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Credit/No Credit Option - Undergraduates Only

No.: PROV-X-081618
Effective Date: September 10, 2018
Supersedes: *
Reaffirmed Date: N/A
Correlates to Procedure No.: N/A
Issuing Authority: Provost
Issuing Office: Office of the Provost



The Credit/No Credit grading option offer students a broadened educational experience and additional flexibility in their elective choices.


The Credit/No Credit Grading Option allows undergraduate students the opportunity to broaden their educational experience and add flexibility in their elective choices by registering for and attending a course without effect on the GPA. Satisfactory performance in a course taken under this Option result in a grade of Credit (CR) on the transcript; while academic credit is awarded, the grade is not calculated in the term or cumulative GPA. Unsatisfactory performance in a course taken under this Option will result in a grade of No Credit (NCR) on the transcript; no academic credit will be awarded and the term and cumulative GPA will not be affected.

  • Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course selection and the option must be selected during the drop/add period.
  • Students may elect to choose the Credit/No Credit Grading Option only for elective courses with approval by their Academic Advisor for their specific major.
  • A maximum of six courses may be taken with this option during a student’s entire undergraduate program with a maximum of one course per term.
  • Students on academic probation are not eligible for the Credit/No Credit Grading Option.
  • The grading options for instructors are either Credit (CR) or No Credit (NCR).
  • If the earned grade is "C" or higher the instructor will report a grade of "CR" (credit) for the course and the credits will count toward graduation requirements.
  • If the earned grade is "C-", "D" or "F" the instructor will report a grade of "NCR" (no credit) for the course, and no credit will be counted toward graduation requirements.
  • A grade of "CR" or "NCR" will be included on the student's transcript with a special notation indicating that the course was taken under the Credit/No Credit Grading Option.
  • Credit earned taken under the Credit/No Credit Grading Option is not included in calculating the student's grade point average.


Undergraduate students




Students have until the end of the Course Add/Drop period to select or delete the credit/no credit option for a course for which they are registered. All students must apply for the Credit/No Credit option using the Credit/Non-Credit Option Application form found on Drexel Central.




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  • Billing
  • Course Adjustment Period (Definition)
  • Course Enrollment
  • Granting of Degrees
  • Term Credit Limit
  • Verifying Enrollment