …

Dean’s List (Undergraduate)

Students who carry a minimum of 12 graded semester units (CR/NC courses do not apply) and who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better are awarded Dean’s List standing for that semester. Students whose minimum unit load includes courses from the Tseng College may apply for Dean’s List standing if the Extension courses are required …

Grade Correction Procedure

The University considers all grades reported at the end of each semester to be final. Students are responsible for reviewing their grades for accuracy before the end of the subsequent semester. Students who believe they have received a grade in error should promptly ask the instructor to verify and, if appropriate, correct the grade. Grades …

Grade Reporting

Grades are available through the myNorthridge Portal and the SOLAR Student Center approximately one week after the final exam period. Any discrepancies should be reported to Admissions and Records so that they may be promptly investigated. The grade report reflects cumulative units earned, including units that may not be applicable to Degree requirements. Cumulative baccalaureate-level Degree …

Grading Symbols

Grade Definition Points Dates Used A Outstanding 4.0 1958-present A- 3.7 1987-present B+ 3.3 1987-present B Very Good 3.0 1958-present B- 2.7 1987-present C+ 2.3 1987-present C Average 2.0 1958-present C- 1.7 1987-present D+ 1.3 1987-present D Barely Passing 1.0 1958-present D- 0.7 1987-present F Failure 0.0 1958-present CR Credit 0.0 1967-present NC No Credit …

Grading Systems and Policies

The University uses a combination of the following grading options: A-F letter grading: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- and F. Grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- indicate passing grades; F indicates failure. Faculty define the grading criteria for all courses. Any changes in …

Policy on GPA Requirements for Graduate Programs

Students pursuing a Graduate Degree must maintain a minimum 3.0 (“B”) GPA in the formal program and in the cumulative GPA. No grade below a “C” can be counted in the formal program. Any grade of “C-” or below in the formal program must be repeated after an approved course repeat form has been filed. …

Repeat of Courses (Graduate Policy)

Students must submit a Course Repeat Form with prior permission of the Graduate Coordinator/Department Chair and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies. A graduate student may repeat up to 6 units in which a grade of “B-” or below has been earned. In these cases, only the most recent grade will count. Students seeking …

Repeating Courses (Grade Forgiveness) Undergraduate

The University recognizes that undergraduate students may need to repeat one or more courses in order to fulfill Degree requirements and/or enhance previously acquired skills. However, students should seek academic advisement before deciding to repeat any course. Students should be aware that other institutions (e.g., medical schools, graduate programs, law schools) might not recognize this repeat …

Retention of Student Work Policy

Document Retention Time Frames: Faculty will retain the final examination and other materials, including materials in an electronic form, that contribute to the student’s final grade and that are not returned to the student or otherwise not made available in class to the student, in accordance with the following time frames: Spring semester: Materials from …