Grade Conversion (Pass/Fail)

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Connecticut Community College students will have the option to convert any grades they earn in classes completed during the fall 2020 term to Credit for Transfer (CRT) / Credit (CR) / No Credit (NCE) grading. This option does not apply to courses for which a student applied for and received an incomplete.

Students can apply through myCommNet for CRT / CR / NCE grades for all courses completed in the fall 2020 term between December 23, 2020 and January 8, 2021 or until a credential is awarded, whichever is earlier.

There are many things to consider before choosing this option:

  • Students can apply up to 15 credits of “CR”, “CRT”, or “Pass” grades to a degree.
  • If you are applying for entrance into a specialized program this option may not meet the eligibility requirements for that program.
  • Courses for which students earn a “CR” grade count for general education courses but may not meet major course or prerequisite requirements.
  • A “CRT” grade will transfer and apply to major and general education requirements at any CSCU institution with or without the completion of an associate degree in most cases. There may be exceptions for how a course applies to major requirements in specialized or selective admission programs.
  • Courses for which students earn a CR grade will transfer to a CSCU institution with a completed associate degree, although applicability of a CR may vary in programs that require a grade of C or above in specific courses.
  • Courses for which students earn an “NCE” grade will not fulfill any requirements.
  • CRT, CR, and NCE grades will not have an impact on the student’s GPA.

Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor with any questions, or go to our website for additional information: https://www.ct.edu/academics/convert/.

How Pass/Fail Works

Pass/Fail is a Spring 2020 policy allowing students to elect special grade notations in place of traditional grades. The purpose of Pass/Fail is to exclude grades you do not wish reflected in your GPA.

It is strongly suggested you consult with your Academic Advisor or Graduation Auditor prior to invoking the Pass/Fail option.

If your final grade is:

The Pass/Fail grade conversion is:

A CRT
A- CRT
B+ CRT
B CRT
B- CRT
C+ CRT
C CRT
C- CR
D+ CR
D CR
D- CR
F NCE or W, determined by the college

What does CRT, CR, NCE or W mean?

Grade Notation

Description

CRT Credit for Transfer.

Students earn credit for the class being awarded.

Count towards approved majors, as well as, for general education courses and electives. Please consult with your Program Coordinator prior to electing this option. Not all major requirements may be satisfied with this option.

Will satisfy prerequisite requirements, though in some cases a grade above C will gain the student additional advantages, for instance qualify the student to skip a subsequent level.

CR Credit.

Students earn credit for the class being awarded.

Count towards general education courses May not meet program or prerequisite requirements.

NCE No Credit Earned

Will not meet program or prerequisite requirements.

W Withdrawal; no credit earned

Will not meet program or prerequisite requirements.

Will the Pass/Fail grade notations transfer?

Grade Notation

Description

CRT Will transfer and apply to major and general education requirements at any CSCU institution with or without the completion of an associate degree.

CRT may not transfer outside of the CSCU. Contact your transfer institution prior to invoking the Pass/Fail option.

CR Will transfer to a CSCU institution with a completed associate degree.
NCE or W Will not fulfill any requirements and is not transferrable.