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Changing from a letter grade to CR/NC for Gen Ed courses. UH students are being given the option to change their letter grades to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) for their Spring 2020 courses.

Grades of A+ through C —> CR
Grades of C- through F —> NC

Students who earn a C-, D+, or D in a Gen Ed (Foundations, Diversification, Focus, or H/SL) course will need to carefully consider whether or not to change this letter grade to CR/NC. While letter grades of C-, D+, and D would be sufficient to fulfill a Gen Ed requirement at UH Mānoa, they translate to a grade of “NC” on the CR/NC scale. A grade of “NC” results in no credit of any kind (major, Gen Ed, etc.) for the course. Students who earn a letter grade of C or better and opt to change to CR/NC will receive a grade of “CR” and will be considered to have fulfilled that Gen Ed requirement.

Put another way, any student who receives a “CR” grade in a Gen Ed course (Foundations, Diversification, Focus, or H/SL) will be considered to have fulfilled that Gen Ed requirement. Any student who receives a grade of “NC” will NOT receive Gen Ed credit, even if the original letter grade was a C-, D+ or D, all of which are sufficient to fulfill a Gen Ed requirement.

FAQs about switching from letter grades to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) in Spring 2020

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