Spring 2020 Undergraduate Pass No Credit grading option

Pass/DCR/No Credit Grading Option for Spring 2020

Texas Woman’s understands the challenges faced by our students completing courses during the Spring 2020 term that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the Spring 2020 term only, TWU is implementing an interim grading policy that allows undergraduate students in undergraduate courses to opt for a Pass/DCR/No Credit grading option for each of their courses and provides them the ability to receive credit for course completion with no impact to their grade point averages (GPAs).

*Please note: Only submit the request form if you are opting into the Pass/DCR/No credit option. 

Election of the Pass/Credit/No Credit Grading Option:

  • For each of their Spring 2020 courses, undergraduate students may continue with the university's regular A-F grading scheme or opt for a Pass/DCR/No Credit grading scheme.
  • Dual credit courses are not eligible for the Pass/DCR/No Credit option.
  • Courses graded with traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, & F) will continue to be calculated in a student's GPA. Pass/DCR/No Credit options are not calculated in GPAs.
  • In order to be eligible for the Pass/DCR/No Credit option, a student must continue to attend/participate in the course through the end of the term. 
  • Instructors will submit final grades as normal. Students who have opted for Pass/DCR/No Credit will have the regular A-F grades converted to the corresponding Pass/DCR/No Credit prior to GPA calculations: 
    • Pass (P) will be awarded for grades of A, B, or C. Pass will not impact the student's GPA.
    • Credit (DCR) will be awarded for the grade of D. DCR will apply to all degree plan courses requiring a D or better to meet specific major and pre-requisite course requirements. DCR will allow the student to receive course credit but will not negatively impact the GPA. 
    • No Credit (NCR) will be awarded for the grade of F.  NCR is non-punitive; it will not harm the student's GPA. 
  • If the Pass/DCR/No Credit option is selected for a course that is being repeated, a previous grade of A, B, or C will remain on the academic record and be calculated into the GPA. A grade of Pass will remove a previous grade of D or F from the GPA calculation, but not from the academic record. 
  • The Pass/DCR/No Credit option selected for Honors courses will not satisfy the Honors requirement of a "B" or better grade in order to receive Honors credit for the course. 
  • Students for whom improving the GPA is a priority should consider that Pass/DCR/No Credit has no impact on GPA and may not be a better option for them. 
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours to qualify for Chancellor's and Dean's List designations for Spring 2020. 
  • A Pass/DCR/No Credit grading may impede a students ability to reach the minimum GPA requirement for cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude designations at graduation. 
  • Some graduate programs may require a letter grade rather than a Pass on prerequisites for graduate school. 
  • Students must electronically submit the form indicating they opt to have one or more courses graded on the Pass/DCR/No Credit scheme to the Registrar's Office no later than 5 p.m., Friday, May 8th. 
  • If students do not opt for the Pass/DCR/No Credit grading scheme, they will automatically receive the traditional letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F. 

For Students:

A Pass grade during the spring 2020 term, like all passing letter grades, will be applicable toward degree requirements. A No Credit grade is not applicable toward degree requirements, similar to a letter grade of F.  A grade of DCR will be applicable to degree requirements where there is no requirement for a minimum grade of C.

Students not meeting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress, Athletes, Honors, and International students should consult with their financial, athletic, academic, and/or international advisors to understand any implications electing a pass/no credit grade may have for individual circumstances.

The deadline to submit the request has passed. 

For Instructors:

A student’s election of the Pass/DCR/No Credit grading option will not affect your grade submissions.  You will submit regular final grades as normal, and the system will convert those grades during the grading verification process to the Pass/DCR/No Credit grading options for those students who have chosen this option.

Page last updated 4:11 PM, May 11, 2020