GVSU extends credit/no credit deadline into May

Posted at 5:13 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 21:45:21-04

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Early Monday Evening, Grand Valley State University announced that they have extending their deadline for credit/no credit applications to May 15. Students can now wait to see their final grades before applying for credit/no credit, as the new period for applying has been extended to the May 1-May 15 window.

According to, GVSU’s Credit/No Credit policy allows undergraduate students to request to receive a grade of CR if they perform at a grade level of C or better, while students receive a grade of NC for poorer performance. Applying for CR/no CR will not affect GPAs that have already been set from previous semesters.

Normally, students could only request to make a course CR/NC only during the first week of the semester. During Winter 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 Emergency Policy, GVSU has created a separate window of March 16-31 for students to make these requests.

On Friday, March 27, the Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS) discussed a recommendation from the Student Senate to allow students to also make requests after the semester has ended and final grades are posted. Several other universities have adopted this temporary policy, and ECS and the Provost reached a consensus to also move in this direction.

The new window opens after final grades are posted on April 30, and the Registrar will publish a special form to make these requests. Advisors and department chairs will again be involved in the approval process. They will need to complete their work on these grade change requests by May 20.

In addition, undergraduate students who have already chosen CR/NC may apply to change back to a letter grade between May 1-15.

Details and revised forms will be posted by April 3. For Graduate Students, there are separate rules from the Graduate School, depending on the program. Graduting students are advised to contact your graduate director with any questions.