Grading & Class Options

 

Auditing Class

If you wish to audit a class as a regular enrolled student:
  1. Beginning the first day of instruction of the semester, obtain an Audit Grading Option Form at the Admissions/Records Service Windows.
  2. Completely fill out the card and obtain faculty signature.
  3. Submit to Admissions/Records Service Windows as an "Add for Audit Option".
  4. The deadline to add a class with the "audit" grading option is the same deadline to add a class with permission. See semester calendar.
Regular class attendance is expected and the student may be required to participate in any or all classroom activities at the discretion of the faculty member. Courses audited may not be used in the master's program.

If you fail to meet the class requirements the audited class will not be listed on your record.

Audit registration IS NOT available through the Web.  See procedures above.

Registration for Credit

If you wish to attend the University by auditing of class(es) only:
  1. During the first two weeks of instruction, go to the Admissions/Records Service Windows, North Lobby, Joyal Admin. Bldg., to fill out an application for "auditor only" status.
  2. This program may not be available. See the Registrar for approval. Student may be referred to Continuing and Global Education to pursue Open University.

Credit by Examination (CBE)

Students may challenge courses by taking examinations developed at California State University, Fresno. Credit shall be awarded to those who pass them successfully. Credit by examination is designed to encourage regularly enrolled students to seek college credit in courses in which they have competence but for which credit has not been earned by the usual academic process.

CBE is not available to graduate students for use on programs for the master's degree.

To receive CBE credit you must complete at least an equal number of units in regular enrollment during the semester.
Students interested in taking a course Credit by Examination must see the department offering the course for approval.

Grading Options

Selecting a Grading Option

At the time of registration, students will be prompted to select their grading option for each course.

Registration for Credit/No Credit Grading Option

Certain courses are graded "CR-NC" only. Certain other courses are graded "A"-"F" only, especially courses required in the major.

The remaining courses which are graded traditionally ("A"-"F") may be taken for "CR-NC". If you wish "CR-NC" grading, follow the "CR-NC" procedures.

Selection of the "CR-NC" grading option IS available through the Web Registration system.

Registration for Audit Grading Option

Audit registration IS NOT available through Web Registration. See procedures below.

Regular class attendance is expected and the student may be required to participate in any or all classroom activities at the discretion of the faculty member.

If you fail to meet the class requirements the audited class will not be listed on your record.

Courses audited may not be used in the master's program.

Changing a Class to Credit/No Credit

Use the Web system to change your grading option. Maximum of 6 units per semester. Deadline is September, 19

Changing a Class to Audit
Secure Administrative Change Form from Admissions & Records Service Windows or on the website www.fresnostate.edu/are. Obtain required signatures and return form to Admissions & Records Service Windows. Deadline is September, 19

Incomplete Make-Up Grade

The symbol "I" (Incomplete Authorized) means that a portion of required course work has not been completed and evaluated during the semester due to unforeseen, but fully justified reasons and there is still a possibility of earning credit.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform the instructor of unforeseen circumstances and then determine, from the instructor, the remaining course requirements needed to remove the Incomplete. A final grade is assigned by the instructor when the agreed upon work has been completed and evaluated. Students may not enroll in a course for which they have an I grade.

Normally it is expected that the student will make up an "I" grade during the next semester; however, it must be made up within one calendar year immediately following the last day of the semester/session which it was assigned. This limitation prevails whether or not the student maintains continuous enrollment.

Failure to complete the assigned work will result in the "I" being counted as a failing grade for grade point average computation. An "I" grade not made up within one calendar year after the grade has been recorded is changed to an "IC" (or an "NC" if "CR/NC" grading was approved).

Incomplete grades must be cleared before a degree is awarded. In the absence of the instructor who has assigned the Incomplete grade, a student seeking to make up this grade should consult the department chairperson.

A short-term extension of time may be granted with justification by contacting the Office of the Registrar prior to the last day of the second semester/session.