Audit & CR/NC Courses
Credit/No Credit for Undergraduate Courses
- Instructors and Department Chairs are required to give students permission to take a course Credit/No Credit.
- Each college and department has the final authority in determining the extent of its participation in the program. All students should be made aware of the applicability of this program in the college in which they are enrolled.
- The primary objective of the Credit/No-Credit privilege is to encourage students to attempt courses in areas they would normally avoid because of lack of background. The Credit/No-Credit privilege, therefore, extends the concept of a liberal education and for this reason it will not ordinarily be available within a student’s major or minor unless written approval of the department chairperson is given.
- A minimum grade of “C-” is required to receive credit (for CR/NC courses).
Credit/No Credit for Graduate Courses
The UNO Graduate Faculty does not, in general, allow the Credit/No Credit option for courses offered for graduate credit. However, each Graduate Program Committee shall have the right to designate courses such as practica, independent studies or research courses on which this option could apply. Inquire in the Office of Graduate Studies about the availability of this option for specific courses.
The grade of "Credit" is interpreted to mean the equivalent of a grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better and is not considered in the calculation of grade point averages.
Auditing a Course Policies
Audit registration is subject to available class space, requires the written permission of the instructor, and must be done in person at the Office of the University Registrar, EAB105.
In order to audit courses for graduate credit, permission of the adviser and approval of the instructor of the course should be obtained prior to registration.
Audit students may not participate in recitation, turn in papers, or take examinations.
Academic credit is not awarded for audited courses.
The decision as to whether an online course is auditable resides with the instructor of the course.
Foreign language and physical education activity courses cannot be taken on an audit basis.