Summary of Grading Policies and Enrollment Deadlines
From Stanford Electrical Engineering Department Graduate Handbook
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This information comes from the Office of the University Registrar.
See registrar.stanford.edu/academic_calendar/ for further information.
"NC" and "NP" notations recorded for courses after Summer 1994-95 will be visible on student transcripts.
Both "CR" and "S" require C- or better performance.
As stated below, the Registrar's Office will replace the original grade recorded for a course with a new notation, "es;RP"es; ("es;Repeated Course"es;), when a student retakes the course. This notation will be visible on student transcripts.
Incompletes must be changed to a permanent grade or notation within one year (i.e. prior to the last day of the fourth quarter which follows the course, including Summer Quarter). If the "I" remains uncleared after that time, it will be changed automatically by the Registrar's Office to a "NC" or "NP" as appropriate for the grading option selected. Also, students may not drop courses in which an Incomplete ("I" notation) was awarded, if those courses were taken in 1994-95 or later.
C. COURSE RETAKES
A student may retake ONCE any course completed (regardless of grade or notation earned - "NC", "I", "*", whatever!) or from which the student withdrew and had the original grade or notation replaced by the notation "RP" (for "repeated course"). When retaking a course, the student must register for the same number of units as when the course was originally taken, and the course number must match EXACTLY the department number, course number, and suffix of the original course. Courses without matching numbers cannot be assumed to be equivalent and will not be accepted as retakes.
If the course is being offered with a choice of grading options (letter grade or CR/NC), the student may, adhering to the usual deadline for electing a grading option, elect whichever grading option s/he wants (regardless of which grading option was elected when the course was taken for the first time).
Upon completion of the retake, the Registrar's Office will automatically change three things in the student's record: the units for the first time the course was taken will be reduced to 00, the grade for that first time will be changed to an "RP", and the grade for the second time will be specially flagged on the student's transcript to indicate that it is a repeated course. The student's record would then carry entries similar to this:
Students may not retake a course again in the future (for a third time), unless they received an "NC" or "NP" when they took it for the second time. Upon completion of the third attempt, the Registrar's Office will automatically change the units for the second time to 00, and the third time will appear on the transcript with its units, grade, and the special flag to indicate that it is a repeated course. The end result will look like this: