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Spring 2020 Grading Policy Changes

Frequently Asked QuestionsCR / NC - Is It Right For You? Changing Your Grade Scale - Things To Keep In Mind

Q&A Zoom SessionsHow To Change Your Grade ScaleOnline Workshop for Undergraduate Students

How to Petition to Change Your Grade Scale

We are open and ready to support you!

As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at 909-537-5200 or via one of the emails listed below. We will respond as quickly as possible. Please keep a close watch for new announcements. Click here to visit the CSUSB COVID-19 webpage for more information from the CDC.

To ensure that we help assist you more effectively, please make sure you clearly identify your first and last name, your student ID number, and your coyote email address when leaving either a voice or e-mail message.   We will respond to your message within 3-5 business days via your coyote email account.

 

Q.  How do I know if changing from CR / NC is right for me?

There are a few things we want you to consider before you consult with an Academic Adviser.  Click here to see what these things are.  Additionally, Q&A information sessions will be provided by zoom from the Advising and Academic Services team.  Click here to see available dates and times! 

Q.  I'm thinking about changing my grade scale to CR / NC.  What should I keep in mind?

We want you to make the best decision for YOU.  We recommend that you consult with an Academic Adviser before electing to change a grade scale. There are important factors to keep in mind.  Click here to see what these are.      

Q.  I have additional questions about changing a grade scale.  Where can I get help?

We understand you may have more questions about the Spring 2020 grading policy so we have prepared a few FAQ's we hope you'll find helpful.  Should you have further questions beyond these FAQ's, feel free to contact our Records Unit at recordsinfo@csusb.edu or at 909-537-5200, option 2.  Furthermore, we are providing the How To Guide to the Enrollment: Edit (Change of Grade Scale) process to help you navigate there through your myCoyote Student Center. 

Once grades are posted, changes cannot be made through the Enrollment: Edit page.  A petition request must be submitted through the Enrollment: Permission Request link from your Student Center, then select the Grade Scale Change tab at the top of the page.      

Q.  When do classes end for Spring 2020 and when are finals?

Spring classes will end on Monday, June 8, 2020.  Finals week will be Tuesday, June 9 - Saturday, June 13, 2020. 

Q.  When will Spring 2020 grades be available?

Spring grades will be available on Monday, June 22, 2020. 

Q.  Will there be a Spring 2020 Commencement?

After careful consideration and extensive discussion, the University’s 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies involving both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses have been postponed due to restrictions involving the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. 

If you are currently registered for the Spring 2020 ceremonies you do not need to do anything at this time.  Once we have more information the Commencement Office will let you know what the next steps will be. 

Questions related to honors cords, commencement registration and commencement fees, please contact the Commencement Office at 909-537-7360 or by email at commencement@csusb.edu.

Q.  What about University Honors for graduation?

To be considered for University Honors for graduation, an undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 45 units of work at CSUSB in courses for which letter grades (A, B, C, and D) were received. University Honors for the postponed June 2020 commencement will be based on a student's units and GPA through the end of their final term. 

Q.  When will I receive my Honors Cord?

Due to the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony being postponed, cords will not be distributed for students who petitioned to graduate for Spring 2020 until after Spring 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred.  For students who petitioned to graduate for Summer 2020, cords will not be distributed until after Summer 2020 grades have been finalized and degrees have been conferred. Spring 2020 recipients will be notified via email from the Office of the Registrar by July 6, and by August 17 for summer recipients. If you’ve already received an email and will be eligible for a higher honors level after your final Spring or Summer 2020 grades, you will be notified of the adjustment and will receive the appropriate cord.

Q.  What about cap and gown?  Can these still be purchased?

Please contact the Coyote Bookstore for further assistance at 909-537-3966 or by email at coyotebooks@bkstr.com.

Q.  What about Grad Days?

Grad Days for the class of 2020 has been postponed.  The University’s 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies involving both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses have been postponed due to restrictions involving the continuing COVID-19 outbreak.  Please contact Alumni@csusb.edu for any questions regarding Grad Days.

Q.  When do Summer and Fall 2020 classes begin?

Summer 2020 will have only one 5 week session.  Class instruction will begin on June 22, 2020.   

Fall 2020 (semester) classes will begin on August 24, 2020.  Saturday classes will begin on August 22.  

Q.  How can I register for Summer or Fall classes?  **NEW ONLINE FEATURE**

Summer:  Registration will begin on May 4, 2020.  

Fall:  Registration will begin on May 21, 2020.

The registration process will continue through your Student Center in myCoyote.  In addition, we have launched our new online feature for Permission Requests for classes that are full (closed), have time conflicts (simultaneous enrollments), will exceed max enrollment units (course overloads) and/or have class requisites (prerequisites, student standing, major, etc).   View the How To tutorial to learn now.  

Q.  How does the waitlist work?

If a class is waitlisted, a Permission Request cannot be submitted until after the waitlist period ends for each term.  For summer, the waitlist period will end on June 23rd. For fall, the waitlist period will end on Aug 28th.    Students should enroll themselves to the waitlist for the possibility of being enrolled from the waitlist.  The waitlist process will run once nightly.  If the students on the waitlist are enrolled, an email confirmation will be sent to each student enrolled.  We highly recommend that students check their email daily. 

Q.  I'm on the waitlist but I no longer want or need the class, what do I need to do?

We ask that students remove themselves from the waitlist by dropping the class from their class schedule through myCoyote.  Doing this allows other students on the waitlist the opportunity to move up in position for the waitlisted class.

Q.  What if I was enrolled by the waitlist process but I no longer want or need the class?

If a student is enrolled by the waitlist process and no longer wants or needs the class, students will be required to drop the class through myCoyote by the Census date.  For summer, the census is June 30th.  For fall, the census is Sept 21st.  Drops after census will require students to petition for permission to withdraw with the college dean of their major in order to drop.  Approved petitions will be processed by the Office of the Registrar for withdrawal and a grade of W will be assigned.  

Q.  How do I request approval for a Unit Overload?

Unit Overloads can only be requested during the Late Registration period of each term.  For summer, late registration begins on June 8th.  For fall, late registration begins on July 20th. 

Use the new online feature Permission Requests for classes that are full (closed), have time conflicts (simultaneous enrollments), will exceed max enrollment units (course overloads), and/or have class requisites (prerequisites, student standing, major, etc).   View the How To tutorial to learn now.  

Q.  What if the class I want to overload is waitlisted? 

If the class you are requesting to overload is waitlisted, you will need to wait to submit a unit load Permission Request until after the waitlist period ends for each term.  For summer, the waitlist period will end on June 23rd.  For fall, the waitlist period will end on Aug 28th. 

Q.  When is the last day to add a class through department permit and for Financial Aid eligibility?

Census - The Census date is the last day to add classes without petitioning to the College Dean of the class.  Further, it is also the last day to enroll to meet Financial Aid eligibility.  

Summer:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

Fall:  Monday, September 21, 2020

Q.  When is the last day to drop a class?

Census - The Census date is the last day to drop a class or all classes without penalty of the withdrawal (W) grade and without a record of enrollment.  For more information, refer to Dropping A Class. 

Summer:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020. 

Fall:  Monday, September 21, 2020

Q.  When is the last day of Summer and Fall classes?

Summer:  Thursday, July 23, 2020 is the last day of class instruction. 

Fall:  Friday, Dec 4, 2020 is the last day of class instruction.  Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 is the last day of Saturday class instruction.  

Q.  When are finals for the Summer and Fall terms?

Summer:  Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Fall:  Finals week is from Monday, Dec 7 - Saturday, Dec 12, 2020

 

Mission Statement

The Office of the Registrar is committed to helping our students meet their degree objectives. By building positive working relationships with our students and providing quality services, we lead them through their academic careers today for successful professions tomorrow.

"Empowering our students to become tomorrow's professionals."

Records

The function of the records unit consists of many different processes that affect a student's university record. These processes include, name changes, grade discounts for repeated courses, end of term grade postings, readmission from a leave of absence, management of the National Student Exchange program, CSU IntraSystem Visitor/Concurrent Enrollments and CSUSB transcript requests.

 

 

Registration

The function of the registration unit consists of promoting quarterly registration periods, assisting in the registration process, MyCoyote navigation, withdrawal from the university, petitions to add and/or drop, course overload permissions, simultaneous enrollments, and enrollment verifications.

 

 

Evaluations

The function of the evaluations unit consists of evaluating graduation requirements, credits from other transfer institutions, concurrent enrollments, change of majors, adding minors, processing certificate program requests and ordering of diplomas. The Transfer and Graduation Counselors (TGC's) of the evaluations unit are available to CSUSB students in a one-on-one setting to answer questions regarding their PAWS reports, graduation checks, concurrent enrollments and other various academic matters.