Credit (CR) / No Credit (NC) or Final Letter Grade- What is my best option? 

How will course grades be assessed this semester?

  • As soon as grades are posted to your unofficial transcript on May 8, you will have two options for each of your courses:
    • Keep the final letter grade, or
    • Elect a Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grade
  • To view your unofficial transcript log into your MyUAHT account.
  • If you do not want to change your current letter grade, you do not have to take any action.

How do I decide whether the CR/NC option works for me?

There are 3 steps for deciding whether the CR/NC option will work for you:

  • Step 1: Consider the implications of the CR/NC option for your longer-term academic and professional goals. Your advisor, instructor, dean, or licensing program directors are good resources for this.
  • Step 2: Weigh the financial implications of the CR/NC option. If you have federal financial aid, a scholarship from an on- or off-campus entity, or are receiving services on campus, check with those areas to see if there are particular requirements around letter grades for the support you’re receiving.
  • Step 3: Once these important considerations have been taken into account, make a decision regarding your options on or before noon Friday, May 15, 2020.

What grade is needed for me to opt to receive credit (CR) or No Credit (NC)?

  • A grade of a C or above has the option to receive credit (CR) for the course
  • A grade of a D has the option to receive No Credit (NC) for the course or retain the final letter grade of a “D”
  • A grade of an F will automatically receive No Credit (NC) for the course. No action is required.

How does the CR/NC option impact my grade point average (GPA)?

  • If you select the CR/NC option, the grade will not be included in the calculation of your grade point average. 
  • If changing life circumstances and the transition to online education has disrupted your lab work, projects, or other requirements, the CR option will provide the credit you need toward completing your degree or course progression. 
  • The course will be listed on your UAHT transcript with either a “CR” or a “NC”.

How does the CR/NC option impact academic standing?

Academic standing is impacted by graded courses only. Courses that are taken as CR/NC do not impact academic standing.

Do I have to take the CR/NC option for all of my classes or can I keep the final letter grade for some courses and CR/NC for others?

You can apply this option to any individual course or all courses for Spring 2020.

Under what circumstances might I benefit from choosing the CR/NC option?

  • You can take the CR/NC option to prevent a lower letter grade from affecting your GPA.
  • If you are satisfied with your final letter grade you may not want to make any changes.  

How will this impact my applications to licensure programs, future employment, or transfer to another institution?

  • These changes can be explained as part of the extraordinary circumstances of the 2020 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic. Students around the world are facing similar circumstances with accompanying changes to their transcripts as they complete their college educations. 
  • Degree programs that lead to professional licensure may require students keep the letter grade submitted at the end of the course and prohibit students’ option to convert their grade.

What UAHT professional licensure programs require a letter grade and prohibit students’ option to convert their grade?

  • Students working on degrees in emergency medical services, funeral services, and nursing must keep their letter grade and cannot opt to change their letter grade to CR/NC.
  • The prohibited option applies to all courses within the emergency medical services, funeral services, and nursing degrees or certificate degree plans, including general education prerequisite classes.

Will this impact my scholarship or financial aid?

  • No. Choosing CR or NC will have no negative impact on your federal financial aid or state scholarships and grants.

I’ve decided to change my final letter grade to a CR/NC option. How do I do that?

  • The CR/NC option is available for a limited time between May 8 and May 15, 2020 only
  • Complete the online form located in your MyUAHT account and submit it by noon (12:00 p.m.) May 15, 2020.
  • Once I submit the online form, all submissions are final.

What if I simply want to withdraw from course(s) this semester?

  • UAHT extended the deadline to withdraw from classes to April 24th. A Withdrawal (W) will be listed on your transcript, but will not affect your GPA.  Neither a W nor a NC will result in a tuition refund. To withdraw from a course please contact your instructor and/or advisor. 
  • If you are receiving federal financial aid, please know that you must continue participating in your courses online (remotely) for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Withdrawing or failing to participate in your courses may cause you to lose eligibility for financial aid or negatively impact your eligibility for future terms due to the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. Please contact your instructor(s) immediately regarding any issues that may hinder your ability to complete the semester.

Please remember that everyone’s situation is unique, and that the best option for one student might not be ideal for the next. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your UAHT advisor, instructor, staff member, or any campus support before making a final decision. We are here to support you. #finishstronger

 

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