University’s policy on “credit by examination” allows
undergraduate students a one-time opportunity to gain
course credit toward graduation by taking a comprehensive
examination in a course, that is, without registering
for the course or attending any classes—in fact, the
student must never have attended (or currently be enrolled
in) the course in which credit by examination is being
sought. The grade earned in the examination is included
in calculating the student’s cumulative grade point
on co-op may apply for credit by examination; however,
approval will be granted only if the exam does not interfere
with the student’s co-op experience. Students on academic
probation are not permitted to pursue credit by examination.
have 30 days in which to take the examination once permission
has been granted. Permission is considered granted once
the “Credit by Examination” application form, available
in the Student Administrative Services (SRC) Center,
has been completed and returned to the SRC. It is the
student’s responsibility to obtain all necessary signatures.
The charge for Credit by Examination is the current
year’s Special Examination Fee and is payable in the
Office of the Comptroller prior to the examination date.
Once paid, the fee is nonrefundable.
Credit/No Credit Option—Undergraduates Only
purpose of the Credit/No Credit grading option is to
offer undergraduate students a broadened educational
experience with additional flexibility in their elective
choices; in particular, to encourage enrollment in elective
courses not in the student's area of expertise.
Students can elect to choose the Credit/No Credit grading
option only for those courses identified by their Academic
Advisor in each department for their specific major.
A total of six courses may be scheduled with this option
during the undergraduate program at the rate of one
course per term.
Students on academic probation are not eligible for
instructor will report a letter grade in the course.
If a grade of "C" or better is reported, the
student's grade report will indicate a "CR"
(credit) for the course and the credits will count toward
graduation requirements. If a grade of "D"
or "F" is reported, the student's grade report
will indicate "NCR" (no credit), and the credits
will not count toward graduation requirements. A "CR"
or "NCR" will be included on the student's
academic record with a special notation indicating the
course was taken under this option. Because no letter
grade is recorded, courses taken under this option are
not included in calculating the student's cumulative
the Credit/No Credit Option
students have until the end of the second week of the
term to select or delete the credit/no credit option
for a course for which they are registered. All students
should add the Credit/No Credit option to the respective
course they choose in their college via the Credit/No
Credit Application Form. This form is available in SRC.