To be eligible to take courses on a Credit/No Credit basis, a student must be in good academic standing, and be a full-time student (unless they are a last semester senior). An eligible student may declare a total of 12* semester hours to be recorded on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses that have been designated exclusively for Credit/No Credit grading are not included in this 12-credit limit.
The grade of credit (CR) is equivalent to grades of A through C-minus. CR grades will be granted credit toward the degree but will not be computed in the grade point average. The grade of NC (no credit), which is equivalent to grades of D-plus and below, will not be granted credit toward the degree and will not be computed in the grade point average.
After signing up for courses in the regular manner, students desiring to take a course on a Credit/No Credit basis will file the appropriate form in the Registrar's Office before the following deadlines: (1) for full-semester courses, 30 class days after the first day of classes; (2) for half semester courses, 15 class days after the first day of class. Once filed, this form may not be withdrawn or amended.
After the Credit/No Credit forms are filed and for the remainder of the semester, they shall be considered as privileged information. The Registrar may not reveal their existence to the instructor concerned or to anyone else. At the end of the semester, instructors will turn in letter grades in the usual fashion. The Registrar will then change the grade to CR or NC in the appropriate cases. Under no circumstances may a letter grade that has been recorded Credit/No Credit be revealed, even by petition.
*Students enrolled in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters are eligible to take a maximum of 16 semester hours on a Credit/No Credit basis over the course of their academic careers at Willamette.