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do you get units for D grade?

sophie24sophie24 Posts: 96Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2010 in UC Transfers
i got a D last quarter and i was just wondering if i get the units for this class when i transfer? ill have 90.5 units by the end of Spring including this class. So..if i don't get the units, i have to take an extra class on top of my full planned schedule -___-
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  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Posts: 1,199Registered User Senior Member
    no you dont get credits for it
  • KenderKender Posts: 1,114Registered User Senior Member
    There would be no such thing as a 1.0 in terms of calculating GPA if you did not get any unit credit for a D. You are only required to complete the IGETC pattern (or UC course pattern, whichever you are following) with a grade of C or better in terms of being UC eligible.
    1. Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a GPA of at least 2.4. No more than 14 semester (21 quarter) units may be taken Pass/Not Pass.

    2. Complete the following course pattern requirements, earning a grade of C or better in each course: Two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4–5 quarter units each) in English composition; one transferable college course (3 semester or 4–5 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4–5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical and biological sciences.

    You just need to make sure you have greater than a 2.4 (2.8 if you are an out of state resident) and 60 semester/90 quarter units as long as all your GE courses (IGETC or UC pattern) are C or better to be UC eligible.

    That said, if you have the chance to repeat that grade you received a D in, I would highly recommend it. Depending on your CC's precise policy, you will most likely still have the same amount of units if you pass it with a grade of C or better, but the new grade will be calculated into your GPA and replace the old one (some CC's are a little more strict about how many units you can do grade replacement with so it depends if you have done this yet).


    EDIT: Forgot to add in this that directly addresses the D grade
    Grades of D

    A grade of D in a transferable course is acceptable and may be counted toward the number of transferable units you have completed. You must earn a grade of C or better when completing the transfer eligibility course pattern described in Minimum Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students. In some cases, grades of D are not acceptable in courses used to satisfy major or general education requirements.

    Sources:
    University of California - Admissions
    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/undergrad_adm/paths_to_adm/transfer/tr_adm_r/tr_adm_r_gpa.html
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Posts: 1,199Registered User Senior Member
    well then, how come you dont put D's on the grid in the UCB update?
  • KenderKender Posts: 1,114Registered User Senior Member
    This is for UC eligibility, CalBearGuy. And those quotes are directly from the University of California website.

    I do not make up the rules for eligibility so if you have grief with the proof that D grades are indeed acceptable to meet minimum unit requirement for UC eligibility so long as the GE/IGETC pattern is completed with a C or better, then take it up with the University of California system, not me. I am only providing the facts as stated.

    Just because you don't like the information does not mean it is false. The OP did not request information for a specific program on a specific campus, but made a general question about eligibility.

    If you still believe (despite the glaring proof otherwise) that D's are not acceptable for meeting the minimum unit requirement for UC eligibility then please find me the proof of this as I have done. Cite me a legitimate source (more so than the University of California's website) that says a D grade is unacceptable to meet the minimum unit requirement for UC eligibility.

    Note that the "UC eligibility" phrase is key here. It is not "specific program from a specific campus." It is UC eligibility.
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Posts: 1,199Registered User Senior Member
    it was just a question

    dont get ur panties in a bunch...
  • KenderKender Posts: 1,114Registered User Senior Member
    And I'd ask you to kindly please stop spreading false information ;).
  • RwaskoRwasko Posts: 380Registered User Member
    kender...Overreact much?
  • CBBoltsCBBolts Posts: 303User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    Fake.

    10 char
  • KenderKender Posts: 1,114Registered User Senior Member
    The problem with a typed response is you cannot hear a person's voice so you do not know how I have truly reacted. The internet is serious business! So believe what you want.

    Please, I welcome someone to prove me wrong about minimum UC eligibility :). As I am a fair person, I will gladly concede if proof can be found that I am incorrect. A little research is not difficult and adds a plethora of credibility to your statement.
  • RwaskoRwasko Posts: 380Registered User Member
    Dear College Confidential website,

    I believe that from now on all posts should go through a pre-approval process. This pre-approval process includes a mantatory quality-assurance-credibility-check from Kender. Hopefully, she can save the world from false information that plagues our beautiful world wide web.

    Thank you,

    rwasko

    ps. The internet IS serious business!
  • CalBearGuyCalBearGuy Posts: 1,199Registered User Senior Member
    ^ LOLL 10char
  • CBBoltsCBBolts Posts: 303User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    ^^ Hahahahahhaahhahahahaha! Classy my friend. I propose that everyone from this point forward end their posts with the phrase "The Internet IS serious business!"

    ps The internet IS serious business!
  • sophie24sophie24 Posts: 96Registered User Junior Member
    thanks Kender, I greatly appreciate your help. I got a D in general chemistry, and have already complete IGETC without it. just need the units to make 90 units :)
  • Priya1117Priya1117 Posts: 79Registered User Junior Member
    okay so i have another question. what if you get a D on a course that is on the igetc but you have more than required for that section. the better explain i got a D in history 3 which is on the arts and humanities section, however i have 4 class completed in that section which ones do they choose to count to go towards the igetc?
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