Grading Options


After grades are posted, students will have the option to petition for a grade change to Credit/No Credit for spring 2020 courses.

Students should consult with their faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit Grade will impact:

  • their progress to graduation
  • eligibility for professional licensure
  • Financial aid
  • and/or admission to transfer programs in the future.

Please check back for updates.

Make a choice May 20 through July 30


Grades Post for Spring 2020 on May 19

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During the spring semester, student coursework and exams will continue to be graded in the traditional format (A, B, C, etc.).

Grading Options:

Petition for Credit/No Credit

Please review the form carefully before you submit it. You are highly encouraged to speak with your faculty or advisor before making your final decision. If you are using Veterans Benefits, please speak with your advisor to make sure you understand the possible impact on your benefits. The deadline for submitting a petition for the Credit/No Credit option is 5 p.m. (CST) on July 30.

1. Accept My Letter Grade for the Course

  • Traditional grading system applies for each course completed within the semester

  • Grades will be computed into students GPA and academic standing

  • Some workforce and/or transfer programs require specific letter grades

  • No further action is needed for students excepting a letter grade earned for the course

2. Change to Credit/No Credit

  • CR/NC option may not be available for all courses

  • To be eligible for CR/NC, the student must complete the course with a letter grade

  • Credit will correspond to the letter grade of C or higher

  • There will not be any numerical value assigned to CR/NC to the GPA

  • Students graduating in spring 2020 must still meet an overall GPA of 2.0 and degree requirements.

Petition for Credit/No Credit

The Petition for Credit/No Credit is now closed.

The following FAQ provides guidance for grades, policies impacting grading, and graduation requirements. These will be updated as further information becomes available.

The information below can assist you in making an informed decision about whether to take the CR/NC option. After grades are posted, students will have the option to petition for a grade change to Credit/No Credit. An online form will be available for students to make the grade change request to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC), in place of the original grade, for Spring 2020 courses.

Students should consult with their faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit grade will impact their progress to graduation, eligibility for professional licensure, financial aid, and/or admission to transfer programs in the future. Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you.

For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice. This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes. Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation. Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

General

What classes allow for the CR/NC option?

This is determined by the faculty instructors. 

For a list of ineligible courses for the credit/no credit option, please visit the ineligible courses list on the Grading Options Page.

Does a student have to choose the CR/NC for their class?

No, a student does not have to choose the CR/NC for their class. 

Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you.

For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice.  This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes.

Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation.

Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed. 

What is the deadline to select the CR/NC option?

If your class has the CR/NC option you need to submit the online grade change form to opt-in by 5 p.m. CST, July 30, 2020; otherwise, you will receive the traditional letter grade you earned.

Students may opt-in beginning May 20, 2020 – July 30, 2020.  All grade change submissions are final.

What grade do I need to earn credit (CR) for the class?

For Alamo College District students, Credit/No Credit courses appear on the permanent record as:

  • a grade of “CR” if the student’s grade is an “A,” “B,” or “C,”
  • or as a grade of “NC” if the student’s grade is a “D” or “F.”

Neither grade of CR/NC will affect the student’s grade point average at Alamo Colleges District.

The credit/no credit grade CANNOT be changed to a regular grade once the credit has been awarded.  All submissions are final once students have submitted the online request form.

Who should I talk to about opting into the CR/NC option?

Students should consult with their faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit grade will impact their:

  • progress to graduation
  • eligibility for professional licensure
  • financial aid
  • admission to transfer programs in the future

Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you.

For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice.  This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes.

Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation. Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed. 

Do I have to choose the CR/NC option for all of my classes?

No, it is class-specific.

An online grade change form must be submitted for EACH course requested to be CR/NC.

Do I need to continue my coursework?

Yes, you need to continue your coursework and finish strong.

If I opt into the CR/NC option for a class, how will it appear on my transcript?

Credit/No Credit courses appear on the permanent record as a grade of “CR” if the student’s grade is an “A,” “B,” or “C,” or as a grade of “NC” if the student’s grade is a “D” or “F.”

Neither grade of CR/NC will affect the student’s grade point average for the Alamo Colleges District.

The credit/no credit grade CANNOT be changed to a regular grade once the credit has been awarded. All submissions are final once students have submitted the online request form.

Will electing the CR/NC option impact my financial aid eligibility?

Electing the CR/NC option should have no impact of student’s eligibility for current or future federal aid. It will not impact the calculation of Satisfactory Academic Progress. We have not currently received notice of any impact on state aid like the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) program either. If you have questions, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office.

How will a grade of “W” for Spring 2020 impact the six-drop limit?

All courses dropped in the Spring 2020 semester will be considered “non-academic” and will not count toward the students’ six-drop limit.

Process

Can students decide NOT to Opt In of the CR/NC option?

Some student populations should not opt for the CR/NC option.

If the faculty instructors have deemed their courses to be suitable for the CR/NC option, you need to make the decision by 5 p.m. CST, July 30, 2020 – and opt-in through the online grade change form.

An online form will be available for students to make the grade change request to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC), in place of the original grade, for Spring 2020 courses. Otherwise, you will receive the traditional letter grade earned for the semester.

If I have multiple courses with the CR/NC option do I have to make a decision for all at the same time?

No, you can make your decision for each course when submitting your online form request.

All submissions must be made by the July 30, 2020, 5 p.m. deadline.  An online grade change form must be submitted for EACH course requested to be CR/NC.

If a student chooses to do CR/NC, can they change their decision?

Once a student has opted for the CR/NC option for the course, all submissions are final.

After July 30, 2020, at 5pm, students can no longer request or submit a grade change form to Opt In. 

See our section for special student populations for a list of student populations that should not opt-in for the CR/NC option.

Who do I contact if I’m having technical issues with regards to trying to opt-in the CR/NC?
Contact Your College's Advising Center:

Northeast Lakeview College
210-486 - 5406
Northwest Vista College
210-486 - 4100
Palo Alto College
210-486 - 3181
St. Philip’s College
210-212-5266
San Antonio College
210-486-0334
 
What if I selected the wrong option and it is past the deadline?

Unfortunately, once the decision has been submitted, or the deadline has been reached, there are no changes.  All submissions are final.

Impact

How does CR/NC impact my academic standing (probation, good standing, dismissal, and warning)?

It does not negatively impact academic standing.

A student’s academic standing is suspended for the current Spring 2020 term; therefore, it will not negatively impact academic warning, probation, or dismissal student's status. However, students may move in a positive direction for standing if earned grades allow it.

Students who are graduating in Spring 2020 must still meet the overall GPA of 2.0 and degree requirements.

How would the CR/NC option impact graduation?

Students who have applied for graduation and want a course with a grade of D to apply to their requirements (if applicable) should not opt into CR/NC. The grade of NC for that course would not meet requirements for graduation.

Students who are graduating in Spring 2020 must meet the overall GPA of 2.0 and degree requirements. A grade of Credit (C) can be used to fulfill graduation degree requirements. A grade of No-Credit (NC) will not fulfill the requirements for graduation if the course is being used to meet a degree requirement. Students who have been awarded a degree in Spring 2020 using a grade of D, who subsequently opt to take the NC, will have their degree retracted if no other courses are available to fulfill the degree requirements. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for courses applied to a degree. The grade of CR/NC will not be used to calculate GPA requirements for awarding a degree. If a degree is awarded prior to the submission of the CR/NC petition, your awarded degree can be rescinded and removed from your student record if deemed ineligible.

A grade of CR/NC cannot be used to calculate GPA requirements for awarding a degree. If you are awarded a degree prior to the completion of your CR/NC petition, your awarded degree can be rescinded and removed from your student record if deemed ineligible.

What if my pre-major requires me to pass the class with a C or better?

A grade of “CR” or “C“ or better will satisfy your pre-major requirement at the Alamo Colleges District. 

Students should consult with faculty and your assigned Academic Advisor to discuss their options regarding CR/NC transfer implications and considerations.

Are my developmental courses eligible for the CR/NC option?

Yes, they are eligible for the CR/NC option.

If I opt into the CR/NC for a class, how will that impact future registrations if is a prerequisite?

If “CR” is earned, it will satisfy the prerequisite for future registrations.

Students should consult with faculty and/or your assigned Academic Advisor to discuss their options regarding CR/NC transfer implications and considerations.

Other Considerations

International Students

F-1 visa holders should consult the International Student Services Office at their respective college for guidance regarding the CR/NC.

Workforce Programs

Students who are currently enrolled in workforce programs should consult with their faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit grade will impact their progress to graduation, eligibility for professional licensure, financial aid, and/or admission to transfer programs in the future.

Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you. For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice. This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes.

Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation. Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed.

Veterans

VA benefit payments received for Spring 2020 terms will not be impacted by choosing the CR/NC option due to the exception made by SB 3503 law which is in effect until December 21, 2020; however, there could be future implications as follows:

  • Students that receive CR grades for a course required by their degree program will not be permitted to have benefits awarded for the same course at the Alamo Colleges if they choose to take the course again to replace the CR grade with a punitive grade.
  • Examples of this would be if the student needs a punitive grade to transfer to another institution or to raise their GPA. Students will still exhaust benefit entitlement for the course that is graded CR/NC and the course may not transfer to other programs or satisfy degree requirements
Dual Credit

Please contact each respective College High School Program’s Office.

Teacher Certifications

Students should consult with their faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit grade will impact their progress to graduation, eligibility for professional licensure, financial aid, and/or admission to transfer programs in the future.

Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you. For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice. This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes. Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation.

Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed.

Pre-Health Professions

Students planning to apply to a health profession education program should consult with their Health Professions Academic Chair, faculty and academic advisor about how petitioning for a Credit/No Credit grade will impact their progress to graduation, eligibility for professional licensure, financial aid, and/or admission to transfer programs in the future.

Consulting with your faculty instructor and your academic advisor may help in deciding which choice is right for you. For some student populations selecting the CR/NC option may not be the best viable choice. This is an individual decision each student must make for each of their classes.

Students are responsible for making an informed decision based on their specific situation. Read ALL FAQs carefully and discuss the matter with your faculty instructor, academic advisor, your intended transfer institution, and financial aid as needed.

Spring 2020 Graduates

Students who have applied for graduation and want a course with a grade of D apply to their requirements (if applicable) should not opt into CR/NC. The grade of NC for that course would not meet requirements for graduation.

Students who are graduating in Spring 2020 must meet the overall GPA of 2.0 and degree requirements. A grade of Credit (C) can be used to fulfill graduation degree requirements. A grade of No-Credit (NC) will not fulfill the requirements for graduation if the course is being used to meet a degree requirement. Students who have been awarded a degree in Spring 2020 using a grade of D, who subsequently opt to take the NC, will have their degree retracted if no other courses are available to fulfill the degree requirements. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for courses applied to a degree. The grade of CR/NC will not be used to calculate GPA requirements for awarding a degree. If a degree is awarded prior to the submission of the CR/NC petition, your awarded degree can be rescinded and removed from your student record if deemed ineligible.

A grade of CR/NC cannot be used to calculate GPA requirements for awarding a degree. If you are awarded a degree prior to the completion of your CR/NC petition, your awarded degree can be rescinded and removed from your student record if deemed ineligible.

Ineligible Courses List

This is the list of courses that are ineligible for the CR/NC Grading Option.

Palo Alto College Courses

Subject Course Number Title
VTHT 1203 Canine & Feline Care & Husband
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management
VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management
VTHT 2301 Canine and Feline Clinical Management
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology
VTHT 2323 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I
   

San Antonio College Courses   

Subject Course Number Title
DAAC 1304 Pharmacology of Addiction
DAAC 1309 Assessment of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
DAAC 1319 Substance - Related and Addictive Disorders
DAAC 1391 Special Topics in Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counseling
DAAC 2166 Practicum I - Prevention
DAAC 2273 Professional and Ethical Issues
DAAC 2274 Professional Development
DAAC 2301 Therapeutic Communities in a Criminal Justice Setting
DAAC 2306 Substance Abuse Prevention I
DAAC 2307 Addicted Family Intervention
DAAC 2330 Multicultural Counseling
DAAC 2353 Substance Abuse Prevention II
RNSG 1125 Prof Nrsg Conc I
RNSG 1126 Prof Nrsg Conc II
RNSG 1128 Intro Health Care Concepts
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III
RNSG 1161 Clinical – RN Health Care Concepts I
RNSG 1216 Prof Nursg Competencies
RNSG 1263 Clinical – RN Concept – based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
RNSG 1424 Concp Base Tran Prof Nrsg Prac
RNSG 1430 Health Care Conc I
RNSG 1533 Health Care Conc II
RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts III
RNSG 2138 Prof Nrsg Conc IV
RNSG 2360 Clinical – RN Health Care Concepts IV
RNSG 2362 Clinical – RN Health Care Concepts II
RNSG 2363 CL RN Health Care Concepts III
RNSG 2539 Health Care Concepts IV
MRTS 1171 Intro Tech Procedures
MRTS 1225 Thanatochemistry
MRTS 1272 Fnrl Srvc Arts Brd Prep
MRTS 1273 Fnrl Svc Sciences Board Prep
MRTS 1286 Intrn-Funrl Srvcs/MS
MRTS 1301 Contemporary Funeral Service Practices
MRTS 1330 Funeral Service Internship Orientation
MRTS 1342 Mortuary Management I
MRTS 2335 Mortuary Jurisprudence
MRTS 2342 Mortuary Management II
MRTS 2432 Human Anatomy
MRTS 2445 Technical Procedures I
MRTS 2447 Technical Procedures II
   

St. Philip's College

Subject Course Number Title
AERM 1205 Weight and Balance
AERM 1208 Federal Aviation Regulations
AERM 1241 Wood, Fabric, and Finishes
AERM 1243 Instruments and Navigation/Communication
AERM 1253 Aircraft Welding
AERM 1254 Aircraft Composites
AERM 1303 Shop Practices
AERM 1310 Ground Operations
AERM 1315 Aviation Science
AERM 1340 Aircraft Propellers
AERM 1345 Airframe Electrical Systems
AERM 1351 Aircraft Turbine Engine Theory
AERM 1352 Aircraft Sheet Metal
AERM 1414 Basic Electricity
AERM 1449 Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Fuel Systems
AERM 2351 Aircraft Turbine Engine Overhaul
AERM 2486 Internship - Aviation Maint
AERM 2547 Aircraft Reciprocating Overhaul
AUMT 1266 Practicum I
AUMT 1305 Introduction to Automotive Technology
AUMT 1307 Electrical Systems
AUMT 1310 Automotive Brakes
AUMT 1316 Suspension and Steering
AUMT 1319 Automotive Engine Repair
AUMT 1345 Automotive Heating and A.C.
AUMT 1381 Cooperative II
AUMT 1410 Automotive Brakes
AUMT 1419 Engine Repair
AUMT 2266 Practicum II
AUMT 2288 Internship I
AUMT 2289 Internship II
AUMT 2305 STEP Engine
AUMT 2313 Manual Drive Train and Axle
AUMT 2317 Engine Performance Analysis I
AUMT 2337 Automotive Electronics
AUMT 2421 Auto Elec Diagnosis and Repair
AUMT 2425 Automotive Trans and Transaxle
AUMT 2434 Engine Performance Analysis II
CHEF 1205 Sanitation and Safety
CHEF 1300 Professional Cooking and Dining Room Service
CHEF 1301 Basic Food Preparation
CHEF 1310 Garde Manger
CHEF 1345 International Cuisine
CHEF 2264 Practicum Culinary Arts
CTMT 2360 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Active
FDNS 1301 Introduction to Foods
FDNS 1305 Nutrition
HAMG 1170 Professionalism in the Hospitality Industry
HAMG 1321 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry
HAMG 1340 Hospitality Legal Issues
HAMG 2167 Hotel Management Practicum
HAMG 2307 Hospitality Marketing and Sales
HAMG 2330 Convention and Group Management and Services
HAMG 2332 Hospitality Financial Management
HAMG 2366 Hospitality Management Practicum
MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NURA 1460 Clinical - CNA
NURA 1491 Special Topics In Nursing Assistant/Aide – Simulation Lab: Skills Development
PSTR 1206 Cake Decorating I
PSTR 1301 Fundamentals of Baking
PSTR 2207 Cake Decorating II
PSTR 2264 Practicum-Baking and Pastry Arts
PSTR 2331 Advanced Pastry Shop
PSTR 2350 Wedding Cakes
RADR 1313 Principles of Radiographic Imaging I
RADR 1362 Clinical-Rad Tech/Science-Rad
RADR 2233 Advanced Medical Imaging
RADR 2235 Radiologic Technology Seminar
RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
RADR 2360 Clinical-Rad Tech/Science-Rad
RADR 2371 Emerging Imaging Concepts
RADR 2401 Intermediate Radiographic Proc
RNSG 1137 Professional Nursing Concepts III
RNSG 1538 Health Care Concepts III
RNSG 2363 CL RN Health Care Concepts III
RSPT 1361 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
RSPT 1411 Respiratory Care Procedures II
RSPT 1431 Respiratory Care Fundamentals II
RSPT 2210 Cardiopulmonary Disease
RSPT 2231 Simulations in Respiratory Care
RSPT 2325 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
RSPT 2361 Clinical - Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
RSTO 1301 Beverage Management
RSTO 2264 Practicum-Restaurant Management
RSTO 2301 Principles of Food and Beverage Controls
RSTO 2405 Management of Food Production and Service
SRGT 1244 Technological Sciences for the Surgical Technologist
SRGT 1461 Clinical - Surgical Technology/Technologist II
SRGT 1541 Surgical Procedures I
VNSG 1116 Nutrition
VNSG 1133 Growth and Development
VNSG   1160 Clinical – Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Training
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration
VNSG 1238 Mental Illness
VNSG   1261 Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational NurseTraining
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing
VNSG 1331 Pharmacology
VNSG 1420 Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
VNSG 1423 Basic Nursing Skills
VNSG 1429 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
VNSG   2260 Clinical - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training