Credit/No Credit

The information below pertains to our fall 2020 Credit/No Credit policy. Information about our spring 2021 Credit/No Credit policy is forthcoming and will be posted on this page.

 

For students admitted to majors in the Department of Design (Illustration & Animation, Industrial Design, Photography, and Visual Communication Design) and students pursuing the Photography Minor, the option of electing Credit/No Credit for certain fall 2020 courses reopened on December 21, 2020. Check out the key details 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 and/or minor.

 

What courses qualify for Credit/No Credit?

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

Students with a major in the Department of Design can elect Credit/No Credit for any course(s) that aren't fulfilling part of the Foundation Studies or Major Studies requirements of your degree (see next point). You can also elect Credit/No Credit for as many courses as you'd like for fall 2020.

Students pursuing the Photography Minor can elect Credit/No Credit for any courses required for the Photography Minor.

If you have a major and/or minor beyond the Department of Design and you're considering electing Credit/No Credit for a fall 2020 course, you should check with the academic advising/student services office(s) most relevant to your area(s) of study to verify whether or not you would be able to count that course would then count toward the requirements of that major/minor.

 

What courses do not qualify for Credit/No Credit?

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

If you have a major and/or minor beyond the Department of Design and you're considering electing Credit/No Credit for a fall 2020 course, you should check with the academic advising/student services office(s) most relevant to your area(s) of study to verify whether or not you would be able to count that course would then count toward the requirements of that major/minor.

Students admitted to majors in the Department of Design cannot elect Credit/No Credit for any of the fall 2020 courses listed below if they want them to count toward the requirements of a major in the Department of Design:

BDS 101 ILLU 205 INDD 284 PHTO 200 VISC 202
BDS 103 ILLU 315 INDD 312 PHTO 210 VISC 204
  ILLU 410 INDD 446 PHTO 304 VISC 404
  ILLU 415 INDD 555 PHTO 314 VISC 520
  ILLU 445 INDD 580 PHTO 315 VISC 530
      PHTO 402  

 

Credit/No Credit Deadlines for Fall 2020 Courses

December 2020 graduates have until January 8, 2021 to elect Credit/No Credit for fall 2020 courses.

All other current students have until April 30, 2021 to elect Credit/No Credit for fall 2020 courses.

 

How to Elect or Rescind Credit/No Credit

You can request Credit/No Credit for a fall 2020 course at the following link: https://registrar.ku.edu/creditno-credit Your school will then review your request and either approve it or deny it based on your eligibility to do so. Design students' Credit/No Credit requests will be reviewed by our academic advisor, who will contact students directly if they may not be eligible to count a course taken as Credit/No Credit.

If you elect Credit/No Credit for a fall 2020 course and later change your mind, you can rescind your Credit/No Credit request at the same link.

 

Questions or Concerns?

If you're a current or prospective Design student, or if you're pursuing the Photography Minor, contact our advisor!

If you have a major and/or minor beyond the Department of Design and you're considering electing Credit/No Credit for a fall 2020 course, you should check with the academic advising/student services office(s) most relevant to your area(s) of study to verify whether or not you would be able to count that course would then count toward the requirements of that major/minor.

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