The continued pandemic this fall has presented many challenges for students, faculty and staff regarding The University of New Mexico’s hybrid education model. To help address those challenges, UNM has made it easy for students to use the Enrollment Authorization Change Grade Mode form to change grade mode to Credit/No Credit (CR/NC).

Students have a couple of options to use the form. Before grading opens on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., students may use the Enrollment Authorization Change Grade Mode form to change grade mode to CR/NC. After 5 p.m. on Dec. 4, students may use the Enrollment Authorization After the Term form to request a Grade Mode Change. A maximum of 4 credit hours are allowed (or CR/NC option) per semester. This is reflective of the current policy on CR/NC. A $10 transaction fee applies to both options. Students may upload the form to the Registrar’s site once all required information and signatures are included.

Students need to keep in mind that credits taken CR/NC do not necessarily meet degree requirements, but CR grades do not have a negative impact on GPA. Students are also reminded that a grade of NC can have an impact on financial aid. Students to review the information about limits on CR grades for degree requirements, evaluate the pros and cons regarding the CR/NC option, and discuss it with their academic advisor.

Advisors can help students make effective decisions towards completing their degree and are available for remote and virtual appointments. Appointment information is available on LoboAchieve and on individual college and school advising websites. The Office of Advising Strategies has also created a handy list of pros and cons of changing a grade related to the CR/NC option to help students make an informed decision.

For more information, visit Office of the Registrar.