Freshmen/Transfer Orientation 2022


S/NC Policy

Enrollment on a Satisfactory/No Credit Grading Basis

There are certain situations where you might want to change the grading basis for a course or courses. Most courses are automatically graded with a letter (A, B, C, etc.), but some courses qualify for what is known as S/NC (Satisfactory/No Credit) grading.

Earning an “S” grade (Satisfactory) in a course will earn you credit for the course. Earning an “NC” grade (No Credit) will not earn you credit for the course. Changing the grading basis to S/NC means that the S or NC grade will not be calculated in your GPA. It has neither a negative nor positive GPA impact. (Please note that some graduate schools/professional schools will treat an NC grade like an F.)

Details Directions

**Spring 2022 ONLY**

*Students must earn the equivalent of a “C” grade in order to earn an “S”

*A ”S” meets the major requirement and prerequisite for future course(s)

*An ”NC” means you did not earn credit for the major requirement and you will likely need to repeat the course

Note:  If you can earn a “C”, BCOE strongly recommends that you do not change the grading basis to S/NC.

It is likely that a future opportunity will review the S in a less favorable light than the C.

Changing the grading basis is a final decision.

Expect BCOE to deny petitions to revert the grading basis back to a letter grade after final grade determinations indicate that you performed better than anticipated.

Follow these instructions to change the grading basis of a major course before the deadline:
1.    Communicate your intention to your advisor via e-mail or drop-in
2.    Thoughtfully consider the advisement you received
3.    Weigh the pros and cons of an S/NC grade for a major course
4.    Submit an enrollment adjustment form by Friday, May 20th at 11:45am.

BCOE Student Advising will review your form and give you a response within five business days. 
The enrollment adjustment form is not available after the deadline.  

Here are the important links you will need.

Send e-mail by following the directions here

See your advisor at drop-ins: Advisor Availability

Review the Registrar's Enrollment adjustment instructions and form