Credit/No Credit Policy
Credit/No Credit Option for Undergraduate Credit Courses
A student needs written permission from an academic advisor to take a course as Credit/No Credit. Students can obtain a Credit/No Credit form from the Office of the University Registrar.
Credit/No Credit is a privilege that extends the concept of a liberal education.
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.
- A minimum grade of “C-” is required to receive credit (for CR/NC courses).
- A maximum of 24 hours may be taken for university credit on a Credit/No Credit basis. This privilege may be restricted by each department or college.
- Waiver of prerequisites for courses taken on a Credit/No Credit basis shall be determined by the department offering the course.
- Those students with less than 58 semester hours of academic credit earned may not take more than two courses during a regular semester and not more than one course during a summer session on a Credit/No Credit basis.
- The deadline for declaring the Credit/No Credit grading option for a class is on the last day for officially withdrawing from a course during a semester.
- A student may change from a Credit/No Credit basis back to a graded basis by the last day for officially withdrawing from a course during a semester, but not thereafter.
- A grade of No Credit will be recorded on a student’s record for grades that are below C- but will not be included in determining the cumulative grade point average.
Faculty will report Credit or No Credit designations for all students enrolled in a given course on that basis. All faculty are responsible for informing students of their grading standards during the first week of class in a semester.
University Academic Probation Policy
A student whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) is below 2.0 after having attempted six (6) or more semester hours work will be placed on probation. Probationary status will remain in effect as long as the student’s cumulative GPA remains below 2.0. No student will be allowed to enroll for any course on a pass/fail or Credit/No Credit basis while on probation. Probation constitutes a period of formal warning that the student is doing unsatisfactory work.
University Repeat Course Policy
When an undergraduate course is repeated, only the most recent grade will be calculated into the GPA.
- Letter-graded courses must be repeated for a letter grade.
Credit/No Credit courses will not replace previous letter grade attempts of the course.
Credit/No Credit Option for Graduate Credit 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.
Contact 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.