VII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Credit/No Credit Grading Option

The University of Guelph-Humber is committed to developing the whole student, providing a learning environment that encourages exploration. The credit/no credit course option will encourage student learning and participation in academic areas in which they have interest but perhaps not expertise. This policy allows undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 4.00 credits to receive credit for eligible courses without impacting their grade point average.

Students complete course work as usual and must achieve a final mark of at least 50.00%, in order to receive a Pass under this option. The course(s) are not included in the calculation of the student’s overall cumulative or semester average, or specialization average.

Undergraduate students may elect to take up to 2.00 credits (typically equal to four, one-semester courses) on the credit/no credit grading option. The choice is not restricted as to year or level of course.

Students may use the credit/no credit option to satisfy Certificate requirements.

If a student receives a Fail, the course credit amount will be deducted from the 2.00 credit available to the student on the credit/no credit grading option.

To qualify for this grading option, students must:

  • have a cumulative (overall) average of 60.00%, the minimum required by the University to continue studies with a Term Academic Standing of Eligible to Continue

  • have completed at least 4.00 credits

  • have completed the pre-requisites for the course for which they would like to enroll in as credit/no credit

  • submit a request to opt for a credit/no credit status to the Registrar’s Office by the last day of classes

Students may not use this grading option for the following categories of courses:

  • courses which satisfy major or minor requirements

  • restricted elective courses

Reversing a credit/no credit Request

  • The request to complete a course on a credit/no credit basis can be reversed due to a student’s change of major and/or applications to other programs.

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