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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.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with your advisor before submitting a CR/NC request.

No CR/NC changes can be made outside the CR/NC period. This means that you cannot elect CR/NC or change from CR/NC back to the letter grade grading basis before or after the posted time on the academic calendar for the course (February 15 - February 28 for Spring 2022). Please keep in mind, short courses have different deadlines. Short course deadlines are found here.

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

No course graded CR or NC can count toward the satisfaction of the requirements for an undergraduate major or toward the satisfaction of the requirements for a graduate degree or a graduate certificate, except in the School of Law.

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

CR and NC are recorded as follows:
  • Undergraduates - CR is recorded for grades of C- and above; NC is recorded for grades of D+ and below.
  • Graduates - CR is recorded for grades of C and above; NC is recorded for grades of C- and below.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Students:

The course you select for CR/NC cannot be used to fulfil your major or minor requirement (undergraduate students) or cannot be used to fulfill any degree or certificate requirements (graduate students). Please note that submitting a course that you need to meet your major or minor requirement would be in violation of the University and College CR/NC policy.

Courses taken as CR/NC do not count toward satisifaction of the Dean's Honor Roll requirements (minimum 3.5 GPA in 12 or more graded hours).

If you plan to apply to another KU school, contact that school to ask if they will accept CR/NC for the class.

PRE-LAW STUDENTS - The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) does its own cumulative GPA calculation and recognizes No Credit (NC) as an F. Be mindful of this when electing CR/NC as it will not factor in your KU GPA, but it will be factored in as an F by CAS when they send grades to prospective law schools. Contact the Pre-Law advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center for questions.

PRE-GRADUATE/PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS - Students who plan to apply to graduate or professional schools should ask them how they treat CR/NC grades.

PRE-MEDICAL STUDENTS - 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

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