Credit / No Credit Grading
Students are permitted to take a maximum of 16 units of courses credit/no credit (CR/NC) with the following specifications:
- no more than 4 units CR/NC in major or support courses, subject to approval by the student's major department or equivalent unit;
- no more than 4 units CR/NC in General Education courses.
Undergraduate students are given a grade of CR for accomplishment equivalent to a grade of C- or better. NC is given for D+ or lower grades. Graduate students are given a grade of CR for accomplishment equivalent to a grade of B- or better. NC is given for D+ or lower grades.
The applicant for a CR/NC grade must have at least a 2.0 Cal Poly grade point average. This requirement is waived for first-time students. Classes taken CR/NC have to effect on GPA.
This policy pertains to courses that are normally graded, not to CR/NC-only courses. No more than two courses may be selected for Credit/No Credit grading in any term.
Source: AS-479-97/CC "Resolution on Credit / No Credit Grading" (pdf)
In the Catalog: This policy is also included in here in the Cal Poly Catalog, which may also include certain procedural considerations.
Last Updated: May 8, 2020