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No Record, COVID (NRC) Grade: Spring 2021

Spring 2021 is the last term that the NRC grade will be available.

The NRC grade was available for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. It is not available for previous semesters, including Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. It will not be available for future terms.

Students who change a letter grade to the NRC grade will receive NO course credit.

The form will be open 5/14/21 8:00am PST to 6/4/21 11:59pm PST for Spring 2021 requests. 

Timeline to request
May 14 - June 4, 2021

NRC Grade Information

Students may elect to change W, C-, D+, D, or F grades to NRC (No Record, COVID) for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

W Grade NRC Grade F (Fail) Grade Basic Information
W = Withdraw

Spring 2021 Deadline: 4/16/21 for individual grade withdrawals

No Credit

Limit of 4 W grades per student.

Course may be repeated.

Included in credits attempted for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

NRC = No Credit, COVID

Spring 2021 Deadline: 6/4/21

No Credit

Does not count toward the number of allowed W grades.

Course may be repeated.

Current W grades may be changed to NRC for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Excluded in credits attempted for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

F = F grades

Calculated in GPA

No Credit.

Course may be repeated.

Included in credits attempted for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.

  • Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 only.
  • Students must affirm that the reason for the request is COVID-19 related.
  • The NRC option is allowed for all undergraduate and graduate courses unless an exception is approved by the Provost's Office.
  • Students taking courses in the professional health science careers of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine are excluded from the NRC option.
  • Students participating in the online MBA program are excluded from the NRC option.
  • Your advisor will receive a copy of your request.

How it works

  • Students who received a W grade may request an NRC grade 5/14/21 - 6/4/21.
  • After final grades post in myWSU, students earning a grade of C-, D+, D, or F may request an NRC grade 5/14/21 - 6/4/21.
  • If your final grade is a C or above, the form will not be processed.

Instructor/Advisor approval is NOT required. However, your advisor will be notified.

Should I contact my assigned Academic Advisor?
  • Yes. Students are encouraged to contact their advisor before the end of the semester to discuss utilizing the NRC grade.
  • If your advisor is unavailable, visit the Academic Success and Career Center

Timeline to request NRC grade

Do I need to provide proof (medical documentation, essay) that my request for the NRC grade is COVID 19 related?

How do I change my grade to COVID, No Record?

Check the status of your request

I have changed my mind. I would like to keep my grade!

Is NRC grading available for Professional students?

Where is the form?

The form doesn't look right! Help!

More Information & FAQs


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Section 3509 of the CARES Act allows institutions to exclude from the quantitative component (pace measurement) of satisfactory academic progress (SAP) attempted credits a student was unable to complete as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. It is not necessary for a student to have file a SAP appeal for an institution to exercise this flexibility. However, to exclude attempted credits from SAP, an institution must have reasonably determined that the student's failure to complete those credits was the result of a COVID-19 related circumstance. Allowable circumstances include, but are not limited to, illness of the student or family member, need to become a caregiver or first responder, economic hardship, added work hours, loss of childcare, inability to continue with classes via distance education, inability to access wi-fi due to closed facilities. If an institution temporarily ceases operations during a period of enrollment, attempted credits for all affected students (specific to that enrollment period) may be excluded.

NRC Grade Request Form: Spring 2021

The NRC Grade Request Form for Spring 2021 will be available 5/14/21 through 6/4/21 11:59pm PST. 

Important Notes

  • Please allow 3 -5 business days for processing, though requests may take longer during high volume periods. All requests will be processed after final grades post.
  • Requests for Fall 2020 or Winter 2020 will be DENIED. 


Provost's Office FAQs 

Updated 11/20/20 16:40

Calculate GPA with NRC Grade

Grades to Process

Published 11/19/20, Updated: 05/18/21 8:11am

No Record, COVID (NRC) Grade
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