Grade Elections for Spring 2020

As a result of the operation changes due to COVID-19, UNC Charlotte is allowing students to request Pass/No Credit and Pass/Unsatisfactory grades in place of their original standard letter grades. The information below is applicable for Spring 2020 grades only.


Making your grade elections

  • The form to make your grade elections is available in Banner Self Service.
  • You will have until 11:59pm on June 1 to make your elections. More details in the "timeline" section below.

You will be prompted to make an election on all courses for which you were enrolled in spring 2020, even if you choose to keep the letter grade.

You will NOT be able to change your course grade in these cases:  

  • courses for which a P/N or P/U were determined before the start of the semester;
  • courses completed in session A; 
  • courses from which you withdrew; 
  • courses for which have not yet been graded; and 
  • courses for which you have been found responsible and given a grade penalty for an academic integrity violation.

There are a number of future implications that need to be considered before submitting this form. You are encouraged to discuss options with your academic advisor and/or program director.  Some of these implications are listed here, but this is not an all-inclusive list.

  • Program participation that requires a minimum term GPA
  • Scholarship criteria that may require a minimum term GPA
  • Honorary designations that require a minimum term GPA
  • Admission/Continuance/Graduation with Honors in the Honors College
  • Academic Standing
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress implications (SAP)
  • Admission to graduate or professional schools
  • Third-party licenses or certifications

Prior to May 12

  • Watch this video about how the spring 2020 grading elections will work. 
  • In an effort to provide as much information as possible, the Office of the Registrar will:
    • update your cumulative and term GPA;
    • update your academic standing; and
    • apply any grade replacements requested at the start of the semester.

Midday on May 12

  • The P/N or P/U grading election option will be made available in Banner Self Service.  

After June 1, the Office of the Registrar will:

  • finalize academic standing, graduation eligibility, and distinctions for any students who only made elections on some of their courses and those who did not make any course elections; and
  • determine Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List recognitions

Following each course grading election:

  • your term and cumulative GPA will be recalculated; and
  • for any Pass or No Credit options selected, the grade will immediately appear on your transcript and within your degree audit.

After all spring enrolled elections have been made, the Office of the Registrar will:

  • review and, if needed, update your academic standing;
  • finalize graduation eligibility for those who applied for spring graduation; and 
  • calculate academic distinctions (Latin Honors)

The online GPA calculator can help you understand how your elections will affect your GPA.

A Pass (P) grade:

  • will not calculate into your term or cumulative GPA;
  • will meet the prerequisite requirements for the next sequential course;
  • will replace a prior grade, if you opted into grade replacement prior to the spring registration deadline;
  • will meet progression requirements in your major, minor, and concentration;
  • will be an option to replace a standard letter grade earned of A-D; and
  • will not count towards the four-course P/N maximum.

A No Credit (N) grade:

  • will not calculate into your term or cumulative GPA;
  • will not meet the prerequisite requirements for the next sequential course;
  • will replace a prior grade, if you opted into grade replacement prior to the spring registration deadline;
  • will not meet progression requirements in your major, minor, and concentration;
  • will be an option to replace a standard letter grade earned of F; and
  • will not count towards the four-course P/N maximum.

 

The online GPA calculator can help you understand how your elections will affect your GPA.

A Pass (P) grade:

  • will not calculate into your term or cumulative GPA;
  • will meet progression requirements in your program of study; and
  • will be an option to replace a standard letter grade earned of A-C.

An Unsatisfactory (U) grade:

  • will calculate into your term or cumulative GPA; and
  • will not meet progression requirements in your program of study
  1. Login to My UNC Charlotte, then click the Banner Self Service icon.  Once there, select Student Services/Student Accounts >  Student Records > Spring 2020 Grading Request (link located at the bottom of the page) .
  2. There is a lot of information provided similar to what you see on this web page.  It is important that you discuss implications and questions with your advisor or program director. 
  3. At the bottom of this page, you’ll see your current spring enrollments and a button marked Take Action for each eligible course.

We understand there are going to be implications that you didn’t think about when you made your initial grade election. The election tool will only allow one election per course. If you discover that it is more advantageous to have kept your original entered grade for a course, you can submit an academic petition for that change.

Read More about Grade Options Here