In addition to traditional grading ("A" - "F") a student may opt to be graded in registered
courses by credit/no credit, or audit. Credit/No Credit and audit grading
options must be declared at the time of early registration or open
registration if early registration is not utilized. Tuition rates and related fees are identical for each of
these grading options. Grading options cannot be changed after the first week of the fall and spring semesters or
the first class day of a summer class. Each option is described as follows:
A student may elect one course each semester (a summer session is considered
as a semester) for which he/she chooses to be graded on the basis of credit/no
credit. A student must declare the grading option at the time of registration.
The credit/no credit refers only to the final grade in the course as recorded by
the Registrar. Nothing will change in the content of the course and the course
examinations. When a student completes the course, he/she will receive a letter
grade. If that grade is at least a "C" the student will receive the appropriate
hours' credit. If the letter grade is "C-" or lower, the student will receive no credit for the course. In
either case, the student's GPA will not be affected. This grading system is at the option
of the student, but will operate with the following restrictions:
- The option is available only to students who have completed 28 semester hours and are in good academic standing.
- The student must have met all of the prerequisites required for enrollment in the course chosen.
- The course chosen cannot be used to meet major, comprehensive major, minor, or endorsement area
- The student may choose only one course per semester, unless it is an established function of the course,
to be taken on a credit/no credit basis.
- A maximum of 18 credit hours may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.
- Students wishing to declare a course CREDIT/NO CREDIT must do so at the Office of
Student Records and Registration by the end of the first week of the semester (Spring or Fall) or by the
end of the first class day (Summer).
- The CREDIT/NO CREDIT grading option cannot be changed after the first week of the semester.
The responsibility for assuring that the student satisfies the above restrictions lies
with the student and his/her advisor. The actual granting or withholding of credit is the
responsibility of the Registrar's Office.
Audit grading does not result in the accumulation of credit hours applicable to a
program of study. No audited course may be subsequently granted credit unless it is
repeated as a re-registered course under the traditional grading option.
Auditing is generally limited to one course per semester, but is not specifically
limited to a cumulative total. Auditing may be opted without regard for the student's
classification. Students who wish to audit a course must complete a request form at the
Office of Student Records and Registration by the end of the first week of the semester
(Fall or Spring) or by the end of the first class day (Summer).
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