Credit & No-Credit
Classes taken as credit/no credit (CR/NC) are not counted toward GPA, but they are included as part of total credit hours. The course instructor is not aware of which students take a course as CR/NC. A grade of C- or higher will earn a CR grade, while a grade of D+ or lower will result in NC. Student Code 3-105
Parameters for CR/NC
- Maximum of 18 hours can be used toward the degree;
- Maximum of 2 courses per semester can be CR/NC;
- Students on probation or who have a pending FAIR case may not take a course CR/NC;
- Courses that are eligible include:
- Free electives (unrestricted, but not technical electives);
- Courses in the 18 credit hour Grainger College of Engineering General Education Requirement beyond the 6 hours of Social and Behavioral Science and 6 hours of Humanities & the Arts coursework;
- First two levels of courses toward meeting Foreign Language/LOTE requirement.
- Courses that aren't eligible include:
- Courses counting for James Scholar requirements;
- Courses in the University General Education requirements;
- Courses designated by name or area by the major department for satisfying the major, minor, or field of concentration;
- Courses specifically required by name by the college for graduation.
Procedure and Follow-up
- Student wants to request a course to be CR/NC or reverse their CR/NC selection on a course before the half-way point of the course.
- Student fills out the Office of the Registrar's Credit/No Credit Option form.
- Student obtains approval and signature on the form from Home Department.
- Student emails the signed form to email@example.com before the half-way point of the course.
- The Grainger College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office reviews the form and makes a decision.
- Student should allow at least two business days to check Self-Service to confirm their Credit/No-Credit request has been approved and processed.
- Following approval and grade submission, the letter grade will be converted to CR or NC on the permanent record and can't be changed back to letter grade.