COURSEWORK

Credit/No Credit Grading

A limited number of CR-graded courses may be used toward a graduate degree program. “CR/NC graded only” coursework is identified in the on-line California State University "General Catalog".

  • A maximum of 6 CR-graded units may be included on a 30-unit program.
  • A maximum of 12 CR-graded units may be included on a 60-unit program.
  • Some programs do not allow any CR-graded coursework to be counted toward the degree.

Incompletes

  • All courses must be completed prior to the final day of the semester or term when a student expects to graduate.
  • “I’s”, “RP’s”, and “RD’s” are types of incomplete grades.

Repetition of Course/Grade Substitutions

Students pursuing a graduate degree program may repeat a course; however, grade substitution is not allowed.

Transfer Work

  • If transfer work is listed on the petition: Course description and master’s degree program description demonstrating that the course could have been used toward the master’s degree at the other institution; the course numbering and grading systems; information clarifying whether the institution used the semester or quarter system; and one official transcript of transfer work (on file in the Office of Admissions and Records at Fresno State).
  • A maximum of 9 transfer units (including California State University, Fresno Extension and/or Open University) may apply toward a 30-unit program.

Independent Study

  • A maximum of 6 independent study units (for a 30-unit program) may be listed on the advancement petition.