Grading/Requirements

Effective Fall 2015, UC Santa Cruz included C-,D+, and D- grades into the grading scale. In the past, + and - grades were only awarded above the C level. Here are some things you should know:
  • As in the past, a C (2.0) or higher is required to fulfill general education or major requirements, or to satisfy a prerequisite.  Keep in mind that grades of C- or less won't count for these!
  • As in the past, you can repeat a course in which you earn a grade lower than C (2.0) for grade improvement, with some limitations. So you can (but you are not required to) repeat a class in which you earn a C-.  
  • You earn credits toward your 180 credit requirement for classes in which you earn grades of D- or higher.  No credit is awarded for F, NP, W, or I grades.
  • For more extensive information, see the UCSC General Catalog and The Navigator