Explained: Temple’s New Credit/No Credit Grading Options

As students continue to adjust to online classes, Temple University is rolling out a new grading option for the Spring 2020 Semester.

Instructors will be able to assign any of the following grades to undergrad students if they choose to opt-in:

 CR = Credit, equivalent to C- or above.
CD = Credit with D, equivalent to D-, D, D+.
NC = No Credit, equivalent to F.

The grades above will NOT affect GPA, and students can only satisfy program requirements with the grade of CR.

Temple University Provost JoAnne Epps encourages students to make an informed decision before changing their grading option.

“As students start to think about these options, it’s important to understand that shifting from the current letter grades to the other options could impact their GPAs and the evaluation of their academic performance for graduate or professional school,” wrote Epps in an email to students.

Students enrolled at U.S. campuses can opt-in to the new grading system on a course-by-course-basis beginning April 6, 2020, until April 27, 2020, via their TUportal.

Simply log in and under the COVID-19 tab, navigate to the “Quick Links” tab on the right and click “Grade Mode Change.”

The deadline to opt-in for Temple University Japan is April 15, 2020 and the Temple University Rome deadline is April 23, 2020.

For those planning to attend graduate school, Temple urges students to check their policies regarding credit/no-credit.

If you have any more questions or concerns, Temple directs students to email cv19grades[@]temple.edu, to contact an advisor or to visit this FAQ website.

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