Credit/No Credit

Students pursuing or admitted to majors offered by the Department of Design (Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, and Visual Communication Design) and students pursuing or admitted to the Photography Minor and Design Minor should note the Credit/No Credit information outlined below:

 

What is Credit/No Credit?

Electing Credit/No Credit for a qualifying course means that your final grade in that course will be automatically converted to either “CR” or “NC.” If you elect Credit/No Credit for a course and earn a semester grade of “C-“ or better in that course, the grade will convert to “CR” and it will count toward your credit hours for the semester and toward the requirements of your degree. If you elect Credit/No Credit for a qualifying course and earn a semester grade of “D+” or lower in that course, the grade will convert to “NC” and it won’t count toward your credit hours for the semester or toward the requirements of your degree. Either way, your grade in that course would no longer count toward your GPA.

You may or may not be able to elect Credit/No Credit for a given course depending on restrictions specific to students in your major(s) and/or minor(s).

 

 

What courses qualify for Credit/No Credit?

Students pursuing or admitted to the Design Minor or Photography Minor can elect Credit/No Credit for any course taken toward requirements for that minor, so long as Credit/No Credit rules for their major(s) allow that option.

Students pursuing or admitted to a major offered by the Department of Design (Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, or Visual Communication Design) can elect Credit/No Credit for an course that isn't fulfilling part of the Foundation Studies or Major Studies requirement of their degree. A list of those courses is available below.

Students pursuing or admitted to other majors and/or minors should consult the academic advising office for their program (listed below).

 

 

For how many courses can I elect Credit/No Credit?

Students pursuing or admitted to the Design Minor or the Photography Minor can elect Credit/No Credit for as many spring 2021 and summer 2021 courses toward the requirements as they like, so long as Credit/No Credit rules for their major(s) allow that option.

Students pursuing or admitted to a major offered by the Department of Design (Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, or Visual Communication Design) can elect Credit/No Credit for as many spring 2021 and summer 2021 courses as they'd like, so long as Credit/No Credit regulations for any additional major or minor(s) they're pursuing allow that option.

Students pursuing or admitted to majors and/or minors offered by the Department of Design can only elect Credit/No Credit for up to one fall 2021 course.

The one-course limit for fall 2021 courses applies to all KU students regardless of their major, though some majors and minors prohibit Credit/No Credit outright. Students pursuing or admitted to other majors and/or minors should consult the academic advising office for their program (listed below).

 

 

What courses do not qualify for Credit/No Credit?

The following applies only to students pursuing or admitted to majors offered by the Department of Design. Students pursuing or admitted to other majors should consult the academic advising office for their program (listed below).

Students admitted to majors in the Department of Design cannot elect Credit/No Credit for any of the courses listed below if they want them to count toward the requirements of a major in the Department of Design:

BDS 101 ILLU 200 INDD 200 PHTO 200 VISC 200
BDS 103 ILLU 205 INDD 212 PHTO 210 VISC 202
  ILLU 315 INDD 284 PHTO 303 VISC 204
  ILLU 405 INDD 302 PHTO 304 VISC 302
  ILLU 410 INDD 312 PHTO 313 VISC 304
  ILLU 415 INDD 446 PHTO 314 VISC 402
  ILLU 425 INDD 448 PHTO 315 VISC 404
  ILLU 435 INDD 555 PHTO 316 VISC 520
  ILLU 445 INDD 580 PHTO 402 VISC 525
  ILLU 510 INDD 581 PHTO 500 VISC 530

 

 

Can Credit/No Credit affect my eligibility for Honor Roll/Dean's List?

The Department of Design's Honor Roll/Dean's List each fall and spring semester is awarded to the top 10% of students admitted to majors in the Department of Design (according to semester GPA in the given semester, not cumulative GPA) who successfully completed at least 15 credit hours of coursework graded A/B/C/D (not CR/NC or S/U) in that semester.

For instance: If you successfully completed 15 credit hours on that grading scale in spring 2021, electing Credit/No Credit for a course would make you ineligible for the spring 2021 Honor Roll/Dean's List. If you successfully completed 18 credit credit hours on that grading scale in spring 2021, electing Credit/No Credit for one 3-credit-hour course would not jeopardize your eligibility for the spring 2021 Honor Roll/Dean's List.

 

 

Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 Credit/No Credit Deadlines

The Credit/No Credit option for spring 2021 courses became available starting May 24, 2021. May 2021 graduates had until June 4, 2021 to elect or rescind Credit/No Credit for spring 2021 courses. All other students have until 11:59 p.m. on December 3, 2021 to elect or rescind Credit/No Credit for spring 2021 courses.

The Credit/No Credit option for summer 2021 courses became available starting August 2, 2021. August 2021 graduates had until August 16, 2021 to elect or rescind Credit/No Credit for summer 2021 courses. All other students have until 11:59 p.m. on December 3, 2021 to elect or rescind Credit/No Credit for summer 2021 courses.

 

 

Fall 2021 Credit/No Credit Windows

For fall 2021 courses, students can only elect Credit/No Credit within a limited window of time during the semester. Students will not have the option to elect or rescind Credit/No Credit after the semester has concluded.

Credit/No Credit for partial-semester courses which start August 23 and end October 15 was available from August 23 through September 13.

Credit/No Credit for partial-semester courses which start October 25 and end December 17 will be available to elect from October 25 through November 15.

Partial-semester courses which start and end on dates other than those listed above feature unique Credit/No Credit deadlines: https://registrar.ku.edu/fall-2021-short-courses

Students can elect Credit/No Credit for full-semester fall 2021 courses between September 21 and October 4.

 

 

 

How to Elect Credit/No Credit

To elect Credit/No Credit for one or more spring 2021 courses, submit the webform linked here: http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/197

To rescind Credit/No Credit for one or more spring 2021 courses, submit the webform linked here: http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/192

To elect Credit/No Credit for one or more summer 2021 courses, submit the webform linked here: http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/204

To rescind Credit/No Credit for one or more summer 2021 courses, submit the webform linked here: http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/210

To elect Credit/No Credit for a fall 2021 course, submit the webform here during the appropriate window of time for that course (see deadlines listed directly above): http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/217

To rescind Credit/No Credit for a fall 2021 course, submit the webform here during the appropriate windown of time for that course (see the deadlines listed directly above): http://deptsec.ku.edu/~admiss/forms/form/218

 

 

Questions or Concerns?

Students admitted to a major and/or minor offered by the Department of Design should contact our academic advisor!

Students pursuing or admitted to other majors and/or minors should consult the academic advising office for their program (listed below).

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences https://collegeadvising.ku.edu/
School of Business https://business.ku.edu/services/student-and-academic-services
School of Education & Human Sciences Email soehsadvising@ku.edu
School of Engineering https://engr.ku.edu/advising
School of Journalism & Mass Communication http://journalism.ku.edu/advising
Pre-School of Law https://prelaw.ku.edu/
School of Music Email rriley@ku.edu
School of Professional Studies https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/student-services
School of Social Welfare Email vmignot@ku.edu
Undergraduate Advising Center (Exploring Students) https://advising.ku.edu/credit-no-credit