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Summer 2020 Credit/No Credit

Applies to: Lawrence/Edwards campus students

Purpose: This form is used to apply for the credit/no credit option. This form will be submitted to your school.

No CR/NC changes can be made outside the CR/NC period. This means that you cannot elect CR/NC or change a CR/NC before or after the posted time on the academic calendar for the course (June 16-June 22 for Summer 2020). Please keep in mind, short courses may have alternate dates.

Instructors are not notified of your choice to elect credit/no-credit for their course.

You may elect the CR/NC option for at most one course per semester.

Students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, please consider the following prior to making a CR/NC choice:

  1. The course you select for CR/NC cannot be in your major or minor (undergraduate students) or cannot be used to fulfill any degree or certificate requirements (graduate students). If you are unsure you should check with your major or minor department or home academic unit.
  2. If you are enrolled in 12 hours and you take a class for CR/NC you will not be eligible for the Dean’s Honor Roll (qualifications for Honor Roll are 3.5 in 12 or more graded hours).
  3. If you plan to apply to another KU school, you will need to check with their admissions office to see if they will accept courses taken for CR/NC. Please contact the schools that you may be interested in for the future.
  4. PRE-LAW STUDENTS – The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) does its own cumulative GPA calculation and recognizes no credit (NC) as an F.  Please be mindful of this when electing credit/no credit as it will not show up as a factor in your KU GPA, but it will show up as an F when your grades are sent to prospective law schools. You can contact the Pre-Law advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center if you have any questions.
  5. PRE-GRADUATE/PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS - Students planning to attend graduate or professional schools should check with their admissions offices to see how they interpret grades of credit or no credit.
  6. PRE-MEDICAL STUDENTS - If you apply to medical schools, CR/NC grades do not affect the GPA's calculated by medical school application services. However, most medical schools recommend or require that core entry requirements, usually including biology, English, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics, be taken for letter grades, not CR/NC.

Submit your Credit/No Credit form online [login required] (Spring 2020 forms are in the Spring 2020 section below)

Rescind your Credit/No Credit form online [login required] (Spring 2020 forms are in the Spring 2020 section below)

Spring 2020 Credit/No Credit

The Grading System described in University Senate Rules and Regulations (Article II, Section 2) was modified for the spring 2020 semester to allow most students the choice of a credit/no credit option through December 18, 2020. *CR/NC Deadlines for Graduating Students: To ensure degrees can be certified, eligible students expecting to complete their degree during the spring 2020 semester have until 11:59 p.m., May 29, to make or rescind a request for CR/NC, students graduating in the summer 2020 semester have until 11:59 p.m., July 31, 2020.

Any student who is considering requesting a change to credit/no credit (CR/NC) is strongly encouraged to receive approval by an academic advisor, who will nrecord notes in Jayhawk GPS, or associate dean before making this change. Further, it is important to note that, if the CR/NC is not currently permitted by a school or program for a licensure course, it will not be permitted as part of this policy. Students should consult with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and their advisor before changing grading options for their course(s). - For spring 2020 term, courses that currently use letter grades will continue to use letter grades. However, students may individually request to receive or rescind a request for grades of credit/no credit through the form below. All requests for credit/no credit grading option, or to rescind the credit/no credit grading option must be submitted using the below forms no later than 11:59 p.m., December 18, 2020*. Students may select to change one or all of their classes in which they are enrolled (if changing more than one course the form will need to be submitted for each course individually). - Undergraduate students: Courses taken during the spring 2020 semester for credit/no credit, that are satisfactorily completed, can count toward a student’s undergraduate major requirements. Courses graded credit/no credit do not count in computing grade point average. When a student changes academic programs, any satisfactorily completed credits accumulated during the spring 2020 will be accepted by the new KU department. Graduate students: Courses graded credit/no credit may be taken in a graduate program if the course is not needed to fulfill hours toward the satisfaction of requirements. No course graded credit/no credit can count toward the satisfaction of the requirements for a graduate degree or a graduate certificate, except in the School of Law. - Students will choose to receive either the letter grade recorded by the instructor OR a credit /no credit designation by the deadline, December 18, 2020. Faculty will grade students as usual during the semester, and submit the letter grade (A-F, I) to the University Registrar following the standard submission process.

To request Credit/No Credit for Spring 2020, submit your Credit/No Credit Election form online [login required]

To rescind a Credit/No Credit request you've already submitted for Spring 2020, submit your Rescind Credit/No Credit form online [login required]

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