Credit No Credit

Credit/No Credit Courses

Student-Selected: Students have the option to include up to four courses to be taken on a credit/no credit basis in addition to University-designated credit/no credit courses. Courses in the student’s designated major, minor, concentration, and all Tier II and Tier III course requirements within the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and the foreign language requirement cannot be taken on a credit/no credit basis in order to fulfill the designated requirement. Only one student-selected credit/no credit course may be taken in any semester. Two courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum may be taken on a credit/no credit basis. The credit/no credit option in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is restricted to Tier I requirements. A student shall earn (must receive) a final grade of “credit” in order for the course to fulfill the designated requirement. Per the Repeat Course Policy, a repeated course cannot be placed on credit/no credit. It can only be repeated for a letter grade. Students must file the appropriate form with the Registrar’s Office no later than the tenth week of the semester for courses, which fall within the regular semester schedule. For all other courses, no later than the end of the second third of the course. If the work is above passing, the course is recorded on the permanent record as credit (CR). If the work is below passing, the course is recorded on the permanent record as no credit (NC). The grade for a course placed on credit/no credit does not affect the grade point average.

University Designated: A limited number of credit/no credit courses are offered at the option of the department and with the approval of the appropriate academic dean. If the student’s work is above passing, the credit is recorded on the permanent record as “CR” and credit is given with no grade point assigned. If the student’s work is below passing, the course is recorded as a no credit (NC).

To place a course on credit/no credit, use the Credit No-Credit Form.

See the Academic Calendar for specific dates.