Credit/No Credit Policy
Credit/No Credit Option for Undergraduate Credit Courses
A student needs written permission from the instructor and from the department chair to take a course as Credit/No-Credit. Students can obtain a Credit/No-Credit form from the Office of University Registrar in Eppley Administration Building 105.
The Credit/No-Credit is a privilege that extends the concept of a liberal education. It is not ordinarily available within a student’s major or minor unless written approval of the department chairperson is given. 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).
Rules Governing Credit/No Credit Option
- 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 at the end of the 50 percent refund period.
- A student may change from a Credit/No-Credit basis to a graded basis prior to the end of 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 who enroll on a Credit/No Credit basis of their grading standards during the first week of class in a semester.
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.
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