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Announcement: Credit / No-Credit Grading

Wednesday April 15, 2020 3:01 pm

Dear Colleagues,

We are all currently facing extraordinary challenges with COVID-19; if not from the virus itself then from its many and long-reaching effects. To help address these challenges and to encourage our students to persist and complete their academic course work this semester, Cal State Fullerton will institute a temporary modification in our academic grading processes.

Created transparently and in collaboration with our ASI leaders, Academic Senate Executive Committee, Academic Senate, deans, faculty, staff, students, and administration, this modification will empower students with the option of moving any and/or all of their Spring semester 2020 courses from a letter grade to Credit / No-Credit (CR/NC). Further, unlike most CR/NC selections, in this instance, students will be given this option after they learn their grade in the course, thereby allowing them to choose the grading option that best suits their situation€”either a letter grade or a CR/NC.

Specifically, the plan for this change, which is for Spring 2020 courses only, is as follows:

Since the benefits to these modifications will impact individuals differently,

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We know that these actions alone cannot relieve all the difficulties related to COVID-19, but we hope they will alleviate at least some of the academic-related stress. We have made these temporary changes with our central focus on informed student choice and flexibility. We are grateful for all that our faculty and staff are doing each day to continue instruction and all that our students are doing to continue learning under these challenging circumstances. Together and as Titans, we will persevere, we will overcome, and we will succeed. 

In so many ways, we already are.

Thank you, Titan Family.


Fram Virjee

Pamella H. Oliver
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs