Grading Spring 2020

Implications of Grading Choices During Spring 2020 

  • No matter which choice you make, an F will be changed to a NC.
  • This is true for both undergraduates and graduate students
  • Your instructors will not know which grading choice you make
  • Instructors will grade you according to the syllabus • If you choose an alternate grading method, your grades will be changed in GET after the instructor has entered the earned grade
  • Deadline for making a choice of alternative grading is May 9
  • You do not need to do anything if you want to keep regular grading • You can make the same or different choices for each course
  • For ECST courses that require a C or better (as pre-req or for graduation), courses taken during Spring 2020 will be accepted with a grade of C- or CR

Non-Traditional Grading Form

Please visit the Registrar's Office to access the Non-Traditional Grading Form (Spring 2020 only) for graduate and undergraduate students http://www.calstatela.edu/registrar/forms

1) Scroll to the third drop-down menu "Grading, Credit, etc."
2) Click the PDF titled "Nontraditional Grading - Undergraduates (Spring 2020 only)" or "Nontraditional Grading - Graduates (Spring 2020 only)."


Undergraduate Students

Final grade with different options

 

GRADE ASSIGNED BY INSTRUCTOR

NO ACTION TAKEN

(Regular Grading)

A, B, C-/NC CR/NC
A, A- A, A-

A, A-

CR
B, B+, B- B, B+, B-

B, B+, B-

CR
C, C+, C- C, C+, C-

C, C+, C-

CR
D, D+, D-

D, D+, D-

NC NC
F NC NC NC

 

HOW TO CHOOSE?

If your priority is to pass the course (meaning you would rather get a D than repeat the course) No action is a better choice.

If your priority is GPA (meaning you would rather repeat the course than get a D), or the class requires C- or better to pass (as a prerequisite to the subsequent course), then: 

  • ABC-/NC: allows you to work for a good grade while avoiding a D
  • CR/NC: won’t affect your GPA (either positively or negatively)

What if I do not withdraw from class but just stop showing up?
You will receive an Unauthorized Withdrawal (WU). This is just about the worst grade you can get this term; it will be calculated into your GPA as an F. An F may impact your financial aid. The WU grade will NOT be converted to NC. (View FAQ #14.)

Visit the Cal State LA Undergraduate Studies page for more information and FAQ on Spring Grading Options.


Graduate Students

Final grade with different options

GRADE ASSIGNED BY INSTRUCTOR

NO ACTION TAKEN

(Regular Grading)

CR/NC
A, A-

A, A-

CR
B. B+

B. B+

CR

B-

C, C+, C-

B-

C, C+, C-

NC
D, D+, D-

D, D+, D-

NC
F NC NC

 

HOW TO CHOOSE?

If your priority is to pass the course (meaning you would rather get a B- or C than repeat the course) No action is a better choice

If your priority is GPA (meaning you would rather repeat the course than get a B- or C)
CR/NC: won’t affect your GPA (either positively or negatively) 

What if I do not withdraw from class but just stop showing up?
You will receive an Unauthorized Withdrawal (WU). This is just about the worst grade you can get this term; it will be calculated into your GPA as an F. An F may impact your financial aid. The WU grade will NOT be converted to NC. (View FAQ #14.)