Counselors and Advisers Bulletin

UC extends the temporary waiver of the letter grade requirement for high schools

UC has agreed to extend through the summer 2021 term the temporary waiver of the letter grade requirement for high school coursework. Therefore, UC will allow Pass (P) or Credit (CR) grades in A-G courses completed in fall 2020 and spring and summer 2021 for any student enrolled in high school during the 2020–21 academic year. This is an extension of the prior letter grade waiver for winter, spring, and summer 2020.

We recognize that the use of pass/no pass or credit/no credit grades remains a local high school decision, and our campus admission offices are mindful of the many obstacles students and schools alike are currently facing. Nonetheless, UC strongly encourages potential applicants to take, whenever possible, A-G courses for letter grades, especially those in English and mathematics, as well as those in prospective major fields.

 As a reminder, UC will continue to calculate the GPA for freshman applicants using letter grades earned in A-G coursework completed in the 10th and 11th grade, with additional grade points for grades of A, B, and C in UC-approved honors coursework. 



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