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How to Change a Grading Option or Number of Units per Class (Graduate Students)

Follow the timeline and see the steps for changing the grading option or number of units for variable credit courses.

When do you want to change your grading option or number of units? Choose from the list to see the appropriate steps:

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Before the start of the quarter, through Friday of Week 2

Use WebReg to change units or grade option. (You may not use WebReg to change units or grading option for a class after the first 2 weeks of the quarter.)

Weeks 3 to 4 (grading option)

If you want to change a grading option after the end of Week 2, you must use an Add/ Drop/ Change card that has been approved in the following order:

  1. The instructor and department
  2. Graduate Division
  3. The Registrar

Weeks 3 to 10 (changing units)

If you want to change units after the end of Week 2, you must use an Add/ Drop/ Change card that has been approved in the following order:

  1. The instructor and department
  2. Graduate Division
  3. The Registrar

Weeks 5 to 10 (grading option)

Any change to the grading option must be submitted to the Graduate Division on a General Petition. The Dean can recommend grade change petitions to the Academic Senate's Educational Policy Committee (EPC).

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International Students: You must get approval to take fewer than 12 units. Contact the International Students & Programs Office, (858) 534-3730.