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Fall 2020 Grading Option

Dear Undergraduate Students,

As you know, on October 09, 2020, Provost Liz Magill gave undergraduate students the option of choosing Credit/General Credit/No Credit (CR/GC/NC) for any of their classes this fall:  

  • Credit (CR) will be awarded if you meet the class’s requirements for credit (C or higher). For Fall 2020, CR will meet all undergraduate degree requirements, including pre-requisites, general education, major, minor, etc. CR will not affect your GPA.
  • General Credit (GC) will be awarded if you receive a passing grade below a C. GC will earn the credit hours associated with the course and will fill undergraduate requirements that can be met by a passing grade lower than C. GC will not affect your GPA.
  • No Credit (NC) will be awarded if you receive a grade of F. This grade will not earn credit or meet any requirements. NC will not affect your GPA.

Please review the graphic below for more information about CR/GC/NC.

All undergraduate transcripts for the Fall 2020 term will note that CR/GC/NC was a grading option for UVA undergraduate students in response to the global pandemic.  
During the week of November 2–6, 2020, you will have the opportunity to select CR/GC/NC in SIS as the grading option for one or more of your classes this semester. We will not make any changes to your grading options this semester, so if you wish to choose CR/GC/NC, you will need to take action during the week of November 2–6, 2020. I will write you again closer to that time with more details about the process you will use in SIS.

You may not make this change before November 2, 2020, and the deadline to make your final decision for each class will be 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 6, 2020. There will be no opportunity to make this change after the deadline, so please mark this date on your planner now and pay close attention to future communications from me and from your school.

I know from conversations with students that this is a tough semester. In many ways, it is tougher than what we faced in the spring. I hope the provost’s decision gives you a helpful option if you need it. Again, I’ll write you again soon with more details about the process in SIS you’ll use to make that choice.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and one another. The Office of the University Registrar and your school leaders are here for you if you need us. You may reach me at

Kind regards,

Laura F. Hawthorne
Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar

Fall 2020 CRGCNC Grading Option


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