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Credit/No Credit Allowances by Major/Graduate Program

Each department has its own policy on whether or not Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) courses may be used to fulfill major or support course requirements, and whether or not Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) courses may be used to fulfill graduate degree requirements on the formal study plan. Fall 2020 CR/NC allowances are listed below.

If a class fulfills both a major/support and a GE requirement, it will be subject to the Credit/No Credit allowances of the major. Speak with your advisor before making any grading basis changes. More on Credit/ No Credit.

 

Summer 2020 CR/NC information

Information has been saved for your records. However, the summer 2020 grading basis deadline has passed. You can no longer make grading basis changes to your summer 2020 courses.

 

Will taking a GE course or a Minor course (that is normally a graded course) as CR/NC in fall quarter count towards typical Credit/No Credit limits?

Any Credit/No Credit-selected courses you complete during fall 2020 will NOT be counted toward the following limitations:

  • The 16-unit overall limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take during your career at Cal Poly
  • The 4-unit limit of Credit/No Credit-selected courses you may take in GE courses
  • The maximum of one-third of Credit/No Credit-selected courses allowed in a minor.

During fall 2020, you will be able to select any GE courses for Credit/No Credit grading; you are highly encouraged to speak with your academic advisor before selecting Credit/No Credit grading for GE courses.

Additionally, during fall 2020, you will be able to select any minor courses for Credit/No Credit grading.

 

This page was last updated on Wednesday, September 9, at 9:30 a.m.

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Major fall 2020 Cr/nc allowance in major/support courses
Aerospace Engineering No Limit
Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences No Limit
Agricultural Business Normal Major Allowances**
Agricultural Communication No Limit
Agricultural Science No Limit
Agricultural Systems Management Not Allowed*
Animal Science Not Allowed*
Anthropology and Geography No Limit
Architectural Engineering Not Allowed*
Architecture No Limit
Art and Design Normal Major Allowances**
Biochemistry No Limit
Biological Sciences No Limit
Biomedical Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed*
Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Not Allowed*
Business Administration Not Allowed*
Chemistry No Limit
Child Development No Limit
City and Regional Planning No Limit
Civil Engineering

Up to 8 Units Allowed*

  • *CE 465 cannot be taken CR/NC (must be graded)
Communication Studies No Limit
Comparative Ethnic Studies No Limit
Computer Engineering No Limit
Computer Science

Up to 16 Units Allowed*

  • *Senior Project cannot be taken CR/NC (must be graded)
Construction Management No Limit
Dairy Science Not Allowed*
Economics Not Allowed*
Electrical Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed*
English No Limit
Environmental Earth and Social Sciences Not Allowed*
Environmental Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed*
Environmental Management and Protection Not Allowed*
Food Science Up to 16 Units Allowed*
Forestry and Natural Resources Not Allowed*
General Engineering Up to 16 Units Allowed*
Graphic Communication Up to 4 Units Allowed*
History No Limit
Industrial Engineering Up to 16 Units Allowed*
Industrial Technology and Packaging Not Allowed*
Interdisciplinary Studies No Limit
Journalism Normal Major Allowances**
Kinesiology No Limit
Landscape Architecture No Limit
Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies No Limit
Liberal Studies No Limit
Manufacturing Engineering Up to 16 Units Allowed*
Marine Sciences No Limit
Materials Engineering No Limit
Mathematics No Limit
Mechanical Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed*
Microbiology No Limit
Music Not Allowed*
Nutrition Up to 16 Units Allowed*
Philosophy No Limit
Physics BA No Limit
Physics BS No Limit
Political Science No Limit
Public Health No Limit
Psychology No Limit
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration No Limit
Sociology No Limit
Software Engineering

Up to 16 Units Allowed*

  • *Senior Project cannot be taken CR/NC (must be graded)
Spanish Up to 4 Units Allowed*
Statistics No Limit
Theatre Arts No Limit
Wine and Viticulture Not Allowed*

*If a class fulfills both a major/support and a GE requirement, it will be subject to the CR/NC allowances of the major. Speak with your advisor before making any grading basis changes.

**This major has opted NOT to allow additional CR/NC allowances; however, this major already allows a certain number of major/support courses to be completed CR/NC. Speak with your advisor before making any grading basis changes. 

Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs fall 2020 cr/nc allowance on the formal study plan
Accounting Not Allowed
Aerospace Engineering No Limit
Agricultural Education Not Allowed
Agriculture MS Not Allowed
Architectural Engineering Not Allowed
Architecture Not Allowed
Biological Sciences No Limit
Biomedical Engineering

Up to 8 Units Allowed*

  • *BMED 500, 583, 591, 592, 593, and 599 cannot be taken CR/NC (must be graded)
Business Administration Not Allowed
Business Analytics Not Allowed
City and Regional Planning No Limit
Civil and Environmental Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed
Computer Science Up to 8 Units Allowed
Curriculum and Instruction No Limit
Educational Leadership and Administration No Limit
Electrical Engineering Up to 8 Units Allowed
Engineering Management Not Allowed
English No Limit
Environmental Sciences and Management Not Allowed
Fire Protection Engineering Not Allowed
Food Science Up to 8 Units Allowed
Higher Ed Counseling and Student Affairs No Limit
History No Limit
Industrial Engineering Not Allowed
Mathematics No Limit
Mechanical Engineering Not Allowed
Nutrition Up to 8 Units Allowed
Packaging Value Chain Not Allowed
Polymers and Coatings Science No Limit
Psychology Not Allowed
Public Policy No Limit
Quantitative Economics Not Allowed
Special Education No Limit
Taxation Not Allowed

*MS Kinesiology students, please speak with your Graduate Coordinator about CR/NC allowances.

*MS Engineering with Specialization in Water Engineering students, please speak with your Graduate Coordinator about CR/NC allowances.

Certificate Programs

Certificate Program fall 2020 Cr/NC Unit Allowance on the formal study plan
Fire Protection Engineering Not Allowed

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