See the University Catalog for complete policy. However, the following points need to be emphasized in advising the students:
- CR/NC courses are not included in GPA calculations. This is an advantage to the student who wishes to take a course in which he or she does not expect to excel (get an "A" or "B") but in which the student has great interest.
- A student should not be advised to take a course CR/NC if the student has a weakness or low interest in the subject matter of that course.
- A student does not get credit for a grade of CD of D if the course is taken on a CR/NC basis.
- Sometimes taking a course CR/NC may affect a student's motivation and work ethics in that course. A student may attempt to do the minimum to receive credit but fall short of the standard established by the instructor, thereby not achieving a grade of "C" or higher in the course.