James Madison University is allowing students to utilize the credit/no-credit (CR/NC) grading option for any* spring 2020 course (2nd Block and Semester Courses).  View university policy, here.  Additionally, students have the ability to choose this grading option for each enrolled course from April 7th through May 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  Instructions for completing the “Spring 2020 Credit/No-Credit Change Form” can be found on the Registrar's page on April 7th.

Once a student selects the CR/NC grading option for one or more courses by completing the form, the decision is irreversible.  Note that a grade of at least “C” must be earned for “CR.”  Grades of “C-“ or below will earn “NC” when the CR/NC option is selected. 

Important information for BBA-degree seeking students completing a lower-level core course:

While students enrolled in courses from the list below may utilize the CR/NC option for these courses, a final grade of CR/NC will not be utilized in calculating the core business GPA (i.e., a final grade of “CR” neither increases nor decreases the core GPA).  A grade of “NC” will require that the course be repeated in a subsequent semester. 

  • COB 191 Business Analytics I
  • COB 202 Interpersonal Skills
  • COB 204 Computer Information Systems
  • COB 241 Financial Accounting
  • COB 291 Business Analytics II
  • ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 200 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 205 Introductory Calculus (credit required; grade not used in core GPA calculation) 

For example, if a student has completed all but one of his or her core courses in prior semesters, is currently enrolled in ECON 201, and earns a grade of “CR” for ECON 201, the COB 300 application will be evaluated using the core GPA from the other six courses (assuming the other six courses were completed at JMU for a grade).  Grades associated with transfer credit will continue to be treated as they have in the past for COB 300 application evaluation purposes. 

Before making the decision to change the credit option for one or more courses, it is important for students to consider the implications of this decision.  If in doubt, we recommend consulting with the assigned academic advisor in the College of Business Academic Success Center. 

The two-attempt policy for core courses in the College of Business holds.  Any spring 2020 enrolled course will count as an “attempt,” regardless of grade earned or credit option selected. 

*courses being taken with a “Repeat Credit” or “Repeat/Forgiveness” option that were previously taken for a letter grade cannot be taken CR/NC.

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