Converting Pass/Fail to a Letter Grade

The option to convert any grades you earned in spring 2020-semester courses to Pass (Credit) / Fail (No Credit) grading ended on June 30, 2020. You may request to change your Credit / No Credit grades back to a letter grade before before June 1, 2021.

Requirements How to Convert FAQs

Requirements to Convert Back

  • Changing Majors

    You change to a major that now requires a letter grade in the course
  • Selective Admissions Program

    You apply to selective admissions programs that require a letter grade in the course
  • Financial Aid Effect

    Your grade has an adverse effect on financial aid, including Veterans Benefits
  • Academic Progress Effect

    Your grade has an adverse effect on satisfactory academic progress
  • Transferring Effect

    Your grade has an adverse effect on transfer or prerequisite requirements

How to Convert Back

To request a change back to a letter grade, please contact your college.

FAQs

For any additional questions, please contact your college.

How will the CRT / CR / NCE / W grades be calculated into the grade point average?

None of these grades is calculated in the GPA.
  • The CRT and CR grades will allow the student to earn credit, but are not factored into the GPA.
  • The NCE and W grades are also not factored into the GPA, but the student will not earn credit.

Will courses, including developmental courses, with a CRT or CR grade meet prerequisite requirements?

A CRT grade will satisfy prerequisite requirements, though in some cases a grade above C will gain the student additional advantages, for instance qualify the student to skip a subsequent level. Students should consult with their instructors.

Courses for which students earn a CR grade may not meet major course or prerequisite requirements. If a C- is required to meet the prerequisite requirement, students who receive a C- should consider keeping that grade since the CR will not indicate that the minimum grade requirement has been met.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their instructors in their developmental and other prerequisite courses.

Will courses with a CRT grade transfer to another institution?

Students with spring 2020 grades of CRT will be able to transfer those courses within the CSCU system with or without a completed associate degree. CRT and CR courses will transfer as part of a completed associate degree, including a Transfer Ticket degree.

CRT and CR grades may not transfer to another institution outside the CSCU System.

  • Schools that require a C- or above or C or above for transfer should accept CRT grades. UConn will accept courses graded Pass / Fail from the spring 2020 semester if the Pass is awarded for a C or above; therefore, UConn will accept CRT grades awarded in Spring 2020.
  • Institutions outside the CSCU system that accept courses with CRT and/or CR grades may not accept them for major or general education credit. In many cases, each major department makes the decision about whether to apply transfer courses with a CRT and/or CR grade to major requirements.

Under what circumstances will students be able to change their grades from the CRT/ CR / NCE / W option back to letter grades?

One time requests to change back to a letter grade will be honored for the following reasons:

  • Change to a major that now requires a letter grade in the course
  • Application to selective admissions programs that require a letter grade in the course
  • Adverse effect on financial aid, including Veterans Benefits
  • Adverse effect on satisfactory academic progress
  • Adverse effect on transfer or prerequisite requirements

If a student opts to change a CRT/ CR / NCE / W grade back to a letter grade, can the student in the future change back to the CRT / CR / NCE / W grade?

No, this decision is not reversible.

Can grades be changed to or from the CRT/ CR / NCE / W option after students are awarded a degree or certificate?

No. Once the degree or certificate has been awarded, grades cannot be changed for courses within the credential.