Auditing, Incomplete, Credit/No Credit, Posting by Instructors, Repeated Courses
Auditing a course gives a student the opportunity to attend a class without being responsible for taking tests and other activities. When a student chooses to audit a course, the grade of "AU" is automatically assigned and no other grade may be awarded. A course that has been taken by the audit grading method is NOT applicable toward any degree program.
Students must come to the Office of Student Records and Registration and declare their intent to audit a course. The audit must be indicated by the end of the first week of the semester during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and by the end of the first day of class in the Summer Term. Courses taken by the audit method are charged regular tuition and fees effective at the time.
The mark of "I" (Incomplete) is reserved for conditions in which a student has been unable, due to circumstances beyond his or her control, to complete the course by the end of the term. Unless an extension of time is granted in writing by the Office of Student Records and Registration, an incomplete must be removed within twelve calendar months. If extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control should occur, a request for a specific time of extension must be made in writing by the instructor, in advance of the twelve month expiration period, to the Office of Student Records and Registration. This should be accompanied by a written endorsement from the course instructor. All course work assigned must be completed before a grade is awarded.
For Incompletes awarded from Fall Semester 1987 to Summer Term 1995: if the coursework was not completed during the twelve-month limit, then the "I" remains permanently on the student's transcript and cannot be changed other than by re-registering for the course.
For incompletes awarded Fall Semester 1995 and after: if the coursework is not completed within one year from the time it was awarded, then the "I" will convert to a grade of "F" on the student's transcript and cannot be changed other than by re-registering for the course.
Printable Extension of I Grade Request Form
Students in good academic standing with at least 28 semester hours of credit completed may choose one course per semester to be graded credit/no credit, under the following conditions:
- A credit/no credit grade may not be designated for courses required in an endorsement area, in a major, or in a minor program of study.
- A maximum of 18 semester hours on a bachelor's degree may be taken under credit/no credit grading.
- Courses offered to an entire class for credit/no credit are not included in the one course per semester limitation or maximum hour limitation stated above.
- A grade of "C" or better is necessary to receive credit for the course. A grade of "C-" or lower will result in no credit. Students taking a graduate-level course credit/no credit must earn at least a "B" to receive credit.
- Students wishing to declare a course credit/no credit must do so at the Office of Student Records and Registration by the end of the first week for Fall and Spring semester classes and by the end of the first class meeting for Summer session classes.
- The credit/no credit grading option cannot be changed after the first week of the Fall or Spring semester or after the first class meeting for Summer session classes.
POSTING BY INSTRUCTORS
Instructors who wish to post grades in a public area (outside their office, on the classroom door, or in an advising area) must be aware of the limitations placed on such practices by the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. No grades may be posted by any means that allow the identity of the student to be known. For example, social security numbers cannot be used to post grades. Faculty members should assign codes or alternate identification numbers known only to the students if they wish to post grades in a public area. Any questions regarding the FERPA regulations can be directed to the Office of Student Records and Registration.
Students may repeat courses to improve their GPA or to update their skills. When a course is repeated, the latter grade stands and is factored in the GPA regardless of the grade received. However, a grade of "NC" (no credit) cannot be used to replace a letter grade previously earned. After the second grade is awarded, the first grade is removed from the student's grade point average. The original course and grade remain on the student's transcript with the notation "Repeat (Excluded from GPA)".
Whenever a student repeats a course for a better grade, he/she must notify the Office of Student Records and Registration. When notification is received prior to the end of the semester, the results of the repeated course will be reflected in the student's final grade report. Credit can be issued only once for a repeated course.
Courses designed to be repeated, where additional hours may be earned, are not eligible for the re-registration option. Such courses include, but are not limited to, Independent Study, Practicum and Internships. Courses assigned a subtitle can only be considered for re-registration if the student enrolls in the course under the same subtitle.
Grades earned in equivalent courses taken at another campus of the University (UNL, UNO, UNMC) may be used to replace a grade earned at UNK. Only those courses identified as University equivalents by the academic departments and listed in the UN Equivalency Guide may be considered under this policy. No other substitutions will be allowed. Courses taken outside the University of Nebraska system cannot be used to replace a grade earned at UNK.