Parameters set by Senate for undergraduate credit/no credit grade options

Terms have now been set for the credit/no credit grading options made available to Brock undergraduate students for the 2020 Fall Term.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Brock University Senate passed a motion approving parameters for the grading options, which were approved last year in recognition of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the academic lives of students.

The grading options allow undergraduate students to choose how grades are presented on transcripts. Students may apply for a maximum of 5.0 credits to be used as credit/no credit options for Honours, four-year with Major and Pass degree programs. Students enrolled in certificate programs may apply the grade options to a maximum of 1.0 credit.

Grading options include:

  • Maintaining the alpha/numeric grade assigned for the course (i.e., keeping the grade as is, which is the default option).
  • Replacing the alpha/numeric grade with a designation of ‘Credit during Disruption’ or ‘No Credit during Disruption.’ In this case, the final mark will not appear on the transcript and will not be included in calculations of the student’s academic average.
  • Replacing the alpha/numeric grade with a special withdrawal code. In this case, students can withdraw from the course without academic penalty. Financial refunds will not be issued for withdrawn courses.

The form to submit grade options due to disruption is available by clicking here. Forms must be completed and sent from the student’s Brock email account to the Office of the Registrar at by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12.

More information on grading options can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions web page, available by clicking here.

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