UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2023-2024

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 postbaccalaureate 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 postbaccalaureate and graduate students.

Restrictions concerning the nontraditional grading option given undergraduate students can be found under the Credit/No Credit Policy that follows. Postbaccalaureate 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 academic notice (formerly academic 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‚Äôs 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.
  • American Institutions.
  • 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.